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2023 New Mexico Boys & Girls Player Development Camp

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2023 New Mexico Boys & Girls Player Development Camp

The Land of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association (LOEAHA) is excited to announce the 2023 New Mexico Player Development Camp (NMPDC) to be held March 26, 2023, at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe, NM. The PDC is an opportunity for boys and girls with birth years 2006 - 2009 to participate in high-level drills, demonstrate their hockey abilities, and compete for the state allocated roster spots to attend advanced District Player Development Camps (PDC).

The camp will consist of skill-based, on-ice drills, a competitive scrimmage, and a presentation by the New Mexico Referees Confederation about officiating and the path to becoming a high-level official. Guest speaker Kenny Greer will share his story and experiences of advancement from youth hockey right here in NM to the world of professional hockey in Europe.

Cost to participate in the NMPDC is $95. Registration includes lunch and an NM PDC jersey for camp attendees to keep. Sessions are as follows:

Boys born 08/09

7:15 am - Check in
8:00 am - 12:45 pm On-ice skills, lectures, lunch & scrimmage

Girls born 06-09

8:30 am - Check in

9:15 am - 2:00 pm On-ice skills, lectures, lunch & scrimmage

Boys born 06/07

9:45 am - Check in
10:30 am - 3:15 pm On-ice skills, lectures, lunch & scrimmage

Registration must be completed by March 23 and can be done online here:

Please be aware: Should you be selected to attend District or National camps, additional costs are associated with those camps. Though the extra cost can be burdensome, the benefits of these camps


o Opportunity to measure themselves against the best players in the district
o Exposure to scouts and additional programs
o Possible selection to gender- and birth-year-specific National USA Hockey Select Camps o On-ice participation with NCAA College, Junior, AAA, Prep School, USAH National, and

sometimes, NHL personnel

We look forward to seeing everyone at the camps on March 26th!

Specific questions can be directed to PDC coordinator Matt Coulombe email:

Registration for the 2022-23 House Hockey Season NOW OPEN!


Season Start Monday, September 26th

2022-23 NMIce House Team Practice Times & Cost: 

Mini Mites (U06) Thursdays 5:45pm & Saturdays 1:45pm - $360 

Mites (U08) Thursdays 5:45pm & Saturdays 1:45pm - $425

Squirts (U10) Mondays 5:45pm & Saturdays 11:45am - $535

Peewee (U12) Mondays 7:00pm & Saturdays 3:00pm - $560

Bantam (U14) Tuesdays 8:15pm & Saturdays 4:15pm - $560

High School JV/Varsity Mondays 4:30pm, Tuesdays 9:30pm,  Wednesdays 4:30pm & 9:30pm & Sundays 3:15pm & 4:30pm- $720 

JV & Varsity practices will be separated by coaches and teams will be notified what day & time they have practice.


Fundraising Fee: - every family will pay a $100 fundraising fee and receive 5 raffle tickets. You can sell them and recoup your money or just fill them out and return them. We will give your team manager an envelope full of tickets for each family. If a family has more than 1 athlete they will go to the the oldest athlete's team manger to hand out. The $100 per family registration will be added to your initial payment.


These are our scheduled times but sometimes practices may not always be on the same day and time as there are many users of the Outpost Ice Arenas and all of them, including NM Ice teams, are asked to be flexible so that we can schedule games and other events that are critical to them. That flexibility allows all users to have the best hockey and skating experience possible with the limited ice we have. With that in mind, it is important to check the schedule on a regular basis. Parents should download the SportsEngine app where practice and game schedules will be maintained and updated by the team managers and NM Ice scheduler. Parents can then subscribe to their team calendar so they always have the most current information. Managers will also be using this app to communicate important information throughout the season. If ever uncertain, the “Daily Schedule” dropdown at can also be checked. Additionally, locker rooms will be scheduled for practice and games. At times lockers rooms may not be available and NM Ice teams are asked to be flexible and players may be asked to come to the rink dressed. U10 Squirt player - High School player should dress in the locker rooms when provided. Parents are encouraged to not be in the locker rooms of U10 - High School unless they've followed the steps to become a Volunteer.

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Coaches Registration

The following are the steps required to act as an on-ice coach for NMICE as directed by USA Hockey and the New Mexico Affiliate (LOEAHA).  Steps 1-6 should be completed before helping on the ice.

  1) Register online with USA Hockey as a Player/Coach (required every year).  You will need your USA Hockey confirmation number. 

2) Register online with NMICE (required every year).  

3) Check the LOEAHA “Good to Go” list to see if you need a background check this season (required every 2 years).  If needed complete the NCIS Background Screening. This is found on your USA Hockey confirmation email. There will be a link for the NCIS Background Screening towards the bottom of the email.  You will need your USA Hockey Confirmation Number to complete. 

4) Complete the SafeSport Training (required every year).  Save a copy of your certificate!  NMICE may need a hard copy.

5) Complete the Concussion Training (one time only). 
Print and retain your certificate.  NMICE will need a copy.

6) Complete the Age Specific Modules for any age divisions you plan to help coach (one time only).

7) Complete your CEP (Coaching Education Program Level Certification) as required by USA Hockey.  Available CEP training sessions may be found at the link below.  In the past, this training had to be completed prior to December 31st of the current season although it may be earlier this season.


Direct any coaching related questions to:
Gordon Rice
NMICE Head Coach

For help with registration, please contact the NMICE Registrar at

Coaching information is also available under the Coach tab on our website.

LOEAHA Board Position Application

The Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association which is the USA Hockey Affiliate for the state of New Mexico will be conducting a Special Meeting on September 10, 2022.

Due to the lack of Annual Meetings since the 2019 shutdown and forgoing a nomination committee, nominations for the Executive Board positions are open.  The positions are:

If anyone is interested in any of the above positions, please forward the Board Position Application form.  Fill it out and return it to me as soon as possible (no later than September 10, 10am if possible).

Nominations for the positions can also be made during the meeting.

This Zoom meeting will be for the sole purpose of Board Position voting.
The meeting will be attended by the Voting Members of the Board of Directors.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Please visit for the application.

Rick Wenner
LOEAHA President

Are you looking for individual or group skating lessons? 
Check out our Travel coaches who offer sessions!

*Coach Ben Danford
Please contact him to set up a session:
651-343-1640 or

*Coach Justin Cohn
Please contact him to set up a session:
484-889-6384 or




NMICE Gets More Recognition from USA Hockey!

Were back in the news!  Check-out this follow-up article about our Try Hockey event.

New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation

New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation (NMICE) is a non-profit youth hockey organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors that offer youth hockey for a variety of age groups ranging from Mites (6 and under) up through including High School and competitive travel teams.
Our office is located in the Outpost Ice Arena at 9530 Tramway Blvd Northeast in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  more info

Jeff Thompson

New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation President

Phone: 505-717-6151

Kara Fichtner

New Mexico Ice Hockey Foundation Registrar

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