Saturday, March 28, 2015

Victoria BC – Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas scored late in the second period for the WHL Prince George Cougars in a tough 5-4 loss to the Victoria Cougars in a playoff game before 5545 at the Save On Foods Memorial Arena. Zach and the Cougars rallied to tie 4-4 when Victoria scored the winning goal with about 5 minutes to play. Victoria leads 2-0 in the Best of Seven series. It was Zach’s first goal in the playoffs and his 20th overall this season.

Kelowna BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas had an assist for the WHL Kelowna Rockets who held off the Tri City Americans 3-0 to win Game Two of a Best of Seven playoff series.  The crowd was 5639 at the Prospera Place. The Rockets, a powerful club, have won the first two playoff games against Tri-City.

Stockton, Ca – Chris Francis of Las Vegas had 2 assists tonight for the ECHL Alaska Aces in a 5-4 OT/Shootout win over the Stockton Thunder at the Stockton Arena. This was an important win for the Aces who are in an all-out battle with the Utah Grizzlies for the last available playoff spot. The crowd was 5216. Chris has 24 goals, 34 assists for 58 points this season. Goalie Troy Redmann, who years ago played for the AAA L.A. Jr Kings, was in the net for the Aces.

Wenatchee, Washington – Brendan Harris, Ryan Chiasson of Las Vegas and the NAHL Wenatchee Wild worked to a 4-3 win over a very strong Topeka Roadrunners club before a big crowd of 2976 at the Toyota Town Center. Wenatchee beat Topeka as well here Friday night. The two teams close out the regular season here on Sunday. Both clubs are qualified for the NAHL playoffs.

Fairbanks – In his final game of the season, Joseph Kaszupski of Las Vegas and the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears battled hard in a 5-4 loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs before 2242 at the Big Dipper. Outside the rink doors tonight it was clear and 39-degrees. Joseph and his Kenai River teammates will return home on a 10 1/2 southbound bus trip from Fairbanks to Kenai River, Alaska. The Ice Dogs will be in the NAHL playoffs.

Corpus Christi, Texas – Landon Quinney of Las Vegas and the NAHL Corpus Christi IceRays closed out their regular season with a 4-2 win over the Amarillo Bulls before 4993 at the American Bank Center. Landon wore jersey #17. The IceRays are now getting set for the NAHL playoffs.