Thursday, July 30, 2015

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – Gabe Gauthier, GM and head coach of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm, today announced two hometown players have signed for the 2015-16 season.

Richard Prekop, a 6’3, 201 lb forward from Las Vegas is returning to the club. He is 19. Richard played in 46 games for the Storm last winter.

“If there was an award for most improved player, Richard would have been that recipient,’ said Gauthier. “Richard works so hard, loves the game of hockey and it reflects onto the team. Richard has been working hard this summer to improve his skating and we are very happy to have him back for his final season of junior hockey. And I know he will be approached by colleges during this season for the fall of 2016 – especially UNLV.”

Jake McKenna, a 5’10”, 170 pound defenseman from Las Vegas is also back this season. Jake, a hard worker on the ice, is 17. He played 47 games for the Storm last winter.

“We are very happy to have Jake back on the team,” said Gauthier. “He was the youngest player last year and he matured quickly with his on and off ice dedication. He is a great young player and after having one year already at junior hockey his game will continue to grow.”

The Storm is in its second season in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). The team practices and plays home games on the North Rink at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Ave.

Tomorrow – The Storm will announce the signing of a top goalie for the new season.