Hunter Barto, Norman Tucker Score for AA Nevada Storm Bantams in 2-0 Win in President’s Day Tournament

Friday, February 12, 2016

Las Vegas – Hunter Barto and Norman Tucker scored for the AA Nevada Storm Bantam team in a 2-0 win over Kent Valley Selects to open the President’s Day Tournament at the Las Vegas Ice Center.  Storm goalie Luke Fundator had 17 saves in the shutout victory.

Las Vegas will next take on the Bakersfield Dragons on Saturday, 3:15 pm

Here Comes Powerful ASU Maroon into Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – One of the greatest teams in the West  – 24-3-1 ASU Maroon – is heading into town to take on the UNLV Rebels in their final game of the regular season on Sunday, February 14 at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive.

It’s a big game for UNLV, 21-7-2, which is ranked #9 in the West. ASU is ranked #5. The final rankings will be announced after this game, then the Top 10 teams will head for the Western Regionals. Those playoff games will be played during the Feb 27-28 weekend.

ASU Maroon is playing regular season games against San Diego State this Friday and Saturday, then will head for Las Vegas. The ASU Maroon-UNLV Rebels game begins 3:30 pm.

Here are ASU Maroon’s last five games:

3-4 to Metro Denver

4-3 over San Diego State

4-3 over San Diego State

4-2 over Long Beach State

3-2 over Cal State Northridge

18 goals/14 against

Here are UNLV’s last five games:

8-5 over Texas A&M

7-5 over UTEP

7-1 over UTEP

9-1 over San Diego State

3-1 over San Diego State

34 goals/13 against

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UNLV’s leading goal scorers – Cody Williams 38, Bryden Marsh 34, Chris Jones 17, Austin Shannon 13, Ethan Montoya 11, Trevor Ruiz 11, Mitchell Province 6, Tyler Wilson 5

THE VEGAS FIVE

Here are the top scorers among Las Vegas skaters who are away from home

THE VEGAS FIVE

GAGE QUINNEY

Points – Goals/Assists

65 – TAYLOR KNIGHT, RMJHL ASPEN LEAFS 23 goals, 42 assists

48 – HAYDEN KNIGHT, RMJHL ASPEN LEAFS 18/30

46 – BRENDAN HARRIS, BCHL WENATCHEE WILD 11/35

43 – GAGE QUINNEY, WHL KAMLOOPS BLAZERS 18/25

27 – CHRIS FRANCIS, SAPA FEHERVAR AV19 – HUNGARY 11/16

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25 – BRYCE REDDICK, MANGLERUD-NORWAY 8/17

23 – CODY MILLIGAN, FHL DAYTON DEMOLITION 9/14

23 – MIKE CHIASSON, AMALS SK-SWEDEN 5/18

21 – JOEY RAATS, ARIZONA STATE 3/18

21 – MIKE TRIMBOLI, UTAH STATE 2/19

19 – JOE SULLIVAN, ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 9/10

19 – KENNY BROOKS, PENN STATE 7/12

19 – CONNOR HANEY, SERC FIRE WINGS-GERMANY 3/16

17 – ALEC MONO, EHL NEW JERSEY ROCKETS 4/13

16 – CORY WARD, BEMIDJI STATE 7/9

16 – DYLAN MILLER, AAA CALIFORNIA TITANS 18U 4/12

15ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL QUAD CITY MALLARDS 6/9

14 – CHRIS RIAL, SPHL COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS 8/6

14 – LANDON QUINNEY, WHL MOOSE JAW WARRIORS 3/11

13 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, COLLEGE OF SCHOLASTICA 3/10

12 – MICHAEL CICHY, WISCONSIN RAPIDS RIVERKINGS 8/4

10 – BRENDEN RUSS, NA3HL TWIN CITY STEEL 5/5

7 – SARAH ROBELLO, MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY 5/2

5 – CONNOR NICHOLAS, ST. MARY’S MINNESOTA 3/2

5 – VITO CARLO, AAA WEST COAST RENEGADES-UTAH 2/3

5 – MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY 1/4

4 – MEGAN MYERS, BOSTON BLADES 2/2

4 – ADRIAN NICHOLAS, NOJHL FRENCH RIVER RAPIDS 2/2

4 – RICHARD PREKOP, GMHL SOUTH MUSKATA SHIELD 1/3

2 – DANIEL NICHOLAS, NOJHL ESPANOLA EXPRESS 0/2

2 – SPENCER POSCENTE, WSHL FRESNO MONSTERS 1/1

1 – ROSS MCMULLAN, ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 0/1

1 – ERIC WILLIAMS, SJHL MEVILLE MILLIONAIRES 0/1

1 – ZACH ZAMORA, FHL DANVILLE DASHERS 0/1

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Goalies

Zane Branson, GMHL Orangeville Ice Crushers

Dylan St. Cyr, US National 17u Team

Chase Smith, Philadelphia Jr Flyers

AA Nevada Storm Peewees to Famous Quebec Tournament

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Las Vegas –  Coach Eric Lacroix and the AA Nevada Storm peewee team are heading to Canada today to play in the annual – and famous – Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament. Teams from Canada, all parts of the USA, Europe and other countries will be in action. The Storm will begin play its first game against Italy on Saturday, February 13, 1:45 pm local time. The game will be available to see live at Brooksy’s which is inside of the Las Vegas Ice Center, 9295 West Flamingo Avenue.

 

WSHL STORM TRADES ALL-STAR VINCENT DEKUMBIS TO VALENCIA FLYERS, DEFENSEMAN NATHAN FOURNIER TO ONTARIO AVALANCHE

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – The WSHL Las Vegas Storm, in a pair of staggering moves, have traded All-Star goal scorer and Vegas Hockey ‘Player of the Year’ Vincent Dekumbis and rugged, tough defenseman Nathan Fournier who battled fiercely on the ice in every game he played for the Storm.

Storm GM and head coach Gabe Gauthier made the announcements. He said .. we have made some big moves with our Storm junior team in the most recent hours. We have traded Vincent Dekumbis to the Valencia Flyers for an undisclosed set of terms.

“This will be a huge benefit for Dekumbis. Our team and organization does everything possible to provide players with the best training on and off the ice and to develop them to move on to the next level. By going to Valencia Dekumbis will be on the ice with a team that is the top team in the Western Conference and he has a very good chance of going far into the playoffs.

“I am extremely proud of Vincent and the effort and dedication he had in the off season. He has really matured into a top notch athlete who will carry on the Storm tradition. Even though this will have an impact on our current season, this is what is best for Vincent and his future and we were not going to hold him back from success.

Gauthier added “..in addition we have traded 20 year old Nathan Fournier in exchange for a 6’3” defenseman from Finland and a 97’ 6’4” American goalie from an 18 AAA program.

“This was very tough trade to make as Nathan has been a leader on and off the ice for the Storm and was an intimidating force on the ice. Fournier is a native of Rancho Cucamonga CA which is in the backyard for the Ontario Avalanche, and this move was an opportunity for his parents to see him finish his Jr hockey career playing very close to home. And Nathan has a chance to go far into the playoffs.

“Chris Shaw (Ontario head coach) and I went back and forth for a few hours making this happen for Fournier and both organizations.

“It was a pleasure to coach Fournier for his two seasons in Las Vegas. He has a very good heart and a passion for the game. He was a player who never missed a day training in the gym. He was also the type of player who would do anything for his teammates on and off the ice.

“I know he will have huge success and I wish him the best.”

BREAKING NEWS – NEVADA STORM RELAUNCHING TIER 1 AAA 16U HOCKEY IN 2016-17 – MICAH SANFORD, ERIC LACROIX WILL COACH

Nevada Storm Announces U16 AAA

Las Vegas – The Nevada Storm is proud to announce the return of Tier 1 hockey to Nevada for the 2016-17 season fielding a U16 AAA team to compete with other Elite organizations throughout the US and Canada. It has been over 3 years since Las Vegas has produced a Tier 1 team, but that is all about to change with Eric Lacroix (10 seasons in NHL) and Micah Sanford (BCHL/NCAA) heading up the AAA program. The new team will practice and play home games at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue.

The Storm will implement a program that exceeds USA Hockey Tier I standards for ice time and off ice training along with a quality billeting program as well as a Unique Hockey Academy for virtual students

Hockey Director and Coach in Chief, Gabe Gauthier, is excited about the transition “The program that Eric Lacroix and Micah Sanford are putting together is going to be on the level with the best programs in the country while keeping the cost as reasonable as possible. I cannot say enough about the potential of this program with these two at the helm and with the backing of rink ownership we will have as much on ice training as any program in the country.”

After playing 10 years in the NHL and another 10 seasons in the Colorado Avalanche front office, working as an NHL Scout and owning a CHL team, Lacroix is excited about the opportunity to give back “This is a unique opportunity to build an amazing program. Las Vegas is ready for elite youth hockey. We have the talent, the facilities and the backing to take this to another level. The interest in Hockey in Las Vegas is at an all-time high. Now with the NHL seriously considering us for expansion and the growth of the sport on the west coast the time is right for this step.”

Coach Sanford was already a part of Elite Tier I hockey in Las Vegas and has been instrumental in the resurgence. “It is exciting to see to the Las Vegas hockey community coming together and taking this huge step forward. I look forward to developing these kids and sending them on to play juniors and beyond.”

Hockey Director for the Nevada Storm and Head Coach of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm, Gabe Gauthier is not surprised with the transition and enormous growth within the program since he took over in the spring of 2014. “There are lots of talented and hardworking players here in Las Vegas. It has been a matter of getting them all together to achieve a common goal. The facility is amazing and the rink is buzzing with excitement, it’s the right time to make this jump to the next level,” stated Gauthier

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The #1 most-read story for the second straight day is Nevada Storm’s decision to launch a new Tier 1 AAA 16u program for 2016-17 season at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

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

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