Ice Wolves prepare for Los Alamos Winter Classic
The New Mexico Ice Wolves of the North American Hockey Leaue (NAHL) announced that the team’s first ever NAHL regular season outdoor game will be free for fans to watch on HockeyTV.com, the official broadcast partner of the NAHL and the NM Ice Wolves. Fans can log on to www.hockeytv.com and create an account to watch the game.
The Sunday, December 11th game between the NM Ice Wolves and the El Paso Rhinos is the second outdoor NAHL game to be played in the continental U.S. and is the capstone event of the Los Alamos Winter Classic, a three-day hockey event running December 9 – 11, 2022 at the Los Alamos County outdoor ice rink.
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department partnered with the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) for the event that will feature teams from Santa Fe, Amarillo and Taos with players ranging in age from peewee (U12) to High School. The NM Ice Wolves players and coaches will also put on two hockey clinics for Los Alamos youth teams on Saturday, December 10, 2022 as the organization builds on its commitment to grow the game in New Mexico. The Los Alamos County outdoor ice rink will be a welcome sight for returning NM Ice Wolves players who played an intersquad game there last season in preparation for the team's record setting 2021-2022 season.
“We are honored to be a part of the Los Alamos Winter Classic and are tremendously grateful to our partners in Los Alamos for their efforts to work with us to grow the game of hockey in New Mexico,” said Stan Hubbard, owner of the NM Ice Wolves. “This is a mighty and exciting undertaking as we are moving our entire hockey operation to Los Alamos including all that is required for the youth clinics and professional eight-camera broadcasts to help create an important and fun weekend of hockey in our state.”
“We have great owners in the NAHL that love to do unique and new things for the players and their respective communities,” said Mark Frankenfeld, President and Commissioner of the NAHL. “The New Mexico Ice Wolves have been leaders in this category and this is another great example of a great organization being really creative to create a unique experience in their marketplace to bring more awareness to the great sport of ice hockey.”
The NAHL game on Sunday, December 11 is completely sold out so the only way to watch the event filled game is on HockeyTV.com or one of the many watch parties held across New Mexico. In Los Alamos watch parties will take place at the SALA Event Center, Pajarito Bar & Grill, Bathtub Row Brewing and Boese Bros Brewpub and on cable in Los Alamos the game will be available on PAC8. In Albuquerque Outpost Ice Arenas will air the game live on the SuperScreens inside the arena during two public skate sessions from 2 – 4pm MT and 4:30 – 6:30pm MT. A replay of the game will be available at an additional public skate session from 7– 9pm MT on Sunday, December 11, 2022. The game will also air live in the lobby, as all NM Ice Wolves games do, inside Outpost Ice Arenas.