Sunday, December 1, 2019

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – With a few minutes to play and down a goal the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u torched a torrent number of powerplay shots – blue-streak tracers, pucks that clanged off red posts, hammered pucks which were gloved and stopped.

And then, all of a sudden, the overhead arena clock ticked down to 0.00

The hometown team ran out of time.

The AA Cal Wave 16u beat the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 2-1 in the gold medal game in the Silver Sticks Las Vegas Regional.

It was a tough, brutal loss but as Jr Golden Knights coach Wally Lacroix knows –  tough, brutal losses are a part of the game during a course of a season.

Heath Mensch, the awesome hometown goal scorer, got the one and only goal for the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights.  

The North Rink was festive and jammed packed at the Las Vegas Ice Center. You couldn’t get a seat. In some areas, fans were two deep at the rink glass.

Las Vegas scoring

LV – Heath Mensch – his 6th goal in the tournament this weekend