Friday, May 30, 2014

Huntington Beach, Ca. – Chris Francis and Sam Braniff worked on the top line to help firepower the Las Vegas Tour Rebels to two wins here in a NARCh Platinum Pro Qualifier on Friday night at The Rinks-Huntington Beach.

Francis, who played for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers this past season, scored 3 goals. Braniff, a top scorer for the UNLV Rebels ice team, had two goals.  Las Vegas beat the Cowboys, 6-3 and then Red Army 3-2.

Andrew White, the younger brother of Matt White, scored 2 goals on Friday night. Andrew Tamura had one goal, as did Cody Williams

“We played well but we know we can play better,” said Nick Robone of Las Vegas. “Our new goalie (Mike) Urbano was solid in the net, making the saves he had to make. The good news is that everyone is healthy and ready to go this afternoon.”

Las Vegas will take on stronger teams here Saturday starting with the Labeda Clippers.

Notebook –  Nick and Chris Francis will be coaching the Tour Rebels 11u team here this weekend as well….