This is for our new readers. ‘Think You Know Vegas Hockey’ first appeared here in December, 2013 – Lee
Beneath the ice on the south rink at the Las Vegas Ice Center is a roller rink. You can blowtorch and melt the ice, bring in the roller tournments.
//There is no roller surface underneath the ice per the folks at the Ice Center
Years ago the NHL Dallas Stars had their radar locked onto Micah Sanford of Las Vegas.
//Yes they did
Hockey coach Rob Pallin once skated for the Las Vegas Flash pro roller team at the Thomas and Mack here in town.
//Rob was a top skater for the Flash
Years ago midget-level skater Jason Allen – in a single season – played for the AAA San Diego Jr Gulls, AAA L.A. Jr Kings and AAA Las Vegas. Seriously?
//Yes it is true…..
The ‘Red Line’ of Josh Jasek, Adam Naglich and Eddie Samuels of the AA Las Vegas Mustangs in 2001-02 was reunited as a line for one game in junior hockey with the BCHL Victoira Salsa.
//The three were on the ice as a unit in a pre-season game
Jason Zucker is one of the greatest roller players ever in Las Vegas.
//Jason is one of the best ever roller players in town
The only hockey jersey ever retired in Las Vegas is Number 96 worn by long-time captain Anthony Greener with the UNLV Rebels.
//Jersey #96 is framed and hung with care in the Sobe Ice Arena
The Pepsi scoreboard above center ice at the SoBe Ice Arena is the very same scoreboard which hung center ice for years at the Santa Fe Ice Arena in Las Vegas.
//This is correct….
Vegas Hockey Hall of Fame roller coach Larry Sanford played collegiate basketball.
//Yes Larry did play hoops on a high level
Defensive star Eddie Del Grosso skated years ago in a rookie camp with the NHL Washington Capitals.
//Yes he did
When Richie Crossley played for the AA Las Vegas Ice Cats 18u his defensive partner was Devin Lane – one of the greatest defensive pairings ever.
//They were indeed the best defensive pair here in Las Vegas
Hope you enjoyed it – Lee