Ronald McDonald Themed Jerseys to be Worn During Three-Game Homestand as NM Ice Wolves Welcome the El Paso Rhinos Starting Thursday, February 2 at 6:30pm MT at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque
(Albuquerque, NN) Thursday, February 2, 2023 – The New Mexico Ice Wolves® today announced the debut of special Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico uniforms with those game-worn jerseys to be auctioned and 100% of the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico. The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable “home away from home” for families seeking lifesaving medical treatment at local area hospitals for their children. The guest rooms provide safe and comfortable spaces for families to rest and recharge together following long days at the hospital. More than a roof over their heads, these accommodations relieve families of the stresses of finding a place to stay while far from home. This allows parents to be stronger partners in their children’s critical care. Anyone looking to help can either volunteer or donate at www.rmhc-nm.org. The DASH auction for the special jerseys will launch today at 6:30pm MT and be live through Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:30pm MT.
The NM Ice Wolves will wear the Ronald McDonald House Charities jerseys for all three home games against the El Paso Rhinos starting today through Saturday, February 4, 2023 with all three games starting at 6:30pm MT at Outpost Ice Arenas in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Of course we jumped at the opportunity to work with the New Mexico Ice Wolves,” said Jessica Wright, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico. “This a fun and unique way to share the mission of RMHC-NM with the hockey fans of New Mexico—all in an effort to support families when they need it most.”
“We are so fortunate to have a Ronald McDonald House in New Mexico to help keep families close that are going through very difficult medical treatments far from their own homes,” said Stan Hubbard, owner of the NM Ice Wolves. “Every player, coach, staffer and fan of the New Mexico Ice Wolves is really excited to be involved with this important service to our community.”
The NM Ice Wolves are building on their record setting 2021-2022 season that saw the team earn its first ever NAHL South Division Playoff Championship title along with NAHL season honors in which NM Ice Wolves Head Coach Phil Fox was named 2021-2022 NAHL Coach of the Year and Team Owner Stan Hubbard was named 2021-2022 NAHL Executive of the Year. The NM Ice Wolves finished the regular season with a franchise record 38 wins followed by two thrilling playoff series wins and a berth in the Robertson Cup National Championships. In addition, ten NM Ice Wolves players made NCAA D1 and NCAA D3 commitments during the 2021-2022 season. Fox was also the head coach of the South Division team at the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. The coaching and executive honors followed the team being named the NAHL South Division Organization of the Year with Forward Dillan Bentley named to the All-South Division Team. This was the second time in team history the NM Ice Wolves were named the South Division Organization of the Year honor after being given the honor in the team’s inaugural season in 2019-2020. To learn more about the NM Ice Wolves please visit their NAHL Team Page or on social media on 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. All NM Ice Wolves games are live on HockeyTV with a monthly or annual subscription.
Celebrating its 48th season in 2022-23, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is the oldest and the largest USA Hockey sanctioned junior league with 29 teams representing some of the nation’s emerging hockey markets, as well as traditional hockey hot beds in 17 states. The NAHL is the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league and prides itself on being committed to skill development and social maturity of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2021-22 season, the NAHL recorded 363 NCAA commitments, including 258 NCAA Division I commitments, which marks the sixth straight season the NAHL has had 300+ commitments. In addition, five players with NAHL ties were selected in the 2022 NHL Draft. For more information, visit www.nahl.com.