March 15, 2003 – In a key game at the Tier 1 Pacific Regional ice championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, Las Vegas’ Justin Johnson scored the first goal, Eddie Samuels nailed the next two, Spike Neely and Scotty John scored to tie mighty AAA Alaska All-Stars 5-5 in regulation. Then, early in overtime, Scott Chisholm made a rush down the left side, slid a pass over to Spike Neely in the slot. Neely passed to Cody Morin who stuffed in a stunning game-breaking goal to give AAA Las Vegas its biggest win ever, 6-5 over the 30-6-1 Alaska team in a Pacific District Tier 1 playoff game in Fairbanks, Alaska. Las Vegas goalie Ryan Coursey was spectacular, stopping three difficult shots during the early moments of OT. After Morin slammed in the winning shot, all Las Vegas players rushed off the bench and onto the ice for a wild celebration. At that time it was the biggest win ever for a Las Vegas hockey club.
Rob Pallin was the coach of this over-achieving Las Vegas team – Lee