UNLV Rebels Coach Anthony Greener: “We Need To Out-Work Midland All Game Long”

UPCOMING GAMES

Friday Game Preview

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said he and his staff watched a lot of film on invading Midland University Warriors of Nebraska who are in town Friday and Saturday nights at the City National Arena. UNLV is going into the weekend with an 8-1 record and a #10 national ranking in ACHA D1. Midland is 5-2-0 with wins over Colorado State, Colorado, Northern Illinois and Maryville.

“We watched a lot of video on Midland,” Greener said. “They are really a big team and they use their size well. We are going to have to use our speed, stay wide, take it to the net.

“We will need to win the special team battles and we definitely need to out-work them the entire game,” Greener said.

Game times are 7 pm on Friday and Saturday.

UNLV’s top line will be:

Kirk Underwood

Jayson Dimizio

Paxton Malone

Freshman goalie Dorian Laganiere will get the start Friday night for UNLV.

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ACHA D1 Midland University’s Game Log

2-1 over Colorado State

8-4 over Colorado

4-3 over Colorado

7-1 over Northern Illinois

1-3 to Northern Illinois

1-2 to Maryville

5-2 over Maryville

28 goals/15 against

Breaking News – UNLV Rebels Now #10 in New ACHA D1 Rankings

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – The UNLV Rebels went up two spots – from #12 to #10 – in the new ACHA D1 rankings released today. UNLV, coached by Anthony Greener,  is 8-1-0 this season

ACHA D1

#1 Adrian

#2 Minot State

#3 Lindenwood

#4 Michigan-Dearborn

#5 Liberty

#6 Ohio

#7 Iowa Stat

#8 Illinois

#9 Central Oklahoma

#10 UNLV Rebels

#11 Davenport

#12 Arizona

#13 Stony Brook

#14 Oklahoma

#15 Jamestown

#16 Missouri State

#17 Robert Morris Illinois

#18 Indiana Tech

Big Game Weekend

Big Game Weekend

ACHA D1

Friday, October 18, 2019

UNLV Rebels vs Midland Warriors, Nebraska

//Midland 5-2-0 with wins over Colorado, Colorado State

7 pm

City National Arena

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WSHL 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Las Vegas Thunderbirds at Ontario Avalanche (first road game)

//Ontario unbeaten in their home games

8:30 pm

Anaheim Ice

 

Pokey Reddick’s Faith Lutheran Crusaders High School Team Home Opener on Friday, November 1, City National Arena

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – The Pokey Reddick-coached Faith Lutheran Crusaders High School ice hockey team will take on Brophy Prep – historically a very strong team from Phoenix – in their home opener Friday, November 1 at City National Arena.  Last season Faith Lutheran drew sellout crowds at City National. Earlier Faith Lutheran opened this season on the road losing 7-4, 5-2, then staggered and beat the Uintah Utes – a strong D1 high school team – by 10-0. 

Coach Pokey said this year’s Faith Lutheran team is much deeper, more faster.

Faceoff for Faith Lutheran’s November 1 home opening game will be 7 pm.

Craig Thornton is the manager of Faith Lutheran’s hockey operations.

Gold!!! Coach Wally LaCroix’ AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u Win Gold Medal at Jr Predators Tournament in Nashville

Monday, October 20, 2019

Nashville – The AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u – defending national champions – went unbeaten to win the gold medal here at the 2019 Jr Predators Tier 11/AA Tournanment. The Jr Golden Knights got awesome goaltending from Zack Ortolano and Colton Miller.

“Total team effort,” coach Lacroix said. “We did have big goals but you cannot give just six goals in five games without it being a total team effort. Zach and Colton played great but once again the defense in front of them was solid.”

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

Vegas Jr Golden Knights 1, Jr Predators 1

LV goal – Heath Mensch from Anthony Jurcic

LV goalie – Zack Ortolano

Vegas Jr Golden Knights 1, Jr Coyotes 1

LV goal – Micah Williamson from Ian Williams

LV goalie – Zack Ortolano

Vegas Jr Golden Knights 8, San Jose Sharks 2

LV goal – Heath Mensch from Matt Lackas, Caden Berninger

LV goal – John Sinagra from Harris Whissel, Chase McCrossan

LV goal – Anthony Jurcic from Heath Mensch

LV goal – Ian Williams from Tony Mazza, Bill Jacob

LV goal – Caden Berninger from Anthony Jurcic, Heath Mensch

LV goal – Anthony Jurcic from Heath Mensch

LV goal – Tony Mazza from Zack Ortolano, Bill Jacob

LV goal – Harris Whissel from Chase McCrossan, Kenny Curtis

LV goalie – Colton Miller

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FINAL FOUR

Vegas Jr Golden Knights 3, Jr Coyotes 2

LV goal – Tony Mazza from Caden Berninger, Ian Williams

LV goal – John Purdy unassisted

LV goal – Heath Mensch unassisted

LV goalie – Zack Ortolano

Gold Medal Game

Vegas Jr Golden Knights 3, Jr Predators 0

LV goal – Anthony Jurcic from Micah Williamson

LV goal – Heath Mensch from Anthony Jurcic

LV goal – Anthony Jurcic from Micah Williamson

LV goalie – Zack Ortolano

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AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS BANTAMS GET THE SILVER IN NASHVILLE

Nashville – “We’ve made a lot of great improvement since game one while getting to the gold medal game here this weekend,” said coach Matt Johnson of the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u team. “Our boys are really buying in and competing to the best of their abilities.”

Vegas goalies here were Jon NG and Max Madison.

Vegas goal scorers were ….

Andrew Crawford

Josh Hinkle

Tyler Jordan

Kaden Mulcahy

Keenan Morse

Ryan Pavlinsky

Caden Ross 

Christian Yepes

Las Vegas Weekend Goal Scorers – October 11-13, 2019

Here are the Las Vegas weekend goal scores – October 11-13, 2019

Goals

4 – Anthony Jurcic, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

4 – Paxton Malone, UNLV

4 – Heath Mensch, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

3 – Hunter Muzzillo, UNLV

3 – Emil Svartbro, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

3 – Owen Webster, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

2 – Tony Mazza, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

2 – Austin Moline, AAA LA Jr Kings team 2005

1 – Caden Berninger, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Jake Berry, UNLV 

1 – Andrew Crawford, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Nick Flanders, UNLV

1 – Josh Hinkle, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – D’Andre John, UNLV

1 – Tyler Jordan, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Aidan McNabb, USPHL Carolina Jr Hurricanes

1 – Gunner Moore, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals

1 – Kaden Mulcahy, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Ross Pavilinsky, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves

1 – Sean Plonski, UNLV

1 – John Purdy, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Caden Ross, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Kane Toriumi, UNLV

1 – Joe Terrana, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

1 – Angelos Tsalafos, UNLV

1 – Jared Turcotte, UNLV

1 – Kirk Underwood, UNLV

1 – Tomas Urbanec, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

1 -Christian Yepes, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Harris Whissel, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Eric Williams, UNLV

1 – Ian Williams, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Micah Williamson, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

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