Friday, November 2, 2018
Mountain West League
Vacaville, Ca. Ice Sports Arena
VEGAS JESTERS 4
NORCAL ICE RAIDERS 8
Vacaville, Ca. – Vegas Jesters captain Richie Crossley said “we were down 5-1 going in the third period but we played very very hard and battled back. This was a better game than what the final score indicates.” For Vegas John Albanese scored 2 goals, Justin Battaglia one goal and Brandon Beebe one goal ..Nor Cal Ice Raiders are defending league champions…”NorCal basically has the same team they had last season – a good team,” Richie said. ….this was first ever game for the Jesters..
Albanese, 28, has always been a big goal scorer. He is from Nanicoke, Ontario, Canada and is listed at 6’1, 190….Michael Cichy from Las Vegas made his Vegas Jesters debut in this game. Michael, 20, last season played for the USPHL Premier Wisconsin Muskies and the USPHL Premier Fighting Ironwood Yooper who play home games near Lake Superior in Michigan – ultra-cold and icy winters there.
Sean Wise had 2 goals including game-winner for NorCal.. Game Two of this weekend series here Saturday 5:30 pm…Check out Jesters Facebook page for live game video….Also on Friday: Lemen Pendley 3 goals including a tying goal with one second left in regulation as North County Checkers beat West Coast Seals 7-6 in OT….