Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas Gets #12; Michael McNicholas Scores His 10th

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas scored his 12th goal of the season for the ECHL Allen Americans in a 5-2 loss to the Newfoundland Growlers at the Mile One Centre here on Wednesday night. The Growlers are afffiliates of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs.

Wheeling, West Virginia – Michael McNicholas kept his hot goal streak going getting his 10th goal this season for the ECHL Maine Mariners in a tough 3-1 loss to the hometown Wheeling Nailers at the WesBanco Arena.

Gia Avalone of Las Vegas and AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks 16u Gets Game-Winning Goal to Beat AAA San Jose Jr Sharks Girls 19u 2-1

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

Gia Avalone of Las Vegas and the AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks 16u team scored a game-winning goal in a stunning 2-1 win over the AAA San Jose Jr Sharks girls 19u in a recent Thanksgiving Day Tournament game. Gia scored from the point with about a minute left in the game. The AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks had lost to San Jose earlier in the tournament. Gia and the Lady Ducks are now preparing to go to Boston to play in the East Coast Wizards Tournament. Gia has six goals this season. She had 13 goals a year ago. This is her second season with the AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks 16u. Her older brother Steven Avalone, is a premier defenseman with the SPHL Kindersley Klippers in Saskatchewan.

AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS PEE WEE 12U TEAM WINS SILVER STICKS WEST REGIONAL GOLD – HEADING TO SILVER STICKS NATIONALS IN MICHIGAN

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – The Vegas Jr Golden Knights Pee Wee AA team won Silver Sticks! The team went undefeated 5-0 beating the #6 ranked team in the country Anaheim Ice Dogs twice at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Including a 5-4 OT thriller in the Championship Game! The game winning goal was scored by Tyler “Fuzzy” Atchison assisted by Jack Lackas with a beautiful 2 on 1 cross crease pass. The boys will be traveling to Port Huron, Michigan to represent the West Coast in the Silver Sticks National Championship January 24-27th.

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THE VEGAS FIVE

THE VEGAS FIVE

Goals

14 – Ash Prinztzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

12 – Zach Pochiro, ECHL Allen Americans – Texas

10 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mainers

9 – Brenden Fehlig, NA3HL College Station Spirit – Texas

7 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves

7 – JoJo Heinzelman, USPHL Hartford Jr Wolfpack 16u

7 – Bryce Gould, NA3HL Butte Cobras

7 – Derek Sutliffe, SPHL Macon Mayhem

Ash Printzen Helps AAA Detroit Honeybaked Girls 19u Win Gold; Brother Cody Printzen Scores for WSHL Fresno Monsters

Sunday, December 9, 2018

What a weekend for the great Printzen hockey family in Las Vegas

First, Ash Printzen scored twice to help the AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u win six games to capture the STX Windy City Girls Elite gold medal. Cody Printzen scored to help the WSHL Fresno Monsters get a weekend sweep of three games against the Southern Oregon Spartans.

Here is how it went:

Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

STX Windy City Tournament

Woodridge, Illinois

Friday

3-1 over Madison Capitals

3-1 over Team Colorado – Ash one goal

Saturday

3-0 over Gentry

4-1 over Syracuse Nationals – Ash one goal

Sunday

Final 4 Game

3-2 over Meier

Gold Medal Game

3-1 over CYA

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Cody Printzen had a goal to help the WSHL Fresno Monsters win two out of three against the Southern Oregeon Spartans.

WSHL Fresno Monsters

3-1 over Southern Oregon Spartans

3-4 to Southern Oregon Spartans

5-0 over Southern Oregon Spartans (Cody one goal)

 

Bet You Didn’t Know…

Which Las Vegas star player has a banner raised of him in both the Las Vegas Ice Center and the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. Send answers to leesamuels07@aol.com

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Yes, our star reporter Bethany Drysdale is correct. Large banners hung with care of Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Minnesota Wild are inside of the Las Vegas Ice Center and at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. Jason, when he was about 14 1/2, played on an AAA Las Vegas Storm 16u team coached by Wally Lacroix at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

 

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u Jolt #1 Pacific Ridge 3-1 in Ducks High School League Stunner

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Las Vegas –  Goalie Zackary Ortolano was strong in the net again as the Wally Lacroix-coached AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u team  – playing as Vegas Grey in the Ducks High School League – jolted first-place Pacific Ridge HS 3-1 today at the City National Arena. Ian Williams had two goals, JJ Williams one goal for Las Vegas. Two weeks ago the AA Jr Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u beat the AA Anaheim Jr Ducks 16u at the Las Vegas Ice Center.