THE VEGAS FIVE

THE VEGAS FIVE

PRO, NCAA, WHL, ACHA, JUNIOR HOCKEY

Goals

18 – CHRIS FRANCIS, SALLE BULLS HALLE, GERMANY3

15 – BRENDEN FEHLIG, NA3HL COULEE REGION CHILL – WISCONSIN

15 – GUNNER MOORE, NAHL ODESSEA JACKALOPES

15 – ASH PRINTZEN, MEIJER WESTERN MICHIGAN GIRLS 19U

14 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, SPHL EVANSVILLE THUNDERBOLTS

AAA/AA/High School

Goals

33 – FUZZY ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

33 – MATTHEW GROSS, AAA PHOENIX JR COYOTES 16U

17 – AUSTIN MOLINE, AAA L.A. JR KINGS 2005

15 – TRISTAN TOTH, VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

11 – CHAYSE LAURIE, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

10 – JACK LACKAS, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

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Erik Atchison Gets #6 for WHL Spokane Chiefs Before 8035; Fuzzy Atchison Has Five-Goal Weekend – Including 2 OT Game-Winners – with AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u

Special to Vegas Hockey

Erik Atchison of Las Vegas scored his 6th goal of the season for the WHL Spokane Chiefs in a 6-2 win the Regina Pats on Military Appreciation Night at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The crowd was a big one – 8035.

Erik’s younger hockey brother Fuzzy Atchison had a five-goal weekend  – including 2 OT game winners – for the AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u.  Fuzzy had three goals against the Colorado Rampage, then an OT game-winner vs AA Arizona Jr Coyotes 05 and an OT game-winner vs the AA Valencia Flyers 05.

Fuzzy’s 33 goals this season are the most by any Las Vegas player away from home this season.

UNLV Rebels vs Utah University This Weekend in Salt Lake City

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Salt Lake City – The Anthony Greener-coached #18-ranked UNLV Rebels will take on Utah University here Friday, Saturday nights at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex. The Utah team includes goal scorer Joe DiBenedetto, born in Anchorage, and who played three seasons on AAA Las Vegas Storm tier hockey teams at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Joe has 6 goals, 6 assists this season for Utah University.

Utah’s Last Five Games

6-3 over D2 BYU

2-4 to D2 Utah State

5-4 over D2 Utah State

0-5 to Jamestown

0-2 to Jamestown

The two UNLV vs Utah games each have an 8 pm start time this weekend.

 

 

 

Flashback Story – 18 Seasons Ago – AAA San Jose Sharks 18u Invade Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena in Las Vegas

This is a Flashback Story...

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November 16-17, 2002

Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena

AAA SAN JOSE JR SHARKS 18U INVADE SANTA FE STATIONS ICE ARENA

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – One of Las Vegas’ most fierce rivals, the AAA San Jose Jr Sharks 18u, are on the ice here in town this weekend. The Sharks are coached by Brandy Semchuk, a 1990 draft pick of the NHL Los Angeles Kings.

Semchuk, from Calgary, has put together powerful, hard-skating midget-level teams in San Jose. This season the Sharks are off to a solid 10-5-3 start including 9-1, 7-2 wins over the Oakland Bears last weekend.

In September, the AAA Las Vegas Outlaws took on San Jose and blasted to a 4-1 lead. The Sharks rallied to tie and Las Vegas scored with 1:16 left to win 5-4. It was a very important game, the first round of the famous Washington Totems Tournament in Seattle.

Las Vegas, 19-6-4 and ranked #18 in the nation by Midgetaaa.com, is coached by Rob Pallin of Minnesota. He is in this third season and Las Vegas is coming off a 60-11-3 season which included a AA 18u Pacific Regional gold medal and a 3-1-0 record at the U.S. Nationals.

Last winter, Las Vegas smashed 30 team records.

Tonight’s Official Lineup card

AAA LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS

Head Coach Rob Pallin

#4 – Josh Shiode

#5 – Justin Johnson

#6 – David Lewandowski

#7 – Scott Chisholm – tough enforcer from Utah

#8 – Nate Rein

#9 – Eddie Samuels

#10 – Cody Moran

#11 – J.C. Caron

#12 – Eric Bowman

#16 – John Jasek – Josh always wore jersey #16 during his hockey career

#17 – Travis Roseberry

#18 – Spike Neely –  Spike, Travis and JC Caron were on the Triple Threat Line here in 1999-2000 season – in that era this was one of the greatest lines in the West.

#24 – T.J. Craig

#27 – Alex Redmond – later known as Alex ‘Blackjack’ Redmond in junior hockey

#30 – Zach Whisman

#31 – Cody Fulwiler

#83 – Eddie Del Grosso – one of the greatest – if not the greatest – defensemen ever in Las Vegas

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Following that season the entire Red Line of Josh Jasek, Adam Naglich and Eddie Samuels was collectively signed by the BCHL Victoria Salsa – the only time in Vegas hockey history an entire line was signed by a junior team…

Years later Spike Neely at Eddie Del Grosso’s wedding reception said “..coach Rob made us believe we were better players than what we really were. When we went over the wall for a game we knew we going to win.”

The Hockey Sister – Jessica Jasek – played rock music during the games mentioned in this story. She was the first in hockey history in Las Vegas to play music at home games at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena. 

When the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena shut down, the overhead scoreboard, rinkboards and a Zamboni was sent over to the SoBe Ice Arena. The original scoreboard and rinkboards are still at the SoBe on North Rancho Drive…

Coach Rob Pallin is currently the head coach of HC TWK innsbruck which plays in the Austrian League.

ACHA D1 Scoreboard

ACHA D1 Scoreboard

Syracuse 6, Colorado State 3

Stony Brook 4, Michigan Dearborn 3

Lawrence 9, Buffalo 3

Indiana Pennsylvania 8, Towson 2

ACHA D2

Big Mountain Classic

Utah State 8, Denver 1

Dakota College at Bottineau 2, NAU 1 OT

Boise State 5, Northern Colorado 3

Williston 11, Grand Canyon 2

Tournament Games continue today

 

#1 Most Searched Right Now

#1 Most Searched Right Now

AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS 16U IN WILD ONE IN MINNESOTA

Next – Erik Athchison, WHL Spokane Chiefs, UNLV Rebels vs Utah, Joey DiBenedetteo, ACHA D1 Utah, D’Andre John, UNLV Rebels; Heath Mensch, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Rhett Bruckner, goalie, WSHL Las Vegas Storm; Fuzzy Atchison, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u; Johnnie Gold; UNLV Rebels Jersey #96 Will Never Be Worn Again’ story; William Jacob, AA Vegas Jr Golden Kinights 16u; Cody Williams; Eddie Del Grosso; Flashback 2004 – The Last Skate at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive; ‘The Little Home of Champions’ – Crystal Palace Roller Rink

There are searches here everyday for the last two months for Ash Printzen, Las Vegas goal scorer with AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u

Ash Printzen of Las Vegas Scores for AAA Meijer Western Michigan Girls 19u

Special to Vegas Hockey

Gates Mills, Ohio – Ash Printzen of Las Vegas scored the first goal of the game for AAA Meijer Western Michigan Girls 19u in a 3-0 win over the Gilmour Academy girls here at the Academy Ice Center.

In game two of the weekend here Ash and AAA Meijer Western Michigan won 2-0. Ash is a premier skater – one of the best ever in Las Vegas – in ice hockey and in AAU level roller hockey in major worldwide tournaments. She has been the Vegas Hockey Girls Player of the Year many times.

Sunday – It’s a Shutout 5-0 Win for Goalie Zackary Ortolano and AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u in Blaine, Minnesota

NAPHL 

Blaine, Minnesota

Sunday

AA 16u

Final Score

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 5, AA Texas Jr Brahmas 0

Las Vegas scoring

LV – Anthony Mazza from Anthony Jurcic, John Purdy

LV – Anthony Jurcic from Ian Williams

LV – Heath Mensch from Caden Berninger

LV – Anthony Jurcic from Anthony Mazza

LV – Anthony Mazza from John Purdy, Anthony Jurcic

LV goalie – Zackary Ortolano