Tuesday, December 23, 2014
By Lee Samuels
Las Vegas – Bobby Burns, 22, of Las Vegas returned to action for the first time in six seasons – and did he light it up. Bobby swarmed about and scored 3 goals to lead Team Blue to a 13-6 win over Team White in the 7th annual Alumni Game at the Las Vegas Ice Center.
Bobby last played competitively for the AAA Nevada Stars 16u when Pokey Reddick was the head coach here. After that season Bobby turned to baseball. He has recently graduated from college and is looking to enlist into the U.S. Army.
“Hoping to get into Special Forces, like many Green Beret,” he said after the game. “For sure I’m going into the U.S. Army and I am planning to be an officer.”
Brittany Brooks, who is a goalie for NCAA Colgate, was in the net for Team White. Matt Vorce, the son of Pokey Reddick, was in net for Team Blue.
Todd Owen was the referee.
From the Blue Line – Tyler Auricchio is skating for Becker College this season. He has 4 goals, 7 assists…Gage Quinney came in from the WHL Kelowna Rockets. He had a good skate, feathering passes to linemates who were in scoring range..Vito Carlo and Jimmy Samuels skated on the same line for Team White…Mike Trimboli, who is skating for Utah State, had two goals. His older brother Joe, who is playing in a men’s league in Anaheim this winter, had a goal and two assists….Tyler Wilson, a great defenseman who played at UNLV, said he may return to the Rebels club in 2015….Brother/sister Kenny Brooks and Brittany Brooks skated on the same team….George Niederitter announced the goals and kept the scorebook in order…It was a festive night with most of the crowd in groups chatting while at the rinkboards
Team Blue scoring
TB – Derek Sutliffe (Joe Trimboli)
TB – Tyler Auricchio (Derek Sutliffe)
TB – Gage Quinney (Derek Sutliffe)
TB – Mike Trimboli (Tyler Auricchio)
TB – Joe Trimboli (Mike Trimboli)
TB – Kenny Lusak (Bobby Burns)
TB – Bobby Burns (Gage Quinney)
TB – Bobby Burns (Joe Trimboli)
TB – Mike Trimboli (Derek Sutliffe, Tyler Auricchio)
TB – Bobby Burns
TB – Ryan Sutliffe (Gage Quinney, Bobby Burns)
TB – Joe Trimboli (Mike Trimboli, Derek Sutliffe)
Team White scoring
TW – AJ Jevalekyan (Ray Leroux)
TW – Vito Carlo (Kenny Brooks, AJ Jevalekyan)
TW – Kyle Clay (Ross McMullen, Robbie Silvernail, Kyle Clay)
TW – Kenny Brooks (Ray Leroux, AJ Jevalekyan)
TW – Justin Silvernail (Ross McMullen)
TW – AJ Jevalekyan
The Deadline for WINTERNATIONALS in San Jose has passed but if you contact us immediately we can still get your team in the tournament! Email Daryn@narch.com or call 760-943-0049.
Many teams have turned in the entry form and fee but we’re missing the proper completed hotel form to receive the discounted rate. We understand that most parents are booking hotel rooms individually so it takes some time to gather this information. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet we suggest you do so ASAP!
Our host hotel link can be found at Host Hotels
We also you suggest that all of your players register for the Roller Hockey Alliance Coverage well before the tournament. YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE ON SITE AT THE EVENT. Players must register online for the yearly membership.
It only takes a few minutes, so please get it done rather than deal with an additional headache at the tournament. Register online at the RHA Website.
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone and kicking off the ’15 NARCh Season in San Jose.
Thanks for your continued support.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The big Alumni Game with top Las Vegas players is tonight 6:30 pm at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Jimmy Samuels, who has not skated in some time, plans to be on the ice tonight with his rink pal Vito Carlo who is skating this season with the AAA West Coast Renegades in snowy Park City, Utah. Admission is $5 or two cans of food which will be distributed to those who need it the most.
Hockey dad John McNicholas in SoCal plans to skate in some holiday pickup games with his hockey sons Michael and John Paul this week at ice rinks in Bay Harbor and Lakewood.
Coach Rob Pallin is far away from home in Hungary where he will be celebrating Christmas. His Fehevar AV19 team plays today and on December 26. Andrew Sarauer, who was such a big scorer a few seasons ago for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers, is having an awesome season with 10 goals, 23 assists for Rob’s club. Coach Rob’s email is email@example.com
Prayers please for Las Vegas hockey dad Tommy Ricketts who has surgery yesterday for an infection. He is recovering in the Life Care Center in Las Vegas. Tommy’s oldest son Beau skates for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm. Younger son Blade also skates here in town.
If you have time this week, please vote for deserving players, coaches, referees and those who help the most for the 2014 Vegas Hockey Awards. The deadline is December 30. Send votes to firstname.lastname@example.org
To Rink Rat – yes, you can vote more than once.
There is an avalanche of voting for Jake McKenna (WSHL Las Vegas Storm) and Arturo Castro (UNLV) for All Heart. Both are deserving. Jake has made such vast improvements in his game; Arturo, a team leader, is recovering from a bad check when he was rammed hard into the boards.
That was UNLV assistant coach Pat Hartmann and friends watching the WSHL Las Vegas Storm skate against the Colorado Eagles the other day at the Ice Center.
All Anthony Greener of Las Vegas wants for Christmas is a hockey club to coach in 2015. He last coached the AA Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 18u.
After writing ‘The Kid Who Never Scored a Goal,‘ we are working on a story called ‘First Road Trip’ with the same group of teenagers who get onto a team bus for the first time to travel and take on the number one team from L.A.
Hockey dad Tim Miller, whose goalie son Talon is an AAA Nevada Stars alum, emails from Bird Creek, Alaska …”everything is going great here. We have close to a foot of snow on the ground..it’s going to be a white Christmas. Yesterday was solstice so things are looking up. Only five more months of winter!!!”
Thank you to all of our Vegashockey.net reporters who send in notes, scores, highlights and the good stuff for all who read daily here. You are the ones who are the real heartbeat here for our readers in all parts of the USA, Canada and Europe. Vegashockey.net is a worldwide leader.
Coach – JJ Hartmann
vs D2 1-4-1
vs D3 6-5-1
vs D2 West Top 15 1-4-1
3-7 to San Diego State
1-8 to San Diego State
6-3 over Cal State Northridge
6-8 to Cal State Northridge
7-8 OT to Santa Clara
1-4 to Santa Clara
5-2 over Colorado Mesa
5-4 OT over Colorado Mesa
2-4 to Air Force
0-7 to Air Force
1-11 to Metro State Denver D3 #3 West
4-11 to Metro State Denver D3 #3 West
6-2 over College of the Canyons
5-3 over College of the Canyons
5-5 vs Long Beach State
1-6 to Long Beach State
3-2 over Colorado Mesa
5-4 OT over Colorado Mesa
(Individual scoring includes all games)
UNLV Scoring Leaders
26 – Austin Shannon 11/15
19 – Chris Jones 8/11
17 – Drew Bryan 5/12
15 – Andrew Tamura 11/4
11 – Axle Anderton 5/6
10 – Demetri Culkar 5/5
9 – Trey Johnson 2/7
8 – Chris Alex 3/5
8 – Cody Lane 2/6
6 – Anthony Robone 3/3
4 – Ben Scheuring 3/1
4 – Daniel Higdon 2/2
4 – Joseph Molluzzo 1/3
4 – Arturo Castro 0/4
3 – Kendall Swanson 0/3
2 – Damian Wright 1/1
Terry Martin 4-3-0
Quinlan Olds 3-2-0
Kyle Sekerak 0-4-0
Next Game – Friday, January 16 – UNLV vs New Mexico Lobos, Las Vegas Ice Center, 8 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014
Ontario, Ca. – Ethan Montoya of Las Vegas and the AAA Ontario Avalanche won a big game, 6-1 over the AAA Cal Wave 18u at the Center Ice Arena here on Sunday. The Avalanche raised its season record to 13-4-2.
Here is one of the best hometown, newsy hockey websites:
Hometown teams WSHL Las Vegas Storm and the UNLV Rebels are on Christmas break. The teams return to action in January.
Friday, January 9
Valencia Flyers at Las Vegas Storm, Las Vegas Ice Center, 7:30 pm
Friday, January 16
New Mexico Lobos at UNLV Rebels, Las Vegas Ice Center, 8 pm
Now is the time to vote for a deserving player or coach for the 2014 Vegas Hockey Awards. Nominations and vote leaders are on this site. Please vote on Vegashockey.net or send an email to email@example.com – the deadline is December 30; winners will be announced on New Year’s Eve.