KYLE MCKENZIE NAMED PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR AND EQUIPMENT MANAGER FOR THE NEW MEXICO ICE WOLVES NAHL AND NA3HL TEAMS FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON
(Albuquerque, NN) Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves® today announced that Kyle McKenzie was named Player Development Coordinator and Equipment Manager for the NAHL and NA3HL teams ahead of the upcoming 2023-2024 seasons. McKenzie is a familiar face to many hockey families in New Mexico as he has helped with summer camps, clinics and private lessons over the last couple summers, which he will continue to do in his new role with both teams.
“I am incredibly excited and thankful to the New Mexico Ice Wolves to have this opportunity to support growth of all levels of hockey in New Mexico,” said Kyle McKenzie. “I look forward to helping the New Mexico NAHL and NA3HL teams continue on their paths toward the Robertson and Fraser Cups and the players to reach their full potential and achieve their goals beyond junior hockey.”
“We are very excited to have Kyle joining our staff this year. He has been doing a great job this summer coaching at our youth clinics developing young players and growing the game,” said Phil Fox, Head Coach and General Manager of the New Mexico Ice Wolves. “As a player Kyle has won championships at both the USHL and NCAA Division I level which shows that he knows exactly what it takes to be a champion. He also brings strong coaching experience as a former assistant coach at the professional level in the ECHL. We look forward to his impact on all aspects of ice sports in the state and particularly with players in New Mexico Ice Wolves hockey.”
A native of Aston, PA, Kyle McKenzie brings a history of championship hockey to the NM Ice Wolves having played on two title winning teams over a playing career spanning more than a decade. During his time as a Defenseman on the United States Hockey League (USHL) Dubuque Fighting Saints from 2011-2013 the team was crowned Clarke Cup National Champion in 2013. From there McKenzie played from 2013-2017 on the Providence Collage Friars winning an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2015. After his college career McKenzie played professionally for six years in the ECHL for the Worcester Railers and the Jacksonville Iceman, as well as a stint in the Southern Professional Hockey League for the Birmingham Bulls. McKenzie also brings ECHL coaching experience having served as the Assistant Coach for the Wheeling Nailers during the 2022-2023 season.
The NM Ice Wolves begin their 2023-2024 NAHL season on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9 at 6:30pm MT against South Division rival Lone Star Brahmas at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque. The NM Ice Wolves NA3HL team opens at home on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1 at 2pm MT. Season tickets and Flex Plan ticket packs for the NAHL NM Ice Wolves are available now at tickets.nmicewolves.com. New this season is a sell-back option for both NAHL and NA3HL NM Ice Wolves tickets that you can use up to five times throughout the season. Anytime you are unable to attend a game you will need to email email@example.com at least five days in advance. If the returned ticket(s) resell then you will receive an Outpost gift card for face value. The sell-back ticket option is for full season ticket holders only.
Full season 28 home games:
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $770
Reserved Bleacher Seats – $420
Friday or Saturday Flex Plans
14 Games Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $385
6 Game Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $165
14 Games Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $210
6 Games Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $90
Land of Enchantment Suite with 32 seats for $550
Sandia Suite with 42 seats for $700
*New for the 2023-2024 season is reserved seating
Full season 24 home games:
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $360
Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $215
12 Game Flex Pack: Pick your game:
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $180
Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $120
6 Game Flex Pack: Pick your game:
Reserved Chair Seats (Rows F – J) – $90
Reserved Bleacher Seats (Rows A – E) – $60
Keep up to date with the NM Ice Wolves NAHL team by visiting their NAHL Team Page or follow the team on social media via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and the arena at www.outposticearena.com. Pocket schedules can be picked up at Outpost Ice Arenas and many other locations. Keep up to date with the NM Ice Wolves NA3HL team by visiting their NA3HL Team Page or follow the team on social media via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Entering its 49th season in 2023-24, the North American Hockey League (NAHL), the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 32 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2022-23 season, the NAHL recorded 363 NCAA commitments, including 256 NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, 38% of all NCAA Division I freshmen played in the NAHL and seven players with NAHL ties were selected in the 2023 NHL Draft.
About the NA3HL
Entering its 14th season in 2023-24, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) is the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior league and serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.. The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in Tier I or II junior hockey and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit www.na3hl.com