The Year End Tournament of the Rio Grand High School Hockey League is set to be played in Santa Fe at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center with varsity playing first in two weeks. Soon as we find out the final draw we will let you know.
The schedules are below. Let's go out and support the Hilltoppers.
The Land of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association (LOEAHA) is proud to announce the 2020 New Mexico Player Selection Camp (NMPSC) to be held Sunday March 22, 2020 at The Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque. The PSC is an opportunity for New Mexico resident boys with birth years 2003 - 2006 to demonstrate their abilities and compete for the state allocated roster spots for forwards, defenseman, and goalies to attend advanced USA Hockey Regional & District Player Development Camps (PDC).
This year the NMPSC evaluation process will consist of high-tempo skill based on-ice drills, and an organized scrimmage. Evaluators are recruited from multiple organizations, with a wide range of hockey knowledge, to select the most appropriate players to represent New Mexico at their age level.
The NMPSC schedule is as follows:
Check in opens: 8:00am
Players dressed and ready for brief orientation at 8:45am (Parents welcome to attend.)
On-Ice Session: 9:00am to 10:15am
Light lunch and healthy snacks provided: 1hr break between sessions.
On-Ice Session/Scrimmage: 11:15am to 12:45pm
Players will be notified of their results by email shortly after the camp.
The cost to participate in the NMPSC is $45 ($60 after March 16th or at the door. Please register early!)
Please be aware, should you be selected to attend the District or National camps, there are additional costs associated with those camps. Though the extra cost can be burdensome, the benefits of these camps include:
On-ice participation with NCAA College, Junior, AAA, Prep School, USAH National and, sometimes, NHL personnel
Opportunity to measure themselves against the best players in the district
Exposure to scouts and higher-level teams and coaching
Possible selection to the gender and birth year specific National USA Hockey National Camps
Currently the Rocky Mountain Boys PDC for birth years 2003-2005 is scheduled to take place May 8-11 in Dallas Tx.
Dates for Rocky Mountain PDC for 2006 birth years are YTBD but are typically held mid-June in Co Springs, CO.
We look forward to seeing hockey players from all over New Mexico at the camp on March 22nd!
As you may or may not know, the County has created a rink improvement project, replace all the locker rooms and create 6 total plus revamp the restrooms that you can enter through the main building and outside with many more stations. That project is scheduled to begin March 1 and construction complete by Oct. 2020. To accomplish this, we and the rink staff, are required to get everything out of the buildings. Our coaches shed will be moved to a new location near the double gates off the parking lot. Therefore, the County decided to close on Feb. 16 (we normally close aroung this time anyway since the sun attitude over the mountains begins to melt the ice, in fact it is getting wet now).
The rink needs to be covered and we could start ice on Nov. 1 and go possibly until March 15. That project was defeated a number of years ago. I think that is why we got the locker room replacement project.
I am sorry about this, but it will be better next year in the new facilities. The facade of the old main building is going to get a facelift too. We have had a great year and we thank all of you for your participation.