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Archives from Home Page (2021-22 Season)

ARCHIVED ANNOUNCEMENTS (2021-22)

Announcements removed from Home page - Fall/Winter 2021.

In mostly-chronological order (older on top, newer added to the bottom).

Summer Ice Time - COMPLETE! (August 2021)

NMAHA provided some inexpensive ice time to get your players ready for the upcoming season.

Thank you to all of the players (and parents) that came out and we hope this was useful in preparation for the 2021-22 Season.

Registration for the 2021-22 Season now open! 

Varsity tryouts to be scheduled for the last week of September - Stay tuned for the dates/times!

2021-22 Season Registration - Now OPEN!

Posted: 9/1/21

The Registration is OPEN for the upcoming NMAHA 2021-22 season! Mouse over the Registration tab (above) and click on Season Registration - there you will find key details and the link to register your player(s).  The season is targeted to start the first week of October (the week of October 4th).

Be sure you have renewed the annual USA Hockey Registration for your player(s):  USA Hockey Registration Site
          + There is a link to do this in the registration as well  
          + If USA Hockey has provided you a discount code, this will only be applicable on their site during this renewal process

For jerseys/socks there are NO significant changes for Mini-Mite/Mite (8U) thru Bantam (14U) - red jerseys/socks still in playable condition will be used.  If your returning player does need a new jersey due to size and/or wear, please include this in your registration (cost is $45).  Additional socks will be a selectable option as well ($25/pair).

For players moving out of Bantam (14U) and into JV/Varsity (birth year 2006 or earlier), please register as a New Player (on the Player Information page) to account for the new jerseys and socks that will be needed. 

For returning JV players which received the gold jersey, there will be a requirement to get one jersey (white) this season (cost is $45).  Additional socks will be a selectable option as well ($25/pair).

Thank you for your continued support for your local ice hockey!

2021-22 Season Registration - Still OPEN!

Posted: 9/1/21  |  Updated: 10/15/21

The Registration is still OPEN for the NMAHA 2021-22 season! Mouse over the Registration tab (above) and click on Season Registration - there you will find key details and the link to register your player(s).  

Be sure you have renewed the annual USA Hockey Registration for your player(s):  USA Hockey Registration Site
          + There is a link to do this in the registration as well  
          + If USA Hockey has provided you a discount code, this will only be applicable on their site during this renewal process

For jerseys/socks there are NO significant changes for Mini-Mite/Mite (8U) thru Bantam (14U) - unless the current jersey no longer fits or is worn out.  Please include this in your registration (cost is $45).  Additional socks will be a selectable option as well ($25/pair).

For players moving out of Bantam (14U) and into JV/Varsity (birth year 2006 or earlier), please register as a New Player (on the Player Information page) to account for the new jerseys and socks that will be needed. 

For returning JV players who received the gold jersey, there will be a requirement to get one jersey (white) this season (cost is $45).  Additional socks will be a selectable option as well ($25/pair).

Thank you for your continued support of your local ice hockey!

We are preparing for a NORMAL hockey season WITH games! (Not just practices)

Posted: 9/10/21

Don’t forget that REGISTRATION is still OPEN! (Link here or go to the Registration tab above!). 

There have been some questions about what this season will look like.  None of us can forecast the future but as for now we are preparing for a NORMAL Hockey season with games and travel to/from other associations. 

Other associations in the state have indicated that they too are planning on a regular season.  We just had a scheduler volunteer to schedule the season games for NMAHA and High School is finishing up their schedule this week. (Will post once finalized)

Other sports are up and running and now is the time to gear up and REGISTER for NMAHA HOCKEY!

Planned practice days and times are now posted ABOVE!

Varsity Tryouts COMPLETE and Season Practice Schedule!

Posted: 9/15/21  |  Updated: 10/5/21

Varsity tryouts COMPLETE!
     Monday, 9/27/21:       6pm to 7:30pm
     Wednesday, 9/29/21: 7pm to 8:30pm

The coaches have notified most of the players that made the team and we've rostered them in Sports Engine.

However, we are still missing several registrations in order to roster the full team. This is being worked ASAP before practices start on Monday.

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At this time the NMAHA 2021-22 Season Practice Schedule looks like this (Season started on Monday, October 4th!):

     MONDAYS:
          6:00-7:15pm  -  JV/Bantam (14U)
          7:30-8:45pm  - Varsity

     TUESDAYS:
          6:00-7:00pm  -  Minis/Mites (8U)
          7:00-8:30pm  -  Squirts (10U) 7-8pm

                                   -  Peewee (12U) 7:30-8:30pm

     WEDNESDAYS: (Learn 2 Skate runs 5:30-6:30pm)
          6:35-7:45pm  -  JV/Bantam (14U)
          8:00-9:15pm  -  Varsity

     THURSDAYS:
          6:00-7:00pm  -  Minis/Mites (8U)
          7:00-8:30pm  -  Squirts (10U) 7-8pm

                                   -  Peewee (12U) 7:30-8:30pm

There could still be a few variances on the times as we finalize these with the MAC here in the first month of the season, but the teams/days should not change.

Any changes will be noted here!

We are working to schedule games - hopefully starting in November!

Equipment Exchange/Donation - Saturday, October 2nd @ 3pm at the MAC

Posted: 9/15/21  |  Updated 10/2/21

We hosted our pre-season Equipment Exchange on Saturday, 10/2 at 3pm at The MAC!

Has your player outgrown their old equipment?  Bring it in and we should be able to exchange for the right size.  Got hockey gear not being used & taking up space?  Bring it down!

Please email any questions to Margaret McNatt (NMAHA President) at nmahapresident@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

And the 2021-22 Season BEGINS!

Posted: 10/4/21 | Updated 10/5/21

Practices started this week!

MONDAYS:
          - JV/Bantam (14U) from 6:00-7:15pm
          - Varsity from 7:30-8:45pm

WEDNESDAYS:
          - JV/Bantam (14U) from 6:35-7:45pm
          - Varsity from 8:00-9:15pm

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
          - Mini/Mites (8U) from 6:00-7:00pm
          - Squirts (10U) from 7:00pm-8:00pm
          - Peewees (12U) from 7:30pm-8:30pm

We are looking to start dryland at the 10U level and up next week.

Let's have a great season of hockey!

Help us participate in the Rio Rancho Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021!

Posted: 10/12/21 | Updated: 10/18/21

The location will be the new park at City Center - we have a committee working this and had an initial meeting Thursday, October 14th at the MAC at 6:30pm. (Sorry for the short notice!)

We are looking to have a vehicle and hockey-related Halloween display at this event.

If you are interested in participating or supporting NMAHA on this, please plan to attend the meeting above and/or reach out to:

Sandra Romero (NMAHA Outreach)
Cell:  505-681-3711
Email:
 nmahaoutreach@gmail.com

NMAHA at the Rio Rancho Fall Festival Trunk or Treat - a GHOULIE-ish Good Time!

Posted: 10/23/21

The turnout was great and everyone had a wonderful time. A huge THANK YOU to those that donated candy and to our volunteers that helped in making our presence at this event an amazing success!

See the gallery below for some of the photos from the event!

Try Hockey for Free (THFF) - OFF-ICE: Friday, 11/5/21 @ 4:30pm | ON-ICE: Saturday, 11/6/21 @ 3:30pm at The MAC!

Posted: 10/18/21  |  Updated: 10/28/21

This Try Hockey for Free event is designed to provide kids ages 4 to 9 the opportunity to try hockey in a FUN, safe environment with trained coaching staff. 

Like we did last summer, we have added a Try Ball Hockey for Free event on Friday, November 5th at the MAC on one of the basketball courts from 4:30-6:30pm.  No registration is needed for this event - just athletic shoes, shin guards (we should have some available as-needed) and a desire to try some hockey off the ice!

No experience necessary! There will be plenty of assistance on hand to be sure your child has the best first hockey experience and answer any questions you might have. 

The next on-ice Try Hockey For Free (THFF) is planned for Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at the MAC from 3:30-4:30pm and is sponsored by USA Hockey!

(
Registration REQUIRED via the link below):

  • CLICK HERE to go to the registration site! (USA Hockey)

Bike helmets and winter gloves are perfect for this event! Once your child decides they want to register for the season NMAHA has a storage room of equipment that can help get them started.

Lots of fun at the Try Hockey for Free (THFF) event on Saturday, November 6th!

Posted: 11/7/21

Another great turnout and everyone had a blast trying hockey. THANK YOU to the parents that brought their kiddos out along with our coaches & staff for another terrific event!

See the gallery below for some of the photos from the event...

GAMES start at ALL LEVELS this weekend! (11/12-11/14)

Posted: 11/9/21  |  Updated 11/11/21

Games have been added to the team pages (you must be logged into Sports Engine to see those specific add-on tabs appear under House or High School above).

In chronological order (Rink):

FRIDAY: TONIGHT!

Varsity:  Friday, 11/12 vs. ABQ Bears (MAC) - 7:00pm

Bantam (w/ Santa Fe): Friday, 11/12 vs. NMICE (GCCC) - 7:00pm

Jr. Varsity: Friday, 11/12 vs. ABQ Bears (MAC) - 9:15pm

SATURDAY:

Peewees:  Saturday, 11/13 @ Santa Fe (GCCC) - 8:00am

Mites: Saturday, 11/13 @ Santa Fe (GCCC) - 9:15am

Varsity:  Saturday, 11/13 vs. ABQ Bears (MAC) - 3:30pm

Jr. Varsity: Saturday, 11/13 vs. ABQ Bears (MAC) - 5:45pm

SUNDAY:

Mini-Mites: Sunday, 11/14 vs. NMICE (MAC) - 4:00pm

Mites: Sunday, 11/14 vs. NMICE (MAC) - 4:00pm

Squirts: Sunday, 11/14 vs. NMICE (MAC) - 5:15pm

ALL Games for this weekend have been POSTPONED... (11/19-11-21)

Apologies to our teams and those teams we were helping with some of our players.  Due to unforeseen circumstances all games planned for this weekend (11/19, 11/20 and 11/21) have been POSTPONED and we will work to re-schedule them later in the season.

All team schedules have been updated accordingly.

Game Line-up for this weekend (12/10 - 12/12)

Posted 12/10/21 

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Friday, 12/10/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
7:00pm Varsity Cougars vs. Durango The MAC

 

Saturday, 12/11/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
7:45am Squirts @ Los Alamos Los Alamos
8:00am Bantam (w/ Santa Fe) vs. NM-Ice GCCC in SF
1:45pm Peewees @ NM-Ice The Outpost
3:30pm Varsity Cougars vs. Durango The MAC

          

Sunday, 12/12/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
7:00am Bantam (w/SF) @ Los Alamos Los Alamos
8:00am Squirts vs. NM-Ice The MAC
9:30am Bantam (w/SF) @ Los Alamos Los Alamos
4:00pm Peewees vs. NM-Ice The MAC
5:15pm Minis/Mites vs. NM-Ice The MAC


No JV games this weekend, these will pick back up next weekend.

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

Game Line-up for this weekend (12/17-12/19)

Posted 12/13/21 

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Friday, 12/17/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
7:00pm Varsity Cougars vs. Telluride Miners The MAC
9:15pm JV Cougars vs. Telluride Miners The MAC

 

Saturday, 12/18/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
9:00am Squirts @ Los Alamos Los Alamos

3:30pm

Varsity Cougars vs. Telluride Miners The MAC
5:45pm JV Cougars vs. Telluride Miners The MAC

          

Sunday, 12/19/2021
TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
9:30am Squirts at Los Alamos Los Alamos
12:00pm Bantam (w/SF) @ Los Alamos Los Alamos
4:00pm Peewees vs. Los Alamos The MAC


No Mini/Mite games this weekend, these will pick back up in January 2022!

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

One more chance for Cougars & Scorpions hoodies before Christmas!

Posted: 12/21/21

Luciano will be at the MAC TODAY (Tuesday, 12/21/21) from 6-7pm.

Youth Small/Medium/Large - $32
Adult Small/Medium/Large/XL/XXL - $35

Beanies too (1-size) - $16

Ladies cut Scorpions may still be available. Ladies cut Cougars on order (limited supply) to be available in January 2022.

Still have cups and totes available (Luciano may have these today as well...) & 100% of the proceeds from hoodies, cups, & totes goes back to NMAHA!

Pics below:

MAC Christmas Carnival TODAY (last day)! Volunteers needed please!

Posted: 12/14/21  | Updated 12/21/21

If you are available to help, please click the Sign-up Genius logo below to help with the Carnival Games, Gift Wrapping, and/or Lawn Games (Indoor) each day:

If you can't volunteer/help, please plan to attend & support the MAC for the holidays this week!

$5   - General Entry
$10 - Entry + Ice Skating
$13 - Entry + Ice Skating with Elsa! (Wednesday only)

Pictures with Santa! (so you can avoid the mall if that's desired...)

More details on the flyer below:

MAC Christmas Carnival!

Los Alamos Holiday of Hockey Tournament/Jamboree starts Monday, 12/27!

Posted: 12/23/21  |  Updated: 12/24/21

The Los Alamos Hockey Association will have its Annual Holiday of Hockey Tournament/Jamboree next week starting Monday, 12/27 and running through Thursday, 12/30.  All games at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink (LACIR).

Mini-Mites (6U), Mites (8U), and Peewees (12U) will be on Monday and Tuesday with Squirts (10U) on Wednesday and Thursday. All team schedules have been updated with the game dates/times and duplicated below as another reference:

Monday, 12/27/2021- Minis, Mites, Peewees

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
8:30am NMAHA Peewees @ Santa Fe  LACIR
9:45am NMAHA Mites @ LAHA  LACIR
12:15pm NMAHA Mites vs. NMIce-2  LACIR
1:30pm NMAHA Peewees @ LAHA-1             LACIR
7:00pm NMAHA Mini-Mites @ LAHA-3  LACIR
8:15pm NMAHA Peewees @ LAHA-2  LACIR

 

Tuesday, 12/28/2021 - Minis, Mites, Peewees

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
8:30am NMAHA Peewees @ El Paso  LACIR

9:45 am

NMAHA Mini-Mites vs. LAHA-1         LACIR
9:45am NMAHA Mites @ NMIce-1  LACIR
12:15pm NMAHA Mini-Mites vs. NMIce-1  LACIR
12:15pm NMAHA Mites vs. El Paso  LACIR
1:30pm NMAHA Peewees @ LAHA-2  LACIR
7:00pm NMAHA Mini-Mites vs. NMIce-2  LACIR

          

Wednesday, 12/29/2021 - Squirts

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
9:45am NMAHA Squirts vs. Odessa  LACIR
12:15pm NMAHA Squirts @ Los Alamos         LACIR
7:00pm NMAHA Squirts @ El Paso  LACIR

 

Thursday, 12/30/2021 - Squirts

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
11:00am NMAHA Squirts @ NM Ice  LACIR
5:00pm NMAHA Squirts vs. Odessa             LACIR

 

Elite Concepts Goalie Training - Winter Break 2021 Camp @ Outpost Ice Arenas (12/29 & 12/30)

Posted: 12/20/21 

If any of your goalies are interested who haven't already signed up - there is a 2-day clinic, 4 total hours of ice plus dryland on Dec 29th & 30th at Outpost Ice Arenas.

December 29: Ice 9:00am - 11:00am  Off-ice/classroom 11:15am - 12pm
December 30: Ice 9:00am - 11:00am  Off-ice/classroom 11:15am - 12pm

Elite Concepts Goalie Training (CLICK HERE)

Winter Break 2021 Camp Details & Registration (CLICK HERE)

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our NMAHA Families!

Posted: 12/25/21  

We hope all of our families have a very Merry Christmas, a joyous Holiday season, and a safe & happy New Year!

          ~ Your NMAHA Board

Weekly Dryland and Additional NO COST Practice Options are still under way!

Posted: 10/10/21  |  Updated 1/1/2022

USA Hockey has created fun, age-appropriate Dryland (off-ice) exercises that help deliver the agility, balance, coordination, strength and skill training that young players need to complement their on-ice play.

We will still have our weekly Dryland! (BEFORE on-ice practices the same evening).

Please note that Dryland may be delayed to the week of January 10th depending on the state of the MAC's Christmas decorations at that end of the rink.

This will be led by Coaches Brian & Leah Dolan at the following times:

           - Squirts (10U) | Tuesdays @ 6:15pm
           - Peewees (12U) | Tuesdays @ 6:45pm
           - Bantam (14U) & Jr. Varsity (JV) | Wednesdays @ 6:00pm

  • Please have your Squirt, Peewee, or Bantam/JV player arrive on-time in comfortable exercise clothes and athletic shoes to participate! 
  • Meet at the lockers near the first rink door

We have worked to allow enough time for Dryland and for the players to then get changed for on-ice practice immediately after.

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We have also added additional on-ice practice time at NO COST specifically for SKATING and GOALIES as follows:

          - Skating | Tuesdays @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (during Mini/Mite practice, led by Coach Susan Kugelmann)

  • BOTH parents and/or coaches can request their player participate in the Skating Practice
  • Please let your player's Head Coach know if you are interested! We can get them rostered for this for reminders, etc., but this is NOT REQUIRED)
  • Generally split into two levels:
    • 6-6:30pm - INTERMEDIATE (have the basics, need some 'tuning' and or additional ice time)
    • 6:30-7pm - BEGINNER (new to skating & still working on the basics)

          - Goalies | Thursdays @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (during Mini/Mite practice, led by Coach Scot Morin)

  • ALL current goalies will be rostered for this practice (reminders, etc.) - the ask is they do attend if at all possible!
  • Any players interested in playing goalie need to let their Head Coach know & arrange for equipment sizing prior to being rostered for this practice

Again, there is NO ADDITIONAL COST for any of these practices!

These practices are planned to take place at the end of the ice by the Zamboni doors.

Happy New Year 2022 - Practices resume this week!

Posted: 1/1/22  |  Updated 1/3/22

Practices start up again this week! (January 3rd)

MONDAYS:
          - JV/Bantam (14U) from 6:00-7:15pm
          - Varsity from 7:30-8:45pm

WEDNESDAYS:
          - JV/Bantam (14U) from 6:35-7:45pm
          - Varsity from 8:00-9:15pm

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
          - Mini/Mites (8U) from 6:00-7:00pm
          - Squirts (10U) from 7:00pm-8:00pm
          - Peewees (12U) from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Dryland will be delayed until at least next week based on the state of that end of the rink this week (MAC Christmas decorations)

Weekly additional Skating and Goalie practices are still underway (see below) as well!

Let's continue our great season of hockey!

Mid-Year High School Tournament in Los Alamos!

Posted: 1/1/22  |  Updated 1/10/22

FULL RE-CONFIRMED SCHEDULE BELOW! 
 

 

 

Wednesday, 1/5/2022

SCORE: TEAMS: LOCATION:
         Varsity Cougars vs. Albuquerque Bears              The MAC

 

Friday, 1/7/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
 L            Varsity Cougars @ Durango Demons            LACIR

 

Saturday, 1/8/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
 L   Varsity Cougars vs. Telluride Miners LACIR
W

       Varsity Cougars @ Los Alamos Hilltoppers     

LACIR

          

Sunday, 1/9/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
 2:15pm             CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (if applicable)             LACIR

- LACIR is the Los Alamos County Ice Rink

This will only be Varsity and not JV.  

Other games (Minis/Mites, Peewees, and Bantam) scheduled in Los Alamos this weekend are still on for the SAME days, but the game times have changed & been updated - updates were sent out to these teams last week once the game time changes were confirmed.

Combined Practices for Squirts/Peewees and High School for Remainder of Season - Starts 1/17/2022!

Posted: 1/13/22 | Updated: 1/17/22

Dryland is back this week on the same days as before the break! The only change will be the Peewees joining the Squirts:

          - Squirts (10U)/Peewees (12U) @ 6:15pm on Tuesdays
          - Bantams (14U)/Jr. Varsity @ 6:00pm on Wednesdays

(These are still on your team schedules and Peewees has been fixed.)

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As noted in the message that went out yesterday (1/12/22) - we will be combining the Squirts and Peewees into two 60-minute practices per week through Thursday, February 24th and High School (JV+Bantam and Varsity) into two 75-minute practices per week through Wednesday, March 2nd.

This will start THIS week (Monday, 1/17/22) and the days of the practices will not change:
          - Tuesdays/Thursdays for Squirts/Peewees from 7-8pm
          - Mondays/Wednesdays for High School (+Bantam) - 6-7:15pm Mondays and a slight adjustment on Wednesdays to 6:45-8pm

Schedules have been updated to reflect this change.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please reach out to: 

Margaret McNatt, NMAHA President, (505) 573-8046 nmahapresident@gmail.com 

Greg Garcia, NMAHA VP of Rec (Mites thru Bantams), (505) 357-8845 nmahahouse.vp@gmail.com

Chris Scott, NMAHA VP High School (Varsity & JV), (505)730-3878 nmaha.hs.hockey@gmail.com

Game Line-up for this weekend (1/15-1/16)

Posted 1/14/22 | Updated: 1/16/22

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Saturday, 1/15/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
W 6-1 Squirts vs. NMIce GCCC in SF
W 6-0 Peewees vs. NM-Ice The MAC

 

Sunday, 1/16/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
W 4-3 Squirts vs. Los Alamos The MAC
Complete Minis/Mites vs. Los Alamos The MAC
Complete Minis/Mites vs. Los Alamos The MAC


No Bantam, JV, or Varsity games this weekend.

Let's go Scorpions!

Game Line-up for this weekend (1/21-1/23)

Posted 1/20/22 | Updated 1/22/22

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Friday, 1/21/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
W 9-5 Squirt Scorpions (w/SF) vs. Taos Coyotes GCCC

 

Saturday, 1/22/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
T 4-4 Bantam Scorpions (w/SF) @ Los Alamos LACIR
W 6-3 Varsity Cougars @ ABQ Bears The Outpost
L 4-0 Peewee Scorpions vs. Santa Fe The MAC

 

Sunday, 1/23/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
W 4-1 Jr. Varsity Cougars @ ABQ Bears JV The Outpost
L 6-1 Squirt Scorpions vs. Los Alamos The MAC


No Mites/Mini-Mites games this weekend.

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

Game Line-up for this weekend (1/28-1/30)

Posted: 1/26/22 | Updated: 1/30/22

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Friday, 1/28/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
L 5-2 Varsity Cougars @ Los Alamos Hilltoppers LACIR
T 7-7 Jr. Varsity Cougars @ JV Los Alamos Hilltoppers LACIR

 

Saturday, 1/29/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
Complete Bantam Scorpions (w/SF) vs. Los Alamos GCCC
W 6-5 Squirt Scorpions @ Los Alamos LACIR

 

Sunday, 1/30/2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
Complete Peewee Scorpions vs. Los Alamos The MAC
Complete Bantam Scorpions (w/SF) vs. Los Alamos LACIR
Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions vs. NMICE The MAC
Complete Mite Scorpions vs. NMICE

The MAC

W 10-6 Squirt Scorpions vs. NMICE The MAC


Games at all levels this weekend!

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

Busy Game Line-up for this weekend! (2/5-2/6 + Bantam make-up next Tuesday 2/8)

Posted: 2/2/22 | Updated: 2/9/22

Note that Los Alamos will be hosting the Mini-Mite & Mite Hockey Festival THIS SATURDAY (2/12/22) - a bit earlier than others as they generally cannot keep their outdoor ice later in the season. All of these games have been added to the Minis & Mites schedules!

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Saturday, February 5th, 2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions @ Santa Fe Capitals GCCC
Complete Mite Scorpions @ Santa Fe Capitals GCCC
Complete Squirt Scorpions (w/ SF) @ Los Alamos GCCC
Complete Varsity Cougars @ Durango Demons Durango Ice Rink
Complete Varsity Cougars @ Durango Demons Durango Ice Rink

 

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
Complete Squirt Scorpions vs. Los Alamos The MAC
Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions @ Los Alamos LACIR
Complete Mite Scorpions @ Los Alamos

LACIR

Complete JV Cougars @ Telluride Miners Telluride, CO
Complete Peewee Scorpions @ Los Alamos LACIR
Complete Varsity Cougars @ Telluride Miners Telluride, CO
Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions @ Los Alamos

LACIR

Complete Mite Scorpions @ Los Alamos LACIR
Complete JV Cougars @ Telluride Miners Telluride, CO
Complete Peewee Scorpions @ Los Alamos LACIR
Complete Varsity Cougars @ Telluride Miners Telluride, CO
Complete Squirt Scorpions vs. NM Ice Wolves The MAC

 

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
(Make-up game for Covid-cancelled game 11/21/21)

TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
Complete  Bantam Scorpions (w/SF) at NM Ice Wolves The Outpost

 

Games at all levels!

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

Scorpions & Cougars Individual Photos! (See below)

Posted 1/9/22 | Updated 2/11/22

We have an offer to get 4-5 individual photos and a Team photo bundled for $20.

Team photos have been completed last week.

This will be via RSVP to jenifersc410@gmail.com directly by parents.

Please include:

  1. Player Name
  2. Jersey Number
  3. Division (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, Jr. Varsity, Varsity)
  4. Contact information (phone number, email)

The dates & levels are as follows:

  • Mini-Mites & Mites - Tuesday 1/11 and Thursday 1/13 @ 7pm
  • Squirts Tuesday 1/18 and Thursday 1/20 at 6pm
  • Peewees & Bantams - Tuesday 1/25 and Thursday 1/27 @ 6pm
  • JV & Varsity - Sunday 1/30 (9:30am-12:30pm), Monday 1/31 (6-6:45pm) and Wednesday 2/9 (6:00-6:45pm)
    • This is the make-up time as last Wednesday (2/2/12) got cancelled due to weather...
    • The flyer for this one has been added to your Team Chat in SE
    • If you are not getting pictures, Dryland should still be happening during this time - Pictures get priority!

COMPLETE!

Los Alamos Ceremonial Puck Drop at Holiday Hockey Festival!

During the Holiday Hockey Festival in Los Alamos there was a ceremonial puck drop with the local officials that have helped keep hockey (and the rink) going up in Los Alamos - and our own 10U Squirt Scorpion Andie B. took the face-off!
(Click on picture to the right to view in new tab - testing a new process to share via the cloud, hopefully this works!  If not, I've put just the picture below...)

Busy Game Line-up & Mini/Mite Festival this weekend! (2/12-2/13)

Posted: 2/9/22 | Updated: 2/11/22

Note that Los Alamos will be hosting the Mini-Mite & Mite Hockey Festival THIS SATURDAY (2/12/22) - a bit earlier than others as they generally cannot keep their outdoor ice later in the season (and for other reasons too it seems...).

All of these games have been added to the Minis & Mites schedules (and noted below)!

Barring any odd or unexpected changes, here are our games this weekend - in order:

Saturday, February 12th, 2022

 Level:  TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
8U Complete Mite Scorpions vs. NMIce-2 LACIR
14U Complete Bantam Scorpions (w/ SF) vs. NM Ice Wolves GCCC
6U Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions vs. NMIce-4 LACIR
10U W 5-1 Squirt Scorpions (w/ SF) vs. Los Alamos GCCC
8U Complete Mite Scorpions vs. NMIce-1 LACIR
6U Complete Mini-Mite Scorpions vs. NMIce-3 LACIR
JV W 8-2 JV Cougars @ JV Albuquerque Bears The Outpost
8U Complete Mite Scorpions vs. NMIce-3 LACIR
6U Complete Mite Scorpions @ LAHA-1 LACIR
12U Complete Peewee Scorpions vs. NM Ice Wolves The MAC
VAR Complete Varsity Cougars @ Varsity Albuquerque Bears The Outpost
8U Complete Mite Scorpions vs. Taos Coyotes LACIR

 

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

 Level:  TIME: TEAMS: LOCATION:
10U L 4-3 Squirt Scorpions @ NM Ice Wolves The Outpost


The Mite game scheduled on Sunday has been cancelled due to all of the games Saturday in Los Alamos.

Most of the End of Year Festival/Tournament Schedules are out - see below!

Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

COMPLETED 2021-22 End of Season Festivals/Tournaments

Mini-Mite/Mite EoS Hockey Festival - COMPLETE!
Location: Los Alamos County Ice Rink (LACIR)
Date(s): Saturday, February 12th, 2022

Our 6U Mini-Mite Games:

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team:
COMPLETE 10:00am NMAHA 6U Scorpions NM Ice 4
COMPLETE 12:30pm NMAHA 6U Scorpions NM Ice 3
COMPLETE 3:00pm Los Alamos 1 NMAHA 6U Scorpions


Our 8U Mite Games:

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team:
COMPLETE 7:30am NMAHA 8U Scorpions NM Ice 2
COMPLETE 11:15am NMAHA 8U Scorpions NM Ice 1
COMPLETE 1:45pm NMAHA 8U Scorpions NM Ice 3
COMPLETE 5:30pm NMAHA 8U Scorpions Los Alamos


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Senior Night TONIGHT! (2/25/22)

Posted: 2/16/22 | Updated 2/25/22

Senior Night Game: TONIGHT, 2/25/2022 at 6:30pm @ The MAC
We have NINE Seniors graduating this year and will play our Senior Night game on Friday, February 25th against the Albuquerque Bears at 6:30pm at the MAC.

Note the earlier start time so we can announce all of our Seniors before game time!

Come out & support our Senior players!

Senior Night - 2/25/22!

We had back-to-back Senior Nights with the Cougars going first on Friday, 2/25 against the Albuquerque Bears at the MAC. It was a great night celebrating our 9 Seniors - though spoiled a bit by a 3-2 loss to the Bears.

On Saturday, 2/26 we crossed the river to play the Bears at the Outpost for their Senior night and managed to spoil their night with a 6-2 win!

Thank you to the team manager and parents that made ribbons for the Seniors' Moms and Dads, to those that logistically made our night happen, and to all of those in the stands at both locations cheering on our teams!

Aidan Martinez Memorial Game: Sunday, February 27th @ Noon (MAC)

Posted: 2/16/22 | Updated 2/22/22

Current Varsity vs. Alumni Varsity at the MAC!

This Memorial Game will honor the memory of our former player Aidan Martinez. Aidan played with NMAHA from 1998-2009 (St. Pius & Cibola) and died on February 20th, 2016 at the age of 25.

     

Aidan loved hockey and excelled quickly from his beginnings as a Mite. He played 13 years with NMAHA on the rec, competitive, and league teams.

This game is sponsored by Aidan's family and we're hopeful for a HUGE turn out to remember Aidan!

End-of-Season Festivals & Tournaments - 3/4-6/2022

Posted 2/1/22 | Updated 3/7/22

The End-of-Season Tournaments are sorted out and started with the Mini-Mite/Mite Tournament in Los Alamos on 2/12/22!  (Archived)

This weekend has both the Varsity Tournament at Outpost and Peewee (12U) Festival in Santa Fe, and the Squirts (10U) have their Festival on Saturday afternoon at the MAC in Rio Rancho.

Varsity EoS Tournament
Location: The Outpost in Albuquerque
Date(s): Friday/Saturday/Sunday, March 4th/5th/6th, 2022

Game # Date: Time: Home: Visitor: Rink
Game 1 - W Friday, 3/4/22 11:15am ABQ Bears: 4 NM Cougars: 9 North
Game 2 - LA W Friday, 3/4/22 11:15am LA Hilltoppers El Paso Rhinos South
Game 3 - L Friday, 3/4/22 5:45pm Durango Demons NM Cougars North
Game 4 - Tell W Friday, 3/4/22 8:00pm Telluride Miners LA Hilltoppers North
Game 5 - W Saturday, 3/5/22 11:00am El Paso Rhinos: 6 NM Cougars: 13 North
Game 6 - LA W Saturday, 3/5/22 11:15am ABQ Bears LA Hilltoppers South
Game 7 = DD W Saturday 3/5/22 5:30pm Durango Demons Telluride Miners North
Game 8 - Win Saturday, 3/5/22 8:00pm NM Cougars: 6 LA Hilltoppers: 4 North
Game 9 - OT Win Sunday, 3/6/22 10:30am Telluride Miners: 5 NM Cougars: 6 South
Consolation Sunday 3/6/22 2:00pm El Paso Rhinos ABQ Bears North
Championship Sunday, 3/6/22 4:30pm Durango Demons NM Cougars North

 

  • NM Cougars won their first game against the ABQ Bears 9-4, but then lost to the #1 seed Durango Demons in their 2nd game at the Outpost on Friday.
  • They won their first contest Saturday 13-6 over the El Paso Rhinos. They then beat a tough Los Alamos Hilltoppers team 6-4 to advance to Game #9!  
  • On Sunday we had a great contest that took OVERTIME, the Cougars beat the Telluride Miners 5-4 to make it to the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!
  • Unfortunately, the Durango team was too much for us in the Championship game. Congrats to them as this season's champs.

Seeding:
Seed #1: Durango Demons
Seed #2: Telluride Miners
Seed #3: Los Alamos Hilltoppers
Seed #4: ABQ Bears
Seed #5: NM Cougars
Seed #6: El Paso Rhinos

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Squirt EoS Hockey Festival & Skills Challenge!
Location: The MAC in Rio Rancho
Date(s): Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team:
Sat, 3/5/22 L 4-3 NMAHA 10U Scorpions NM Ice 1
Sat, 3/5/22 Complete Los Alamos NM Ice 2
Sat, 3/5/22 Complete Skills Challenge! Skills Challenge!
Sat, 3/5/22 Complete Los Alamos NM Ice 1
Sat, 3/5/22 W 7-4 NMAHA 10U Scorpions NM Ice 2


Congratulations to all of our Skills Challenge winners and thanks to all who attended, played, and helped make this a GREAT event!

The Chalkboard LLC Food Truck donated 15% of sales during the Squirt Festival back to NMAHA - click their logo above for their site. Thank you to Darin and Patricia!

Pictures (Click Here!)

Scroll thru, click on the ones you like and you can press Shift+D to download or click the three dots at the upper right & click "Download" to save them locally.  Enjoy & thanks to John!

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Peewee EoS Hockey Festival
Location: GCCC in Santa Fe
Date(s): Friday/Saturday, March 4th/5th, 2022

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team:
Fri, 3/4/22 4:00pm Santa Fe Los Alamos 1
Fri, 3/4/22 5:15pm Los Alamos 2 NM Ice 1
L 2-3 NMAHA Scorpions NM Ice 2
Fri, 3/4/22 7:45pm Los Alamos 2 Santa Fe
Sat, 3/5/22 8:15am Los Alamos 1 NM Ice 1
Sat, 3/5/22 9:30am NM Ice 2 Santa Fe
W 2-4 NM Ice 1 NMAHA Scorpions
Sat, 3/5/22 12:00pm NM Ice 2 Los Alamos 2
W 6-3 NMAHA Scorpions Los Alamos 1


Let's go Scorpions and Cougars!

End-of-Season Festivals & Tournaments - 3/11-13/2022

Posted 2/1/22 | Updated 3/12/22

Bantam EoS Hockey Festival (w/ Santa Fe)
Location: The Outpost in Albuquerque
Date(s): Friday/Saturday/Sunday, March 11th/12th/13th, 2022

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team: Rink:
Fri, 3/11/22 Complete NM Ice 1 NM Ice 2 South
Sat, 3/12/22 W 4-3 NM Ice 1 Santa Fe/NMAHA North
Sat, 3/12/22 Complete NM Ice 2 Los Alamos South
Sat, 3/12/22 W 9-0 Los Alamos Santa Fe/NMAHA South
Sun, 3/13/22 L 4-2 Santa Fe/NMAHA NM Ice 2 North
Sun, 3/13/22 Complete Los Alamos NM Ice 1 North


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JV EoS Tournament & JV/Varsity EoY Party!
Location: The MAC in Rio Rancho
Date(s): Friday/Saturday/Sunday, March 11th/12th/13th, 2022

Date: Start Time: Home Team: Visiting Team:
Fri, 3/11/22 W 4-1 NM Cougars ABQ Bears
Fri, 3/11/22 Tell 9-3 Los Alamos Hilltoppers Telluride Miners
Sat, 3/12/22 W 7-2 NM Cougars Los Alamos Hilltoppers
Sat, 3/12/22 Tell 7-1 Telluride Miners ABQ Bears
Sat, 3/12/22 ABQ ABQ Bears Los Alamos Hilltoppers
Sat, 3/12/22 L 5-4 NM Cougars Telluride Miners


Points: (final totals!)

ABQ Bears       
Los Alamos Hilltoppers 0
NM Cougars 6
Telluride Miners 9

 

Congratulations to the Telluride Miners for winning the 2021-22 JV Championship game over the New Mexico Cougars by a score of 5-4. One heck of a game!

A great ending to a great season!

2022 NM Player Development Camp (NMPDC) in March at Outpost

See the PDF link below for reference & details on the 2022 NM Player Development Camp to be held at Outpost Ice Arenas as follows:

March 12th, 2022 - Boys birth years 2005-2008
March 26th, 2022 - Girls birth years 2004*-2008
(*2004 girls cannot be selected for advancement)

Cost: $89 + tax (includes lunch and an NMPDC Jersey.
Registration due by 3/9/22 (Boys) and 3/26/22 (Girls)
- links in the PDF.

The PDC is an opportunity for boys and girls with birth years 2005-2008 to participate in high level training, demonstrate their hockey abilities, and compete for the state allocated roster spots to attend advanced District Player Development Camps (PDC).‚Äč

New Mexico Warrior Hockey - Spring 2022!

Registration: www.nmwarriorshockey.com by March 25th! 
There will be NO drop-ins.

Eligibility: Open to players of all skill levels from all associations (birth years 2004-2015).

Cost: $110 - includes four (4) ice sessions.

Dates: SUNDAYS - 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24 - times by age on flyer on their site (click the link above to go to their site).

Where: The MAC

Try Hockey For Free (THFF) | Coaches vs. Varsity | Annual Meeting SET for 4/2/22!

Posted: 2/16/22 | Updated 3/26/22

THFF | Coaches v. Varsity | Annual Membership Meeting: 
Saturday, 4/2/2022

We have set our Spring Try Hockey For Free (THFF) for 2-3pm. See our THFF page for more details.

THFF will be followed by our Coaches vs. Varsity Game (so the THFF kids/parents can see some hockey!) from 3:15-4:15pm.  All are welcome to come watch & have fun!

Last we'll have Annual Membership Meeting & Board Elections from 4:15-~5:00pm (with ice for the kids to skate until 4:45pm).

Please plan to attend the game and Annual Membership Meeting/Elections! 

Visit the Elections page here for details, forms, and to submit your questions:  NMAHA Elections Page

Candidate information can be found on the Elections page for reference as well. 
Please consider running for the board!