Thursday, November 28, 2013

By Lee Samuels

Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – After a holiday meal today, the skaters from the AA Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 18u will head across town and skate in their biggest tournament of the season.

The Wranglers will open against AA Cal Wave tonight, then will take Channel Islands Riptide and a strong, powerful Orange County #1 team at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Ave.

On Thanksgiving Eve, the Wranglers played in a scrimmage game against the AA Alaska All-Stars 18u at the SoBe Ice Arena to wire in their game and lock in line combinations for the tournament.

“That was some Alaska team – a real good one,” said Las Vegas coach Anthony Greener. The two teams tied in regulation, then Alaska won in a shootout.

Greener is hoping to gather some team points early in this tournament before the team takes on OC1 on Saturday.

The lines tonight will remain about the same as in recent games, looking like this:

Mitchell Provence (8 goals this season), Logan Whiteley (8), Chris Wojtowitz (2)

Steven Hoernicke (13), Tyler Anderson (2), Brandon Ladd (1)

Justin Battaglia (4), Kyro Kraemer (2), Kentrell Harper

Defense

Ian Davis, Brandon Williams

Will Albert, Brady Toy

Goalies

Chase Smith, TJ Yocum

SILVER STICK REGIONAL

AA 18U

LAS VEGAS ICE CENTER

AA LAS VEGAS JR WRANGLERS

Thursday – vs Cal Wave, 6:15 pm

Friday – vs Channel Island Riptide, 3 pm

Saturday – vs Orange County #1, 9:45 am