Top Searches – July 17

 

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Jason Zucker of Las Vegas scores again for NHL Minnesota Wild

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It’s July 17, 2018

Here are the Top Searches today

#1 Jason Zucker

#2 Cory Ward Signs With ECHL Manchester Monarchs

#3 AJ Lackas of Las Vegas to AAA Colorado Thunderbirds 15u

#4 Hunter Toms Returning to AAA L.A. Jr Kings

#5 Rob Pallin The Greatest AAA Las Players I Ever Coached

#6 Jimmy Samuels, president, Kansas University ACHA D3 hockey program

#7 Gia Avalone, Zoe Zamara to U.S. National Hockey Camp

#8 There’s a New Rising Star in Town – Steven Avalone

#9 Ash Printzen

#10 Chris Francis

#11 Cameron Zucker

#12 Megan Myers, Boston Blades

#13 Adam Naglich

#14 Just in Time for Christmas – The Unstoppable Johnnie Gold

#15 Flashback 2004 – The Last Skate at Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena

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Written 14 years ago on Vegashockey.com the 2004 Flashback story Last Skate at Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena is read here every single day – the story includes the last skaters who went onto the ice, what they did and includes names of the hockey folks including me who were there. The Santa Fe Pepsi Scoreboard was sent over to the SoBe Ice Arena down the street at the Fiesta Rancho Hotel Casino. The rink glass was sent to a rink in Utah. One of the Zambonies went to the SoBe as well. There were many hometown bigtime skaters who played at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena. It was the home of many winning Las Vegas hockey teams to launch the sport of ice hockey on a national level — truly an unforgettable era – Lee Samuels

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For Sale – Mike Modano rookie cards on our Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202372360471?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

C.J. Westlake New Head Coach at Utah State ACHA D1

C.J. WESTLAKE IS UTAH STATE’S NEW COACH

From Cache Valley Daily.com

By Craig Hislop

The rules are different for club sports at America’s universities and that was never more evident than on Monday at Utah State University.

Club sport coaches are not paid and student-athletes don’t receive scholarships. At USU, and it is true elsewhere, club sports teams are run by team officers who are elected by members of each club sports team, under the direction of Campus Recreation.

And in the case of the Aggies’ popular ice hockey club team, what the leaders have done is choose one of their own as the new head coach.

C.J. Westlake is 26 years old, the 2017-18 season was his final year as an Aggie student-athlete — he served as a captain — and as of Monday he is the one designated to take over the program from the very successful Jon Eccles.

Eccles’ remarkable run behind the Aggie Ice Hockey bench ended with his retirement announcement in June. He became the winningest coach in the program’s history with a 264-87-16 record. In the nine full seasons Eccles coached, his teams finished under .500 just once.

Westlake said there is a reason he is not concerned about his relative lack of coaching experience.

“I have so much confidence in our team and our leaders. I’m not worried at all about the age cap. I was lucky enough to take on a leadership position the last couple of years. Being captain last year really helped me earn their respect.

“We’re pretty confident about this transition and we’re just ready to get back on the ice and get to work.”

Aggie hockey fans knew Jon Eccles’ passion for the game came from his growing up years in Michigan. Westlake’s story is similar.

“I’ve played over 20 years of competitive hockey at the AAA level and AA level. I played five years at the junior hockey level and five years at the collegiate level.

“I’ve also coached a couple of different bantam AA and AAA teams.”

He said he understands the responsibility the new job entails because of the way Eccles, his coach, built the program.

“We have a lot of support from the community. I’ve never played on a team where the whole town cares so much. I’m very confident in what’s going to happen this season and I am very confident in the team we’ve put together.”

He says he understands the team and it’s culture; he’s been in the middle of it for several years now.

“I know it’s a team-run sport; I will definitely bring a sense of ‘laid back’ like Jon’s style. I do want this team to grow and develop, so I think bringing a little bit more of a serious presence will definitely help this team move on.”

He said it is important to continue a presence in the hockey community, not just in Alaska, and he will be looking to junior teams not just in Utah, but also Idaho and mostly the west coast.

Coach Westlake said tryouts will start in early August because there are a few more positions to fill before the roster is set.

(Originally published at http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/archive/2018/07/10/c-j-westlake-is-usus-new-club-ice-hockey-coach/#.W0Z5gtIzpPY)

Cory Ward of Las Vegas to ECHL Manchester Monarchs – Affiliate of NHL LA Kings – for the 2018-19 Season

Cory Ward Joins Monarchs for 2018-19 Season

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager, Doug Christiansen, announced today that the Monarchs have signed Cory Ward for the 2018-19 season.

The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.

Ward, 24, returns to the Monarchs after playing in 22 games for Manchester last season, recording eight goals and seven assists for 15 points. Ward has played in 90 games for the Monarchs over the past two season, racking up 52 points on 24 goals and 28 assists.

The 5-foot-11, 201-pound native of Las Vegas, Nev., played collegiately at Bemidji State University, where he skated in 151 career games over a four-year career, and scored 80 points on 45 goals and 35 assists. Along with his ECHL experience, Ward has played 33 games in the AHL between the St. John’s IceCaps, Syracuse Crunch, Ontario Reign and Springfield Thunderbirds.

Ward and the Monarchs open the season on the road against the Brampton Beast on Oct. 13, before coming home on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. to play the Newfoundland Growlers. For tickets to Opening Night, Season Memberships and group tickets, please contact the Monarchs front office at 603-626-7825.

Visit us at ManchesterMonarchs.com, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram: @MonarchsHockey, and like us on Facebook for additional information.

Top 10 Las Vegas Goal Scorers Away From Home – 2017-18

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Zach Pochiro #1 Las Vegas Goal Scorer 2017-18

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LAS VEGAS GOAL SCORERS AWAY FROM HOME – 2017-18

21 – ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS – TEXAS

20  – AIDAN MCNABB, AAA CALIFORNIA TITANS 18U

17 – ERIC ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 16U

17 – ASH PRINTZEN, AAA DETROIT BELLE TIRE 16U

16 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, SPHL MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS

14 – GAGE QUINNEY, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

12 – CHRIS FRANCIS, ECHL WHEELING NAILERS

10 – DYLAN MILLER, ACHA D2 LINDENWOOD

9 – VITO CARLO, NA3HL ATLANTA CAPITALS

9 – CORY WARD, ECHL MANCHESTER MONARCHS

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2018-19

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Brendan Harris of Las Vegas and NCAA Bemidji State on the move….

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Las Vegas players away from home 2018-19 season

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GIA AVALONE, AAA ANAHEIM LADY DUCKS 16U

BRENNAN BLASZCZAK, NCAA UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS

BRENDAN HARRIS, NCAA BEMIDJI STATE

AJ LACKAS, AAA COLORADO THUNDERBIRDS 15U ELITE

GAGE QUINNEY, AHL CHICAGO WOLVES

LANDON QUINNEY, QMJHL SAINT JOHN SEADOGS

MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, MANGLERUD STAR – NORWAY

JERRETT OVERLAND, AAA ANAHEIM JR DUCKS 18U

ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS – TEXAS

JOEY RAATS, NCAA ARIZONA STATE

HUNTER TOMS, AAA L.A. JR KINGS PEEWEE TEAM

CORY WARD, ECHL MANCESTER MONARCHS

MIKE YOCHUM, CANISUS COLLEGE ACHA D1 – BUFFALO NY

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Hunter Toms of Las Vegas Playing for AAA LA Jr Kings This Season

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Special to Vegas Hockey

Hunter Toms is a 2006 birthyear who played initially for the Las Vegas Storm team. In 2016 Hunter made the 06 California Brick team and was the first player since Jason Zucker to make that team from Las Vegas.

Hunter last season played for the AAA L.A. Jr Kings peewee team which was ranked #5 in the nation. Hunter made the AAA L.A. Jr Kings peewees again this coming season. He plays defense.

The Hunter family are close friends of several other Las Vegas players as well as the AJ Lackas family here in Las Vegas.