Did you even know that New Mexico has a hockey team? Lots of people don’t…and it’s a shame. The New Mexico Mustangs are a Junior Tier II ice hockey team…so they are a part of the NAHL (North American Hockey League). My husband and I were able to make it out to a game this evening, kid-free. We had the best time, and not just because we didn’t have the kids…..because they would have had a blast!
There were more people there tonight than I normally see, which is a great thing. My husband and I have been going to the games since they were the Scorpions (I really miss Stanley….I want him back!) Now there are many different reasons I believe the Mustangs aren’t getting the turn out they deserve. Here is what I think:
- People believe the Santa Ana Star Center is too far. I understand that people live in Albuquerque…I’m lucky that I live about 3 minutes away, BUT there are so many people in Rio Rancho and on the west side of Albuquerque. What are their excuses? It is just off Unser and so easy to get to!
- The local news stations don’t give them enough exposure. When you watch the news you hear about the UNM Lobos all the time, but hardly hear anything about the Mustangs. If you are lucky you hear the score announced, that’s it. Why are there cameras at the high school football games to show clips during the newscast, but you never see anything for the Mustangs? Come on guys, let’s show our local team some support!