Two More Signings for Coach Rob Pallin at HC TWK Innsbruck in Austria

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Las Vegas – While gearing up, packing and getting ready to travel to Austria on Monday, Las Vegas hockey coach Rob Pallin today announced two more signings for his HC TWK Innsbruck team.

//6’7″ defenseman Kristian Kudroc of Slovakia. “First round draft pick for the New York Islanders, at 6’7 he is very big and hard to skate against. He played on several Slovakian National hockey teams.

//Ondrej Sedivy, Czech Republic. “Very crafty right wing/center, scored 55 points in our league last season.”

How Top Coaches Construct Playoff Level Teams

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HOW DO TOP COACHES CONSTRUCT PLAYOFF LEVEL TEAMS

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – Eddie Samuels of Las Vegas has played in the BCHL and NAHL. He recently has been asking top junior coaches how their teams are constructed. Eddie said collectively this is the order what winning coaches are looking for and counting on to win in their league.

#1 – The best goalies in the league

#2 – The best defensive corp in the league

#3 – Timely goal scorers in the biggest of games

#4 – Luck, yes, luck plays a role when the playoffs get down to the final few teams.

LAS VEGAS GOALIE ZANE BRANSON SIGNS WITH EHL VALLEY JR WARRIORS

Monday, July 18, 2016

Haverville, Massachusetts – Las Vegas goalie Zane Branson, 17, has signed and will play for the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) Valley Jr Warriors this season. Zane has been working out at the Las Vegas Ice Center. He recently went to goalie clinic which included coaches from Canada and Finland in Halifax.

Zane is listed at 6’2″ and 180.  He will depart on Thursday, September 1 to join his new team.

Trending Today on Vegashockey.net

Here are the leading searches and views Saturday, July 23 on Vegashockey.net

#1 JASON ZUCKER; #2 THE VEGAS 100; #3 GAGE QUINNEY; #4 MIKE TRIMBOLI; #5 UNLV REBELS MASSIVE SIGNINGS; #6 THE ASHLEY PRINTZEN STORY; #7 BRENDAN HARRIS; #8 WALLY LACROIX; #9 GABE GAUTHIER, GM, HEAD COACH WSHL LAS VEGAS STORM; #10 ANTHONY GREENER TEN QUESTIONS

#11 ROB PALLIN THE GREATEST AAA LAS VEGAS PLAYERS I EVER COACHED #12 THERE’S A NEW RISING STAR IN TOWN – STEVEN AVALONE, NEVADA STORM 16U; #13 WHEN IN DOUBT GIVE THE PUCK TO UNLV’S MIKE ZENZOLA; #14 ZACH POCHIRO; #15 ZACH MCCLENAHAN; #16 VINCENT DEKUMBIS; #17 VITO CARLO, WSHL LAS VEGAS STORM; #18 JAKE MCKENNA, WSHL LAS VEGAS STORM; #19 HOCKEY DAD TOMMY RICKETTS; #20 JOHN BROOKS; #21 FLASHBACK 2004 – THE LAST SKATE AT THE SANTA FE STATIONS ICE ARENA

Voting is underway for the Vegas 100 – vote now for a deserving Las Vegas player. You can vote here on Vegashockey.net or at leesamuels07@aol.com

The 2004 Flashback story about the Last Skate at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena is read here everything. You may be surprised to see who were the last few skaters on the ice that day.

This is the final weekend Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin will be in town. On Monday he departs for Austria to coach HC TWK Innsbruck.

Today’s readers are from all parts of the USA and Canada

To report news, send to leesamuels07@aol.com

Vote Now for the Vegas 100

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Las Vegas – Vote now for the Vegas 100. Now is the time to vote for deserving Las Vegas players. You can vote on Vegashockey.net or at leesamuels07@aol.com

The Vegas 100 will be announced on August 1

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Overnight votes

Brendan Harris, Josh Jasek, Micah Sanford x 3, Johnny Oakes, Ross McMullen, Chris Rial, Adam Tamura, Jason Zucker x 5

 

Cody Printzen ‘Fastest Skater’ at AAU Jr Olympics Inline Championships; Ashley Printzen Scores 6 Goals

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Special to Vegashockey.net

Waikiki, Hawaii – Cody Printzen of Las Vegas won a ‘Fastest Skater‘ award and his skills team was named ‘King of the Rink‘ in 2 x 2 competition at the AAU Jr Olympics Inline Championships this past week. He had two goals, one assist in games for Team USA 16u, the last game being a 2-1 loss to Team Canada in a dramatic battle of two undefeated teams for the gold medal.

Cody’s younger sister Ashley skated for Team USA girls 18u who won a bronze medal. Ashley had six goals, one assist for Team USA.

 

UNLV Rebels Release Massive Signing List Called ‘Best Ever’

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas –  The UNLV Rebels, coached by Anthony Greener and Nick Robone, have a massive list of new players to skate for the team this autumn. Zee Khan, president of the UNLV Rebels hockey team, calls it “…one of the best recruiting classes in the country.”

UNLV NEW PLAYERS FOR 2016-17

Bas Assaf, D, Valencia Flyers WSHL

Victor Brask, F, Sweden, NCJAA ND Botineau transfer

Nick Coulturaq, D, Coquitlam Express BCHL

Erik Eidessen, G, Sweden, NCJAA ND Botineau transfer

Nick Giers, D, Valencia Flyers WSHL

Connor Hetzel, D, Anchorage, Atlanta Knights USPHL

Kody Holmes, F, Las Vegas Storm WSHL

Daylan Lapinovich, D/F, ND New Jersey Rockets EHL

Tristen Mayer, F, Minnesota, Twin City Steel NA3HL

Jake Saxe, Montreal QC, Springfield USPHL Supreme

Hunter Speier, D, Coer D’Alene Academy, US Prep

Steve Terry, D/F, ND Williston transfer

 

Jason Zucker, Deryk Engelland Will Skate in Las Vegas Firefighters Charity Game for Young Wesley Payton on August 20

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Firefighter Youth Hockey Foundation (LVFFYH) is having its 4th annual Charity Hockey Game to benefit the foundation and a local young boy battling leukemia by the name of Wesley Payton. The game features current and former NHL/ECHL Stars and Alumni along with local firefighters in fun game for fans to enjoy. There will be raffle and live auction items available such as a Mario Lemieux autographed jersey and hockey sticks autographed by current NHL players Jason Zucker (Minnesota) and Deryk Engelland (Calgary). The game in on August 20th, 2016, 5:00pm at the Fiesta Rancho Sobe Ice Arena

Players in the game will include Jason Zucker, Deryk Engelland, Gabe Gauthier, Chris Francis, Eric Lacroix, George Parros, Aaron Power and UNLV President Zee Khan.

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