Mar 14, 2024



Free to the Public Event on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 2pm MT

(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, March 14, 2024 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves® and Outpost Ice Arenas today announced the NAHL NM Ice Wolves will suit up in sled hockey gear for a fun scrimmage game against the reigning USAH National Champion Tier 6 bracket New Mexico Blade Runners sled hockey team. The game is free to the public and takes place on Sunday, March 17 at 2pm MT at Outpost Ice Arenas to raise awareness for the NM Blade Runners sled hockey program. Fans will have an opportunity to see sled hockey and see their NAHL NM Ice Wolves players in action on ice with a fun twist.   

The New Mexico Blade Runners non-profit sled hockey team was started in 2014 with a handful of disabled athletes and dedicated volunteers.  The program has continued to grow and mature.  In 2023 the Blade Runners won the USAH National Championship in the Tier 6 bracket. To learn more about The New Mexico Blade Runners or make a donation to help support local sled hockey please visit their sled hockey programs page and follow them on their Facebook page or on X @NMBladeofficial and Instagram at NM Blade Runners Sled Hockey.  

Similar to wheelchair basketball, sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the albeit with accessible equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one and the sticks have metal picks on the butt end for players to propel themselves. Goalies wear basically the same equipment but have metal picks sewn into the backside of their catching glove to allow the goalie to maneuver. Sled hockey provides athletic opportunities for all ages and many types of disabilities at the local level for recreation/competition, all the way to the National Sled Team that plays in World Championships and the Paralympics. 

The NAHL NM Ice Wolves are looking for a return to the playoffs as they battle through a stacked South Division. The NAHL NM Ice Wolves have one remaining home stand in March against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays March 29-30. The NA3HL South Division Champion NM Ice Wolves begin a best of three South Division Finals playoff series against the Louisiana Drillers today, Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm MT at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque.  In anticipation fans can visit the NM Ice Wolves NA3HL ticket site for a Three-Game Packages or single playoff game tickets. Game 3 is if necessary so any fans who purchase the Three-Game Package will get a credit toward a possible next playoff series or future NA3HL or NAHL games this season or next if a third game is not needed.

All home and away NM Ice Wolves NAHL and NA3HL games can be seen exclusively on the new NAHL TV streaming service ( where fans can experience the quality of NM Ice Wolves TV productions and the fun of watching hockey on television. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android smart TV apps are available for NAHL TV.


Tickets for NM Ice Wolves NAHL team are available at while fans can get NA3HL team tickets at or at the Outpost Ice Arena. 

Click here for New Mexico Ice Wolves NAHL ticket packages for remaining regular season home games:

March 29 – 30 at 6:30pm MT vs Corpus Chisti Ice Rays

Click here for NM Ice Wolves NA3HL tickets for the South Division Finals games:
March 14 – 16 vs Louisiana Drillers (Games at 6:30pm)

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, Instagram and TikTok and the arena at 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. Apps for the NAHL and NA3HL are available in the iOS and Android app stores. Pocket schedules can be picked up at Outpost Ice Arenas and many other locations around the community. 

About NAHL
In 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
In 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


Starting with the 2023-24 season, every game and all of the action of NAHL and its development partners in the NA3HL and NAPHL can be watched exclusively on NAHL TV. NAHL TV is the exclusive television home of all three leagues with flexible subscription options that include single game, monthly or annual subscriptions. NAHL TV is available at and will soon be available on an NAHL TV app on Roku, AppleTV, FireTV and Chromecast for additional convenience.