Quote of the Day

“Always be on the lookout to get better. When you’re around high level coaches or leaders take advantage it. Every summer I look forward to having lunch with a high level casino/hotel operator in Las Vegas. He talks a lot about building leaders. I have learned a lot from him. Take advantage of books and seminars on leadership. I don’t think you can ever learn too much about leadership.”

— Bliss Littler, head coach NAHL Wenatchee Wild whose skaters include Brendan Harris and Ryan Chiasson of Las Vegas

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2014-15

Goal scorer Adam Naglich of Las Vegas with the Vienna Capitals in Italy

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2014-15 Las Vegas Players Away From Home Scoring Leaders

NHL

23 – JASON ZUCKER, MINNESOTA WILD 18/5

PRO

45- CHRIS FRANCIS, ECHL ALASKA ACES 18/27

23- CODY MILLIGAN, DAYTON DEMONZ 10/13

15- BRYCE REDDICK, BREST, FRANCE 3/12

8- ADAM NAGLICH, VIENNA CAPITALS 5/3

5- ZACH ZAMORA, DANVILLE DASHERS 0/5

2- MEGAN MYERS, BOSTON BLADES 0/2

1- CONNOR HANEY, DANVILLE DASHERS 1/0

COLLEGE

20 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, ST. SCHOLASTICA 11/9

20 – MIKE TRIMBOLI, UTAH STATE 4/16

17- CORY WARD, BEMIDJI STATE 9/8

17 – TYLER AURICCHIO, BECKER COLLEGE 5/12

13 – CHRIS RIAL, ST. NORBERT COLLEGE 8/5

11 – JOE SULLIVAN, ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 6/5

4- CONNOR NICHOLAS, ST. MARY’S MINNESOTA 0/4

3- KENNY BROOKS, PENN STATE 0/3

3 – MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0/3

2- MIKE CHIASSON, MICHIGAN 1/1

GOALIE

BRITTANY BROOKS, NCAA DIVISON ONE COLGATE RAIDERS

WHL

39- GAGE QUINNEY, KELOWNA ROCKETS 15/24

33- ZACH POCHIRO, PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS 16/17

USHL

11- JOEY RAATS, SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE 1/10

JUNIOR

42- BRENDAN HARRIS, NAHL WENATCHEE WILD 16/26

15- RYAN CHIASSON, NAHL WENATCHEE WILD 8/7

15- JOSEPH KASZUPSKI, NAHL KENAI BROWN BEARS 5/10

13- ADRIAN NICHOLAS, CIHL ESPANOLA RIVERMEN 6/7

8- DANIEL NICHOLAS, CIHL ESPANOLA RIVERMEN 2/6

3- MICHAEL CICHY, WISCONSIN RAPIDS RIVER KINGS 0/3

1- ETHAN MONTOYA, WSHL ONTARIO AVALANCHE 0/1

AAA

55- LANDON QUINNEY, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 16U 26/29

39- VITO CARLO, AAA WEST COAST RENEGADES 16U 18/21

35- ETHAN MONTOYA, AAA ONTARIO AVALANCHE 18U 18/17

8 – DREW SCHILLETTER, AA ARIZONA HOCKEY UNION 18U 1/7

5 – JIMMY SCHILLETTER, AAA PHOENIX JR COYOTES 0/5

Quote of the Day

“WE’VE HAD A LONG UP AND DOWN YEAR. BUT I FIND IT SUCCESSFUL BASED ON MAKING THE PLAYOFFS AND BY HAVING A FEW PLAYERS WITH COLLEGE OFFERS.”

— GABE GAUTHIER, HEAD COACH WSHL LAS VEGAS STORM

//The Storm is preparing for its playoff series against the WSHL Ontario Avalanche at the Center Ice Arena in Ontario, California this weekend.

Brendan Harris Gets #16

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wenatchee, Washington – Brendan Harris of Las Vegas scored his 16th goal and was +1 on the ice for the NAHL Wenatchee Wild who led the Amarillo Bulls 2-1 going into the third period, but then gave up three goals in the third period and lost 4-2 Sunday night at the Town Toyota Center. Ryan Chiasson of Las Vegas was also +1. AAA Las Vegas alum Joey DiBenedetto had an assist for Amarillo. Joey has 6 goals, 15 assists this season. The crowd was 2372.

Sunday – Historic 7 OT Game – Boise State Scores with 0:02.9 Left to Beat Utah State 2-1

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tempe, Arizona – In a historic 7 OT game, Boise State scored on a rebound on the right side and close to the net with 0:02.9 left in the last overtime period to beat Utah State 2-1 in an ACHA D2 Final 4 game today. Boise State advances to the US Nationals. It was a devastating loss for Las Vegas defenseman Mike Trimboli – who blocked a key Boise shot late in the last OT and who had quality late-game play in the OT periods – and the players from Utah State. The two teams were tied 1-1 in regulation, then played in a series of five-minutes OT periods. After the 6th OT, the teams took a break, the Zamboni cleaned the ice at the Oceanside Ice Arena, and the decisive 7th OT got underway.

Northern Arizona Union (NAU) was down 3-0 in its Final 4 game, then rallied to overcome and beat Denver University 7-5 to also advance to the U.S. Nationals.

ACHA D2 WESTERN REGIONALS

FINAL SCORES SATURDAY
GAME 1 – NAU 4, Loyola-Marymount 0
GAME 2 – Boise State 4, Weber State 2
GAME 3 – Denver University 2, Montana Tech 1
GAME 4 – Utah State 3, ASU Pac 8 1

FINAL SCORES SUNDAY
GAME 5 – NAU 7, Denver 5
GAME 6 – Boise State 2, Utah State 1 (7 OTs)

Zach Pochiro 2 Goals and Game-Winning Assist; Gage Quinney #1 Star for Kelowna Rockets; Cory Ward Scores

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kent, Washington – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas had one of his greatest games – 2 powerplay goals and two assists including the game-winning assist in OT tonight for the WHL Prince George Cougars who out-battled the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 before 4055 at the ShoWare Center. This was a rough, physical game with over 30 penalities. Zach has 15 goals, 16 assists for 31 points this season.

Vancouver, BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored his 15th goal, then dealt two assists and was named the #1 Star of the Game in the Kelowna Rockets 4-0 win over the Vancouver Giants before 6544 at the Pacific Coliseum. Gage has 15 goals, 24 assists overall.

Big Rapids, Michigan – Cory Ward’s goal late in the first period help Bemidji State beat Ferris State 2-1 before 2149 at the Ewigleben Ice Arena. It was an important win for Bemidji which is tied for 4th place in its league with Northern Michigan and the right to be on home ice in the first round of the playoffs. It was Cory’s 9th goal this season. Bemidji is 15-14-4 overall but 12-4-4 in its last 20 games. Cory and Bemidji State close out the regular season here Saturday night.

Friday – Kochkarev 2 Goals & a Star; Morgan 1 Goal for WSHL Las Vegas Storm

Friday, February 27, 2015

Fresno – Alkhas Kochkarev scored two goals, Trevin Morgan one for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm in a 7-3 road loss to WSHL division champion Fresno Monsters at the Gateway Ice Arena. Kochkarev scored his 5th, 6th goals while Morgan got his 6th. Patrik Jokela was in the net for Las Vegas. Alkhas, a hard worker on the ice, was selected the #3 Star of the Game. The Storm will play its final regular season game here Saturday evening.

Las Vegas scoring

LVS – Alkhas Kochkarev 5th (Nikita Larinov, Nikita Tsvetov)
LVS – Alkhas Kochkarev 6th
LVS – Trevin Morgan 6th (Jake McKenna, Nathan Fournier)

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Game Preview

Fresno – #1 goalie Patrik Jokela of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm will get the start against the high-powered Fresno Monsters tonight at the Gateway Ice Arena. Fresno is 36-7-1 and a WSHL divison champion.

Las Vegas coach Gabe Gauthier said “…Fresno has a very good team. They have all four lines and their 6 d are solid – just like Long Beach and Ontario but Fresno is much stronger.”

Las Vegas is here without 30-goal scorer Beau Ricketts who is listed as not available and without another top scorer Vincent Dekumbis who is injured. Both will be back when Las Vegas goes into playoff action against the WSHL Ontario Avalanche next weekend.

Chris Rial 2 Goals Helps St. Norbert Win and Advance in NCHA Harris Cup Playoffs

Las Vegas Players in Playoff Hockey

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NCHA Harris Cup – Final Four

#7 Ranked St. Norbert College 3, #15-ranked Milwaukee School of Engineering 1

Cornerstone Community Center, De Pere, Wisconsin

Las Vegas player – Chris Rial, St. Norbert (2 goals, giving him 8 this season)

St. Norbert advances to NCHA gold medal game against Adrian College

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

NCHA Harris Cup – Final Four

#3-ranked Adrian College 4, St. Scholastica 3 OT

Arrington Ice Arena, Adrian, Michigan

Las Vegas player – Derek Sutliffe, St. Scholastica; one assist in this game; season is completed.

 

 

Mike Trimboli and Utah State Jolt ASU Pac 8 3-1 at ACHA D2 Regionals in Tempe, Az

Defenseman Mike Trimboli of Las Vegas and Utah State jolted ASU Pac 8 by 3-1 and move on to the Final 4, taking on Boise State on Sunday. The winner of the game will advance to the US Nationals. Mike has 4 goals, 16 assists this season.

 

ACHA D2 Western Regional

February 28 – March 1, 2015

Oceanside Arena, Tempe, AZ

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FINAL SCORES SATURDAY
GAME 1 – NAU 4, Loyola-Marymount 0
GAME 2 – Boise State 4, Weber State 2
GAME 3 – Denver University 2, Montana Tech 1
GAME 4 – Utah State 3, ASU Pac 8 1

Sunday’s Game lineup
GAME 5 – NAU 7, Denver 4 (late in 3rd period)
GAME 6 @ 1:15PM: Boise State vs Utah State

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