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 

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

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  – “Atlanta wins 27-17. Atlanta defense is too tough and Matty Ice is on fire.”  (Matty Ice = Matt Ryan we found out)