THE VEGAS FIVE

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Captain Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas and St. Lawrence University angles in…..

THE VEGAS FIVE

Top Five goal scorers from Las Vegas players away from home 2017-18

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4 – ASHLEY PRINTZEN, AAA DETROIT BELL TIRE 16U

3 – ZACH POCHIRO, ECHL ALLEN AMERICANS

2 – MICHAEL CICHY, USPHL WISCONSIN MUSKIES 

2 – CAMERON ZUCKER, NA3HL LANSING WOLVES

1 – ERIK ATCHISON, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 16U

1 – VITO CARLO, NA3HL ATLANTA CAPITALS

1 – BRENDEN FEHLIG, NA3HL LANSING WOLVES

1 – BRENDAN HARRIS, NCAA BEMIDJI STATE

1 – GAGE QUINNEY, AHL WILKES BARRE/SCRANTON PENQUINS

1 – LANDON QUINNEY, QMJHL ST. JOHN’S SEADOGS

1 – MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

1 – JOEY RAATS, NCAA ARIZONA STATE

1 – BRYCE REDDICK, EIHL CARDIFF DEVILS

1 – ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, AAA ARIZONA BOBCATS 18U

1 – JOE SULLIVAN, NCAA ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

 

Flashback – 15 Seasons Ago – AAA Las Vegas Outlaws Going to 24-Team Chicago Chill Autumn Tournament

Flashback Story – October, 2002  – 15 Seasons Ago

By Lee Samuels

The first AAA level team in Las Vegas was a great one. After the AA Las Vegas Mustangs, coached by Rob Pallin, advanced and played in the U.S. Nationals he constructed another top team at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive.

In 2002-03 hometown players like Adam Naglich, Chris Anderson, Sean Darby and Justin Grossman had graduated. Naglich was recruited and signed by the BCHL Victoria Salsa. 

Pallin inked two players from the Utah Stars – Nate Rein and Scott Chisholm and added Cody Morin, a giant goal scorer from the Phoenix Firebirds. 

Las Vegas got off to a 14-2-1 start was ranked #19 nationally by Midgetaaa.com – the first Las Vegas hockey team ever to be ranked.

Evan Zucker, an older brother of Jason, was a big player on this club. Evan was a top goal scorer in ice hockey and roller hockey. Cody Fulwiler, now a referee, and Zach Whisman were the goalies.

The big teams that season were the AAA L.A. Jr Kings, AAA San Diego Jr Gulls coached by Rob Neumann, the Konstantine Lodina-coached AAA Long Beach Stars and the AAA Alaska All-Stars. These were all outstanding high-powered teams.

On this very week 15 seasons ago the AAA Las Vegas Outlaws were heading to the 24-team Chicago Chill Autumn Tournament. The first game was against the AAA Buffalo Saints, 13-3-1 and ranked #6 in the nation.

The AAA Outlaws were one of coach Rob Pallin’s great hockey teams – but he wasn’t done putting together great teams in Las Vegas. 

The AAA Las Vegas Outlaws 2002-03 Roster

#2 Evan Zucker, #4 Josh Shiode, #5 Justin Johnson, #6 David Lewandowski, #7 Scott Chisholm, #8 Nate Rein, #9 Eddie Samuels, #10 Cody Morin, #11 JC Caron, #12 Eric Bowman, #16 Josh Jasek, #17 Travis Roseberry, #18 Spike Neely, #24 T.J. Craig, #27 Alex Redmond, #30 Zach Whisman, #31 Cody Fulwiler, #79 Jeff Hajner, #83 Eddie Del Grosso

Vegas Hockey’s AAA Top 10 West Rankings – October, 2002

#1 Alaska All-Stars, #2 Dallas Jr Stars, #3 San Diego Jr Gulls, #4 Las Vegas Outlaws, #5 Long Beach Stars, #6 L.A. Jr Kings 16u; #7 L.A. Jr Kings; #8 Pikes Peak Miners, #9 Littleton Hawks; #10 Cal Cougars #11 San Jose Jr Sharks; #12 Washington Totems

 

UNLV Update for Games vs Williston State at City National Arena

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Special to Vegashockey.net

The UNLV Rebels next games will be on Monday and Tuesday – October 23-24  – at City National Arena in Las Vegas.

And why on those nights?

“Williston State is on a Western swing (7 games, 10 nights) and it fits best for them,” said UNLV Rebels Anthony Greener.

In order beginning this Thursday Williston State will take on Montana State, Montana Tech – then UNLV Rebels for two games – and from there Williston will go to and take on Utah State, San Jose State and NAU.

Big Win for Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin with HC TWK Innsbruck Sharks

4: 2 - Sharks are celebrating an important away win!

4-2 – Sharks are celebrating an important road win!

The Innsbruck sharks return with an important descent to the Siegerstraße. The Tyroleans celebrate in Fehervar a deserved 4: 2 success.

“We have played a very playful part, unfortunately no success. In Fehervar, however, three points must now be obtained. It’s a must-win for my boys. “Haie-Headcoach Rob Pallin knew the importance of the game in Fehervar. It would be obvious to the team that three points, whether the load of two games within 24 hours, would be difficult. So the American responded and shot Rene Swette into the goal. And the native Vorarlberger was to deliver a dust-dried part. The sharks kicked off, having Clemens Paulweber the first high-caliber scoring after four minutes. The 1: 0 lead, however, succeeded surprisingly the house owner. Gilbert made a counter-attack (14.). The sharks then remained faithful to their face in a foreign country, played well, weighed themselves with many penalties but themselves. So it was over the 60 minutes even two 3: 5-Unterpiele to go. After 20 minutes the 0: 1 was not a bad starting position.

Especially since Andrew Clark in 26 minutes backhanded the equalizer. Back to zero. The game was further characterized by many of the Hungary’s pastime, but the shark’s defense did not allow a single power-hit in this game. Highlights in the form of goals remained in this section then, the best possibility gave the kicked off Kevin Wehrs alone (36)

In the final third, the decision was to seek and the Sharks should find it. The Tyroleans were still one step ahead and showed the necessary coldness in front of the goal. After a magnificent turn, Andrew Yogan slipped the disc into the corner. Hunter Bishop scored five minutes before the end with a big shot under the bar for the preliminary decision. John Lammers ended with a goal in the empty goal for the 4-2 final. The Tyrolean jubilation was great after the final whistle, as the team of Coach Pallin celebrated the second important drop of the season.

 

2: 4 (1: 0, 0: 1, 1: 3)
Goals: Gilbert (14th), Latendresse (58th) and Clark (26th), Yogan (44th) Bishop (55.), Lammers (60./en)

 

The #1, #2 Most Read Stories This Weekend on Vegashockey.net

Monday,October 16, 2017

By Bob Wright

There was plenty of great hockey action with star players over the weekend but our readers went deep into our archives for our #1, #2 most read stories this weekend. Take a look:

https://vegashockey.net/2016/12/21/coming-christmas-eve-the-incredible-story-about-the-storms-isiah-letendre/

https://vegashockey.net/2017/07/07/top-5-greatest-goal-scorers-for-wshl-las-vegas-storm/

Sunday – Gage Quinney 1 Goal, 2 Assists for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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Big goal scorer Cory Ward of Las Vegas in action today for ECHL Manchester Monarchs

Sunday, October 15, 2017

THE SUNDAY SCOREBOARD

AHL

Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins vs Syracuse Crunch at Mohegan Sun Casino Arena in Connecticut

Final – Wilkes Barre wins 6-1; Gage Quinney 1 goal, two assists

ECHL

Cory Ward and Manchester Monarchs vs Brampton Beast at Powerade Arena, Brampton, Ontario, Canada – very strong wind gusts expected outside of arena during this game.

Final –  Manchester wins 4-2

NA3HL

Brenden Fehlig, Cameron Zucker and Lansing Wolves vs Southern Tier Express at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Jamestown, NY – chilly, chance of rain showers outside arena during this game.

Final  – Lansing Wolves wins 4-0 — Cameron Zucker one goal

WSHL

Cody Printzen and Fresno Monsters at San Diego Sabers – Iceoplex, Escondido, Ca – noon start – Fresno has won first two games of the weekend series. Many star Las Vegas skaters have played at this historic arena.

Final –  San Diego wins 3-1

 

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

THE SATURDAY SCOREBOARD

Final – UNLV 1, Ohio University 7

//Jake Saxe scores for UNLV in this very physical game

NCAA

Final – Joey Raats of Las Vegas and Arizona State 2 at Air Force 3

Final – Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas and St. Lawrence 1 at North Dakota 6

Final – Brendan Harris of Las Vegas and Bemidji State 0 at Minnesota Duluth 0 OT

Final  – Michael McNicholas of Las Vegas and New Hampshire 5, Colgate 3

//Michael McNicolas one goal, one assist

ECHL

Final – Cory Ward of Las Vegas and the Manchester Monarchs 3, Worcester Railers 4  – attendance was 12,135

Final  – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and Allen Americans 8 vs Rapid City Rush 3

//Zach Pochiro 2 goals, 1 assist for Allen Americans

NA3HL

Final –  Vito Carlo and Atlanta Capitals 4, Point Mallard Ducks 1

Final  – Brenden Fehlig, Cameron Zucker and Lansing Wolves 5, Southern Tier Express 2

//Cameron Zucker one assist for Lansing

WSHL

Final – Cody Printzen of Las Vegas and Fresno Monsters 6 at San Diego Sabers 0 – game was at the Iceoplex in Escondido, Ca

 

ZACH POCHIRO OF LAS VEGAS 2 GOALS, ASSIST AND +5; BRENDAN HARRIS SCORES FIRST NCAA GOAL

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rapid City, South Dakota – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas had two goals, an assist and was +5 on the ice for the ECHL Allen Americans who beat the hometown Rapid City Rush 8-3 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  Zach was named the Star of the game. The crowd was 3541. The Allen Americans are an affiliate of the NHL San Jose Sharks

Bemidji, Minnesota – Goal scorer Brendan Harris of Las Vegas in his first NCAA game scored for Bemidji State in a big 5-2 win over Minnesota-Duluth on home ice at the Sanford Center.

SUCH A HEARTBREAKER FOR UNLV REBELS VS #5 RANKED OHIO UNIVERSITY

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Saturday Update – UNLV head coach Anthony Greener is reviewing video today. He said it was Elijiah Barriga’s dramatic late-game goal which was rubbed out last night because of a disputed offsides call. UNLV’S starters for tonight will be announced later today but for sure Joseph Kaszupski, Kameron Fink and Matthew Painchaud will be on the top line. Faceoff for tonight’s game will be 7:30 pm et/4:30 pm pacific – Lee, Vegashockey.net

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Special to Vegashockey.net

Athens, Ohio – It’s never easy to win on the road as #14-ranked UNLV found out the hard way against #5-ranked Ohio University at the Bird Arena on Friday night.

UNLV scored first to lead 1-0, Ohio scored to tie it 1-1, then Ohio scored to go ahead 2-1, then a UNLV goal was disallowed – offsides the officials said – UNLV goalie Ben Giesbrecht was pulled with 0:25 to play, then Ohio scored an empty-net goal with 0:13 left to win 3-1.

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Final Score – UNLV 1, Ohio University 3

//UNLV goal – Elijah Barriga – assists Chase Torontow, Jake Saxe

In 3rd period Ohio U took 2-1 lead, then an UNLV goal disallowed- offsides was called

With 0:25 to play UNLV goalie Ben Giesbrecht leaves the ice / Rebels on power play

With 0:13 left Ohio scores empty net goal

UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht

Hockey: Ohio hopes to break out against new ACHA foe UNLV

Garrett Elmore pushes up the ice during Ohio’s game against Jamestown University on October 6, 2017. The Bobcats lost 3-2. (Blake Nissen | Photo Editor)

Athens – After an unlucky weekend during which Ohio got swept in consecutive regulation games for just the second time in the last two years, the Bobcats aren’t changing much in their game plan for a similar type of opponent this weekend.

Ohio will look to capitalize on its opportunities more frequently when it plays University of Nevada Las Vegas this weekend at Bird Arena.

It will be the first meeting between the two teams because UNLV entered the American Collegiate Hockey Association D1 this season

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Friday and Saturday start times – UNLV vs Ohio University at Bird Arena  – 7:30 pm et/4:30 pm pacific