Friday, March 28, 2014

Dubuque, Iowa – Joey Sullivan of Las Vegas scored his 6th goal of the season to help the USHL Indiana Ice beat the Dubuque Fighting Saints 5-4 before 2,483 here at the Mystique Ice Center. Joey has 6 goals, 16 assists for 22 points in his first USHL season. Indiana, 40-9-7, has clinched a playoff spot. The Ice has four games remaining in the regular season.

Victoria BC – Michael McNichols of Las Vegas and the BCHL Vernon Vipers bolted to a 4-goal lead early, then held off a Victoria Grizzlies three-goal burst in the third period to win 5-4 here at The Q Centre. The crowd was 1,471. It was the first ‘Final 3’ playoff game for Vernon which takes on the Coquitlam Express on home ice Sunday. This was the 14th playoff game McNicholas and the Vipers have played.

Wenatchee, Wa – The NAHL Aberdeen Wings scored in OT to beat the NAHL Wenatchee Wild, 3-2 before 3,566 at the Toyota Town Center Arena. By getting the one team point, Wenatchee qualified for the playoffs. Joseph Kaszupski of Las Vegas skated for the Wenatchee Wild, but Las Vegas goal scorer Brendan Harris was not in the lineup tonight. With one regular season game left, Kenai River and the Coulee Region are battling for the very last playoff spot in the league.

Las Vegas – The ECHL Alaska Aces scored 4 times in the first period enroute to a 5-1 win over the Las Vegas Wranglers before 5,851 at The Orleans Arena on Tropicana Ave. Neither Chris Francis or Eddie Del Grosso of Las Vegas was in the game tonight. The linesmen were Todd Owen, Wally Lacroix of Las Vegas. Hector Toth of Las Vegas was the emergency backup goalie for the Alaska Aces.