FLASHBACK VEGAS HOCKEY NOTEBOOK – AUGUST 2013

Brendan Harris of Las Vegas is in the main camp of the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats. Brendan last season skated for the AAA California Titans 16u and has a college commitment to St. Cloud State….

Goalie Talon Miller, who played two seasons with AAA Las Vegas Storm, is making plans to return to the WSHL Salt Lake City Moose. He takes a red eye flight on Tuesday from Anchorage to Las Vegas, then drives to Salt Lake.

CJ Stubbs, the top goal scorer last winter for the AAA Las Vegas Storm 18u, and his father Chad are driving from Salt Lake City to the main camp of the NAHL Minot, ND. Minotauros.  CJ was drafted by Minot. The trip winds from Utah to Idaho to Montana before reaching North Dakota – about a 15 hour journey.

Goal scorer Johnny Kemp of Arcadia, California – who played with the USHL Indiana Ice, then U of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks – is going into the main camp of the ECHL Ontario Reign. Johnny, an ’87, is 26.

Judd Blackwater, goal scorer last winter for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers, signed with Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia. He will be there this weekend.

Evan Butcher of Anchorage who played for the AAA Las Vegas Storm has signed with the AAA Pikes Peak Miners 18u…..Chris Hausinger, also from Anchorage and an AAA Storm alum, will play for the AAA Maryland Skipjacks 18u…Other former Storm skaters including Colton St. John and Kenny Hausinger are in tryout camps this weekend…

Ron White, president of the WSHL, has been in Las Vegas talking about launching a Prospects League for 18u midget teams….

Gage Roberts, Zane Branson are the goalies for the AA Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 16u who head out tomorrow to the OC Labor Day Hockey Festival.

Aaron Kinslow, the former coach of the WSHL Salt Lake City Moose, notes that some of his former players are off to college this fall including goalie Alex Burdekin to Concordia College in Wisconsin, Artem Savalyev to Waldorf College and Anthony Mancini to Bottineau State University. Kinslow is a scout for the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats…