SkyCity Stampede

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...

Eyes on the prize

History beckons for Queenstown's SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team. If they can again win a best-of-three finals series against West Admiral Admirals, starting in Auckland this Saturday and finishing at home the following weekend, they'll become the first team to...

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...

Puck drops for ’18

Reigning champions SkyCity Stampede make a delayed start to the 2018 season this weekend with a tough away trip. The Queenstown-based ice hockey heroes face West Auckland Admirals – the same team they beat in last season's finals to lift...
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