Friday, February 27, 2015

Fresno – Alkhas Kochkarev scored two goals, Trevin Morgan one for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm in a 7-3 road loss to WSHL division champion Fresno Monsters at the Gateway Ice Arena. Kochkarev scored his 5th, 6th goals while Morgan got his 6th. Patrik Jokela was in the net for Las Vegas. Alkhas, a hard worker on the ice, was selected the #3 Star of the Game. The Storm will play its final regular season game here Saturday evening.

Las Vegas scoring

LVS – Alkhas Kochkarev 5th (Nikita Larinov, Nikita Tsvetov)
LVS – Alkhas Kochkarev 6th
LVS – Trevin Morgan 6th (Jake McKenna, Nathan Fournier)

Game Preview

Fresno – #1 goalie Patrik Jokela of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm will get the start against the high-powered Fresno Monsters tonight at the Gateway Ice Arena. Fresno is 36-7-1 and a WSHL divison champion.

Las Vegas coach Gabe Gauthier said “…Fresno has a very good team. They have all four lines and their 6 d are solid – just like Long Beach and Ontario but Fresno is much stronger.”

Las Vegas is here without 30-goal scorer Beau Ricketts who is listed as not available and without another top scorer Vincent Dekumbis who is injured. Both will be back when Las Vegas goes into playoff action against the WSHL Ontario Avalanche next weekend.