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The powerful Alkali RPD NARCh pro team out of Southern California gets final instructions before playing in a NARCh Nationals game at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Canada.

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Chris Francis is the only Las Vegas skater playing in NARCh Pro in Canada this weekend. He has one goal, four assists in his first two games for defending champion Revision Vanquish whose home rink is in Irvine, California. Chris plays two games with Revision today, then the field gets reduced from 17 to 12 teams for the playoffs which begin Friday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

In the last three seasons with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers, Chris has scored 41 goals, dealt 63 assists for 104 points. He begins his 4th season with the Wranglers this fall.

Troy Redmann, the goalie who years ago played for the AAA L.A. Jr Kings, is in the net for the powerful Labeda Snipers NARCh pro team. Troy, from Brea, California, last season played two games in the ECHL with the Ontario Reign. Troy is 27.

Tommy Tartaglione was a top goalie years ago for the AAA Cal Wave. He is playing at NARCh Pro with Mission Next Generation.  As a junior player, Tommy, 25, played for the WHL Vancouver Giants, Regina Pats, Prince George Cougars and BCHL Surrey Eagles.

Tom McCollum of Revision Vanquish won Best Goalie at the NARCh skills competitionlast night.

Meanwhile, the awesome Akali RPD pro team won its first two games, 9-1, 9-1.

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Rob Proffitt, GM of the NAHL Fairbanks Ice Dogs, returns as head coach of the AAA Fairbanks Arctic Lions 16u hockey club this fall.

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The Las Vegas Wranglers have a Countdown Clock ticking….85 days until Opening Night when the Utah Grizzlies invade The Orleans Arena on Tropicana Ave.

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Today is the day — seven-time Vegas Hockey Coach of the Year Rob Pallin heads to his new coaching job in Hungary. He has a flight in Las Vegas which connects to Minnapolis, then to Amsterdam, then to Budapest.  Adam Naglich, who played for Pallin years ago with AA Las Vegas Mustangs at the Santa Fe Stations Ice Arena, is on the same team as well. Rob will be reunited with a close friend, Marty Raymond, who is head coach of Sapa Fehervar in Hungary. Rob will be the number one assistant handling powerplay units and on game nights, sending out the defensive pairs. Pallin will also be coaching Hungary’s 20u national team.