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Sunday, February 5, 2017
Who will win the big game – Tom Brady of the Patriots or Matt Ryan and the Falcons in Houston on Sunday, February 5. Don’t worry – our hockey experts will figure it out. Beginning this week hockey GMs, coaches, staff and Las Vegas hockey folks here and from around the world will deliver the winner right here on Vegashockey.net.
Predictions of the game are right here.
We have a famous predictor in our group. Roy Henderson of the BCHL Langley Rivermen and whose Las Vegas Global Showcase at the Las Vegas Ice Center is the best there is here in town has sent in his pick.
From Austria, hockey coach Rob Pallin with playoff bound HC TWK Innsbruck sends in his pick for the Super Bowl.
Famous Las Vegas hockey dad Scott Zucker has sent in his pick….
Vegas Hockey’s Pro Player of the Year Chris Francis has texted his pick
Our Super Bowl Champions here at Vegashockey.net
2016 – Richie Crossley
2015 – Scott Zucker
Here are the predictions in right now….
Steve Allen, Las Vegas hockey Dad – “Pats will win by 6 points. They have super coaching and a defensive ability to adjust to different offenses – like how they shut down a good Steelers team. My hockey son Jason likes the Falcons by three points. He likes an underdog team team like the Falcons who have a lot of fight in them in this Year of the Underdog.”
Joe Battaglia, Las Vegas hockey Dad – “I hope Atlanta wins. The Patriots have taken an easy route to the Super Bowl. Score will be 34-28 for the Dirty Birds.”
John Brooks, Las Vegas Ice Center – “Atlanta looks amazing right now and I would definitely be on board, but with everyone on the bandwagon I have to go with Belichick and Brady 41-31.”
Vito Carlo, Las Vegas defenseman now playing for the NA3HL Atlanta Capitals – “Atlanta Falcons because I play in Atlanta and need to support someone. The score will be Atlanta by 31-28.”
Michael Cichy, Las Vegas goal scorer now playing for the NA3HL Atlanta Capitals – His hockey mom Pat says “….Michael is living in Atlanta and rooting for the Falcons. He said if they play like they did last weekend they will win the Super Bowl.”
Richie Crossley, star defenseman and our 2016 Super Bowl champion here – “I say Atlanta will win and the score will be 38-35. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are just on a superstar level now.”
Eddie Del Grosso, star defenseman Las Vegas – “Falcons 31-21. Falcons offense too good.”
Jon Field, Las Vegas referee who is now living in New Jersey and officiating at NA3HL, EHL, ACHA, Atlantic Conference, USPHL and ECAC games – “I have New England 34-20. Even though both teams are probably at the top of their games right now, the Patriots are too tough and Brady is worth 21 points alone! Also, the Patriots have got too much experience in the big game. That is HUGE.”
Erik Fisher, Las Vegas defenseman who played for AA Las Vegas Ice Cats coached by Eddie Samuels, then Erik skated with the WSHL Ogden Mustangs – “Falcons will win by a touchdown and my Dad agrees with me too!”
Doug Fundator, Las Vegas hockey Dad – “Falcons are playing great and definitely have a shot at winning their first championship. However Brady and Belichick are still too much. Patriots will win 31-27.”
Chris Francis, star goal scorer now playing for ECHL Quad City Mallards – “Tom Brady and the Pats will win only because Brady and Belichick are simply the best. The score will be Patriots 34-24.
Anthony Greener, head coach UNLV – “I’m a Packers fan so I am a little sore after last weekend’s game but what a team Green Bay showed when they ran the table for eight straight games, showing the unity that team had even with all those injuries and a terrible start. What a year. On the Super Bowl I know Brady and Belichick are the best ever but I think the Falcons are going to do it. Never count out Brady and that organization but the Falcons will win in a shoot out. The score will be Falcons 41-38.”
Gabe Gauthier, GM/Head coach WSHL Storm – “New England will win 35-30. Julio Jones will break out for a couple of TDs but the Pats will win. It may be less than 30 points for the Falcons.”
Connor Haney, the awesome defenseman and former captain of the WSHL Seattle Totems: “Atlanta wins 35-28. I really do not anything about the Patriots.”
Roy Henderson, BCHL Langley Rivermen and the Las Vegas Global Showcase at the Las Vegas Ice Center – the best Showcase in Las Vegas – “The winner will be Tom Brady! Who in their right mind would bet against him.”
Hockey Dad George Kemper whose son Geoff played for the AAA San Diego Jr Gulls: “Patriots win 31-27. The Patriots are that good and that lucky. They were my pick from the beginning of the season and I’m not really a fan of them either.”
Hockey coach Aaron Kinslow – he and Eddie Samuels years ago coached the WSHL Park City Moose in Utah. Aaron is now scouting for the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats, coaching with two youth organizations, a high school team and operating a goalie training school – “I think the Patriots will win 37-17. They’ve been there before and know what it takes to win.”
Zee Khan, GM, UNLV – “Patriots 35-24. Both great offenses but Atlanta does not have a great pass rush and that will give Tom Brady too much time to take over the game. He is the best quarterback ever and this game will further improve his legacy.”
Wally Lacroix, head coach, AA Nevada Storm 16u – “Patriots experience, coaching and preparation alone should bring them the big prize. Pats by five.”
Will ‘Money’ Munson, former teammate of Eddie Samuels with NAHL Billings Jr Bulls. Will was called Money because he scored the biggest goals. He is now playing house hockey with a team called SNAFU at the LA Kings Ice Town Arena in Riverside, Ca. – “Atlanta will win 38-35. They have the best offense in the NFL.”
Adam Naglich, star goal scorer on many Las Vegas teams – ice and roller – “I think the Patriots will win by a score of 31-24. I think experience and coaching will give them the advantage over Atlanta.”
Rob Pallin, Las Vegas hockey coach, now head coach of TWK HC Innstruck in the Austrian Elite League – “Atlanta 24-21. I really like the secondary of Atlanta.”
Steve Pochiro, hockey dad whose son Zach plays for the ECHL Norfolk, Va. Admirals: “We like the Patriots and their defense. Final score will be Patriots 24-20.”
Nick Robone, coach UNLV – “Patriots 31-24. Brady is just too good.”
Tony Robone, Las Vegas Hockey dad – “New England wins. Two reasons: Brady and Belichick. Patriots 35-27
Micah Sanford, head coach AAA Nevada Storm 16u – “Patriots win 31-27. Because Tom Brady is a winner!”
Robbie Silvernail, longtime UNLV goal scorer whose linemates included Anthony Greener, Scott Rensmon, Jimmy Ross and Christian Bryan. Robbie is now a referee here in town. – “Patriots will win. Not sure of a final score but by at least two touchdowns.”
Pete Trimboli, Las Vegas hockey dad and the GM in our Christmas Story – Miracle at the Ice Arena – “New England wins 31-24. More experience in the big games.”
Greg Yochum, Las Vegas Hockey Dad – “Atlanta wins 44-37. I would like to see a first time Super Bowl Champion.”
Scott Zucker, famous Las Vegas hockey Dad and our 2015 Super Bowl champion here on Vegashockey.net – “Atlanta wins 27-17. Atlanta defense is too tough and Matty Ice is on fire.” (Matty Ice = Matt Ryan we found out)
HOW OUR VOTERS SEE THE GAME – PATRIOTS 17 VOTES, FALCONS 13 VOTES
Gregg Drinnan in Canada is one of the best there is in the world of hockey. Enjoy all that he does…….Lee
Sunday, January 29, 2017
There’s been a massive number of Las Vegas skaters who have scored goals this weekend. Let’s get to it…
3 – Chris Francis, ECHL Quad City Mallards
2 – Gage Quinney, ECHL Wheeling Nailers
1 – Kenny Brooks ECHL Colorado Eagles
1 – Zach Pochiro, ECHL Norfolk Admirals
1 – Ross McMullan, ECHL Wheeling Nailers
1 – Cory Ward – ECHl Manchester Monarchs
5 – Austin Shannon
3 – Cody Williams
3 – Jake Saxe
2 – Dion Antisin
2 – Niklas Giers
2 – Tristan Mayer
2 – Trevor Ruiz
2 – Steven Scamorza
1 – Viktor Brask, Kory Grahl, Connor Hetzel, Cody Lane, Mitchell Province, Hunter Speier
1 – Brendan Harris, BCHL Wenatchee Storm
WSHL Las Vegas Storm
2 – Isaiah Letendre
2 – Kyle Molony
2 – Jeffery Morgan
2 – Nikita Pintusov
2 – Alex Roth
1 – Joey Allegrini
3 – Mike Trimboli, EHC Neuwied Bears – Germany
1 – Adrian Nicholas, NOJHL French River Rapids
Nevada Storm 16u
4 – Dominick Panzarella
3 – Hunter Barto
2 – Braden Laplaca
1 – Frankie Trent
Sunday, January 29, 2017
There was plenty of game action on Sunday as we head into Super Bowl Week
Final score – Chris Francis of Las Vegas one goal, one assist, #1 Star of the Game for the Quad City Mallards in a 5-1 win over the Indy Fuel before 2431 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. It was Chris’ 14th goal this season and his second straight #1 Star of the Game in Indianapolis.
Final Score – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas 1 goal, 2 assists for the Wheeling Nailers in a 5-4 road loss to the Wheeling Nailers before 1715 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Gage has 7 goals, 18 assists this season.
Final Score – Cory Ward of Las Vegas and Manchester Monarchs had more shots 23-6 in the third period during a 6-3 road loss to the Reading, Pa. Royals before 3035 at Santander Arena.
Final Score – Vito Carlo, Michael Cichy of Las Vegas and Atlanta Capitals lose a road game 4-2 at Nashville Jr Predators. Atlanta is 25-10-0 overall, is a division leader and has clinched a playoff spot.
Final Score – Adrian Nicholas of Las Vegas scored his 5th goal of the season and was selected the #3 Star of the Game for the French River Rapids in a 5-2 loss to the Cochrane Crunch. The game was played in Noelville, Ontario, Canada. Adrian has 5 goals, 1 assist this season.
Final Score – Braden Laplaca 2 goals, Dominick Panzarella one goal in a 3-3 tie with visiting Arizona Hockey Union. Goalies Luke Fundator and Owen Kennedy split time in the net. Storm 16s go 1-1-1 for the weekend at the SoBe Arena on North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Indianapolis – Chris Francis of Las Vegas exploded for two goals, one assist and was named the #1 Star of the Game for the ECHL Quad City Mallards in a 7-2 win over the Indy Fuel before a big crowd of 4329 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Chris now has 13 goals, 16 assists this season.
Duncan, BC – The dynamic goal scorer Brendan Harris of Las Vegas scored his 20th goal, had an assist and was selected the #2 Star of the Game for the BCHL Wenatchee Wild in a 5-0 road win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Brendan is having an astounding season – 20 goals, 62 assists, 82 points to lead the BCHL in scoring. The crowd was 794 at the Island Savings Center. Outside the rink doors during the game the temperature was in the low 30s with a light rain.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Las Vegas – UNLV cranked it early and rumbled past Southern Methodist University (SMU) 12-1 on Saturday night at the Las Vegas Ice Center. UNLV goalie Erik Eidissen raised his season record to 11-4-0. The Rebels, 25-5-0 and ranked West #2, are now gearing up to face West #3 ranked Northern Arizona University (NAU) next week on their home ice.
UNLV scoring, in order:
UNLV – Austin Shannon (Steven Scamorza)
UNLV – Tristan Mayer
UNLV – Austin Shannon (Cody Williams, Tristan Mayer)
UNLV – Jake Saxe (Dion Antisin)
UNLV – Dion Antisin (Jake Saxe, Tristan Mayer)
UNLV – Cody Williams
UNLV – Niklas Giers (Cody Williams, Bas Assaf)
UNLV – Connor Hetzel (Mitchell Province)
UNLV – Trevor Ruiz (Bas Assaf, Nicklas Giers)
UNLV – Steven Scamorza (Austin Shannon)
Erik Eidissen (first two periods), Alex Feese (third period)
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Las Vegas – In a very rough, physical game the WSHL Las Vegas Storm won dramatically when Alex Roth scored in overtime to help the Storm beat the Fresno Monsters 3-2 on Saturday night at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Las Vegas won the best of three series two games to one. Each game was tremendously heated. Las Vegas raised its season record to 21-17-2. Las Vegas is in a playoff position as is Fresno which has a record of 14-18-5.
Las Vegas scoring
LV – Isaiah Letendre 25th goal this season (Ted Astrom, Jeffery Morgan assists)
LV – Kyle Molony 4th (Nick Peck, Nikita Pintusov)
LV – Overtime – Alex Roth 17th
Las Vegas goalie – Spencer Kozlowski
Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Lee Samuels
There is a bright new star playing in Las Vegas and you may be surprised which team he is with. The story will be released during Super Bowl week.
Saturday, January 28, 2018
There are some big games today and tonight in Las Vegas
AA Nevada Storm 16u 4, AA Arizona Hockey Union 16u 1 at the Sobe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. The two teams play a second game here 3:15 pm. Wally Lacroix is the head coach of the Storm 16s who include quite a few future stars.
//In the morning game Dominick Panzarelli scored twice – his 19th, 20th goals this season; Hunter Barto scored his 11th; Frankie Trent had a goal – his 3rd of the season – as well in a 4-1 win over AHU. Las Vegas goalie Luke Fundator very very strong in the net to get the win. Very solid, hard-working performance by the Storm. Next game today vs AHU is at 3:15 pm at the Sobe.
//In game two Saturday Arizona Hockey Union won 5-3. Hunter Barto 2 goals, Dominick Panzarelli one goal for Las Vegas. Owen Kennedy in the net for the Storm.
Final – WSHL Las Vegas Storm 3, Fresno Monsters 2 OT – This was the decisive game of a high-action riveting three-game series at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Alex Roth scored the game-winner for Las Vegas.
Final – West #2 Ranked UNLV Rebels 12, SMU 1 at Las Vegas Ice Center. The Rebels sweep the weekend series.
Final – Las Vegas Wolves 17, Orange County Checkers 4 in midnight game at the SoBe Ice Arena