Nikita Pintusov, Vincent Dekumbis Updates

Friday, February 23, 2018

Two giant goal scorers who previously played for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm – Nikita Pintusov and Vincent Dekumbus – are having awesome seasons.

Pintusov, who began this season with the WSHL Valencia Flyers, is now playing for the WSHL El Paso Rhinos. He had 32 goals with Valencia and has 6 goals with El Paso.

Dekumbis has primarily played with the NA3HL Texas Brahmas this season and has 13 goals, 22 assists.

Dekumbis was the only Las Vegas Storm junior level player who was selected to the WSHL All-Star team. The Storm practiced and played home game at the Las Vegas Ice Center. The club shut down its operations before this season got underway.

This is It – UNLV’s Final Regular Season Weekend

Friday, February 23, 2018

By Bob Wright

Las Vegas – This is it – UNLV’s final regular season weekend is here. Tonight – Friday – the Rebels take on the University of Arizona at the City National Arena. On Saturday, UNLV will play its final regular season game vs Arizona. Both games have a 7:30 pm start time.

UNLV and Arizona are both going to the ACHA D1 Nationals.

The UNLV Rebels have had massive standing room only crowds all season at the new City National Arena which is a twin-sheet arena constructed by the NHL Vegas Golden Knights. 

Univerity of Arizona 18-8-1

Last Five Games

4-5 to Oklahoma

0-5 to Central Oklahoma

6-1 over Grand Canyon

3-4 to Arizona State

6-1 over Arizona State

UNLV 18-9-0

Last Five Games

5-1 over Utah

8-2 over Arizona State

6-4 over Arizona State

5-1 over Midland

2-7 to Midland

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UNLV’s top goal scorers

Goals

21 – Elijiah Barriga

17 – Joseph Kaszupski

10 – Cody Williams

8 – Jake Saxe

7 – Kameron Fink

7 – Tristan Mayer

UNLV goalies

Ben Giesbrecht 9-4-0, 2.31 gaa, 91.6% save percentage

Alex Feese 8-3-0, 2.52 gaa, 91.1% save percentage

Meanwhile…UNLV Closes Out Regular Season vs Arizona This Weekend at City National

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Las Vegas – UNLV, which has a playoff spot in the ACHA D1 Nationals, will close out its regular season in a weekend series against the University of Arizona this Friday and Saturday on home ice at the City National Arena on Pavilion Drive. The games have a 7:30 pm start time.

UNLV head coach Anthony Greener said today “…these games against Arizona are going to be huge for momentum going into the National Tournament. Need to get back to having fun and simplying the game.”

ACHA D1 RANKINGS – NEW

The final ranking of the season will be released on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

 

2017-2018 ACHA Men’s Division I Ranking #19

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

1

Minot State

26-2-1

1

2

Adrian

26-1-0

2

3

Lindenwood

23-4-4

3

4

Ohio

26-8-2

4

5

Illinois

16-8-2

5

6

Robert Morris Illinois

18-12-1

6

7

Central Oklahoma

27-5-4

7

8

Michigan-Dearborn

16-4-2

11

9

Colorado

23-8-1

8

10

Liberty

28-6-0

10

11

Iowa State

16-13-3

13

12

Jamestown

17-11-1

9

13

Nevada-Las Vegas

18-9-0

12

14

Davenport

18-9-3

15

15

Stony Brook

21-7-4

14

16

Arizona

18-8-3

16

17

Missouri State

16-12-3

17

18

Midland

6-14-0

18

19

Kent State

24-9-1

20

20

Oklahoma

15-17-2

21

21

Rhode Island

23-11-2

22

22

Alabama

20-9-1

23

23

New York

15-9-2

24

24

Pittsburgh

21-10-1

25

25

Delaware

The Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

AHL

Cory Ward of Las Vegas and Ontario Reign vs San Jose Barracuda at Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario, Ca.

Final Score – Ontario 5, San Jose Barracuda 2 – the crowd was 6419

ECHL

Ross McMullan of Las Vegas and Wheeling Nailers vs Kalamazoo Wings at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Final OT – Kalamazoo 6, Wheeling Nailers 5 in overtime before 1488

 

THE VEGAS FIVE

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Big goal scorer Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and ECHL Allen Americans in Texas

 

THE VEGAS FIVE – 2017-18

Goals

18 – AIDAN MCNABB, AAA CALIFORNIA TITANS 18U

16 – ASH PRINTZEN, AAA DETROIT BELLE TIRE 16U

15 – ERIC ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 16U

12 – ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS

10 – DYLAN MILLER, ACHA D2 LINDENWOOD

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9 – DEREK SUTLIFFE, ECHL GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS

8 – VITO CARLO, NA3HL ATLANTA CAPITALS

8 – MICHAEL CICHY, USPHL IRONWOOD FIGHTING YOOPERS

8 – CHRIS FRANCIS, ECHL WHEELING NAILERS

8 – GAGE QUINNEY, AHL WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

8 – JOE SULLIVAN, NCAA ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

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THE 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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