BREAKING NEWS – THE ANTHONY GREENER-COACHED UNLV REBELS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE ACHA NATIONALS FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT TIME AND WILL TAKE ON ARIZONA STATE IN AN OPENING ROUND GAME ON MARCH 19 IN FRISCO, TEXAS.
Thursday Flash Update
UNLV Rebels (20-13-1) 4
Colorado State 1
UNLV goal – Daniel Fisher (4th goal of season) from Jared Turcotte and Eric Williams
UNLV – Jake Saxe (14th) from Jayson Dimizio and Kirk Underwood
CSU breakaway shot high right
CSU net pressure
UNLV – Jake Saxe (15th) scores from left side – short-handed goal – from Kirk Underwood
UNLV – Paxton Malone (19th) short-range blast from Jake Saxe and Jayson Dimizio
Wild, frantic finish as CSU turns up the heat
UNLV goalie – David Anderson
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Flash Update –
Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “….this is a huge weekend for us. We stayed at number 13 in the ratings but we have to take care of business by winning all 3 of these road games to move up in the rankings. We need to to be really focused and buy into this weekend – we are beat up and hurt, but so is everyone else. We have to go to battle and get onto a win streak before The Nationals get underway.”
Special to Vegas Hockey
Fort Collins, Colorado – It’s Crunch Time for the Anthony Greener coached #13-ranked UNLV Rebels who close out the regular season with three road games this week in Colorado. These are ulta-important games for UNLV which is trying to heighten their national ranking. In order – UNLV opens the weekend on Thursday at Colorado State at the EPIC Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado, then go to Colorado University to finish the season with two games – the first on Friday, the second on Saturday night. The games at Colorado are at the Williams Village Rec Center. The Thursday game begins 8:30 pm local time.
UNLV’s top line will include Brendan Manning (10 goals), Jared Turcotte (7) and Paxton Malone (18). Bas Assaf and Eric Williams will be the top defensive pair. Star goalie David Anderson – 2.32 gaa, 90.6% save percentage – will start in Game One vs Colorado State on Thursday.
UNLV Rebels are 19-13-1 overall; 4-7-1 overall on road
Colorado State is 7-16-1 overall; 7-10-1 on home ice (all wins at home)
Colorado is 1-23-2 overall; 0-12-2 on home ice
After these games the ACHA D1 Final Rankings will be released – the Top 20 teams head to The Nationals.
Meanwhile in other important updates…
After two games it was annnounced the Vegas Golden Knights have returned Gage Quinney to the AHL Chicago Wolves.
Gage Quinney of Las Vegas got his first point – an assist – on the first goal of the game scored by Patrick Brown for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 6-5 OT road win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
In Austria, Las Vegas coach Rob Pallin and his HC TWK Innsbruck stunned the hometown Dorbirn Bulldogs 2-1 when Tyler Spurgeon scored in OT. That keeps coach Rob and HC TWK Innsbruck still alive in the playoffs.
Special to Vegas Hockey
Big goal scorer Gage Quinney of Las Vegas who played much of his tier hockey at the Las Vegas Ice Center, was called up from the AHL Chicago Wolves. He was in action for the NHL Vegas Golden Knights tonight – Saturday. He had one shot on goal for the Golden Knights in a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Gage, 24, is listed at 5’11” and 185.
He last played in Las Vegas for an AAA Las Vegas Storm 18u team in 2012-13. He had 24 goals, 16 assists that season.
Also on Saturday..
//Caleb Herbert, John Lammers, Miha Zajc and Joel Broda scored the first four goals as the Rob Pallin-coached HC TWK Innsbruck stayed alive in the Austria League playoffs with a 5-2 win over Fehervar AV19. Now coach Rob faces a ‘must win’ playoff game vs the Dorbirn Bulldogs to keep the season going.
Joey Allegrini of Las Vegas had two goals for the NA3HL Atlanta Capitals in a big 6-0 win over the Louisana Drillers. Those were Joey’s 14th, 15th goals this season.
WHAT A SEASON FOR VEGAS GOALIE LUKE FUNDATOR
Las Vegas goalie Luke Fundator won his 12th straight game while staying unbeaten for the NA3HL Sheridan Hawks in a 10-0 win over the Gillette Wild last night. Luke, 17, told the Sheridan Press newspaper “..every game I play my game and play it as hard as I can- and hopefully we come out with a good win and some good statistics as well.” Luke has a 12-0-0 record with a 2.25 gaa and a 92.1% save percentage. The team has three goalies and Luke is now the number two goalie on the club.
No one has scored more goals this season than Fuzzy Atchison of Las Vegas and the AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u. Last weekend in Las Vegas Fuzzy had three goals, Jack Lackas had three and Chayse Laurie two as the Bobcats upset the AAA Dallas Jr Stars and the Colorado Thunderbirds before losing to eventual gold medal winner the legendary Burnaby Winter Club.