The North American Hockey League today announced the New Mexico Ice Wolves have received the South Division Organization of the Year Award in their inaugural season.
“This tremendous honor for the New Mexico Ice Wolves to be recognized as the South Division Organization of the Year really belongs to our fans, host families, marketing partners, our fast growing youth hockey programs and our entire community for the incredible and enthusiastic support we received in our first season,” said Stan Hubbard, owner of the NM Ice Wolves. “With hard work, dedication and a never ending commitment to our community our coaches, staff and players did the heavy lifting to earn this recognition. With the 2019-2020 season ending early due to the global health crisis we look forward to celebrating this with our fans and supporters when the time is right and we all can focus on the upcoming NM Ice Wolves season.”
The New Mexico Ice Wolves began their inaugural season in the NAHL’s South Division on Friday, September 13, 2019 in an away game before playing the first ever game on the team’s home ice at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, September 27. The home season was kicked off with a ceremonial puck drop from USA hockey Olympic Gold medal winner John Mayasich along with New Mexico native and winner of NBC’s The Voice, Chevel Shepherd, singing a very memorable version of “God Bless America”. The first ever game was played before a sellout crowd as every NM Ice Wolves game was in the team’s first season.
The Ice Wolves could not be more excited about this honor and look forward to seeing the fans back at the Outpost Ice Arenas next season!