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Welcome to NMAHA!

Be sure to scroll down to see ALL current announcements!

Contact Us!

For info or questions on Scorpions or Cougars hockey under NMAHA - please email us!  nmahahockey@gmail.com

Thank you for a GREAT 2022-2023 Season!

Posted 3/10/23 | Updated: 4/10/23

We would like to thank all of our NMAHA families, players, team managers, coaches and Board members for a wonderful 2022-2023 Season!

We saw growth & development at all levels and as an organization overall this season.  There's still room to grow and build this summer before the 2023-24 Season begins in October!

We hope you were able to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 8th.  Results are posted below for the 2023-2024 Board to start preparing for the next season at the May 9th Board Meeting.

Summer Clinics/Events

More details below, but so far for Spring/Summer Clinics that have been announced:

  1. NMAHA-specific "LET'EM PLAY!" Stick & Pucks - Mondays in June, 6:15-7:15pm
    1. Ages 5-10: June 5th & June 19th
    2. Ages 11-15: June 12th & June 26th
    3. Cost: $15/session - Register HERE

Other Summer Events:

Additional tentative Summer plans*:

  • Participate in the Rio Rancho 4th of July festivities...
  • Host another Try Hockey For Free (THFF) on July 15th (after participating in the 4th of July festivities in Rio Rancho!)
    Registration is OPEN (to the right ----->)
  • Bring a Friend/Neighbor to Skate (after the THFF) on July 15th (Link for your friends to register is pending approval)
  • Host the Mark Ciaccio Clinic for RETURNING players again, likely in August - watch for updates here!*

* Some of these activities are pending approval of the NEW board.

Next Try Hockey for Free (THFF) Event: Saturday, July 15th, 2023: 1-2pm at the MAC!

Posted: 5/21/23 | Updated: 


We will host another USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free (THFF) event in mid-July after the Rio Rancho 4th of July festivities!


This is the PERFECT opportunity for new skaters to try ice hockey - no experience necessary! 

Please bring a bicycle helmet and winter gloves (not mittens) as the starting point - some gear will be available along with sticks too.

Target Ages: 4 to 9 (but up to age 15 accepted...)

Saturday, July 15th 

  • 1pm-2PM - Try Hockey for Free at The MAC in Rio Rancho (801 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124)

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early by (12:30pm at the MAC).

You can also register directly at www.tryhockeyforfree.com for this event (scroll down to the map, search by your zip code, click on the pin on the map & register!).

Recreational (ages 5-14)


We have these available at the front of the MAC!

FanWear: Adult/Youth Zip-Up Jackets, Baseball caps & Beanies. 

Dark gray hoodies from last season and Holiday Hockey earrings are available too!


TeamWear off-ice gear (jacket/pants) is at the local embroidery shop - we should have it soon!

Thanks for Your Support!

CLICK HERE to LIKE our NMAHA Facebook Page

Link to NMAHA LinkTree
(QR Code below:)

Scroll down for Smith's setup instructions!

The Givebutter option to donate to a specific NMAHA team division (Mini-Mites (6U), Mites (8U), Squirts (10U), Peewees (12U), Bantams (14U), & High School) will be back at the start of the 2023-24 Season in September/October.

You can still make donations directly to NMAHA overall this summer.  The best part is 100% of your donation goes to NMAHA (any processing fees if applicable based on your payment method are separate from your donation amount).

Click the logo below to make a GENERAL donation to support NMAHA overall - to be used as-needed for operational costs, tournament costs, ice costs, etc.

NMAHA Age-specific "LET'EM PLAY!" Stick & Pucks - Mondays in June!

NMAHA will host four (4) age-split Stick & Puck games in June at The MAC. Essentially these will be "scrimmages" and a chance to just let the kids get on the ice & play - with limited coaching unless requested.

The age-specific groups will be 10 & Under (down to age 5) and 11 and older (up to age 15) to keep the level of play "mostly" even.  Each age-specific group will have two events, alternating on Mondays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm.

There will be at least one NMAHA coach on the ice per session to manage the "game" (help sort teams, split the ice if-needed, manage puck drops, enforce the USA Hockey Code of Conduct, etc.).

Who:  Current NMAHA players registered with USA Hockey ages 5 to 15 split at Squirts & below (10 & under), and Peewees & above (11 & older).  Exceptions can be made for more-experienced younger players to play up on a case-by-case basis.

When: Mondays in June 2023, 6:15-7:15pm

  • June 5th and 19th: Ages 10 & Under*
  • June 12th and 26th: Ages 11 & Over*

* Age will be determined the same way it is during the season: based on the age of the player on December 31st of this year (2023).

Cost:  $15/player per session - payable via the NMAHA Venmo account or directly to our NMAHA Treasurer (check/cash) if Venmo is not desired.


Your 2023-24 Board of Directors!

Posted: 5/13/23 | Updated:

Named roles for next season:

President: Jason Foist
VP of Recreational Hockey: Sabra Hensler
VP of High School Hockey: Kelly Boyles
VP of Travel/Comp Hockey: Monique Priest
Secretary: Jasy Shiparski
Treasurer: Loretta Tafuro

3 "at-large" Board positions: Donal Lyle, Margaret McNatt, and Stephanie Orr

Non-named roles for next season:

Scheduler: Mattie Pacheco
Outreach Coordinator: TBD
Chief of Coaches:
TBD (if you are interested or know someone who is, please reach out to nmahahockey@gmail.com)
SafeSport Coordinator: Stephanie Orr
Equipment/Shed Manager: TBD
Website Administrator: Jason Foist

Interested in being a Coach or Team Manager Next Season?

Posted: 4/15/23 | Updated: 5/13/23

For Coaches or For Team Managers, please reach out to the new 2023-2024 Board via nmahahockey@gmail.com to note your interest!

We will have new roles starting in May for our two divisions:
VP of Recreational (Rec) Hockey (Mites (6U) - Bantam (14U)): Sabra Hensler
VP of High School Hockey (JV/Varsity): Kelly Boyles

Thank you for supporting our teams!

Looking for older announcements?

Please go to the MEMBERS section for older announcements from this season.

(Must be logged into your SE account for access)

High School (ages 14-18)


We have these available at the front of the MAC!

FanWear: Adult/Youth Zip-Up Jackets, Baseball caps & Beanies. 

Dark gray hoodies from last season and Holiday Hockey earrings are available too!



Thanks for Your Support!


CLICK HERE to LIKE our NM Cougars Hockey Facebook Page!

Link to NMAHA LinkTree
(QR Code below:)

Key Documents!

Adding a Parent/ Guardian for your player in SE

SportsEngine controls the access to your player through the primary parent/guardian account. If you need to add a 2nd parent/guardian (or more) to allow access to the practice/game schedules, etc. Here is the PDF to the process for this:

The new 2022-23 hockey season is now underway & we still need your support! 


Become a Volunteer to Help the Teams!


Thank you for your support!

Help keep your organization moving forward!

Click the "Givebutter" donations link at the upper-left (above)



<---- Click the Smith's "Inspiring Donations" section

We play at The MAC

The McDermott Athletic Center (MAC) also provides Adult Hockey, Learn to Skate programs and Figure Skating within their ice activities. 

For more information on activities and local events visit:
801 Loma Colorado Dr NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Please continue to review the arena's policies that maybe updated at any time:

Mcdermott Athletic Center's Website


Links to other Hockey Associations in New Mexico & More!

Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA)

Los Alamos Hockey Association Home Page

Taos Youth Hockey (TYH)

Taos Youth Hockey Home Page

UNM Lobo Hockey

The Official Site of UNM Hockey

Warrior Hockey Organization

New Mexico Warrior Hockey Home Page

USA Hockey Goaltending

USA Hockey Goaltending Home Page

Rio Grande High School Hockey

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Santa Fe Hockey Association (SFHA)

Santa Fe Hockey Association Home Page

NM Mustangs Girls Hockey (NMM)

NM Mustangs Girls Hockey Home Page

United Heroes League

United Heroes League Home Page