Saturday

From the Blue Line

…The AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u team – USA National Champions last season – will soon be getting a deserved giant-like banner to hang on the East wall at the SoBe Ice Arena. There was a smaller banner there earlier, but that will soon be replaced we are told….Jason Zucker’s massive banner is hung with care at the SoBe as his Anthony Greener’s famous UNLV Rebels jersey #96 which is on the South wall at the SoBe…That was referee Todd Owen who kept the game at a peaceful level last night when the WSHL San Diego Sabers battled fiercely with the hometown Vegas Thunderbirds…. Hometown skater Anthony Rodriguez – who can move and is super smart on the ice  – is the captain of the Tbirds ….We are planning to be at the TBirds vs San Diego game tonight 5:05 pm at the SoBe Ice Arena….hoping to see hockey dad Steve Allen there too. He and The Genius know why…Our annual Christmas Story will feature Johnnie Gold, this time accompanied on the ice with the Barstow Brothers who let’s say are not in the gift-giving spirit of things. Our star reporter Bethany Drysdale will be covering the game. …The hometown fans know but maybe the Thunderbirds parents do not – but the scoreboard at the SoBe now years ago was at the Sante Fe Stations Ice Arena. When that arena closed, the scoreboard was moved to the Sobe. When the scoreboard was first turned on the red number 16 was lit on it. They had problems getting 16 off of it – took a long time. That was the jersey number of all-time goal scorer Josh Jasek who played for the AA Las Vegas Mustangs 18u who were the first Las Vegas tier team to play in the U.S. Nationals back in 2001-02…See you at the TBirds game tonight. Early start, 5:05 pm

Lee, from the Blue Line