Monday, July 3, 2017

By Lee Samuels

Vegas Hockey’s 2016 AAA Defenseman of the Year Steven Avalone has committed to play for the AAA Arizona Bobcats 18u this season.

Steven played last season for the Micah Sanford-coached AAA Las Vegas Storm 16u. He also played five games for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm junior team. He is 17 and was voted as the best AAA defenseman on the annual Vegas Hockey Awards which are announced each December 31. Steven is listed at 5’11, 175.

The youth hockey program for the Vegas Jr Knights do not have an AAA program for 18 year olds. The Vegas Jr Knights premier youth hockey team  this fall will be on the AA 16u level. Steven’s younger sister Gia – a top player as well – will be skating in the Vegas Jr Knights Bantam 14u youth hockey program.