Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Special to

Las Vegas goal scorer Michael McNicholas, who just graduated from NCAA New Hampshire University where he played four seasons, will play for Manglerud Star in Oslo, Norway this coming 2018-19 season.

The announcement was made today.

Michael, 24, said he is “really excited to start my pro career there. Should be a good fit for me and my style of play.”

He is listed as a center at  5’10, 175.

Michael’s older brother John Paul McNicholas played in ice hockey many seasons closing out his college career with the Cal University hockey team.

Michael played for the the AAA Cal Wave peewees, AAA L.A. Selects 14u, 16u and AAA Victory Honda 18u. His senior season of high school was spent with the USHL Muskegon Lumberbacks. Michael played in the BCHL one season with the Nanaimo Clippers and was a 23-goal scorer for the BCHL Vernon Vipers.

Michael’s father John coached many youth ice hockey teams in Las Vegas

John coached 10 years in Las Vegas first with the Falcons in house hockey, then the Mustangs in Mite B, Mite A, Squirt AA and was the first president of the Team Las Vegas hockey organization. 

He started the 2000 Las Vegas Outlaws hockey program and iniitally coached mites, squirts and midgets. John’s final season as a coach here in town was when his daughter Clare played goalie on the Las Vegas Outlaws Peewee A team.