Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lowell, Massachusetts – The hockey season came to a close today for Michael McNicholas of Las Vegas and New Hampshire University in an 8-2 playoff loss to #4-ranked UMass Lowell before 3145 at Tsonga Arena. UMass Lowell won the Hockey East Best of Three series two games to one. Kenny Hausinger, who played for a 2011-12 AAA Nevada Storm 16u team, scored two goals for UMass Lowell. Kenny is from Anchorage. McNicholas had 13 goals, 30 assists, 43 points for New Hampshire this winter.

Canton, N.Y. –  Joe Sullivan of Las Vegas and #19-ranked St. Lawrence University rallied dramatically in the third period scoring two powerplay goals but lost 3-2 to Quinnipiac in an ECAC playoff game at the Appleton Arena. Quinnipiac, 23-14-2 this season won the Best of Three series 2-1. Joe had 12 goals, 14 assists this season for St. Lawrence. The attendance was 1482.

Manchester, N.H. – Cory Ward of Las Vegas scored the first goal of the game – his 13th of the season – for the ECHL Manchester Monarchs in a wild one, an 8-6 loss to the visiting Norfolk Admirals. Cory was also +1 on the ice in this game. He has 13 goals, 19 assists for 42 points this season. The crowd was 4529 on home ice at the SNHU Arena.

West Valley City, Utah – Captain Eric Williams of Las Vegas and the WSHL Ontario Avalanche won their final game of the regular season 5-3 over the Utah Outliers at the Accord Ice Arena. Ontario finished its season at 33-17-2 and will take on the San Diego Sabers in a Best of Three playoff series next weekend. Eric this season has 11 goals, 25 assists, 36 points.

Wenatchee, Washington – Brendan Harris of Las Vegas and the BCHL Wenatchee Wild had a key late-game assist as the Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings 4-3 to win a Best of Seven series four games to two. The crowd was 2255 at the Town Toyota Center. After the game Wenatchee head coach Bliss Littler tweeted “congratulations to the Prince George Spruce Kings on a great series. Looks like we have a new rivalry.”