SkyCity Stampede

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...
She's only been about five years in town, but Mary Keith's already one of Queenstown's great characters. The pink-loving pensioner, Harley-Davidson, vintage car and cafe owner and mad ice hockey supporter tells Philip Chandler what makes her tick It's hard...
Two Queenstown ice-hockey-playing brothers have been banned from their sport for attempting to buy a drug they never received, paid less than a combined $100 for, and bought to lose weight over summer in the off-season of their chosen...

Haines calls time on career

Queenstowner Bert Haines has stepped down as captain of the New Zealand Ice Blacks after five years at the helm. The Canadian-born ice hockey player is also hanging up his skates for the Stampede, at least at a competitive level. The...
Queenstown ice hockey star Matt Schneider says his first taste of "intense" international hockey has given him the hunger for more. Schneider, the captain of local team Stampede, was one of nine locals in the New Zealand Ice Blacks squad...

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 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...
Despite climbing to the top of the table, Queenstown's Stampede ice hockey team aren't taking their foot off the pedal. The defending champs knocked West Auckland Admirals off first place in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League after two gutsy...
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