AAA Las Vegas Storm alum Talon Miller has been traded by the WSHL Salt Lake City Moose to the WSHL Long Beach Bombers. Talon drove from Salt Lake to Las Vegas last night and is making his way to Long Beach today – Lee
UNLV announced that the Santa Clara Broncos college team will be coming into Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. UNLV was set to take on the University of Reno Nevada, but was advised that team was not coming in. So UNLV searched and in comes Santa Clara which has a 5-1-1 record with an 18-1 win over San Francisco State and 17-1, 15-2 wins over San Jose State’s D3 team. The first game will be this Friday 5:30 pm at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive, then we’re told game two will be 11 am Sunday at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Ave. That will be the first-ever UNLV game at the Ice Center.
Today, goal scorer Vito Carlo of Las Vegas and the AAA Utah Regulators 16u is off to Chicago for the Nike Bauer Tournament to take on the Troy Sting, Naperville Sabres of Illinois and the East Coast Eagles of North Carolina. We will have updates on those games right here on Vegashockey.net Vito has 3 goals this season for the Regulators.
On Halloween Eve, Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas had an assist – his 8th of the season – for the WHL Prince George Cougars who lost a tough OT game at home, 3-2 to the Vancouver Giants. The crowd was 1,289 at the CN Centre in Prince George, Canada. Five of the six Prince George home games have gone overtime this season.
This will be a huge weekend for Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the WHL Prince Albert Raiders. The team plans to retire the #9 jersey of its most famous player – Mike Modano, a Prince Albert alum and long-time captain of the NHL Dallas Stars.
Today is Halloween – be safe and enjoy to all – Lee
My First Game in the Net
“The game began and one of the players on the other team streaked towards me. He rifled a shot on goal and I came sliding out and knocked it aside. My teammates cheered as the loose puck was gathered up and they all went zooming the other way. Using the blade of my stick, I cleared ice shavings in front of the net, like an old pro. In that instant, I discovered my passion for the sport.”
//The classic Ice Time, written by Jay Atkinson, 2001, Three Rivers Press, New York
JOEY SULLIVAN – LAS VEGAS – USHL INDIANA ICE
|Birthday: Feb 03, 1994|
|Hometown: Las Vegas, NV|
TOP FIVE MOST ASSISTS – LAS VEGAS PLAYERS AWAY FROM HOME
12 – Michael McNicholas, BCHL Vernon Vipers
10 – Adam Naglich, Sapa Fehervar A19 – Hungary
8 – Zach Pochiro, WHL Prince George Cougars
5 – Brendan Harris, NAHL Bismarck Bobcats
5 – Mike Trimboli, Utah State
4 – Joey Sullivan, USHL Indiana Ice
Rob Pallin, born in Minnesota, coached hockey at all levels for 20 seasons in Las Vegas. He is now coaching professionally with the Sapa Fehevar A19 hockey club in Hungary.
Where exactly are you in Hungary. What time does your team practice
“The city is Szekesfehervar, Hungary, 20 miles west of Budapest. Practice is at 10:30 am
At practices what sort of drills does the team do
“We do lots of flow drills, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2. Neutral zone regroup and attack the zone. Practices are one hour but very intense. Then we work on individual drills with players. Shooting, skating, conditioning for some players.
Have you met other US skaters on opposing teams and if so, who
“You run into other North American players all the time. It’s always fun to catch up with them. Blackwater, Ljubliana, Fraser, Villach, Switzer, Innsbruck, Sweda, Vienna are all former Wranglers to name a few.”
You were a coach in the ECHL two seasons. If there is a difference from the ECHL to the league you are coaching now.
“The Austrian league is better than the Coast in skating and skill level. I believe the skill level is the same as AHL in the top two lines but the AHL third and fourth lines are much better.”
How is it working with head coach Marty Raymond who a few years ago coached the ECHL Bakersfield Condors. How did you get together with him.
“Its been great with Marty. Players play hard for him. Marty is a good coach and a better person. Marty was my coach in 1997-98 in Cergy Pointoise, France. We have kept in touch ever since.”
What does it really take for a player to get to and play in the NHL
“It takes lots of work and God given talent to make the NHL, and still no guarantee – being on a team at the right time and place.”
You have a Las Vegas player, Adam Naglich, on your team. What is his role on game nights.
“Adam Naglich is very important to this club. He logs lots of ice time. First line center, really smart on the pk, big piece on our powerplay. He is one of the smartest players in this league. I believe this is because of roller hockey. I don’t think coach Larry Sanford (Las Vegas) realizes the impact he has made in Las Vegas hockey community.”
On game nights, what are your responsibilites
“On game nights I look at video of the visiting team pk and pp and discuss it with our players. Always looking to create new things on the pk and pp. Once the game starts I’m in charge of the D and special teams.”
How do you get your hockey fix and other news in the US. What websites do you go on each day.
“I have my Ipad with me so I keep in touch with the Las Vegas Wranglers, Minnesota Wild, UNLV football and my Minnesota Vikings ouch!!! Still keep in touch weekly with coach Madill and several of the Wrangler players.”
Do you still drink your Starbucks latte before going to the bench on game nights.
“It’s crazy but I drive 20 minutes four times a week just to get a Starbucks.
All of the folks back home in Las Vegas are asking if you be coming home for the Christmas holidays.
“I will not be getting home for Christmas because of our schedule. Marty will going back to Bakersfield to see his family next week. Our league shuts down for 10 days for international play in November. I will be scouting couple of players for next year. I will be taking a trip to Germany to see a former Wrangler Pete MacArthur who is playing in German Elite league. We are also very interested in Chris Francis for next year.
To contact coach Rob, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold, howling winds have hit Las Vegas – havoc for all of the Halloween decorations in front lawns throughout the Valley – Lee
What is it really like to play or coach hockey in Europe. We’ll find out this week as hockey coach Rob Pallin and star goal scorer Adam Naglich of Las Vegas — who are in Hungary – will outline how it all works there exclusively on Vegashockey.net – Lee
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas scored his first goal of the season for the AHL Iowa Wild on Sunday. Zucker’s goal in the second period cut the lead of the Grand Rapids Griffins to 2-1. The game was 2-2 very late in the game when Landon Ferraro scored a short-handed goal for Grand Rapids with 0:35 left to win it, 3-2. The crowd was 3,825 at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
WEEKEND GOAL SCORERS – LAS VEGAS
1 – Jason Zucker, Iowa Wild
1 – Adam Naglich, Sapa Fehervar A19 – Hungary
2 – Chris Francis, Las Vegas Wranglers
1 – Eddie Del Grosso, Las Vegas Wranglers
2 – Cory Ward, Bemidji State
2 – Zach Pochiro, Prince George Cougars
1 – Brandon Ladd, Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 18u
1 – Mitchell Province, Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 18u
1 – Logan Whiteley, Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 18u