Monday – Services Today for Legendary Frank ‘Gramps’ Perrone Sr at Canyon Ridge Church

Monday, May 20, 2019

Las Vegas – Services are today – Monday 4 pm- for Frank ‘Gramps’ Perrone Sr. at Canyon Ridge Church, 6200 West Lone Mountain Road 89130. Gramps for years was the unofficial GM for the UNLV Rebels hockey team. He was always on the team bench and was a great ambassador for the sport of hockey here in Las Vegas. He was popular with media, out of town players and coaches as well as all of the Rebels players and coaches. His grandson Anthony Greener is the head coach of the Rebels. 

Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and AHL Chicago Wolves Now 1-1 in Best of Seven

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Game Score – Live

Final Score

San Diego Gulls 3, Chicago Wolves 0

Best of Seven is now tied 1-1

Crowd tonight – 5435

Next Game – Wednesday – Chicago Wolves at San Diego Gulls

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Preview Story…

Rosemont, Illinois – It’s Game Two of a Best of Seven for Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the AHL Chicago Wolves against the AHL San Diego Gulls here tonight at the AllState Arena. Chicago won the first game 5-4 in OT here last night. Outside the arena today there has been a band of fierce showers which have caused flight delays.

In the other Final Four Bracket the Toronto Marlies are taking on the Charlotte Checkers in their Best of Seven.

Most Searches Sunday – Updated

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Services on Monday for the Legendary Gramps, Rob Pallin, 6th straight day searched; Roy Henderson’s Las Vegas Global Showcase, NAHL Tryouts, Kendell Galor – 4th straight day searched, Vegas Jr Golden Knights coach Matt Johnson; Gabriel Testa, Connor Haney when he was captain of Seattle Totems, Vegas Hockey reporter Bethany Drysdale’s stories particularly the one about UNLV star defenseman Eric Williams

Readers today are from all parts of the USA and Canada plus South Korea

NAHL Tryouts Listed Right Here

ABERDEEN WINGS

Dates Location Contact
May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Veteran’s Memorial Community Center
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Michael Hill, Asst. Coach 
817-899-6960
Aaron Smith
605-380-5852 

Registration Info

 

May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Eddie Edgar Arena
Livonia, MI

AMARILLO BULLS

Dates Location Contact
May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Kensington Valley Ice House
Brighton, MI
George Lewis, Asst. Coach
610-716-5714

 

Registration Info

 

May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Monument Ice Rinks
Monument, CO

AUSTIN BRUINS

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Keenan Kelly, Asst. Coach

Email

208-761-6849

 

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 27, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Fogerty Ice Arena
Blaine, MN
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
City National Arena and Las Vegas Ice Center
Las Vegas, NV

BISMARCK BOBCATS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Super Rink
Blaine, MN
Garrett Roth, Email

847-754-5656

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Kennedy Recreation Center
Trenton, MI

BROOKINGS BLIZZARD

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Morrison Arena
Orono, MN
Moe Mantha, Head Coach
734-548-1932

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Kennedy Recreation Center
Trenton, MI
May 29 – 30, 2019
Goalie Camp
Aviator Sports and Event Center
Brooklyn, NY
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Aviator Sports and Event Center
Brooklyn, NY

CHIPPEWA STEEL

Dates Location Contact
May 18 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
White Bear Lake Sports Center
White Bear Lake, MN
Zach Stepan, Asst. Coach
612-518-0894

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Suburban Ice
East Lansing, MI
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Leafs Ice Centre
West Dundee, IL

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS

Dates Location Contact
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Affton Ice Rink
St. Louis, MO
Mike Mondoux

Registration Info

 

Jul 26 – 28, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Fraser Hockeyland
Fraser, MI

FAIRBANKS ICE DOGS

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Scott Deur, Assistant Coach
(231) 250-5653
Email

 

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 27, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Fogerty Ice Arena
Blaine, MN
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
National Arena and Las Vegas Ice Center
Las Vegas, NV

JAMESTOWN REBELS

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Billy Pugliese
402-708-9355
Josh Brown
734-216-3821

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, NY

JANESVILLE JETS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Johnny’s Ice House West
Chicago, IL
Corey Leivermann, Head Coach
507-317-7744
Lennie Childs, Asst. Coach
301-538-2755

Registration Info

 

May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
City National Arena and Las Vegas Ice Center
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 5 – 8, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Janesville Ice Arena
Janesville, WI

JOHNSTOWN TOMAHAWKS

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Mike Letizia, Head Coach
814-536-4625
Nick Perri, Asst. Coach
845-709-2883

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
RMU Island Sports Center
Pittsburgh, PA
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
City National Arena and Las Vegas Ice Center
Las Vegas, NV

KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Kevin Murdock, Head Coach
941-773-1315
Dan Bogdan, Associate Head Coach
413-218-5676

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Fogerty Ice Arena
Blaine, MN
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
O’Malley Ice and Sports Center
Anchorage, AK
Jul 31 – Aug 4, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Champlin Ice Forum
Champlin, MN

LONE STAR BRAHMAS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Arctic Ice Arena
Chicago, IL
Justin Hale, Asst. Coach
(608) 220-7233

Registration Info

 

May 31 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Arctic Edge Ice Arena
Canton, MI

MAINE NORDIQUES

Dates Location Contact
May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
William B. Troubh Ice Arena
Portland, ME
Cam Robichaud, Associate Head Coach/Director of Player Recruitment & Advancement

Email

Registration Info

 

Jun 14 – 16, 2019
Open Camp
Grundy Arena
Bristol, PA

MARYLAND BLACK BEARS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Seven Bridges Ice Arena
Woodridge (Chicago), IL
Brandon Gotkin, Asst. Coach
814-440-3449

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Ice Land Skating Center
Hamilton Township (Princeton), NJ
Jun 14 – 16, 2019
Open Camp
Piney Orchard Arena
Odenton (Washington DC), MD
Jul 17 – 21, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Piney Orchard Arena
Odenton (Washington DC), MD

MINNESOTA MAGICIANS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Super Rink
Blaine, MN
AJ Bucchino, Head Coach/GM
603-540-5719
Gaven Bickford, Asst. Coach
612-532-4981

Registration Info

 

Jun 26 – 27, 2019
Goalie Camp
Richfield Ice Arena
Richfield, MN
Jun 27 – 29, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Richfield Ice Arena
Richfield, MN

MINNESOTA WILDERNESS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Super Rink
Blaine, MN
Dave Boitz, Head Coach

Email

Registration Info

 

Jun 22 – 26, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Northwoods Credit Union Arena
Cloquet, MN

MINOT MINOTAUROS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Super Rink
Blaine, MN
Shane Wagner, Asst. Coach

651-214-3593

Email

Registration Info

 

May 24 – 26, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Kennedy Recreation Center
Trenton, MI

NEW JERSEY TITANS

Dates Location Contact
May 30 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Middletown Sports Complex
Middletown, NJ
Bobby DiRico, Asst. Coach/Asst. General Manager
347-219-3117

 

Registration Info

 

Jul 23 – 26, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Middletown Sports Complex
Middletown, NJ

NEW MEXICO ICE WOLVES

Dates Location Contact
May 18 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Bloomington Ice Garden
Minneapolis, MN
Phil Fox, Head Coach

Email

Registration Info

 

Jul 24 – 27, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Outpost Ice Arena
Albuquerque, NM

NORTHEAST GENERALS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Victory Ice Arena
Plymouth, MI
Bryan Erikson, General Manager

Registration Info

 

ODESSA JACKALOPES

Dates Location Contact
May 16 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Novi Ice Arena
Novi, MI
Ryan Egan, Head Scout

Registration Info

 

May 30 – Jun 2, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Sertich Ice Center
Colorado Springs, CO

SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS

Dates Location Contact
Jul 11 – 14, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Arctic Edge Ice Arena
Canton, MI
Tom Winkler, Asst. Coach
(256) 529-9007
Mike Grattan, Director of Scouting
(814) 659-3508

 

Registration Info

 

SPRINGFIELD JR. BLUES

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Johnny’s Ice House West
Chicago, IL
Josh Dallman, Asst. Coach

715-432-6732

E-mail

Registration Info

 

TOPEKA PILOTS

Dates Location Contact
Jun 28 – 30, 2019
Open Camp
The Edge Ice Arena
Bensenville, IL
Justin DeMartino, Associate Coach
586-372-5995

Registration Info

 

Aug 2 – 4, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Centerpoint Community Ice Rink
Independence, MO

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON KNIGHTS

Dates Location Contact
May 17 – 19, 2019
Pre-Draft Camp
Revolution Ice Centre
Pittston, PA
Justin Schreiber, Asst. Coach

Email

Registration Info

 

Jul 16 – 18, 2019
Futures Camp
Revolution Ice Centre
Pittston, PA
Jul 19 – 21, 2019
Main Camp/Invitation Only
Revolution Ice Centre
Pittston, PA

Coaches Announced for Vegas Jr Golden Knights 2019-20

The Vegas JR Golden Knights are pleased to announce the following coaches for the 2019-20 season:

HSD2 – Daryl Wademan
16AA – Wally Lacroix, Todd Owen
14AA – Frank Salcido, Matt Johnson, Brian Salcido
12AA – Clayton Stoner, Scott Jacko
14U Girls – Lauren Kuhn, Dell Truax
12U Girls – Jeremy Beyor, Dell Truax
10U ’09 – Brian Salcido, Matt Johnson, Frank Salcido
10U ’10 – Ryan Mattison, Tom Lackas

Our Hockey Club continues to grow and invest in coaching. The support provided by the Vegas Golden Knights gives us unprecedented access to development resources. The goal is to provide the best possible environment for our players and coaches to grow – both on and off the ice.

With that NHL connection comes responsibility and we are thrilled to have a coaching group ready to take on that responsibility to deliver a fun and rewarding experience for our players and families.

The 2019-20 Vegas JR Golden Knights campaign offers a few notable highlights:

• 10U, 12U and 14U Boys teams rejoining the AZYHL
• Girls teams at both the 12U & 14U levels
• 14U and 16U Boys teams accepted into NAPHL Showcase Division
• Reciprocal Showcases with other NHL programs
• High School team again part of ADHSL, with December Showcase

Friday – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and AHL Chicago Wolves Open Best of Seven vs San Diego Gulls

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rosemont, Illinois – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the AHL Chicago Wolves open a best of seven series against the AHL San Diego Gulls here on home ice at the AllState Arena on Friday night. Gage in playoff hockey this season has one goal, three assists and is +2 on the ice. The Chicago Wolves are an affiliate of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights and the ECHL Fort Wayne Komets. The AHL San Diego Gulls are an affiliate of the NHL Anaheim Ducks. The Gulls include Adam Cracknell, 33. He was a top player and a 29-goal scorer for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers in 2007-08. Adam has played for three NHL teams – the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers. Outside the AllState Arena tonight there will be scattered showers, temps in low 50s.

RIP

RIP – There is a hockey heaven for those who have left us – Lee

PLAYERS

Sean Darby – Rugged player who was the centerpiece on the Gold Line with best friends and teammates Sean Fox, Justin Grossman in 2001-02 season with the AA Las Vegas Mustangs in a massively great season.

Sean Fox – always wore jersey #88 and played a hard, fast game; was on the fierce checking Gold Line with Sean Darby and Justin Grossman on coach Rob Pallin’s 2001-02 AA Las Vegas Mustangs 18u which advanced to the U.S Nationals.

Johnny Oakes – He played high level roller hockey with dignity and grace while on a line with Micah Sanford, Leroy Garcia and other teenage stars of that era at the ‘Little House of Champions’ Crystal Palace Roller Rink on Rancho Drive and at national roller tournaments throughout the USA. Johnny was a very special person and skater.

Eddie Samuels – His first coach was roller legend Larry Sanford when Eddie was 10 years old. Eddie played roller at all levels, then began played ice hockey first with the AAA Vail Avalanche bantam team, then was on the Red Line with Josh Jasek and Adam Naglich for coach Rob Pallin on his 2001-02 AA Las Vegas Mustangs 18u team. Eddie played for the AAA San Diego Gulls, AAA Cal State Senators, BCHL Victoria Salsa, NAHL Billings Bulls and was captain of the NAHL Fairbanks Ice Dogs where his coach was the legendary Rob Proffit. Eddie’s best friend was all-star defenseman Eddie Del Grosso.

Nick Schaefer – Best friends with Jason Zucker. The two played youth hockey on a Las Vegas team at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Nick was a gifted goal scorer, great skater, very popular and the unexpected passing of Nick was a devastating loss to the Las Vegas hockey community.

Hockey Dads and Moms

Lee Beebe – father of hockey son Brandon who played for the UNLV Rebels. Lee was a home builder, professional skier, musician and friend to all. 

Dave Francis – father of Las Vegas hockey star Chris Francis. Dave was the kind, helpful gatekeeper and blade sharpener at the SoBe Ice Arena Pro Shop. Dave was kind to all – no matter who you were or what team you played for. He is tremendously missed in that arena setting.

Frank ‘Gramps’ Perone Sr – for years the unofficial GM of the UNLV Rebels – he was a fixture on game nights at the Rebels bench over by the game sticks area. His grandson is UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener – a former captain of the Rebels who played a hard game while being a total team leader. Gramps loved being with the Rebels on game nights, he was very popular with fans, reporters, players from opposing teams – a true ambassador for the sport of hockey.

Tommy Ricketts – One of the greatest hockey dads of our time. His hockey sons were Beau and Blade Ricketts. Beau played at all levels of the game – he was a star goal scorer for the Helena BigHorns in Montana and later returned to Las Vegas for a tremendous goal scoring season with the WSHL Las Vegas Storm at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Tommy collected hockey cards and would give them to youth hockey players when he was at an arena.

Bill Tufano – father of roller star Billy Tufano of Las Vegas. Bill for years was the statkeeper, ran the scoreboard and announced the goals in the Micah Sanford era at the Little House of Champions – Crystal Palace Roller Rink on Rancho Drive. “It was a honor to have Bill announce your goals,” said Eddie Samuels.

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