Wednesday, May 23, 2018

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin is on summer break here in Las Vegas. His HC TWK Innsbruck team is coming off an awesome season with a long run in the playoffs in Austria. Here is how his club is shaping up for 2018-19.

The roster includes comments from coach Rob…

Tyler Spurgeon, Edmonton – Returning veteran who scored 18 goals. Best leader in the league. Edmonton Oilers draft pick. Brother of Minnesota Wild’s Jared Spurgeon.

John Lammers, Ontario – Returning veteran who put up 50 points for Innsbruck. 3rd round draft pick of Dallas Stars.

Andrew Clark, Manitoba – Returning center who had 60 points. A top center in the Austrian League.

Austin Smith, Dallas – Hobey Baker finalist at Colgate. Dallas Stars draft pick.

Mario Lamoreaux, North Dakota – Excellent center, very difficult to play against. Brother of 2018 U.S. Hockey Gold Medalists Jocelyn and Monique.

Nick Ross, Alberta – Phoenix 1st round draft pick. One the best offensive d-men in our league.

Lubomir Stach, Czech – Very mobile and puck moving defenseman.

Ondrej Sedivy, Czech – Very creative and skilled forward. Great teammate.

Matt Climie, Edmonton – 6’3″ athletic goalie. Played in NHL, KHL and DEL games.

“All of these players are great teammates and great leaders. Character wins!

“After 10 years of not making the playoffs we have made the playoffs two seasons in a row. I am very proud of our players and our organization,” coach Rob said.