Sunday, July 31, 2016

#1 How many players were nominated for the Vegas 100

Over 150, mostly players who have been in action the last five or six seasons, the oldest were players nominated skated with the 1999-2000 AA Las Vegas Mustangs.

#2 Do players from the early Las Vegas teams read Vegashockey.net

Not really. We spoke to Eddie Del Grosso who said he has not read here since our site was Vegashockey.com. Our readers today are worldwide mainly because of the rosters of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm which include a mix of top players and goalies from Europe.

#3 Does Jason Zucker read Vegashockey.net

His father Scott checks in now and then.

#4 How great was Even Zucker as a player.

Evan was one of the greatest sharpshooters in roller and ice – one of the best we have ever seen with quick strikes at the net.

Have you heard yet from hockey coach Rob Pallin in Austria

Yes he sent a note that he has safely arrived for pre-season camp with HC TWK Innsbruck.

#5 How great will be the UNLV Rebel hockey team this season.

UNLV has its best ever roster, with top coaches in Anthony Greener and Nick Robone. It’s obvious the program is heading to NCAA Division One. However, it’s going to be interesting to see UNLV open its season against a great rival San Diego State in early September at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

#6 Was Micah Sanford recruited by any NHL teams

The NHL Dallas Stars had interest in Micah when he graduated from Nebraska-Omaha

#7 Where is Brendan Harris of Las Vegas playing this fall.

Brendan we are told is returning to the BCHL Wenatchee Wild one more season, then will play at Bemidji State. This is according to pr news releases we’ve seen from Wenatchee.

#8 What about Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas and his status with the NHL St. Louis Blues

Zach is listed on the roster of the AHL Chicago Wolves for this fall. He is a draft pick of the NHL St. Louis Blues.

#9 Is Chris Francis of Las Vegas a top player in roller as well as ice hockey

Chris is regarded as one of the best roller players in Las Vegas, as is Jason Zucker.

#9 Did you ever see Jason Zucker play youth hockey at the Las Vegas Ice Center

Yes we did. He was the fastest on the ice on a Las Vegas Outlaws 16u team and interestingly after releasing a pass he would blast off on a high speed route to the net – each time taking a different direction down the ice and then angle towards a different attack area at the net. His skate speed was the best we’ve seen.