Rob Pallin Update

Thursday, July 30

Las Vegas – Seven-time Vegas Hockey Coach of the Year Rob Pallin is on his way to Hungary. Rob, head coach of Sapa Fehervar AV-19, had hockey bags full of gear when he boarded a flight early Thursday morning. With two connections – the first in Chicago – the trip will go about 14 hours.  Las Vegas goal scorer Chris Francis of Las Vegas will departing to Hungary tomorrow. This will be the first season of international pro hockey for Chris who will skate for Sapa Fehervar AV-19.  Pallin said Chris “…worked very hard during workouts at the SoBe Ice Arena this summer.”

Las Vegas Flames Hockey Fundraiser on Saturday

LV Flames Fundraiser

All Friends, family and supporters of the Las Vegas Flames are invited to participate in a fundraising event on;

 Saturday, August, 1st, 2015

Hash House a Go-Go

Everyone is invited to Hash House A GO GO

located at 6800 W Sahara Blvd Las Vegas NV 89146.

On Sahara just east of Rainbow, come in for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

On this day 25% of purchases accompanied with the flyer is donated to the Las Vegas Flames

(click on link below for flyer)
 Hash House Flyer

Trending on Thursday

Here are the leading searches and views for Thursday, July 30, 2015

#1 ADAM NAGLICH RETIRING; #2 WSHL LAS VEGAS STORM; #3 JASON ZUCKER; #4 CONNOR HANEY THE FIRE IS STILL LIT; #5 ROB PALLIN: MY EARLY YEARS AS COACH OF LAS VEGAS MUSTANGS; #6 VITO CARLO; #7 NHL – BIDS ACCEPTED FOR LAS VEGAS AND QUEBEC CITY – SEATTLE OUT; #8 CHRIS FRANCIS; #9 UNLV REBELS HOCKEY; #10 BRYCE REDDICK; #11 MEGAN MYERS; #12 LAS VEGAS FLAMES; #13 BEAU MCCUE; #14 FOR CHASE SMITH AND THE YUMA BLAZE IT’S MORE THAN JUST A GAME

Today’s readers are from all parts of the USA, Canada, Austria and Hungary

Michael and John Paul McNicholas Updates

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Special to Vegashockey.net

Redondo Beach, Ca. –  Michael McNicolas, who played youth hockey in Las Vegas and is now a sophomore goal scorer at New Hampshire University, is training daily with Chad Moreau doing strength work at a gym and cardio on a field. Michael, 21, is skating five times a week. He returns to NHU on August 18.

Michael’s older brother John Paul McNicholas, 25, is working at the Park City Ski Resort. He is not skating at this time.

Tyler Maxwell, a 24-goal scorer for the ECHL Stockton Thunder last winter, is in LA doing skills and drills three times a week on the ice. This week Tyler is competing in an exhibition series with local players including Jonathan Blum, Darren Nowick, Sean O’Roarke and Max Becker against the University of Korea.

Breakfast With Las Vegas Coach Rob Pallin

Monday, July 27, 2015

It won’t be long now. Recruiting time is over for coach Rob Pallin. He is about to pack up the luggage and take a flight Thursday from home here in Las Vegas to rejoin his team, Sapa Fehervar AV-19 in Hungary. This will be coach Rob’s second season as head coach. At 7 am on a warm morning today, we met coach Rob at Starbucks over on Town Center Drive in Las Vegas.  He ordered his usual, a latte grande in a paper cup. He wore a light blue Toronto Maple Leafs cap, custom sunglasses were clipped to the front of his shirt and an Ipad was at his side.

By Lee Samuels

Since last season coach Rob Pallin has been on the hunt for players, first the defensemen who were high on his priority checklist, then the goal scorers like Chris Francis of Las Vegas who will be off to Hungary to join Sapa Fehervar AV-19 on Friday.

“We’ve got the players we were looking for,” said Rob, whose team won 31 times and qualified for the playoffs. This year, he said, the team goal is to go much deeper in the playoffs.

Here are some of the key new players for Sapa Fehervar AV-19 starting with the heart of the team, the defensemen:

Defensemen

Aaron Brocklehurst

//Aaron was on same junior club with Las Vegas goal scorers Josh Jasek, Adam Naglich and defenseman Justin Johnson with the BCHL Victoria Salsa in 2003-4. Aaron played 4 seasons for St. Cloud State, 3 seasons in Finnish Elite League, 3 seasons in German Elite League.

Ryan Martinelli

//Ryan is 6’5,” 225 and is from London, Ontario, Canada.

Kevin Wehrs

//Played at University of Minnesota

Forwards

//Frank Banham, NHL draft pick of the Washington Capitals

//Judd Blackwater, 35 goals with ECHL Ontario Reign last winter.

// Brendan Connolly, 53 goals last two seasons with ECHL Alaska Aces

// Chris Francis, one of the all-time goal scorers from Las Vegas. Chris was a star players for the WHL Portland Winterhawks, skated 4 seasons with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers and last season had 26 goals for the ECHL Alaska Aces.

//Andrew Sarauer, a ‘6 4″ forward who can move, best remembered for his explosive play with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers. Andrew was drafted by the NHL Vancouver Canucks. He has played the last two seasons in Austria.

All are heading to join coach Rob in Hungary.

Rob is on a Luftstanza flight  on Thursday – 7 am to Chicago, connects to Frankfurt, then goes to Budapest.

Rob took a sip of of the good stuff, Starbucks.

“We have a big, big sheet of ice at our home arena which is why we need great skaters,” he said. “We have about 800 seats but we average 5000 or so fans for a home game. The fans get excited, stand and wave flags and are right on top of the ice. It’s a something to see and experience.

He paused, then finished off the latte.

“Can’t wait to get there, actually,” he said.

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Rob and the club will gear up and practice for about ten days, then head for a series of games in Slovakia in mid August.

Rob Pallin Update

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Las Vegas – The clock is ticking and Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin is about to return to Hungary to coach Sapa Fehervar AV19 this season. Coach Rob will depart Thursday, July 30.  Las Vegas goal scorer Chris Francis, who will skate for Sapa Fehervar AV19 this season, will board a flight on Friday, July 31.

“We will have about a week and a half of time with our team on our home ice, then we go to Slovakia for our first set of games in mid August,” Rob said.

Micah: “We’re Not Teenagers Anymore”

Friday, July 24, 2015

By Lee Samuels

A few years ago at the rinkboards we were speaking to Micah Sanford, the Las Vegas scoreking, who reminded us “…we’re not teenagers anymore.” Micah, who plays in NARCh Pro roller, is primarily a coach now with Las Vegas Storm youth teams at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Micah is 33.

Jason Zucker, the greatest player from Las Vegas, is 23 with his best years ahead for the NHL Minnesota Wild.

Let’s take a look and see what are the ages of Las Vegas ice and roller players

33 – Micah Sanford

31 – Paul Lowden, Adam Naglich

30 – Jason Allen, Jeff Hajner, Josh Jasek, Justin Johnson

29 – Eddie Del Grosso, Eddie Samuels, Chris Simons

28 – Evan Zucker

27 – Shaun Stackhouse, Joe Trimboli

26 – Corbin Brown, Chris Francis, Ryan Townsend, Alex Winnik

25 – Steven Bolten, John Paul McNicholas, Bryce Reddick, Adam Zucker

24 – Axle Anderton, Vincent Ciaglo, Chris Rial, Ryan Rivera

23 – Kenny Brooks, Connor Haney, Ross McMullen, Megan Myers, Anthony Robone, Derek Sutliffe, Andrew Tamura, Cody Williams, Jason Zucker

22 – Brady Burns, Connor Nicholas, Mike Trimboli, Zach Zamora, Sonny Zuloaga

21 – Drew Bryan, Erik Fischer, Michael McNicholas, Cody Milligan, Zach Pochiro, Beau Ricketts, Joe Sullivan, Cory Ward

20 – Daniel Nicholas, Hamilton Whyte

19 – Brendan Harris, Gage Quinney, Alec Mono, Ethan Montoya, Richard Prekop, Joey Raats

18 – Hayden Knight, Dylan Miller, Spencer Poscente

17 – Michael Cichy, Vito Carlo, Cole Fundator, Adrian Nicholas, Landon Quinney, Jake McKenna, Jimmy Samuels, Kimmie Zucker

14 – Cameron Zucker

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2015-16 Season

 

Jason Zucker’s very first goal in the NHL
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2015-16 LAS VEGAS PLAYERS AWAY FROM HOME

NHL

Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild

AHL

Zach Pochiro, Chicago Wolves

PRO

Chris Francis, Sapa Fehervar AV19, Hungary

Bryce Reddick, Manglerud Star, Norway

NCAA

Kenny Brooks, Penn State

Michael McNicholas, New Hampshire

Connor Nicholas, St. Mary’s University

Joey Raats, Arizona State

Joe Sullivan, St. Lawrence University

Derek Sutliffe, St. Scholastica

Cory Ward, Bemidji State

ACHA

Mike Trimboli, Utah State

WHL

Gage Quinney, Kelowna Rockets

BCHL

Brendan Harris, Wenatchee Wild

Brenden Russ, Langley Rivermen

Junior

Michael Cichy, Wisconsin Rapids River Kings

Adrian Nicholas, NOJHL Espanola Express

Daniel Nicholas, NOJHL Espanola Express

Chase Smith, Philadelphia Jr Flyers

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