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Stampede roll Allstars side

By MATTHEW MCKEW The winning streak continues for Queenstown’s SkyCity Stampede as they head into the final weekend of hockey for the year. The hometown heroes welcomed fans back last weekend for the first time this season with two thumping wins...

Here come the fans

By MATTHEW MCKEW Crowds will pile into Queenstown Ice Arena tonight for the first time this season when SkyCity Stampede take on a rest-of-the-South Island team. The best players from the Canterbury Red Devils and Dunedin Thunder will combine to take...

Stampede in punishing form

By PHILIP CHANDLER They were like feral beasts. Queenstown’s SkyCity Stampede ice hockey side roared out of the gate last weekend as if they’d been animals kept too long in a cage. They started their delayed, truncated South Island-only season with 9-3...

The boys are back

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown's most popular sports team will soon be back in action, with a South Island ice hockey series facing off next month. SkyCity Stampede, the 2019 New Zealand Ice Hockey League champions, regularly pull in crowds in their...

Two minutes of fame

It's going to be a dance-off. In a shock move, the Remarkable Men's Ballet troupe have split ranks, with the Sugar Fairies set to lay down the gauntlet to the Plum Fairies during Sunday's Queenstown Christmas Show. Showing perfect poise during...

Ice men ready for cocky Roos

Ice Blacks kick off their first ever Queenstown international tournament tonight with nine local boys on the roster. The New Zealand ice hockey team take on Australia's Mighty Roos in the Trans-Tasman Challenge three-day series. Captain Bert Haines, who plays for...

Stampede aim for a four-peat

They've only just clinched their third consecutive national title but Queenstown's Stampede ice hockey team are hungry for more. The local team were crowned New Zealand Ice Hockey League champs last Friday night – after beating West Auckland Admirals 5-2...

Home straight for Stampede

Queenstown's Stampede have one hand on ice hockey's Birgel Cup. After winning their first finals game against West Auckland Admirals last weekend, a win at Queenstown Ice Arena tonight will clinch their third straight New Zealand Ice Hockey League title. Stampede...
Stampede are pushing the reset button ahead of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League finals. The Queenstowners take on West Auckland Admirals away this Saturday in the first of three possible games. Despite a 3-1 season win-loss advantage over their big...
Stampede could again lift the Birgel Cup in Queenstown after securing a home advantage in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League final series. They take on West Auckland Admirals in the big smoke on August 19 before the grand final at...

Home final aim

Stampede ice hockey team will be keeping a close eye on rivals West Auckland Admirals as they try to scupper the Queenstowners' chances of a home final. The SkyCity-sponsored team have a bye this weekend in the New Zealand Ice...
Queenstown's top ice hockey team expect a home-turf bounce as they shrug off their first league loss of the season. SkyCity Stampede take on Auckland's Botany Swarm this weekend in what promises to be two hard-nosed games. Coach Adam Blanchette says they're...
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