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Welcome to Santa Fe Hockey Association, the home to the Santa Fe Capitals


April 18, 2024

Santa Fe Hockey realized another successful season with our 2023-2024 program. Player enrollment was up thirty percent over the previous season and we fielded competitive teams in all age groups. We maintained a dedicated and hard-working group of volunteer Coaches, Team Managers and Parent Volunteers. Our Board made substantial progress on the Association Goals that were laid out at the start of the season. Under the leadership of Sarah (Japa) Wrenn-Weaver, a successful fundraising program was launched that will provide funding for scholarships, team supplies and allow our program to maintain competitive participation fees for all of our players. Katy Fitzgerald once again did an outstanding job in scheduling ice and games for all of our teams under frequently challenging circumstances. Slack was adopted as the primary communications tool for Association officials and the Association received unlimited free Google Drive storage through the efforts of John Utsey. Our community outreach efforts and social media presence were significantly enhanced thanks to the work of Dawn Kaufman. Policies and Procedures were updated to ensure compliance with USA Hockey requirements. All of these accomplishments could not have occurred without the selfless dedication, commitment and hard-work of all of our Board members and volunteers.

As we reflect on our previous accomplishments, it is important to recognize areas for continued improvement. The Board is already actively engaged in planning for the upcoming season and developing revised goals for the Association. The amount of work to successfully launch a new season is significant. Our efforts will focus on player and coach recruitment and development, continuing to enhance internal and external communications, expanding our fundraising efforts, growing our volunteer base and maintaining compliance with the increasingly complex myriad of rules and regulations that we are required to follow.

Santa Fe Hockey cannot continue to thrive and grow without a dedicated group of volunteers at all levels. As an all volunteer organization, volunteers are our lifeblood. Over the past several years, a core group of volunteer board members and coaches have worked tirelessly to maintain our program.

To ensure the long-term success of Santa Fe Hockey, it is absolutely vital that we expand our volunteer base, particularly from the younger age groups. Volunteers are needed to serve on our board and as board committee members. Several of our most dedicated and hard-working board members are approaching the end of their service to Santa Fe Hockey as their children age out of our program. It is vital that we expand our volunteer base, fill open board and committee seats and groom the future leadership of our Association. Please consider joining our volunteer ranks. The rewards and personal satisfaction obtained from supporting our program are worth the effort!

The Volunteer Interest Form is located on our website under the Forms section which can be accessed from the Association Home Page.

On behalf of the entire Board, a heartfelt thanks for your interest in participation in Santa Fe Hockey.

Bearclaw Shipe


News From the Rink


By BJS 04/03/2024, 9:00am MDT

UPDATE: For the first Sunday, 4/7/2024 times are moved up 30 minutes.  8:30AM for littles, 9:45 for High School and 14U


Spring Pond Hockey will start Sunday, April 7th and run through

May 12 at the Chavez Center.

U6 through U12 will skate at 9:00 am.

U14 and High School will skate at 10:15 am.

The  fee for all six sessions is $120.  Drop Ins are welcome at each session at $30/session.

A current USA Registration is required participate.  (If a player was registered for the 2023-2024 season, this registration is valid.)

Registration Form is available at:



Land of Enchantment Hockey Annual Meeting

By BJS 04/03/2024, 8:15am MDT

LOEAHA Annual Meeting 

The Land Of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association (LOEAHA) the USA Hockey Affiliate for the state of New Mexico announces it will be conducting an Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting will be held in a Classroom at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.

Address: 3221 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Date:  Sunday May 5, 2024
Time:  9:00AM to 12:00

The Executive Committee positions of President and Secretary will be open for election.

Positions and Duties and Responsibilities copied from LOEAHA bylaws dated April 16, 2023:


PRESIDENT. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board. The President shall make an annual report on LOEAHA activities to its membership at the Annual Meeting. The President shall represent LOEAHA at all meetings (or shall appoint someone to serve in his/her place) at affiliated or unaffiliated hockey organizations. The President shall be empowered to do all things necessary to accomplish the orderly operation of LOEAHA between Board meetings, subject to approval at the next Board meeting. The President or his/her designee shall be the representative of LOEAHA and shall have the authority to cast votes for which LOEAHA is entitled, at all Rocky Mountain District and USA Hockey meetings. In LOEAHA matters that only require a majority, the President shall vote only in the event of a tie. In all other LOEAHA matters which require more than a majority of those voting, the President shall have a vote. The President shall vote in the election of all Officers.


SECRETARY. The Secretary is responsible for providing notice of and a formal agenda for all official meetings, as directed by the President, and maintaining minutes of all official meetings.


1) To be eligible for election as President or Vice-President for the Board, an individual must have a minimum of one (1) year experience on a USA Hockey or LOEAHA Board.

2) The President shall not be a voting member of any board of directors of a Member Association.

3) The Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall not hold a similar board position within any other Member Association or registered Affiliate of USA Hockey.

4) To be eligible for election as Treasurer, an individual must have a general knowledge of bookkeeping best practices and understand sound financial controls and financial records retention laws.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Nominations and biographies for open positions of the Executive Committee must be received by the Nominating Committee twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Candidates may run for a stated position up for election, subject to eligibility requirements for positions. Once the nominations have been submitted, the ballot will be closed and only those names will be included on the Annual Meeting Agenda.

Nominations must be received by April 14, 2024.

Email completed “Interest in a Board Position Form” to:

Nominating Committee Chair, B.J. Shipe, email:

LOEAHA Secretary, Kimberly Velarde, email:

The Interest in a Board Position Form is available on the LOEAHA website:


By Your Hard Working Board and Coaching Staff 03/27/2024, 12:00pm MDT

It's Almost Time for Spring Hockey

Time for Spring Hockey!

Registration Forms for Spring Hockey will be available shortly.  Program will  run until Mid-May.

Stay tuned for exciting details......


Forms and Documents

SFHA Policies, Procedures and Forms are located here.



Welcome to the Santa Fe Hockey Association, the home of the Santa Fe Capitals, where we continue to support the mission to grow hockey in the Southwest by providing opportunities for girls and boys of the Santa Fe community to succeed both on and off the ice. Here at Santa Fe Hockey Association, we are committed to fulfilling the three promises of youth hockey:

Promise of Fun
Promise of Guidance
Promise of Achievement

Do you want to maximize your ice time, improve your game, and help us make a difference? We are here to help you achieve your goals. We are introducing Life Skills Development, a pilot initiative with a promise to develop life skills that build a foundation for a child's confidence, pride, focus, and responsibility.  Learn more here.

Ready to elevate your game with private and semi-private instruction? SFHA is pleased to introduce "on-demand" coaching sessions with coach Lisa and coach Sage. Learn more here.

Go Capitals!

The following Spread sheet is the GCCC schedule. You can find Stick and Puck times as well as open skate sessions.


SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – After COVID dwindled the number of youth hockey players in Santa Fe, coaches are trying new methods to build the youth programs back up. Blades on fresh ice and the puck gliding away as kids chase after it was much-awaited sights in the rink for coaches and families, alike. Watch the full story here.

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