The Skycity Stampede: Join the Charge!

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Watch the Fastest Game on earth and support queenstown's Home Team the SKYCITY STAMPEDE - NZIHL BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS 2015 &2016 !


2017 Game Dates:

FRI 12/ SAT 13 May Vs

FRI 26/ SAT 27 May Vs.

FRI 23/ SAT 26 June Vs

FRI 7/ SAT 8 July Vs

FRI 14/ SAT 15 July Vs.



Watch Highlights from previous seasons here

Check out the official Skycity Stampede website

Are you interested in playing for the Skycity Stampede?

Want to play competitive ice hockey for the iconic Kiwi hockey club with the largest and loudest supporters base all whilst living in Queenstown - the Adventure Capital of the World?

2015/2016 NZIHL Champions the Skycity Stampede are actively recruiting domestic players (New Zealand or Australian citizens) for the 2017 season (April-Sept). Current NZIHL regulations permit 5 import players to dress per game. The Stampede will compete in all 16 regular season games plus exhibition games and possible finals games. If you are interested in becoming a part of Kiwi success story please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to watch videos and highlights from previous seasons

2012 Player TestImonials -

Nick Fabbri - Michigan, USA

As an import, playing hockey for the Stampede has afforded me many wonderful opportunities; traveling to Melbourne to face the top teams in Australia for the Trans-Tasman Champions League and exploring some of New Zealand's finest cities and breathtaking landscapes to name a couple. However, what really made this experience so special were the people. Nowhere else in New Zealand will you have the unbelievable support that Queenstown can offer: from the sell-out crowds at all the home games to the players, managers, parents, rink owners and everybody involved at every level. Truly an unforgetable experience!

Joel Cleroux - Ottawa, Canada

The Stampede welcomed me sight unseen and little more to go on than my word - an early example of the sincerity and genuineness of everybody involved with the club. I played a few years of Junior A and B in Canada and would say the league's top lines would be on par with a dominant player in that skill range. The hockey was competitive and tons of fun but what really made the experience unforgettable was the Stampede family-like atmosphere and the Queenstown community that supports the club. The tireless efforts of the management, as well as the countless volunteers that chip in huge to ensure the club operates smoothly are unbelievable. I arrived not really knowing what to expect of the city, the people or the hockey. Looking back on my time here, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most amazing people, experiencing one of the most unreal locations on the planet, and all while playing the game I love. If anybody with a sense of adventure, a decent set of wheels, or nice pair of mitts is looking for a club in the southern hemisphere, the Stampede in Queenstown is where you want to be.

 Brian Horwitz -  California, USA

If you are interested in travelling abroad to play ice hockey during the off-season then Queenstown, New Zealand is a great place to be. Queenstown is hands down the best place to play in the league as you would live in a community that heavily supports the team. There is so much to do off the ice in Queenstown as it is a winter vacation spot for New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Not having a good time in Queenstown is near impossible. The level of hockey of hockey in the NZIHL is a low Junior A level with the addition of the imports to each team. During my time in Queenstown I was well looked after by everyone involved with the team. The local guys on the team are great and very welcoming. I can honestly say this was one of the best hockey experiences I have ever had.

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