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Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin on the bench with TWK Innsbruck in Austria

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#1 FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY BY BETHANY DRYSDALE x 4 STORIES

#2 ROB PALLIN, HEAD COACH, TWK INNSBRUCK SHARKS

#3 GAGE QUINNEY, AHL CHICAGO WOLVES

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#7 BEST RINK FRIENDS FOREVER – CORY WARD, JOE SULLIVAN OF LAS VEGAS AND THE ECHL MANCHESTER MONARCHS

#8 DEFENSEMAN ERIC WILLIAMS, UNLV

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#10 MICHAEL CICHY, VEGAS JESTERS

Next – Chris Francis, Ash Printzen, Jmmy Samuels, Bryce Gould, Pokey Reddick, Gabriel Testa, Wichita Falls Force; Kendell Galor, Jerrett Overland, Johnnie Gold, Joey Raats, Gia Avalone, Ian Williams, AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Landon Quinney, John Purdy, AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Steven Avalone, Aidan McNabb, Cameron Zucker, Caleb Day, Megan Myers, Vincent DeKumbis, Eddie Samuels, Hunter Barto, Cameron Sylvester, Seth Bergeron, Sean Darby, Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy – The Golden One; Gabe Gauthier, Adam Naglich; Hockey dad Steve Allen; Jake McKenna; Sean Fox; Beau Ricketts; Vincent Dekumbis

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We are looking for new writers to cover and write stories about Las Vegas teams and players – this is a great opportunity for first-time writers as well – contact leesamuels07@aol.com

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On Thanksgiving Eve we will release our Christmas story – Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy, the Golden One. Coach Rob and his Las Vegas team must play an eliminator game against the Montana Rams on Big Mountain, Montana – the winner goes to the annual Vancouver International Tournament in Richmond, BC.  To get to the game the Vegas team bus must navigate on a snowy Bozeman Pass to take on Shaggy – The Golden One – and his Montana team which has not lost a home game in years.  Writing is underway by Lee and daughter Mary Kate Zurfluh.  Greg Yochum is our GM, John McNicholas will be on the bench and the great Tommy Ricketts will size up the Montana team for coach Rob on game week.  Skitters, a Vegas baby rink cat, somehow gets to the game and wanders over to the wrong bench on game night. Don’t try to buy a ticket – the 3,200 seat arena is already sold out.

Special appearance by hockey mom Kim Gillard of Billings, Montana

“I watched Shaggy play hockey while he was growing up. He could always score goals. But he got bigger and stronger and now when he plays over at the Bozeman Ice Arena there is a golden light from above the arena which tracks him while he skates on the ice during games. That is why he is called the Golden One. The L.A. teams including the Kings don’t come anymore to Big Mountain in Montana. Neither do the top teams from Idaho or Wyoming,” said Kim Gilliard. “Vegas will be here because they have to be here.”

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Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy The Golden One 

Shaggy – created by Lee Samuels

The Thompson Twins – enforcers and protectors of Shaggy when he is on the ice  – created by Lee Samuels

Peppers the Zamboni driver – created by Jay Zurfluh

Skitters, baby rink cat – created by Jay Zurfluh

Coach Rob, Greg Yochum, John McNicholas, Steve Allen, Kim Gillard and mentions of Tommy Ricketts, Gramps – grandfather of Anthony Greener  – and Kendell Galor, Dave Francis of Las Vegas playing as themselves in this holiday story

Want to be in the story – email me leesamuels07@aol.com

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Lee is the writer of previous holiday stories here including

The Kid Who Never Scored a Goal

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Miracle at the SoBe Ice Arena

Just in Time for Christmas The Unstoppable Johnnie Gold — #1 most-read Christmas Story

Mary Kate is the author of..

Flash The Cat