Monarchs Edge Thunder, 4-3, in Overtime
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Cory Ward of Las Vegas scored with 3.8 seconds remaining in in overtime to give the ECHL Manchester Monarchs a 4-3 win over the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The Monarchs (2-1-0-1) and Thunder (2-0-1-0) have now played overtime in two of their first three meetings, with 12 game remaining between the North Division rivals.

The Monarchs opened the scoring when Alex Guptill netted his 2nd goal of the season at 18:14 of the first period. Guptill took a cross-slot pass off the backhand of Matt Leitner, and beat Thunder goaltender, Mason McDonald, low glove for the ice breaker and a 1-0 Monarchs lead.

The Thunder evened the score when Mathieu Brodeur netted his 1st goal of the season at 5:29 of the second period. The Monarchs were on the penalty kill when Joey Diamond received an extra two minutes after a fight, and the Thunder took advantage quickly with Brodeur sending the puck off a Manchester stick past Monarchs goaltender, Colin Stevens, to level the score, 1-1.

Adirondack grabbed the lead when Brett Pollock scored his 1st goal of the season at 8:11 of the middle frame. Pollock took a slap-pass from the right point off the stick of Alex Wall, and redirected the shot into an open cage behind Stevens, making the score, 2-1.

The Monarchs tied the game when Joe Pendenza netted his 2nd goal of the season at 17:03 of the second period. After huge hit by Tony Turgeon in the right corner that caused a turnover, Pendenza redirected a pass from Justin Agosta that trickled through McDonald, making the score, 2-2.

Saturday – UNLV Digs Deep, Wins 3-2 Firefight Over BU

Saturday, October 22, 2016



Las Vegas – Cody Williams, Axle Anderton scored and Tristan Mayer got the game winner for UNLV in a 3-2 firefight of a win over Boston University at the Sobe Ice Arena. Rebels goalie Erik Eidissen was in net, was spectacular for the second straight night and got the win. Coach Nick Robone of UNLV said “….this was a much different game than we had on Friday night. Boston is a well-coached, physical hockey team and they battled extremely hard. Coach (Anthony) Greener and I were pleased with our team’s grit and toughness. Erik was solid in the net. Now we set our sights on Long Beach State for next week.”


Ogden, Utah – The Ogden Mustangs ran their season record to 12-0-0 with a 7-1 win over Las Vegas. JC Lachapelle scored for the Storm with assists from Alex Roth and Weston Walker. Las Vegas coach Gabe Gauthier said the Ogden Mustangs are an older veteran team much like the powerful Long Beach Bombers. Las Vegas and Ogden close out a three-game weekend here at The Ice Sheet on Sunday.


Blaine, Minnesota – Tyler Brooks had two goals, Cameron Zucker one and Zach McClanahan and Daine Whittet scored for the AAA Nevada Storm 16u in a 5-0 win over the Wenatchee Wild at the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament.

“We had a great game while only allowing seven shots,” said Las Vegas coach Micah Sanford.

Cameron Birchell was in net for Las Vegas.


Blaine, Minnesota – Las Vegas coach Micah Sanford said “we actually played real well but just could not capitalize on our scoring chances. This was a very even game but we just need to clean up a few areas of our game and the score could have been different. This was a game which could have gone either way.”  Anthony Bonaldi was in net for Las Vegas.


Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas scored for St. Lawrence in a 6-3 road loss to Providence…Michael McNicholas scored for New Hampshire in a 4-3 loss to Colorado College…


Brendan Harris of Las Vegas had a goal and an assist for the BCHL Wenatchee Wild in a big 4-3 road win over the Chilliwack Chiefs

Zach McClanahan 4 Goals as AAA Nevada Storm 16u Beat Green Bay Gamblers 5-1 in Blaine, Minn

Friday, October 21, 2016

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Blaine, Minnesota –  Zach McClanahan scored 4 goals, Alex Furhst one goal as the Micah Sanford-coached AAA Nevada Storm 16u beat the Green Bay Gamblers 5-1 in their first game at the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament at the Schwann 8 Rinks.

“We played very well and only gave up a goal in the last minute of the game,” said coach Micah. “We controlled the pace and took it to them from the very start.”

Anthony Bonaldi was in the net for the Storm.

Next the Storm will take on the Wenatchee Wild here on Saturday.

Friday – Alex Roth, Jeffery Morgan Score for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ogden, Utah – It was a tight 3-2 game going into the third period, then the 12-0-0 WSHL Ogden Mustangs scored three times to beat the WSHL Las Vegas Storm 6-2 here Friday night. Alex Roth and Jeffery Morgan scored for Las Vegas.

Las Vegas scoring

LV – Alex Roth 2nd goal this season (JC Lachapelle assist)

LV – Jeffery Morgan 5th (Isaiah Letendre, Sam Sykes)

LV goalie – Rhett Bruckner



Rapid City, SD – Chris Francis – named team captain – of Las Vegas dealt the game-winning assist in the third period to help the ECHL Quad City Mallards beat the Rapid City Rush 3-2. The crowd was 2984 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Coquitlam, BC – Brendan Harris of Las Vegas scored his 6th goal of the season for the BCHL Wenatchee Wild in a 5-4 road loss to the Coquitlam Express at the Poirer Sports and Leisure Center. The crowd was 575. Wenatchee, coached by Bliss Littler, is now 10-2-1. Hayden Knight of Las Vegas played for Coquitlam in this game. Brendan Harris, with 6 goals, 20 assists, is the #1 scorer in the BCHL and is the scoring leader of all Las Vegas players away from home this season. On Saturday night, Brendan and the Wild take on the Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Depth of UNLV in Play for the Rebels in a 5-2 Win

Friday, October 21, 2016







By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas –  Up and down the ice UNLV’s #16 Dion Antisin blazed and he wasn’t just trying to score goals. He burned about defensively as well, digging for loose pucks and roughing up Boston University puck carriers.

Then, suddenly, in the third period he was gone – out of the game.

Dion got slashed badly in a hand late in the second period. Or, as UNLV head coach Anthony Greener said after a 5-2 win “…he’s going to need about 12 stitches. He is going to see our team doctor. We are hoping for good news.”

Greener added “all of our lines were buzzing tonight. It was a real good two periods, sloppy third.”

UNLV’s great depth came into play in the third period as Boston U, with Dion gone, turned up the temperature with hard physical action which cranked a large hot energized hometown crowd which was really into the game Friday night at the SoBe Ice Arena.

UNLV had to deal with a well-coached Boston U team which had good puck movement and lasered late-game hard shots at Eidissen who made flashy glove saves.

Antisin, pre slash, had two goals and Nicklas Giers, Tristan Mayer and Cody Williams also scored. UNLV raised its season record to 9-1-0.

FROM THE BLUE LINE – UNLV captain Axle Anderton had one of his best games…Ethan Montoya was very strong on penalty kills blocking shots and knocking pucks away….UNLV’s Jake Saxe jetted around the ice faster than anyone on either team….BU early in the game struggled with its tight power play setup early so it was reconfigured into a wider, more spread powerplay attack in the third period. It was interesting to see the BU coaches adjust their play.

UNLV’s unofficial GM Gramps was at the game as was the great roller star Adam Tamura of Las Vegas…BU’s season record is 3-2-0…Game two of this series is here Saturday afternoon. Faceoff 4:15 pm…Next weekend one of UNLV’s most fierce rivals – Long Beach State – comes into town.

UNLV’s goal scorers (ACHA official statistics on season goals)

UNLV – Dion Antisin 6th goal of season

UNLV – Nicklas Giers, 4th

UNLV – Tristan Mayer, 5th

UNLV – Dion Antisin, 7th

UNLV – Cody Williams, 10th

UNLV goalie – Erik Eidissen (4-1-0)


Friday ACHA D2 Scores

Loyola-Marymount 5, Long Beach State 0

Boise State 6, Gonzaga 1

Utah (D1) 5, ASU Maroon 2

Colorado State 4, Northern Colorado Bears 3

NAU 16, Cal Lutheran Kings 2

Cal State Fullerton 6, Grand Canyon 2

//CSUN 7-0-1 this season


Early Faceoff Tonight for UNLV vs Boston University; WSHL Las Vegas Storm vs 11-0-0 Ogden Mustangs

Friday, October 21, 2016

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Las Vegas –  High energy UNLV returns to action tonight 5:30 pm local time against Boston University at the Sobe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. UNLV is off to a strong 8-1-0 start. Goalie Erik Eidissen will start for UNLV. Erik has a record of 3-1-0, 1.75 gaa and a 94.2% save percentage which are awesome numbers.

“This should be a real battle tonight. From the game tape we reviewed Boston University worked hard on the ice and did not lose many one on one battles,” said UNLV head coach Anthony Greener.

Cody Williams, with 9 goals, 10 assists, is the top scorer for UNLV


Ogden, Utah –  Goalie Rhett Bruckner will get the start tonight for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm who on the road taking on 11-0-0 Ogden Mustangs.  Las Vegas, 2-3-1, won two of three games last weekend from the WSHL San Diego Sabers.

“Rhett will start in the net and we switched up the lines a bit,” said Las Vegas coach Gabe Gauthier. “Ogden is an older veteran team much like Long Beach. They will be fast and tough to play against.”

Las Vegas lines will start this way tonight:

Letendre, Morgan, Sykes

Roth, Lachapelle, Fitzi

Karr, Juliussen, Carlo

Pintusov, Molony, Fehlig

============= is looking for the whereabouts of these players:ner

Jason Allen

J.C. Caron

Jeff Hajner, Air Force Academy

Josh Jasek

Kurt Long

Cody Milligan

Megan Myers

Nate Rein

Sarah Robello – last played at Mercyhurst

Travis Roseberry

Josh Shiode

Robbie Silvernail, UNLV

Matt Stang, hockey coach at SoBe Ice Arena

Zach Whisman, goalie

Mike Zenzola, UNLV

If you know, please email

UNLV’s Powerful Roller Team Releases Roster, Schedule

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Las Vegas –  UNLV’s powerful national-level roller team released it roster today and it includes a number of new players.

UNLV head roller coach Jared Joeger said “We graduated a large amount of our players last season so for the first time in many years we have an influx of new players to our roster. We are returning a veteran core from last season’s run to the national championship and our incoming group has a diverse background include college and junior ice hockey experience. We are looking to build on our successes from last season and make another run at a national championship.”

The UNLV roller team is based at the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center on Sahara Ave. where the Rebels practice and play home games.

UNLV’s 2016-17 roster

Returning players – Terry Martin (goalie), Ian Davis, Steven Scamorza, Logan Sussman, Cody Williams.

New players – Bas Assaf, Nick Giers, Kory Grahl, Ethan Montoya, Jesse Simone, Austin Smith, Alex Wilson

UNLV Schedule

Opening Weekend

November 12 at Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center on Sahara –  vs Santa Barbara 1 pm, Cal Poly 3 pm, Long Beach State 5 pm – “and our premier game of the day” per coach Jaeger – vs ASU 7 pm.

November 19 – Second event at Huntington Beach, California.

Wedding Bells for Eddie Del Grosso This Weekend

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Las Vegas – Star defenseman Eddie Del Grosso of Las Vegas is getting married. Eddie, 31 and regarded as one of the greatest defensemen in Las Vegas hockey history, is marrying Victoria Depalo in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 23.

Eddie played high level hockey starting with the Rob Pallin-coached 2001-02 AA Las Vegas Mustangs who played in the U.S. Nationals, with the Rob Neumann-coached AAA San Diego Jr Gulls, in the USHL with the Indiana Ice, four seasons with University of Nebraska-Omaha and more recently with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers. 

Shane McColgan Update

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shane McColgan, a star goal scorer and team leader for the AAA L.A. Jr Kings 18u in the 2008-2010 era, has signed with the ECHL Manchester Monarchs. One of his teammates there is Cory Ward of Las Vegas. Shane years ago was a 5th round draft of the New York Rangers. He is 23 and listed at 5’9, 165.