Monday, June 22, 2015
Las Vegas – There is buzz that Gage Quinney, who had such an awesome season with the WHL Kelowna Rockets, may be drafted by a NHL club on Friday. Gage, a ’95, was a dynamic player for the Rockets in a long playoff run. He is listed as 6’0, 180. His younger brother Landon, a ’98, has been in the camp of the WHL Moose Jaw Warriors. Landon is listed at 5’10, 190. Gage and Landon are the sons of former NHL player Ken Quinney who is a top hockey coach here in town.
Gage and Landon have been in some summer skates arranged by hockey coach Rob Pallin over at the SoBe Ice Arena. That group includes Charles Cook, Chris Francis, Brendan Harris, Joey Kazupski, Eric Lampe, Brenden Russ, Joe Sullivan, Derek Sutliffe and Eric Williams.
“It’s a good bunch,” Pallin said. “We do individual drills and small games. Guys have fun and get a good skate.” Pallin added that Sullivan, who is going into sophomore year at St. Lawrence University “looks amazingly strong on the ice” and said that Sutliffe “is a such a great skater.” Derek plays for St. Scholastica College.
Lampe, a star goal scorer a few seasons ago for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers, will soon announce where he will be playing this season.
One of the players skating today at Las Vegas Global Showcase will be one of the youngest. Michael Cichy, who skated with the Wisconsin Rapids River Kings junior team last winter, is 16. He will be 17 on September 2. Michael can blast around on the ice so he should draw some bigtime attention this week.
Whenever Jason Zucker walks inside the Las Vegas Ice Center he is surrounded by folks of all ages looking for his autograph. Jason has been coaching in ‘Next Level’ clinics with WSHL Las Vegas Storm hockey coach Gabe Gauthier.
When Jason was much younger, his older brother Evan was one of great sharpshooters and goal scorers in ice and roller here in Las Vegas.
Troy Redmann, who years ago was a top goalie for the AAA L.A. Jr Kings midget level teams, was in the net for L.A. Pama Cyclones roller club which beat Revision Vanquish by six goals to win the NARCh Pro gold at the NARCh West Coast Nationals in Huntington Beach on Saturday night.
Las Vegas hockey dad Steve Allen looked at all of the NARCh scores – every age division – and observed “Pama did it again, won pro division and men’s platinum division. What a program. I think they won several youth divisions also. Very strong.”
Meanwhile, the NARCh West Coast Nationals are still going on in Huntington Beach. There is talk that some Las Vegas roller players may skate in NARCh’s East Coast Nationals later this summer.
We’re told the troubled NHL Arizona Coyotes who lost their arena lease in Glendale, will not be coming into town to play. A totally new NHL Las Vegas team will be set to go here in 2017-18. It’s just a matter of paperwork and getting final approvals.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Huntington Beach, Ca. – The dynamic Megan Myers of Las Vegas and the Orange County (OC) Blades beat the Akali Pama Cyclones 3-2 in OT to win a Women’s Platinum gold medal tonight at the NARCh West Coast Nationals at The Rinks-Huntington Beach
Megan and the OC Blades finished 5-0-1 this weekend. She is one of the greatest Las Vegas woman’s skaters ever in ice and roller.
Here is how the OC Blades won it:
8-1 over Team Misconduct
3-1 over The Republic
2-2 vs Akali Pama Cyclones
4-1 over NZ Women Playoffs
2-1 over The Republic
Gold Medal Game
3-2 OT over Akali Pama Cyclones
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Huntington Beach, Ca. – It all came down to the final seconds in OT for the Las Vegas Tour Rebels NARCh Pro roller team.
Tied 3-3 in regulation in a playoff eliminator game, Matt Sarvak of #3 seed Revision Vanquish scored a powerplay goal with seconds left in overtime to beat the Tour Rebels 4-3.
Las Vegas player/coach Nick Robone called it “..a very tough loss.
Las Vegas, seeded #6, had more shots in the game, 29-16.
“We controlled the pace of the game and had more quality chances,” Nick said. “Their goalie (Tom McCollum) played well for them. They got a power play in OT which was a questionable call and scored with two seconds to go to beat us.”
Nick and Las Vegas players Micah Sanford and Adam Naglich plan to return home on Saturday evening.
Huntington Beach, Ca. – It’s now or never for Micah Sanford, Nick Robone and Adam Naglich of the Las Vegas Tour Rebels NARCh pro roller team here at the NARCh West Coast Nationals.
Las Vegas made the playoff round, seeded 6th. Today the Rebels will play #3 seed Revision Vanquish. The winner of this game will then take on #1 seed Mission Bauer Next Gen.
There was a field of nine teams at the start of the tournament.
Here are the playoff teams at The Rinks-Huntington Beach. The top two teams have a first-round bye.
#1 MISSION BAUER NEXT GEN 3-0-1 – 20 goals/7 against
#2 AKALI MAX 3-0-1 – 9/8
#3 REVISION VANQUISH 3-1-0 – 9/10
#4 PUCKFIT INDIANS 2-1-1 – 9/10
#5 LA PAMA CYCLONES 2-1-1 – 13/16
#6 LAS VEGAS TOUR REBELS 2-2-0 – 19/11
Friday, June 19, 2015
“We’ve played three tough teams. Hope to win Friday night and then we start playoffs tomorrow morning.”
— Player/coach Nick Robone with the Las Vegas Tour Rebels NARCh Pro team at the NARCh West Coach Nationals in Huntington Beach, Ca. Las Vegas beat the Orange County Cowboys 9-1 on Friday night to advance to the playoffs. On Saturday Las Vegas will play vs Revision Vanquish in an eliminator game.
Las Vegas defenseman Mike Trimboli, just finishing his junior year at Utah State had a great week. He was named an Academic All American for his 3.5 GPA. Then today Mike was named to the ACHA D2 West Region All American First Team for his play this past season. Mike said “I want to thank my coaches, teammates and our training staff for making all of this possible.”
Here is how Las Vegas teams are doing at the NARCh West Coast Nationals at The Rinks – Huntington Beach
Las Vegas Tour Rebels
Thursday, June 18
4-2 over L.A. Pama Cyclones (William Heinze 2 goals, Micah Sanford one goal, Thomas Woods one goal; Adam Naglich one assist)
3-4 to Mission Bauer Next Gen (Micah Sanford 1 goal, Ryan Newans 1 goal, Thomas Woods 1 goal; Adam Naglich one assist)
Friday, June 19
3-4 to Revision Vanquish (Micah Sanford 1 goal, Casey Escarcega 1 goal, Thomas Woods 1 goal; Micah leads Rebels with 3 goals here this week)
9-1 over Orange County Cowboys (Ryan Newans 2 goals, Thomas Woods 2 goals, Taylor Abramson 1 goal, Casey Escarcega 1 goal, William Heinze 1 goal, Adam Naglich 1 goal, Micah Sanford 1 goal. Las Vegas 2-2-0 overall is is the #6 seed in the playoffs and will take on #3 seed Revision Vanquish Saturday morning.)
Saturday, June 20
3-4 OT to #3 seed Revision Vanquish (Alex Carroll one goal, his first of tournament; Thomas Woods, 5th goal of tournament, William Heinz 3rd goal of tournament; Las Vegas was #6 seed going into this playoff game.
Las Vegas Tour Rebels 14u
Wednesday, June 17
4-3 over San Jose Tsuami
0-8 to Norcal Wild
Thursday, June 18
1-7 to Bulldogs Black
3-3 vs Yuma Blaze
Friday, June 19
1-2 to Namibia Sidewinders – South Africa
//Ashley Printzen scored for Las Vegas; game was tied 1-1 when Sidewinders scored with two minutes to play; Las Vegas pulled goalie but did not score
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Huntington Beach, Ca. – William Heinze scored 2 goals, Micah Sanford one and Thomas Woods had one goal as the Las Vegas Tour Rebels shocked the powerful L.A. Pama Cyclones 4-2 in a NARCh Pro game here at the Rinks-Huntington Beach. Adam Naglich of Las Vegas dealt an assist. Brett Leggett, a long-time Tour Mudcat goalie, was in the net for Las Vegas.
It was the first game for Las Vegas in the NARCh West Coast Nationals. The L.A. Pama Cyclones roller team won a NARCh Qualifier here at The Rinks last month. Last summer, the Cyclones were in the NARCh Pro Final Four.
The best USHL Tri City Storm camp updates from the Las Vegas Ice Center are here.