Michael McNicholas of Las Vegas 6 Goals, 2 Assists for Manglerud Star in Pre-Season Games in Norway

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oslo, Norway – Michael McNicholas, 24, of Las Vegas is off to an ultra-hot start with 6 goals, 2 assists in five pre-season games for the Manglerud Star here in Oslo. Michael, 24, graduated from New Hampshire University where he played four seasons. Years ago his first AAA tier hockey teams were the AAA L.A. Selects HC 16u and AAA Victory Honda. His hockey dad is the famous John McNicholas who coached many Las Vegas youth hockey clubs years ago.

Braden LaPlaca of Las Vegas to AAA Arizona Bobcats 18u

Friday, August 17, 2018

Braden LaPlaca, 17, of Las Vegas is on the roster of the AAA Arizona Bobcats 18u for this coming season. Braden is a top, premier player. This is his second season with the Bobcats.

//Niklas McPherson, 24, of Las Vegas, will return to the Lund Giants HC D2 in Sweden. Niklas previously played for the WSHL Ontario Avalanche and the WSHL Long Beach Bombers.

//Ty Gartze, 18, of Las Vegas, is planning to skate for the USPHL Premier Decatur Blaze this season. The Blaze plays in the Midwest Division which includes the Chicago Cougars, Tri City Ice Hawks, Detroit Fighting Irish, Motor City Hockey Club and the Midwest Blackbirds.

One Of Las Vegas All-Time Goal Scorers Chris Francis Signs With ECHL Tulsa Oilers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Special to Vegas Hockey

Chris Francis, one of the most greatest and powerful goal scorers in Las Vegas hockey history, has signed with the ECHL Tulsa Oilers.

Chris, 29, has played in the ECHl for nine seasons – a total of 401 games. He scored 114 goals and dealt 162 assists in those games.

He played with ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers. He last played with the ECHL Quad City Mallards – where he was captain – and with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers.

Chris was a star goal scorer for the WHL Portland Winterhawks – one of the few Las Vegas players who ever skated in the WHL.  Chris was one of the greatest goal scorers for AAA/AA Las Vegas tier hockey teams.

Cameron Zucker Coming Home, Will Play for Vegas Jr Golden Knights H.S. Team

Friday, August 10, 2018

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – Cameron Zucker, youngest brother of NHL star Jason Zucker with the Minnesota Wild, is planning to play at home this coming season with the Vegas Jr Golden Knights High School Team. Cameron’s older brothers Evan and Adam are coaches of the team which compete in the Ducks High School Hockey League.

Cameron, 17, last winter played with the NA3HL Lansing Wolves. He is listed at 5’10, 160.

The Vegas Jr Golden Knights D2 H.S. team will have its first team practice on Monday, August 20 at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue.

Cameron Zucker

Las Vegas

2016-17 – AAA Las Vegas Storm 16u…10 goals, 11 assists, 21 points

2017-18 – NA3HL Lansing Wolves ….6 goals, 7 assists, 13 points


Ted Astrom, a tremendous high-action 23-goal scorer two seasons ago for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm, will play in Sweden this year. He has signed with Lindefallets D2.  Ted is listed at 5’9, 180. 

Cameron Sylvester of Las Vegas to USPHL Premier Hampton Roads Whalers

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Chesapeake, Va. – Cameron Sylvester, 17, of Las Vegas will play for the USPHL Premier Hampton Roads Whalers it was announced today. Cameron played the last two seasons in the AAA Arizona Bobcats organization. The Whalers are defending USPHL Elite Champions. The team practices and plays home games at the Chilled Ponds Ice Complex.




Burnaby, BC – Defenseman Skyler Cameron, 16, of Las Vegas will return and play for the Burnaby Winter Club in Canada for the third straight season.



Also today – Left wing Melwin Thorsson, who played for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm two seasons ago, has signed with the GMHL Bradford Rattlers in Canada. Thorsson is from Sweden.