2019-2020 Season Schedule Announced

All 28 of the team’s home games will be played at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Season tickets will go on sale before the end of July.  Interested fans can learn more and reserve their ticket selection priority here.

Full Press Release:

NEW MEXICO ICE WOLVES ANNOUNCE HOME GAME SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 SEASON

The Team’s First Ever Home Game Will be Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30pm MT with New Mexico Ice Wolves Hosting the Odessa Jackalopes

 

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves today announced their home game schedule for the 2019-2020 season competing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) beginning Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30pm MT. All 28 of the team’s home games will be played at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Season tickets will go on sale before the end of July.  Interested fans can learn more and reserve their ticket selection priority at https://www.nmicewolves.com/season-tickets.

Below is a list of dates for the 28 NM Ice Wolves regular season home games for the inaugural 2019-2020 season at Outpost Ice Arenas with all times in Mountain Time Zone:

  1. NM Ice Wolves v. Odessa Jackalopes on Friday, September 27 at 7:30pm
    2. NM Ice Wolves v. Odessa Jackalopes on Saturday, September 28 at 7pm
    3. NM Ice Wolves v. Lone Star Brahmas on Sunday, October 13 at 3pm
    4. NM Ice Wolves v. Shreveport Mudbugs on Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm
    5. NM Ice Wolves v. Shreveport Mudbugs on Saturday, October 26 at 7pm
    6. NM Ice Wolves v. Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm
    7. NM Ice Wolves v. Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Saturday, November 2 at 7pm
    8. NM Ice Wolves v. Topeka Pilots on Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm
    9. NM Ice Wolves v. Topeka Pilots on Saturday, November 9 at 7pm
    10. NM Ice Wolves v. Amarillo Bulls on Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm
    11. NM Ice Wolves v. Amarillo Bulls on Saturday, November 16 at 7pm
    12. NM Ice Wolves v. Lone Star Brahmas on Thursday, November 21 at 6:15pm
    13. NM Ice Wolves v. Lone Star Brahmas on Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm
    14. NM Ice Wolves v. Lone Star Brahmas on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm
    15. NM Ice Wolves v. Amarillo Bulls on Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
    16. NM Ice Wolves v. Amarillo Bulls on Saturday, December 21 at 7pm
    17. NM Ice Wolves v. Kenai River Brown Bears on Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm
    18. NM Ice Wolves v. Kenai River Brown Bears on Saturday, January 11 at 7pm
    19. NM Ice Wolves v. Odessa Jackalopes on Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm
    20. NM Ice Wolves v. Odessa Jackalopes on Saturday, February 15 at 7pm
    21. NM Ice Wolves v. Topeka Pilots on Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm
    22. NM Ice Wolves v. Topeka Pilots on Saturday, February 22 at 7pm
    23. NM Ice Wolves v. Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
    24. NM Ice Wolves v. Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Saturday, March 7 at 7pm
    25. NM Ice Wolves v. Shreveport Mudbugs on Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm
    26. NM Ice Wolves v. Shreveport Mudbugs on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm
    27. NM Ice Wolves v. Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm
    28. NM Ice Wolves v. Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Saturday, March 21 at 7pm

Each of the 26 teams in the league’s four divisions (Central, East, Midwest and South) will play 60 regular season games. The regular season will commence on September 13, 2019 and end on April 4, 2020.

2019-20 NAHL Divisional Alignment:

South Division (7): New Mexico Ice Wolves, Amarillo Bulls, Corpus Christi IceRays, Lone Star Brahmas, Odessa Jackalopes, Shreveport Mudbugs, Topeka Pilots

Central Division (6): Aberdeen Wings, Austin Bruins, Bismarck Bobcats, Minnesota Wilderness, Minot Minotauros, St. Cloud Blizzard

East Division (7): Jamestown Rebels, Johnstown Tomahawks, Maine Nordiques, Maryland Black Bears, New Jersey Titans, Northeast Generals, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

Midwest Division (6): Chippewa Steel, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Janesville Jets, Kenai River Brown Bears, Minnesota Magicians, Springfield Jr. Blues

The 17th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament will be held from September 18-21, 2019 at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.  All 26 NAHL teams including the NM Ice Wolves will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which is one of hockey’s most prominent and popular events of the entire season. For scouting purposes, the event is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. A showcase schedule will be announced on a future date.

The 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be held from February 17-18, 2020 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts. A schedule and format will be announced on a future date. The 2020 Robertson Cup Championship, which crowns the NAHL’s playoff champion and USA Hockey’s Tier II Junior National Champion, will be held from May 8-12, 2020 at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota and will feature the four NAHL Divisional Playoff Champions.

Since joining the NAHL this past February the New Mexico Ice Wolves have been full steam ahead in preparation for their inaugural season including assembling a strong coaching staff, renovating its home arena and making player selections through tenders and the NAHL draft. The NM Ice Wolves had the second overall pick in the team’s first ever NAHL entry draft. The NM Ice Wolves 32 protected players from its draft picks and tenders will report to the main camp on Wednesday, July 24-27 along with more than 100 more players. The team’s main camp will be held at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, NM and is open to the public making for an exciting opportunity to see future NM Ice Wolves battle it out on the ice for a spot on the team.

The NM Ice Wolves are led by Head Coach and GM Phil Fox who is joined by Assistant General Manager and Associate Head Coach Keenan Kelly and Assistant Coaches Kyle Follmer and Ben Danford. Last April the NM Ice Wolves unveiled the team’s new logo which is designed to reflect the team’s home in the Land of Enchantment. The logo incorporates several New Mexico elements including the official state colors which are the red and yellow of Old Spain as well as the icy turquoise eyes that share the color with the state stone. The Zia symbol is quietly reflected in the eyes and highlighted along the snout. The iconic Sandia Mountains are given a nod in the transition from red to yellow across the Ice Wolves’ face as well as on the lower jaw where glistening stars and the moon show off New Mexico’s big, endless and almost always clear skies. Finally, the nose itself pays homage to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which in modern New Mexico has become our state’s calling card to much of the world. The logo can be downloaded here.

The Outpost Ice Arenas is currently undergoing major renovations prior to the start of the season including bleachers that will be upgraded to provide premium VIP stadium seating, new NHL style plexiglass for seamless viewing, an updated restaurant and snack bar menu, party rooms that will be upgraded for fans and sponsors and a very unique set of connecting ice tunnels that allow fans to watch from the ice while also skating in the auxiliary rink. The Outpost Ice Arenas is open to the public and all renovations are slated for completion before the NAHL season debut.

The New Mexico Ice Wolves NAHL team will announce additional staff, main camp events, season ticket information and a final roster in the upcoming weeks. You can learn more about the New Mexico Ice Wolves on their NAHL Team Page or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

For team media inquiries, please contact Aaron Martinez at 505-212-8762 or amartinez@reelz.com