Saturday, December 16, 2019


By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – Let’s get to it – vote now for the most deserving and honor the best of the best for the 2019 Vegas Hockey Awards.

Nominations will be posted here on this site. Let’s now determine who really is the best of all. 

Send your votes to

We are looking for …

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jason Zucker winner here 12 straight times

BEST LAS VEGAS COACHES OF THE YEAR – All levels of the game 

Plus Best Las Vegas Players, Best Defenseman, Best Goalie for…

NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, WHL WSHL, NAHL, NA3HL and all junior leagues

Best International Las Vegas Player – Bryce Reddick winner multiple times

Best Las Vegas player in NCAA level hockey 

UNLV Rebels – Best Forward, Best Defenseman, Best Goalie, Athletic Trainer, PR, Social, Best Team Photographer

Best Las Vegas roller player 

Best All Las Vegas players away from home including those playing in the Western Hockey League, NAHL, NA3HL, WSHL, AAA 18u, AAA 16u and all Las Vegas players in Canada at different levels of the game. There are a number of top Las Vegas goalies playing away from home – let’s take the time to honor them.

Best girls players – AAA 19u, AAA 16u, AA 18u, AA 16u, AA 14u, AA 12u

All Heart Award –  One of the biggest and best awards – the player who gives it his ultimate best no matter what the score. Spike Neely years ago was the first winner of this award when he played for the 1999-2000 AA Las Vegas Mustangs 18u

Best Las Vegas High School Players – all teams – there are many deserving tremendously skilled goal scorers, defensemen and goalies playing in High School hockey this season.

Best players Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights – AA 16u, AA 14u, AA 12u – tremendous players here in town.

Looking for…

Best Las Vegas hockey person…Nick Robone was a previous winner….

Best hometown arena – City National, Las Vegas Ice Center, SoBe Ice Arena

Best Summertime Hockey Showcase – Roy Henderson’s Global Showcase at Las Vegas Ice Center winner multiple times

Best former WSHL Las Vegas Storm still active (a reader suggested we continue this award)

Best rink coffee – Las Vegas Ice Center winner multiple times

Best hockey website – Las Vegas Ice Center winner multiple times

Best hockey writer – no, it’s not me…there are better ones writing..including ‘For the Love of Hockey’ Bethany Drysdale on this site.

Best hockey official –  

Best Las Vegas referee – We have a number of great ones; let’s honor the best one

Best Men’s League player 

Best hometown team moms and dads – you are the ones who keep it all together and are very deserving of awards


Send your nominations to

Deadline to vote: December 29

Awards will be announced midnight New Year’s Eve