Thursday, April 16, 2015
St. Louis – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas will skate on the top line for the NHL Minnesota Wild who open a Best of Seven tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Jason, at left wing, will skate with center Mikko Koivu and right ring Chris Stewart. Jason had a career-best 21 goals, 5 assists during the regular season. Michael Russo, the beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, refers to Jason as the ‘Wild speedster.‘
Sioux City, Iowa – Joey Ratts of Las Vegas and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede head here tonight for Game Two of a Best of Five series vs the Sioux City Musketeers. Joey and the Sioux Falls Stampede have a 1-0 lead in the playoff series.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Victoria BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the WHL Kelowna Rockets led by two goals late, then the Victoria Royals rallied for two goals in regulation followed by a dramatic goal in OT to win 5-4 before 4909 at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena. The Kelowna Rockets had leads of 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 before the game swung around to the Royals. Gage had one assist, giving him 4 goals, 3 assists in 8 playoff games. Kelowna leads 3-1 in this Best of Seven. Game Five is at Kelowna on Friday night.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Victoria BC – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored in his 4th straight playoff game to help the WHL Kelowna Rockets jolt the Victoria Royals 4-2 at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena. The crowd was 5517. Gage has 4 goals, 2 assists in playoff games. Overall this season he has 20 goals, 32 assists. The Kelowna Rockets, who had a short-handed goal and two powerplay goals in this game, now lead the Best of Seven 3-0. Game Four is in Victoria on Wednesday night.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Joey Raats of Las Vegas had an assist and was +2 on the ice for the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede in a 5-1 win over #1 division seed Sioux City Musketeers before a big crowd of 4665 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. This is the first game of a Best of Five.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Two Las Vegas skaters are in big playoff games tonight:
Gage Quinney of the WHL Kelowna Rockets goes into Game 3 of a Best of Seven series on the road against the Victoria Royals. Kelowna leads the series 2-0. Gage has scored in his last three playoff games. Victoria is coming off of a tough, physical series against Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and the WHL Prince George Cougars.
Joey Raats and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede open a Best of Five series on home ice, taking on the Sioux City Musketeers.
Let’s look deeply into the Swami’s crystal ball….this is what he sees….
#1 Will there be a NHL team in Las Vegas
#2 Will Jason Zucker score in the NHL playoffs
#3 Will Jason and the Wild go deep in the NHL playoffs
YES – CUP FINALS
#4 Will Las Vegas send a team to the NARCh Nationals this summer
Cloudy – No response – we move on
#5 Will coach Rob Pallin really return to Hungary to coach
#6 Will Rob’s team make the playoffs again
#6A Does coach Rob really take a Starbucks Vanilla latte onto the bench
#7 Will Anthony Greener be coaching this fall
#8 Will the WSHL Las Vegas Storm make the playoffs again
#9 Will Beau Ricketts return to hockey
#10 Will Vegashockey.net be around next few seasons
Cloudy – moving on
#11 Will Las Vegas Flames put teams together for this fall
#12 Is Roy Henderson’s Las Vegas Global 2015 historically the best showcase there is in the city
#13 Will Larry Sanford return to coaching
Cloudy – moving on
#14 Years ago didn’t the NHL Dallas Stars have Micah Sanford on their radar
#15 Is Andrew Tamura the best roller play in the city
#16 Will the UNLV Rebels ice hockey team livestream game broadcasts this season
#17 Will the Swami be a second period guest on the Rebels game night broadcasts
NO – BRIGHT RED GLOWING
#18 Will Gramps Frank Perone be on the UNLV bench next season
#19 Will Connor Haney return to the game in 2015-16
#20 Will Eddie Del Grosso play again
#21 Will someone at Vegashockey.net figure out how to post photographs soon
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Joey Raats of Las Vegas and the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede open a Best of Five playoff series the Sioux City Musketeers of Iowa on home ice at the Denny Stanford Arena on Tuesday night. The Musketeers are the #1 seed in the USHL Western Conference. In the opposite bracket, the USHL #2 seed Tri City Storm is taking on the #3 seed Omaha Lancers in a Best of Five.
Here is the playoff schedule for Joey and Sioux Falls Stampede:
Tuesday, April 14 – Sioux City at Sioux Falls Stampede
Thursday, April 16 – Sioux Falls Stampede at Sioux City
Friday, April 17 – Sioux Falls Stampede at Sioux City
Sunday, April 19 – Sioux City at Sioux Falls Stampede
Tuesday, April 21 – Sioux Falls Stampede at Sioux City
Sunday, April 12, 2105
St. Paul, Minnesota – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Minnesota Wild will open a Best of Seven against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. The first two games will be at St. Louis, it was announced today.