Special to Vegas Hockey

Blaine, Minnesota – Down 3-0 going into the 2nd period the Wally Lacroix-coached AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u rallied and beat the AA Orland Park Vikings of Illinois 4-3 for their 3rd straight win here at the NAPHL Showcase. Zackary Ortolano was in the net for the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u. Orland Park had more shots 31-19 in this game.

Vegas coach Wally Lacroix after the game told reporters…

“Down 3-0 in with 2:48 to go in first period we called timeout and had a good group discussion. About who we are as a team and what our system and structure is all about.

“Our young men dug deep and never stopped – a 4-3 win against an incredibly skilled Orland Park Vikings team ranked 4th in the country. So proud of our effort and compete level

“Total team win – every single player we have was a part of this win – some may not score our biggest goals but all contribute in their own way to our team.”

Las Vegas scoring

LV – Ian Williams from Heath Mensch, Caden Beringer

LV – Anthony Mazza

LV – Heath Mensch from Kenneth Curtis lll

LV – Heath Mensch powerplay from Anthony Juric