Queenstown Ice Arena

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...

No crowd, no worries

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally go time for the SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team — but for the first time in its history, the team will be playing in an almost empty arena. Stampede manager Niel Frear says his team and the...

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...

4th gen on ice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's a fair bet in years to come the name 'Glass' might once again adorn the back of an ice hockey jersey in New Zealand. On Tuesday, little Coco Glass - aged 6 - had her first ice hockey...

Stampede cast out Devils

STAMPEDE coach Adam Blanchette says he's hopeful about their chances of keeping the Birgel Cup in Queenstown this season after two big away wins. The reigning champions took on Canterbury Red Devils in Christchurch last weekend, comfortably winning both matches. The...
Credit card giant Visa has filmed a TV advert in Queenstown for next year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Athletes including American ice hockey silver medallist Hilary Knight and the Nigerian women's bobsleigh team filmed at Queenstown Ice Arena earlier this month. Rink co-owner...

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 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 Stampede ice hockey team face the biggest test of the season as they take on top-of-the-table West Auckland Admirals this weekend. Coach Adam Blanchette says the SkyCity-sponsored team is pumped and ready for the challenge. "You can only be the best...
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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