Friday, November 28, 2014

Dallas – Jason Zucker, who took a hard kneeing hit early, returned to the game and scored his 9th goal of the season to help the NHL Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in OT at the American Airlines Arena. Jason, the first Las Vegas player in the NHL, was out for a shift when he had knee to knee contact with a Dallas player early in the game. Jason returned to score on a rush to the crease area to crack in a rebound to give Minnesota a 2-0 lead.

Also on Friday

Anchorage, Alaska – Chris Francis of Las Vegas was +1 on the ice tonight for the ECHL Alaska Aces who beat division leader Idaho Steelheads 3-2 before 4,843 at the Sullivan Arena.

DePere, Wisconsin – Chris Rial of Las Vegas and #1 ranked St. Norbert shut down Buffalo State 7-0 to run its season record to 7-0-1 and 18-0-1 overall dating back to last winter. St. Norbert is ranked #1 by USCHO.com Division III. Chris has 3 goals, 3 assists this season. The game was played before 844 at the Cornerstone Community Center.

Wenatchee, Washington – Joseph Kaszupski of Las Vegas and the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears took an early two goal lead, then the hometown Wenatchee Wild rallied to tie 2-2 in regulation. Kenai won 3-2 in an OT/Shootout before 3,102 at the Town Toyota Center. Wenatchee, with Brendan Harris of Las Vegas, is 9-9-5 overall — 4-4-4 on home ice, 5-5-1 in road games.