Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Final – WSHL Valencia Flyers 7, WSHL Las Vegas Storm 6 OT

//Down 5-1 the WSHL Las Vegas Storm rallies dramatically to tie the game 6-6 in regulation. In a 4 x 4 overtime period Valencia goes onto a powerplay and scores to win 7-6 in one of the greatest most thrilling games in Las Vegas hockey history.

Las Vegas scoring:

LV – Isaiah Letendre  (Melwin Thorsson assist)

LV – Melwin Thorsson (Ted Astrom, Alex Roth)

LV – Joseph Allegrini (Melwin Thorsson, Ted Astrom)

LV – Ted Astrom (Isaiah Letendre, Nikita Pintusov)

LV – Isaiah Letendre (Melwin Thorsson, Ted Astrom)

LV – Isaiah Letendre (Melwin Thorsson)

LV goalie – Spencer Kozlowski

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WSHL Final Scores

Long Beach Bombers 7, San Diego Sabers 3

Phoenix Knights 5, Arizona Hawks 1

Fresno Monsters 4, Bellingham Blaze 3

Springfield Express 4, Wichita Jr Thunder 3

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Final – West #2 Ranked UNLV Rebels 5, West #3 Northern Arizona 6

//NAU worked to an early lead, UNLV rallied and tied the game 5-5 on a Cody Williams goal with 5:54 to play. NAU then scored the game-winner with 4:35 left in the game.

These UNLV goals were reported:

UNLV – Tristan Mayer (Viktor Brask, Steven Scamorza)

UNLV – Niklas Giers (Dion Antisin)

UNLV – Bas Assaf – powerplay (Dion Antisin, Niklas Giers)

UNLV – Cody Williams – game-tying goal (Tristan Mayer)

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Also on Friday….

Brendan Harris of Las Vegas scored his 21st goal, dealt an assist for the BCHL Wenatchee Wild in a 6-0 win over the Surrey Eagles before 3613 at Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, Washington. Brendan was named the #2 Star of the Game. Brendan has 21 goals, 63 assists this season.

Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored his 8th goal for the ECHL Wheeling Nailers in a 3-2 road win over the Kalamazoo Wings before 3892 at the Wings Event Center. Gage was named the #3 Star of the Game.

GM/coach Jimmy Samuels of Las Vegas reports ACHA D3 Kansas University won a road game 11-4 over South Dakota State. It was Jimmy’s first time on the bench as a collegiate coach. The two teams close out the weekend series today 2:15 pm local time at the Larson Ice Center in Brookings, S.D.  Kansas University is having its best season and is now 14-3-0 overall. “No injuries during the game, all of our players are good,” Jimmy reported. “It’s really cold here, about 10 degrees and there is ice on the ground around our hotel.” After the game today it will be five hour journey to return home.

Jimmy’s aunt Mary Kate Zurfluh co-author of our Christmas Story Miracle at the Ice Arena featuring the Thompson Twins wrote about coach Jim’s journey here:

“The Kansas University team departed on a crisp frosty morning, Bison in the distance, the glowing orange sun rising from the East reflecting upon the sparkling plains of snow below.”