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