Gage Quinney and WHL Kelowna Rockets Advance

Friday, April 17, 2015 Kelowna BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the WHL Kelowna Rockets broke open a very tight game to win 7-3 and eliminate the Victoria Royals before 5228 at the Prospera Place.  Kelowna won the Best of Seven, 4-1, to advance to the next round. In playoff games Gage overall has 4 goals, 3 assists for 7 points to lead all Las Vegas players away from home.

Wenatchee, Washington – The season came to a close for Brendan Harris and Ryan Chiasson of Las Vegas and the NAHL Wenatchee Wild who were eliminated from the playoffs tonight. The Lone Star Brahamas beat Wenatchee 3-1 to win the Best of Five 3-0. Earlier Lone Star won games by 2-1 OT and 2-1. Brendan dealt an assist for Wenatchee’s only goal tonight

Sioux City, Iowa – Joey Raats of Las Vegas and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede broke to a three goal lead and beat the Sioux City Musketeers 4-1 before 2585 at the Tyson Events Center. Joey was +1 on the ice tonight. It was a big road win for the Sioux Falls Stampede who lead the Best of Five, 2-1. Game Four will be on the Sioux Falls Stampede home ice on Sunday.

ZACH POCHIRO TO AHL CHICAGO WOLVES

Thursday, April 26, 2015

Chicago – Zach Pochiro, who just finished an awesome season with the WHL Prince George Cougars, of Las Vegas has been assigned by the NHL St Louis Blues to the AHL Chicago Wolves.  Chicago, 39-27-0, has two regular season games to play against Milwaukee and Toronto and then will go into the AHL playoffs.

The Wolves roster includes 32-goal scorer Shane Harper of Valencia, Ca. and former ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers goal scorer Adam Cracknell. The Wolves are on a 8-2-0 run in their last 10 games.

JASON ZUCKER QUICK STRIKE GOES IN – SCORES PLAYOFF GOAL 1ST PERIOD VS ST LOUIS BLUES

Thursday, April 16, 2015

St. Louis – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas scored 2:27 into the game to give the NHL Minnesota Wild a quick strike of a goal against the St. Louis Blues in the opening game of a Best of Seven. Jason took a hard angle shot, got the rebound and wrapped in a close range goal.

Minnesota scored early in the second period to take a 2-0 lead – then Minnesota led 2-1, 3-1, 3-2 and won the game 4-2.

Game Two will be here in St. Louis on Saturday.

Joey Raats Update

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sioux City, Iowa –  Joey Raats of Las Vegas and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede took a one goal lead into the third period, then the hometown Sioux City Musketeers scored three times to win 4-2 before 1825 at the Tyson Events Center. It was a tight early, then the game took a twist with hard, physical play near the end of the second period. The Best of Five is now tied 1-1. Game Three is here Friday night.

Thursday Playoff Action – Jason Zucker in St Louis

Thursday, April 16, 2015

St. Louis – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas will skate on the top line for the NHL Minnesota Wild who open a Best of Seven tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Jason, at left wing, will skate with center Mikko Koivu and right ring Chris Stewart. Jason had a career-best 21 goals, 5 assists during the regular season. Michael Russo, the beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, refers to Jason as the ‘Wild speedster.

Sioux City, Iowa – Joey Ratts of Las Vegas and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede head here tonight for Game Two of a Best of Five series vs the Sioux City Musketeers. Joey and the Sioux Falls Stampede have a 1-0 lead in the playoff series.

Gage Quinney OT Update

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Victoria BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the WHL Kelowna Rockets led by two goals late, then the Victoria Royals rallied for two goals in regulation followed by a dramatic goal in OT to win 5-4 before 4909 at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena. The Kelowna Rockets had leads of 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 before the game swung around to the Royals. Gage had one assist, giving him 4 goals, 3 assists in 8 playoff games. Kelowna leads 3-1 in this Best of Seven. Game Five is at Kelowna on Friday night.

Gage Quinney Scores 4th Straight Time for WHL Kelowna Rockets in a Playoff Game

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Victoria BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored in his 4th straight playoff game to help the WHL Kelowna Rockets jolt the Victoria Royals 4-2 at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena. The crowd was 5517. Gage has 4 goals, 2 assists in playoff games. Overall this season he has 20 goals, 32 assists. The Kelowna Rockets, who had a short-handed goal and two powerplay goals in this game, now lead the Best of Seven 3-0. Game Four is in Victoria on Wednesday night.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Joey Raats of Las Vegas had an assist and was +2 on the ice for the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede in a 5-1 win over #1 division seed Sioux City Musketeers before a big crowd of 4665 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. This is the first game of a Best of Five.

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Playoff Action Tuesday Night

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two Las Vegas skaters are in big playoff games tonight:

WHL

Gage Quinney of the WHL Kelowna Rockets goes into Game 3 of a Best of Seven series on the road against the Victoria Royals. Kelowna leads the series 2-0. Gage has scored in his last three playoff games. Victoria is coming off of a tough, physical series against Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and the WHL Prince George Cougars.

USHL

Joey Raats and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede open a Best of Five series on home ice, taking on the Sioux City Musketeers.

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