Friday – UNLV Rebels 5, Midland 1 at T-Mobile Arena

Friday, February 16, 2018

ACHA D1

#11 ranked UNLV Rebels vs #18-ranked Midland University at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

//Final Score – UNLV 5, Midland 1 before 1866 at T-Mobile. Jonas Gordon 2 goals plus goals from Jonah Pearson, Tristan Mayer and Jake Saxe. UNLV vs Midland game two of weekend series on Saturday night at City National Arena, Las Vegas

NCAA

Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas and St. Lawrence University vs Harvard at Bright Hockey Center, Allston, Massachusetts

//Final Score – Harvard 5, St. Lawrence 0

Brendan Harris of Las Vegas and Bemidji State vs Alaska at Sanford Center, Bemidji, Minnesota

//Final Score – Bemidji State 2, Alaska 1

Mike McNicholas of Las Vegas and New Hampshire vs. Merrimack at Thom Lawlor Rink, North Andover, Massachusetts

//Final Score – Merrimack 3, Bemidji State 2

AHL

Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York

//Final Score – Rochester Americans 12, Wilkes-Barre Penguins/Scranton 3

ECHL

Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and Allen Americans vs Utah Grizzlies at Allen Event Center, Allen, Texas

//Final Score – Zach Pochiro scores his 12th for the Allen Americans in a 5-4 loss. Zach scored with about 50 seconds left in the game to really tighten the game.

Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas and Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Norfolk Admirals at Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

//Final Score – Norfolk Admirals 3, Greenville Swamp Rabbits 2

Chris Francis, Ross McMullan of Las Vegas and Wheeling Nailers vs Fort Wayne Komets at WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, West Virginia

//Final Score – Ross McMullan of Las Vegas scores for Wheeling Nailers in a 4-3 loss. It was Ross’ 3rd goal this season.

NAHL

Seth Bergeron and Philadelphia Rebels vs Northeast Generals at Class of 1923 Arena, Philadelphia

//Final Score – Philadelphia Rebels 3, Northeast Generals 2

NA3HL

Cameron Zucker of Las Vegas and Lansing Wolves vs Wooster Oilers at Summit Sports and Ice Complex, Dimondale, Michigan

//Final Score – Lansing Wolves 2, Wooster Oilers 1 OT/Shootout

Brenden Fehlig of Las Vegas and College Station Spirit vs Louisiana Drillers at Spirit Ice Arena, East College Station, Texas

//Final Score – Louisiana Drillers 5, College Station Spirit 1

WSHL

Jake McKenna of Las Vegas and Valencia Flyers vs San Diego Sabers at the Ice Station, Valencia, Ca.

//Final Score – Valencia Flyers 4, San Diego Sabers 3

Cody Printzen, Gabriel Testa of Las Vegas and Fresno Monsters vs Long Beach Bombers at Selland Arena, Fresno, Ca. –– major matchup

//Final Score – Fresno Monsters 3, Long Beach Bombers 2

Thursday Game Schedule

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Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

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NHL

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

//Final Score – Vegas Golden Knights 4, Edmonton 1

Washington Capitals vs Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

//Final Score  – Capitals 5, Wild 2

NCAA

Alaska vs Brendan Harris of Las Vegas and Bemidji State at the Sanford Center, Bemidji, Minnesota

//OT Final Score – Bemidji State 2, Alaska 2 (tie)

ECHL

Manchester Monarchs vs Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas and Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Bon Secours Wellness Center, Greenville, SC

//Final Score – Manchester Monarchs 7, Greenville Swamp Rabbits 2

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Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

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It’s Valentine’s Day

NCAA

Maine, 15-11-4, vs Mike McNicholas of Las Vegas and New Hampshire, 10-14-6, at the Whittemore Center, Durham, NH.

//Final Score – Maine wins in OT 4-3….

NAHL

Seth Bergeron of Las Vegas and the Philadelphia Rebels vs the New Jersey Titans at the Middletown Ice World Arena, New Jersey.

//Seth and Philadelphia Rebels win 4-3 OT to raise season record to 30-10-3

UNLV’s Astonishing Journey as a Top 10 ACHA D1 Team While Preparing to Play vs Midland University at T-Mobile Arena on Friday Night

UNLV’s next game is this Friday night. UNLV vs Midland University at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

By Lee Samuels

It’s hard to win.

Every game has unique challenges.

Yet the UNLV Rebels playing in their debut season in ACHA D1 – a giant step up facing higher quality clubs – are 19-8-1 and ranked #11 in the nation.

The wins include a shocker over #1 ranked Minot on November 10 at City National Arena.

The Rebels historically have played on the ACHA D2 level. When the program was at its darkest hour there was a season at ACHA D3.

Then came the Rebels decision at the end of last season to move into a new arena – the City National Arena on Pavillion Drive over the Red Rock Hotel-Casino – along with a massive reconstruction of its roster to raise the skill level of the players on the ice to compete in ACHA D1.

Head coach Anthony Greener, UNLV’s greatest captain when he played for the Rebels, assistant coach Nick Robone and GM Zee Khan did a lot of the crunch work to recruit and build a winning club which is no easy task no matter what level is.

UNLV’s top scorers today are Elijiah Barriga with 21 goals, Joseph Kaszupski 16, hometown player Cody Williams 11, Jake Saxe 7, Kameron Fink 7, Tristan Mayer 6 and Jonah Pearson 6.  The goalies include Ben Giesbrecht, 9-4-0, 2.31 gaa, 91.6% save percentage and Alex Feese 7-3-0, 2.76 gaa, 90.6% save percentage. The top defensemen include Jonas Gordon and Jake Kearley who likes to control the puck and then get the attack blue-sparked.

Greener said this week “our job isn’t done yet even though our skill level on our team is endless…and when we’ve played together as one we are at our best.”

Rebels bench coach Nick Robone added “We saw a team with a lot of raw talent that is finally buying into our culture and team goals. 

“It is always tough when you begin the season with 20 new faces. There are plenty of ups, downs, adversity. Overall however we are in a good spot going into the final month of our season. It’s been fun watching our team progress and establish a brotherhood they will always remember,” Robone added.

Zee Khan, Vegas Hockey’s GM of the Year, said about this UNLV team “…we have achieved a lot, reaching the #10 spot in the national rankings and sitting on a 19-8-0 record. We play in front of sellout crowds in a great college hockey environment.

Zee added “…we have put ourselves in position to compete for the National Championship in our Year One. It’s a long way from where we were three years ago and we are always trending up.

“Lots left to accomplish.”

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UNLV ADDS TWO GAMES VS U OF ARIZONA

Rebels GM Zee Khan said UNLV has added two games to its schedule. The Rebels will take on the University of Arizona at City National Arena, Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb 24.

“We want to keep our team engaged and playing at a high level instead of having a three-week break going into the U.S. Nationals,” Zee said.

The ACHA D1 will have a field of 20 teams going into the post-season playoffs.

 

 

The Tuesday Game Schedule

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

AHL

Cory Ward of Las Vegas and Ontario Reign vs Eisbaren Berlin on home ice at the Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario, California

Final Score – Cory Ward and Ontario 6, Eisbaren Berlin 3

ECHL

Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas and Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Atlanta Gladiators at Bon Secours Center, Greenville, S.C.

Final Score – Atlanta wins it on the road 5-0

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Monday, Feb 12, 2018

ECHL

Chris Francis of Las Vegas and Wheeling Nailers vs Orlando Solar Bears at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

//Final score – Chris Francis and Wheeling Nailers win 4-1 before 3431

NA3HL

Vito Carlo of Las Vegas and Atlanta Capitals vs Brenden Fehlig of Las Vegas and College Spirit Station at NYTEX Sports Center, North Richland Hills, Texas

//Final Score – Vito Carlo two assists for the Atlanta Capitals in a 4-1 road win

Beau Ricketts Snow Update in Minot, North Dakota

Monday, February 11, 2018

Special to Vegashockey.net

Minot, ND – Beau Ricketts, the great goal scorer from Las Vegas, and his Minot First Western Bank club team “got stuck at the Wilmot, SD rest stop for 17 hours due to a lot of snow” this weekend.  Beau said the players flagged down a driver of a snow plow who got them to a local gas station.  At the rest stop Beau and the players got food and cots to wait out the storm.

Beau’s team plays home games at The Fairgrounds and Maysa Arena in Minot.

Beau scored six goals in a game last week playing with his team in the Minot Area Senior League.

They are going to a tournament in Bismarck during the March 9-11 weekend.

 

Adam Naglich – “My Greatest Goal”

Adam Naglich, an ’84, grew up in Las Vegas and skated on the ‘Red Line’ with Josh Jasek and Eddie Samuels on a Rob Pallin-coached 2001-02 Las Vegas Mustangs 18u team which won the Pacific District Regionals and played in the U.S. Nationals. From there, Adam played with the BCHL Victoria Salsa, was a captain with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks, played in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors and skated in Hungary with Sapa Fehervar

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ADAM NAGLICH 

‘MY GREATEST GOAL”

“I would have to say my greatest goal would have to be when I was playing in college with NCAA Alaska Fairbanks.

“I scored against Ohio State in the playoffs. We went on to win the Best of 3 series and got to play in the CCHA Finals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It was my senior year and it was the first time that our team made it to the Joe in my time playing in Alaska.

“My linemates at the time were Braden Walls and Ryan Hohl.

“The actual goal wasn’t anything fancy or special. I received a pass right around the top of the left face off circle and put it low glove.

“But it really felt great winning this important series on home ice —  something that meant a lot to me and I will never, ever forget it.”