Jason Zucker Scores Again – NHL Minnesota Wild Beats Tampa Bay in OT

Saturday, October 20, 2018

St. Paul, Minnesota – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas scored again – his 4th goal of the season – for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 OT win over Tampa Bay here Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Jason scored during regulation play, then teammate Mikael Granlund blasted a game-winner during overtime to win the game. For Jason Zucker his goal was the 105th in his NHL career.

Seth Bergeron Scores for NAHL Jamestown Rebels

Saturday, September 20, 2018

Ogdenton, Maryland – Seth Bergeron of Las Vegas scored his first goal of the season for the NAHL Jamestown Rebels in a tough 6-5 OT/Shootout loss to the Maryland Black Bears at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena on Saturday. Seth and the Jamestown Rebels are based in Jamestown, N.Y. and play home games at the Northwest Arena.

Huntsville, Alabama – Dominic Garcia of Las Vegas dealt a key assist for NCAA Arizona State in a big 5-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville at the Von Braun Center.  ASU raised its season record to 4-2-0.

College ACHA D1 Saturday scores

Adrian 10, Alabama 2

Lindenwood 5, Oklahoma 3

Minot 6, Williston State (D2) 4

Iowa State 5, Ohio 3

Liberty 5, New York 0

Illinois 4, Central Oklahoma 2

ACHA D2 Final Scores

San Diego State 15, Chapman 5

San Jose State 4, Arizona State 3

Dayton 4, Kentucky 3 OT

Paxton Malone Scores 2 For UNLV Rebels in 3-2 Loss

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tempe, Arizona – Paxton Malone scored twice for the UNLV Rebels who got unexpectedly buzzed 3-2 by the hometown Arizona State Sun Devils here at the Oceanside Ice Arena on Saturday night. UNLV worked to a two-goal lead, then ASU scored three straight times to win it. Ben Giesbrecht was in the net for UNLV which is now 6-2-0 overall this season.

UNLV scoring

UNLV – Paxton Malone, 4th goal this season (assists Bryce Woodward, Jared Turcotte)

UNLV – Paxton Malone, 5th (assists Bryce Woodward, Trevor Pereverzoff)

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Game Preview notes….

Tempe, Arizona –  UNLV’s massively great goal scorer Cody Willams is in the lineup tonight for the Rebels against Arizona State ACHA D1. Cody was out for a game following a heated situation against Utah University last weekend. UNLV, without Cody, had to dig deep and battle hard to beat ASU by a goal here at the Oceanside Ice Arena last night. Cody has eight goals this season to lead the Rebels. UNLV, 6-1-0, is ranked #10 nationally.

#10 Ranked UNLV Rebels Dig In, Fight Off ASU, Win on Road 3-2, Now 6-1 This Season

Friday, October 19, 2018

Final Score from Tempe Arizona

#10 RANKED UNLV 3

ARIZONA STATE 2

UNLV goal – Joe Kaszupski (3rd goal this season) – assist – D’Andre John

UNLV goal – Jared Turcotte (1st) – assists – John Moeller, Paxton Malone

UNLV goal – Sean Plonski (3rd) – assist – Zach Lawson

UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht 4-0-0, 2.00 gaa

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Note – UNLV’s top goal scorer Cody Williams did not play in this game

A Look at UNLV’s GM Zee Khan

 

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Zee Khan

General Manager UNLV Rebels

Zee Khan grew up playing hockey in Southern, CA, eventually leaving to play in the prestigious New England Prep School system at The Gunnery School, in Washington, CT. Khan then played junior hockey, with a stop in Las Vegas, eventually going to play NCAA hockey at UMASS. Khan would eventually transfer to Arizona State University, where he finished his college hockey career. Khan has two younger brothers who both also played and graduated from ASU, the youngest, winning the ACHA D1 National Championship in 2014. Khan has maintained close ties to the ASU program as they have laid the ground work and model for the transition from perennial ACHA contender, to ACHA D1 Champion, and now into their fourth season at the NCAA D1 level.
Khan enters his fourth season as the General Manager for the UNLV Rebels Hockey program. Khan was brought in prior to the 2015-2016 season, by current Director of Operations, Arturo Castro, with the common goal to build the UNLV Hockey program into a national contender. With a vision in place, Castro, with a new General Manager and coaching staff, put in place a group that was passionate about building a program. UNLV, perfectly positioned in the Southwest, had seen the program enter a low point. With the successes of Khan’s alma mater Arizona State University, the Rebels needed guidance, and someone to navigate the program, with the goal of constant growth. Khan took on the challenge of helping to rebrand, and build the UNLV Hockey program, using his many contacts within the hockey world, and the ACHA, to help bring credibility to the plans to bring UNLV into the top tier of college hockey. Khan and the current staff, were able to recruit players from the highest levels to come to Las Vegas and help build a legacy at UNLV. With the goal to grow from ACHA D2 to ACHA D1 within a few years, Khan led the transition, and has since seen the program elevate from a ACHA D2 team, to a national contender at the ACHA D1 level in a three year span, having reached the National Tournament as a top 12 seed in their first year, eventually losing to four time National Champion Ohio University. Khan has also been able to help secure the future of the UNLV program through the continued process of building relationships with key UNLV Alumni and members in the Las Vegas community. UNLV has also been able to establish a partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights, entering a deal to practice and play at the new state of the art, City National Arena.
Khan moved to Las Vegas in 2012 and is married to his wife Jennifer, and has a daughter, Olivia.
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UNLV Goalie Ben Giesbrecht Getting Start vs Arizona State on Friday Night

Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Lee Samuels

Tempe, Arizona – Unbeaten UNLV goalie Ben Giesbrecht, 3-0-0 this season, will get the start for the Rebels when they take on Arizona State at Oceanside Ice Arena on Friday night.

Big Ben – 6’1″ and 240 – last season had 14 starts with a 2.21 gaa and a 91.6% save percentage. Ben, 21, is a top big-game athlete who is from Vancouver, B.C. 

This is an ACHA D1 game. UNLV has a 5-1 record, ASU is 3-8-1. Two of UNLV’s wins were against ASU earlier this season on home ice at the City National Arena in Las Vegas.

UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said top goal scorer Cody Williams is not available in Game One of this two-game weekend series. The top line will be tweaked – Bryce Woodward, Joe Kaszupski and D’Andre John (replacing Cody W). Bas Assaf and Eric Williams ‘will be on the point defensively” per coach Greener.

Best Rink Friends Forever — Cory Ward and Joe Sullivan — of Las Vegas Reunite as an Ultra Force for ECHL Manchester Monarchs

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Special to Vegas Hockey

Cory Ward and Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas played together on an AAA Nevada Stars 16u team in 2009-10 at the Las Vegas Ice Center and then played together two seasons with the NAHL Aberdeen Wings. Now the two are back together again as an ultra force for the ECHL Manchester Monarchs.

Manchester is a top club in the ECHL, an affiliate of the NHL Los Angeles Kings.

Back in 2009-10 Cory scored 16 goals and Joe Sullivan had 11 goals in AAA level hockey for the Nevada Stars.

They took different routes in collegiate hockey. Cory was a big goal scorer at NCAA Bemidji State and Joe was a star player and a captain for NCAA St. Lawrence University.

Now they are back on the ice as teammates one more time.