Meet the most exotic team in hockey
Queenstown, New Zealand
The SkyCity Stampede hail from Queenstown, New Zealand on the south island.
New Zealand has their own pro league where they've won 4 of the last 5 league championships.
For the geography buffs, the NZ winter season is during the North American summer.
This means that players in-the-know throw their hat in the ring to be stars in New Zealand — without missing a beat with their team back home.
The place to be
The Stampede inbox is busting at the seams with players from around the world dying to join their ranks.
"I get 10 emails a day from players begging to get down here," says asst. director of player personnel Mike "Mac" McRae. "Word is spreading pretty fast with NHL draft picks, minor pro, and Euro league guys. Past players have had great experiences and told their buddies, I guess," he says with a smirk and chuckle.
Mac hails from the Michigan. So does Rockwell Hockey. But that's a story for another day.
What's their style?
As a pro team, the Stampede need top of line gear that stand up to the grind of a full season year after year.
They fly to all their road games, so stylish travel gear is a must.
- 4 A.M.™️ All-over Print Game Jersey for max durability and sponsorships
- WOODERSON™️ Pantshell
- FLOW™️ Practice Jersey
- AMBASSADOR™️ Hockey Bag
- ROAD DOG™️ Duffle
- HOUGHTON™️ Trucker Hat
- VIPER™️ Performance Hoodie
- EL GATO™️ T Shirt
- LOUIS™️ Training Shorts
- LAWSON™️ Skate Guards
- THE JOE™️ Floor Mat