The New Mexico Scorpions were a Central Hockey League (CHL) team located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The team was established in 1996 as a part of the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL). In 2001, the WPHL merged with the CHL. In July 2009, the Scorpions ceased operations.
For more information on this former CHL team see its Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_Scorpions