STampede

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...

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...

Top charity spot lopped

A Queenstown teenager who shaved off his locks at the weekend is close to being one of the top individual fundraisers for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Benji Crossan, 14, decided to take part in Shave for a Cure...
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...
Simple, hard-nosed tactics will help Stampede win the Birgel Cup, coach Adam Blanchette says. The season kicks off tomorrow night when the Queenstown team take on Canterbury Red Devils. Blanchette is confident they can retain the NZ Ice Hockey League title...
A Google image of Queenstown was enough to sell newbie Stampede player Colin McIntosh on living here. The Canadian import planned to move "down under" but didn't know if he'd go to Aussie or New Zealand until a mutual friend...

Ice hockey enforcer skates off

Stampede forward Jade Portwood is hanging up his skates. The ice hockey import, who's played with the SkyCity Stampede for two seasons, including one as assistant captain, has returned to his native Canada. He's made the decision to be closer to...
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