Friday – Derek Sutliffe Scores Stunning Go-Ahead Goal; Chris Francis Scores for ECHL Quad City Mallards; Michael Cichy Gets His 6th vs 1st Place Minnesota Blue Ox

Friday, December 8, 2017

Duluth, Georgia – In a staggering finish Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas scored a dramatic late-game go-ahead goal to help the ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits – who trailed practically the entire game – get a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Gladiators before 810 at the Infinity Energy Arena. Derek was selected the #3 Star of the Game.

Kalamazoo, Michigan –  Chris Francis of Las Vegas scored his 1st goal of the season for the ECHL Quad City Mallards in a 5-2 road loss to the Kalamazoo Wings tonight at the Wings Event Center. The crowd was 1,746. The Mallards are an affiliate of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights.

Spooner, Wisconsin – Michael Cichy of Las Vegas got his 6th goal for the USPHL Wisconsin Muskies who battled past the first place 21-1-2 Minnesota Blue Ox 5-4 in an OT/Shootout win at the Spooner Event Center. Michael was selected the Best Forward of the game. Outside the arena it was 22-degrees with a heavy snow coming down.

Elsewhere on Friday….

//Brendan Harris of Las Vegas had an assist for NCAA Bemidji State in a 1-1 OT tie with Northern Michigan on home ice at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.

//Brenden Fehlig and Cameron Zucker of Las Vegas and the NA3HL Lansing Wolves out-battled the Metro Jets 2-1 on home ice at The Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale, Michigan.

THE VEGAS FIVE

Top Five goal scorers from Las Vegas players away from home 2017-18

Goals

11 – ERIC ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 16U

9 – AIDAN MCNABB, AAA CALIFORNIA TITANS 18U

9 – ASH PRINTZEN, AAA BELLE TIRE GIRLS 16U

8 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, ECHL GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS

7 –  ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS 

 

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VEGAS FIVE 2016-17

28 Goals-CHRIS FRANCIS, ECHL QUAD CITY MALLARDS; 26-BRENDAN HARRIS, BCHL WENATCHEE WILD; 18-GAGE QUINNEY, ECHL WHEELING NAILERS; 17- CORY WARD, ECHL MANCHESTER MONARCHS; 13-MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

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LA Fires Shut Down a WSHL Valencia Flyers Game

Thursday, December 8, 2017

Special to Vegashockey.net

On their team Facebook page the WSHL Valencia Flyers announced last night “…due to fires the game between the Valencia Flyers and Long Beach Bombers has been cancelled. We want to make sure to keep everyone safe at this time.”

Las Vegas hockey dad John McNicholas, who lives in SoCal, said “the 405 was closed between Sunset and the Valley for a day or so which affected all commuters to Valley Ice Rinks. We are in the South Bay, far away from the fires.”

Affected rinks at the moment appear to be the Iceoplex in Panorama City, Pickwick in Burbank and the Ice Station in Valencia. Fires have destroyed over 400 structures in Ventura County it was reported.

Breaking News – HC TWK Innsbruck Extends Coach Rob Pallin for Two Years

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Coach Rob Pallin (left) chats about attack plans before a recent workout

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Innsbruck, Austria –  HC TWK Innsbruck has extended Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin for two years as head coach the team formally announced. 

Coach Rob, from Chisholm, Minnesota, began coaching in Las Vegas back in 2000-01 when he put together the first winning AAA midget 18u team in Las Vegas hockey history on a team which included the Triple Threat Line of Travis Roseberry, JC Caron and Spike Neely. The following season the 2001-02 AAA Las Vegas Mustangs with the Red Line of Josh Jasek, Adam Naglich and Eddie Samuels was the first to win a Pacific District Championship and the first to play in the U.S. Nationals.

Rob also was head coach of the UNLV Rebels for three seasons – 2008 through 2011 – where he had high-octane winning teams which led to a assistant coaching stint with ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers from 2011 to 2013. The Wranglers played at the Orleans Arena on Tropicana Avenue here in town.

Rob said from Innsbruck “…what makes Innsbruck so beautiful are the people.”

Coach Rob and his wife Dora are the parents of Emily Charlotte Pallin.

Ash Printzen Update

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Goal scorer Ash Printzen of Las Vegas and the AAA Detroit Belle Tire 16u girls team was at the 2 Nations Cup in Brampton, Canada last weekend.  On this Friday Ash and Belle Tire are at the STX Windy City Girls Elite Tournament in Chicago and will take on Chicago Mission and Team Colorado on the first day of the tournament. AAA Chicago Mission is the #1 ranked girls 16u team with a record of 32-4-1 according to MyHockey.com

Here is how Ash did last week in Canada:

December 1

1-1 vs Kingston (Ash scored)

1-3 vs Oakville

December 2

2-2 vs Ottawa Lady 67s

0-2 vs Cornwall Typhoons

December 3

1-1 vs Cambridge

 

 

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights Bantam Team in Silver Stick Tournament this Weekend

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – The Wally Lacroix-coached AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights bantam 14u team goes into Silver Stick Tournament action this weekend at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Las Vegas, at 19-7-0, is having an awesome season.

Friday, December 8

Vegas Jr Golden Knights bantams 1, Jr Coyotes 1 (tie)

Vegas Jr Golden Knights bantams 5, Utah Jr Grizzlies 1

Saturday, December 9

Vegas Jr Golden Knights bantams 4, L.A. Jr Kings 2

Spokane Jr Chiefs bantams 3, Vegas Jr Golden Knights 0

 

 

 

Hot Goal Scorer Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas Moved to ECHL

Tuesday, December 3, 2017

Update – Derek will wear jersey #8 for Greenville

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas goal scorer Derek Sutliffe who has been on a very hot goal scoring streak – 7 goals, 7 assists in 13 games for the SPHL Mississippi RiverKings – has been moved to the ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits, an affiliate of the NHL New York Rangers. Derek, 25, is listed at 6’1, 180. The Swamp Rabbits play their home games at the Bon Secours Wellness Center in Greenville, S.C.