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Try Hockey For Free (THFF)

Next Try Hockey for Free (THFF) Event: Saturday, November 4th, 2023: 4-5pm at the MAC!

Posted: 9/10/23 | Updated: 9/19/23


We will host another USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free (THFF) event in early-November!


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, November 4th 

  • 4-5pm (confirmed) - 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 (3:30pm 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!).

CLINICS & Other Events!

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:  ANY local 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.

Past THFF Events & Clinics

Try Hockey for Free (THFF) had a great turnout on February 25th!

The Try Hockey for Free event saw 30 participants give hockey a go on Saturday, 2/25!  Fun was by had by all & hopefully we'll see quite a few move on to the Learn To Skate (L2S) program at the MAC in mid-March.

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

Posted: 5/21/23 | Updated: 7/30/23

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

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)



Hockey Skills Clinic w/ Coach Scot Morin - June 2023!

Posted: 4/7/23 | Updated:

Hockey players ages 9 and up
Up to 20 skaters TOTAL (there will be a follow-on if more than 20 are interested...)

What & Where?
Hockey skills clinic for two 2-hour sessions on the ice with Coach Scot Morin at The MAC

Will cover edge work, stick handling, puck control/protection, and shooting.

Friday, June 2nd - 6-8pm
Saturday, June 3rd - 1-3pm


If interested, please reach out to Scot directly via email at scot.morin@yahoo.com. He will add your players to his roster in the order of the emails received.



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