UNLV’s Hi-Speed Game Goes to the Finish Line – Stony Brook University Wins it 6-4

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – It was a high-speed, high-performance game and when it was over the visiting team got the checkered flag.

Stony Brook University of New York 6, UNLV Rebels 4. That was the final score of this ultra-heated game which had an electric playoff feel to it as both teams blasted up and down the ice before a jammed crowd at City National Arena on Friday night.

Jake Saxe of UNLV worked very hard and scored two goals. Hunter Muzzillo scored, as well as Kane Toriumi for the Rebels. The game was stormy with hard checks right from the start. Rebels goalie Erik Eidissen took on massive firepower from all directions. He made some awesome – like massively great – saves.

UNLV’s defensemen had to deal with Stony Brook’s size, speed and power right to the finish of the game. The temperature of the game action was like 1,000-degrees, maybe more. The hometown crowd was really into the game.

It was UNLV’s first loss on home ice this season. The two teams go right back at it here Saturday, 7 pm.

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From the Blue Line – Rocco was the referee. He had a busy night….UNLV, ranked #14, now has a record of 10-8-1…. Stony Brook, 11-6-0, came into this game ranked #21.

 

SUPER FRIDAY AT ALL RINKS IN LAS VEGAS

It will indeed be Super Friday in Las Vegas which will mark the return of the Anthony Greener-coached UNLV Rebels who have not lost a game all season at City National Arena here in town on Charleston Avenue.

Friday, December 6, 2019

ACHA D1

Live Updates

Final Score
#21 ranked Stony Brook University NY 6
#14 ranked UNLV Rebels 4

City National Arena

UNLV goal – Jake Saxe

UNLV goal – Kane Toriumi

UNLV goal – Jake Saxe

UNLV goal – Hunter Muzzillo

UNlV goalie – Erik Eidissen

//UNLV perfect 8-0-0 at City National Arena this season – very big game for both teams….Overall UNLV is 10-7-1, Stony Brook 10-6-0…..

ACHA D2 @ Sobe Ice Arena, Las Vegas

Final – San Jose State 5, #5 Northern Arizona University 4

5 pm – Cal Berkeley vs University of Cincinnati 

WSHL 

Las Vegas Thunderbirds 1, Utah Outliers 4

Accord Arena, Salt Lake City, 6 pm

//T-Birds are now 11-6-0 in their debut season with goal-scoring firepower coming from Tomas Urbanec with 16 goals, Emil Svartbro 14 and Owen Webster 11.

AA 16u

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 3, AA Nashville Jr Predators 3 (tie) at City National Area

Vegas Jr Golden Knights goals

Heath Mensch from John Purdy

Tristan Nelson from Anthony Mazza, Heath Mensch

Anthony Juric from Anthony Mazza, John Purdy

Las Vegas goalie – Zackary Ortolano

 

Jason Zucker’s 10th Goal of Season Helps NHL Minnesota Wild Win 5-4 on Road

Thursday

Tampa, Fla. – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas drove down to the left side of the net, worked a give and go with linemate Eric Staal and scored spectacuarly to help give the NHL Minnesota Wild a 2-1 lead enroute to a 5-4 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning here at the Amalie Arena. Jason and the Wild had a tremendous net presence during this game to put extreme pressure on Tampa Bay.  Jason, 27, also had an assist as the Wild raised their season record to 14-11-4. That was Jason’s 129th NHL goal. He grew up playing roller hockey, then ice hockey here in Las Vegas. His first Las Vegas roller coach was Larry Sanford, his last ice hockey coach at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue was the great Wally Lacroix. Jason did countless hours of summertime conditioning skates with coach Rob Pallin at the SoBe Ice Arena.

Jason is a 12-Time Vegas Hockey Player of the Year. Banners of Jason are hung with care at the Ice Center and also at the SoBe Ice Arena.

ACHA Scores

Thursday, December 5, 2019

ACHA D1

#1 Adrian 7, Michigan-Dearborn 0

#12 Oklahoma 3, #8 Central Oklahoma 2

ACHA D2 

Cincinnati 9, San Jose State 2 (at Sobe Ice Arena, Las Vegas)

#14 Arizona State 4, Grand Canyon 0

#4 Montana State 5, Eastern Washington 1

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Friday – For The UNLV Rebels It’s Way More Than Just a Game vs Stony Brook of New York at City National Arena

Friday, December 6, 2019

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – For the UNLV Rebels it will be way more than just a game when they take on Stony Brook University on Friday night at City National Arena.

It’s for a young boy named Blake Smith, age 10, who will drop the first puck at center ice on 7 pm Friday.

Blake has an undiagnosed Degenerative Muscular Disorder, basically making his muscles deteriorate. His care is expensive and his family needs help.

“This game is more than just hockey,” said UNLV head coach Anthony Greener. “We are playing for Blake who has a rare disease. He’s a great kid with always a smile on his face. 

“Hockey when you really look at it is just a small part of our lives,” Greener said.

“I want our players, staff and all of our fans to pull one out for Blake,” Greener said.

This game will be a rough one too for the Rebels who are ranked ACHA D1 #14. Stony Brook is ranked #21. Stony Brook’s team is ultra skilled, plays hard and has a will to win. Plus, UNLV and Stony Brook desperately need wins to get a spot in the post-season ACHA D1 Nationals.

“This is a huge game for us Friday,” Greener said. “We need to get back into the win column.”

UNLV is coming off a long road facing teams like Arizona, Minot and the Jamestown Jimmies. The Rebels are 14-7-1. Stony Brook is 10-6-0.

Stony Brook’s Last Five Games

2-6 to #1 ranked Adrian

3-5 to #1 ranked Adrian

5-4 over Syracuse

4-3 over New York University

6-3 over New York University

From the Blue Line – UNLV goalie Erik Eidissen will get the start Friday. Game two of this series is on Saturday, same start time 7 pm…Coach Greener mentioned there are no major line changes for the Rebels on Friday…Here on home ice UNLV is a perfect 8-0-0.

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2019-20

Erik Atchison (left) of Las Vegas and teammate Jaret Anderson-Dolan with WHL Spokane Chiefs

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Las Vegas Goal Scorers Away From Home – 2019-20

Goals

18 – Fuzzy Atchison, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u

14 – Matthew Gross, AAA Phoenix Jr Coyotes 16u

13 – Austin Moline, AAA LA Jr Kings 2005 team

11 – Gunner Moore, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals

10 – Chris Francis, Salle Bulls Halle, Germany/3

9 – Brenden Fehlig, NA3HL Texas RoadRunners

9 – Chayse Laurie, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u

9 – Ash Printzen, AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u

8 – Hayden Knight, USPHL Premier Hampton Roads Whalers

8 – Cody Williams, Evry-Viry France3

7 – Joey Allegrini, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals

7 – Hunter Barto, USPHL Minnesota Moose

7 – Jack Lackas, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u

7 – Aidan McNabb, USPHL Carolina Jr Hurricanes

7 – Zach Pochiro, Esberj Energy – Denmark

7 – Michael Yochum, ACHA D1 Canisius

6 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves

6 – Danny Ramos, NA3HL Gillette Wild

5 – Erik Atchison, WHL Spokane Chiefs

4 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mariners

4 – Spencer Poscente, ACHA Eastern Michigan

3 – Shane Dean, Gentry Academy 15u

3 – AJ Lackas, AAA Colorado Thunderbirds 16u

3 – Derek Sutliffe, SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts

3 – Gabriel Testa, GMHL South Muskota Shield

2 – Connor Brazil, AAA NAPHL Gentry Academy 16u

2 – Caleb Day, WSHL Cold Lake Hornets – Alberta, Canada

2 – Matt Johnson, ACHA D2 Boise State

1 – Nick Bonaldi, AA Arizona Bobcats 16u

1 – Jarrett Dudschu, USPHL Philadelphia Hockey Club

1 – JoJo Heinzelman, Northern Cyclones

1 – Ben Mercurio, USPHL South Shore Kings 16u

1 – Jerrett Overland, BCHL Wenatchee Wild

1 – Joey Raats, Briancon, France

1 – Joe Sullivan, ECHL Indy Fuel

1 – Cory Ward, ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones

 

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THE VEGAS FIVE

THE VEGAS FIVE

PRO, NCAA, ACHA, JUNIOR HOCKEY

Goals

11 – GUNNER MOORE, NA3HL ATLANTA CAPITALS

10 – CHRIS FRANCIS, SALLE BULLS HALLE, GERMANY3

9 – BRENDEN FEHLIG, NA3HL TEXAS ROADRUNNERS

9 – ASH PRINTZEN, MEIJER WESTERN MICHIGAN GIRLS 

8 – HAYDEN KNIGHT, USPHL PREMIER HAMPTON ROADS WHALERS

8 – CODY WILLIAMS, EVRY-VIRY FRANCE3

7 – JOEY ALLEGRINI, NA3HL ATLANTA CAPITALS

7 – HUNTER BARTO, USPHL MINNESOTA MOOSE

7 – AIDAN MCNABB. USPHL CAROLINA JR HURRICANES

7 – ZACH POCHIRO, ESBERJ ENERGY, DENMARK

7 – MICHAEL YOCHUM, ACHA D1 CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS

AAA/AA

Goals

18 – FUZZY ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

13 – MATTHEW GROSS, AAA PHOENIX JR COYOTES 16U

13 – AUSTIN MOLINE, AAA L.A. JR KINGS 2005

12 – TRISTAN TOTH, VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS HS TEAM

9 – CHAYSE LAURIE, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

7 – JACK LACKAS, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 13U

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