Getting a call-up to the NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves in mid-November was an opportunity Alex Gomez wanted to make the most of.
After skating for the NAHL’s newest franchise, he was asked by the team staff to be a permanent member of the team for the duration of the 2019-20 season.
“From the moment I arrived in Albuquerque, I felt welcomed and appreciated,” said Gomez, an 18-year-old native of Parker, Colo. “From the owner, the coaches, the equipment manager, the rink staff, just everyone involved with the organization had so much energy and positivity. The owner (Stan Hubbard), to me, seems to be going all out from renovations at the rink, a new bus for the team, a new workout facility next to the rink, just everything he seems to do is top notch. Coach (Phil) Fox and coach (Keenan) Kelly seem to be working hard to field a competitive team.”
Back on Nov. 9, Gomez notched his first NAHL goal, tallying against Topeka on home ice at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque.
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