Thanksgiving Day, 2019

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – In an all out shocker, the Wally Lacroix coached AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u got an awesome game from goalie Zachary Ortolano and balanced firepower to shock and take down a top team here AA Cal Wave 16u by 5-2 in a Silver Sticks Regional game today at the SoBe Ice Arena.

The big win moved the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights – defending National Champions – to a 2-0-0 record  And, only one team in this 14-team tournament will advance to the Silver Sticks Nationals.

Lacroix said ‘…we got a great effort from our young men who played very well and we got good goal-tending from Ortolano.

“I’d like to tighten up the defensive zone a little more – but overall very proud of our compete level.”

Here is how the Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u did it…


Las Vegas – Kenneth Curtis lll from William Jacob

Las Vegas – John Purdy from Ethan Parsons, Ian Williams

Las Vegas – Anthony Mazza from Heath Mensch

Las Vegas – Ian Williams from John Purdy, Matthew Lackas

Las Vegas – Anthony Juric from Tristan Nelson

Las Vegas goalie – Zackary Ortolano


Next for the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights is a game against the Pasadena Maple Leafs on Friday, 10:30 am, at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive