Los Alamos Winter Classic December 9-11 with the New Mexico Ice Wolves – Los Alamos Reporters

COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department has partnered with the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) to bring a three-day ice hockey event to our Los Alamos County outdoor rink: The Los Alamos Winter Classic, May 9-11. December 2022.

The Los Alamos Winter Classic will feature teams from El Paso, Amarillo and Alamosa ranging in age from pee-wee to high school. High school varsity games are scheduled for each day during the event.

The grand finale of the Los Alamos Winter Classic is the NAHL hockey game featuring the New Mexico Ice Wolves® and the El Paso Rhinos. This is a sanctioned NAHL game and is scheduled for December 11 at 2:00 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on the HockeyTV subscription service at http://www.hockeytv.com and locally on PAC8 in Los Alamos.

While the Los Alamos Winter Classic is a free event; The NAHL game is a ticketed event and tickets are currently available for $15 on Eventbrite. The gates will open on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. for the NAHL game. Handicap parking is available at the rink, however, due to parking restrictions, participants must park at Sullivan Field and then board a shuttle for the game. All ticket sales benefit the Los Alamos Hockey Association.

The NM Ice Wolves are building on their record-breaking 2021-2022 season, in which the team won its first-ever NAHL South Division Playoff Championship title, along with NAHL season honors in which NM Ice Wolves head coach Phil Fox became the 2021-2022 NAHL Coach of of the Year and team owner Stan Hubbard was named the 2021-2022 NAHL Executive of the Year. The NM Ice Wolves, who play at the Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, finished the regular season with a franchise-record 38 wins, followed by two thrilling playoff series wins and a berth at the Robertson Cup National Championships. Additionally, 10 NM Ice Wolves players have made NCAA D1 and NCAA D3 commitments during the 2021-2022 season. Phil Fox was also the head coach of the South Division team at the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. The coaching and executive director awards followed the team’s nomination for NAHL South Division Organization of the Year, with forward Dillan Bentley being named to the All-South Division team . This marked the second time in team history that the NM Ice Wolves were named South Division Organization of the Year after receiving the honor in the team’s inaugural 2019-2020 season.

To learn more about the NM Ice Wolves, please visit their NAHL team page or on social media on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and in the arena at http://www.outposticearena.com. Pocket Plans can be picked up at Outpost Ice Arenas and many other locations.

Below is the current Los Alamos Winter Classic schedule and we want to see you there!

Dec 9, 2022 (Friday):

time Game (Home vs. Away)
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m LAHA Varsity Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. Santa Fe

10.12.2022 (Saturday):

time Game (Home vs. Away)
7:45 am – 8:45 am LAHA Bantam Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m LAHA PeeWee Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
10:15 am – 11:15 am LAHA Squirt Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m Hockey Clinic with NM Ice Wolves for youth teams, U8 – U10 (ages 7 – 10)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m Hockey Clinic with NM Ice Wolves for youth teams, U12 – U14 (ages 11 – 14)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m LAHA Bantam Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m LAHA PeeWee Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m LAHA Squirt Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. El Paso
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m LAHA Varsity Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. Amarillo
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m LAHA JV Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. Alamosa

11.12.2022 (Sunday):

time Game (Home vs. Away)
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m LAHA Varsity Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. Amarillo
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m LAHA JV Hockey Game: Los Alamos vs. Alamosa
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m NAHL setup
1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m warm up
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m ice renewal
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m Ceremonial Items
2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m NAHL Hockey Game: NM Ice Wolves vs. El Paso Rhinos

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