AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks in a conditioning drill….

Sunday, August 27, 2017

By Lee Samuels

Gia Avalone, just 14, and Las Vegas teammate Zoe Zamora will skate for a premier team AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks 16u this season.

The two went to a recent tryout at The Rinks in Westminster, Ca. and afterwards were told they made the team.

The very best Las Vegas girls ever who have played ice hockey on a high level include Megan Myers, Brittany Brooks, Ashley Printzen, Katie Schaefer, Sarah Robello and Whitney Thomas.

Gia said she “fell in love with the game” when her hockey dad years ago took her to see an ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers game at The Orleans Arena on Tropicana Ave. Since she has played the game most recently with a Las Vegas Storm bantam team coached by Eric Lacroix.

Gia’s older brother Steven Avalone has won many awards here on and will play for the AAA Arizona Bobcats 18u this fall