SkyCity Stampede

New hockey side on debut

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown's ice hockey obsession is growing and this weekend will see the launch of a new franchise to compete in the New Zealand Women’s Ice Hockey League. Wakatipu Wild will travel to Dunedin Ice Arena for their first ever...

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...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team might have schooled its Dunedin counterparts last weekend, but the side won’t be taking anything for granted playing them again, at home, this weekend. The 2019 New Zealand Ice Hockey League champs...

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...

You wear it well, Liam

Watch out national ice hockey league, the Stampede are back. Queenstown's ice hockey team, who face Canterbury Red Devils this weekend, had a roaring start to the season with seamless wins over the Dunedin Thunder, including a debut weekend brace...
Skycity Stampede's interim coach Cam Frear says he's motivated to bring the Birgel Cup back to Queenstown after last year's loss. And he hopes to be made permanent coach. Frear, who's played for the ice hockey team for a decade, says...

Holding heads high

Coach Adam Blanchette says his ice hockey team will be "more hungry" for victory next season after missing out on their fourth Birgel Cup title in a row in last week's final. The Queenstown team's hopes of taking home the...

Ice men ride pressure

Skycity Stampede coach Adam Blanchette wants to see fans "rally and get behind the boys" as the team fight to become New Zealand ice hockey league champions for the fourth season in a row. The side plays West Auckland Admirals...
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