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Scorpions                    December Newsletter            Cougars

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, (and) rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.
--Gordie Howe


We hope your Thanksgiving holidays treated you well and as we get into December we want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!!! Please take note of the game schedule and the practice time-off below so you can match it up with your own family holiday schedule.

20 December - January 5: there will be no practice for NMAHA (*exception)
* 2 January: Varsity Practice @ 9am / JV Practice @ 5pm
21 -22 December: Both Cougar teams @Telluride and Durango
3-4 January: Both Cougar teams @Los Alamos
5 January: Sante Fe Squirts @Scorpions
5 January: Both Cougar Teams @Bears

Try Hockey for Free was a huge success. Thank you to the parents, players and volunteers who helped us welcome 79 new players to hockey on November 9th. Everyone had a blast! We hope to see you again on 22 February for the next Try Hockey for Free event

Coaches and managers, please register with the registration link below to gain your team permissions if you have not already done so:


A big thanks to all of you who have stepped up to help with fundraising events. Take a look through this December issue Newsletter for events and information. If you have an event coming up please email us at nmahaoutreach@gmail.com 



Game Schedule
Please login to nmaha.org and review your team's roster and game schedule.
The use of the SE App is recommended for up-to-date information

USA Hockey
The Parents portal and the Coaches Portal is now under the USA Hockey tab on our website. It describes the use of ADM and how our coaches can incorporate it into their techniques.

Have a Question?
Community Board

We have a lot of good information on our website but if we are missing something...ask away here


Tournaments and Overnight Road Trips

Don't forget to reserve hotels for events away from home. You can either create your own reservation or get with your Team Managers who will most likely have a block of rooms or at minimum where most of the team is staying. Organization is much more efficient when we all stay at one place. Don't wait too long.

SQUIRTS & PW: Elks Holiday Hockey Festival, LAHA
HIGH SCHOOL: Telluride and Durango Road Trip

Female Hockey Players

Los Alamos has expanded their female hockey program to ALL ages. This includes beginners at any age. That means more ice time for the girls

For more information:maryuhl@hotmail.com

Savers Donation Drive

Squirts and PeeWees have planned a donation drive for the beginning of January. Please hold onto donation items through Christmas and we will come pick them up. Savers is a huge revenue platform for non-profit organizations and we invite all of NMAHA to participate. In fact, put on your Jersey and go door to door asking for donations. This will be a one day event but we are working on a storage area to bring items in early. Further details to come.
For more information email Heather: tink5339@gmail.com

Allowable items

The following coaches took the time to level up their coaching certificates:

Brandon Garcia (lvl 1)
Alex Wehner (lvl 1)

Gregg Brooks (lvl 2)
Brian Dolan (lvl 2)
Jason Foist (lvl 2)
Michael Kellner (lvl 2)

Chris Scott (lvl 3)

Review NMAHA @ Great Non-Profits 
Our goal is to put smiles and on kids faces while maintaining an organization that is involved with parents and the community.

NMAHA Marketplace

High School Cougars
Stadium Pads and Hand Warmers are on sale at each High School game
Contact Margaret McNatt: nmahasecretary1@gmail.com 

Harris Jewelers: $125 value
$5 Raffle Tickets are being sold at most games. Drawing will be 14 December at the Squirt game: Durango vs. Scorpions. Contact nmahaoutreach@gmail.com to purchase tickets outside game times.

Our Supporters
Please acknowledge our supporters. We would not be able to do what we do without their contributions.





McDermott Athletic Center

New Mexico Amateur Hockey Assoc.