Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vernon BCMichael McNicholas of Las Vegas had a goal, an assist and was selected the #3 Star of the Game for the BCHL Vernon Vipers who beat the Coquitlam Express 6-3 before 1,912 at the Kal Tire Place Arena. Vernon vs Coquitlam is part of a BCHL Final 3 series of playoff games. It was Michael’s 28th goal of the season. In playoff action this season he has 5 goals, 10 assists for a Vernon team which earlier eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors and Penticton Vees.

Las Vegas – In a wild one, the ECHL Alaska Aces broke a 3-3 tie going into the third period and beat the Las Vegas Wranglers 5-4 before 4,090 in a Sunday afternoon game at The Orleans Arena. The Aces turned up their game early in the third period to score two goals. Las Vegas scored its 4th goal with 0:32 to play.  Alaska won the weekend series, 2-1. Carlo Finucci, with 1 goal, 3 assists, of Las Vegas was named the Star of the Game.  Las Vegas closes out its regular season at home against the Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday night.

Onalaska, Wisconsin – In a stunner, Cody Milligan of Las Vegas and the NAHL Minnesota Magicians rocked the Coulee Region 7-3 on their home ice and ended their season at the OmniCenter. Coulee went into the game needing a win or a tie to advance to the last remaining spot in the NAHL playoffs. This was the final regular season game for both teams here at the OmniCenter. Kenai River, idle today, advances to the playoffs.

Toledo – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and the ECHL Kalamazoo K-Wings lost to the Toledo Walleye 5-1 before 7,219 here at the Huntington Center.