#1 Most Searched Today – Coach Rob Pallin of Las Vegas and his ‘Early Years’ in Las Vegas….Spencer Poscente, who played a lot of tier hockey in Las Vegas, is now playing for ACHA Eastern Michigan……….

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Sunday – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the AHL Henderson Silver Knights rocked the AHL San Diego Gulls by 5-2 before a very big crowd of 4,004 at the Dollar Loan Center Arena. Rocco Grimaldi scored twice for San Diego. Rocco grew up and played tier hockey in Anaheim.

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Two big game home games are next for the ACHA D1 UNLV Rebels – and both game will be at the cozy City National Arena on Charleston Ave, next to the Red Rock Hotel-Casino. On December 8 the Rebels will take on San Diego State; on December 9 Mikey Yochum of Las Vegas and Canisus College from Buffalo, N.Y. are coming here as well – Lee

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – The Rob Pallin-coached Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16AA got a 4-0 shutout win over the So-Cal based AA Goldrush 16u on Saturday morning at the Pepsi Ice Arena.  Goal scores for Las Vegas were Caden Ross, Ryan Williams, Luca Doremus and Carson Rowe.  Assists from Rowe, Ross, Jordan Khoury, Caden Herrera and Williams.  Goalie Varkis Baligian faced 22 shots against for the shutout win. The AA Goldrush 16u team plays their home games at the Lake Forest, Ca. Ice Palace.

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Breaker – The AHL Henderson Silver Knights are off today – Saturday – then return to take on the AHL San Diego Gulls on Sunday at the Dollar Loan Center Ice Arena in Henderson. Game time is 5 pm pacific.

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Most searched today: Vito Carlo, Austin Moline, UNLV alum Brendan Manning and the Rob Pallin-coached ‘Triple Threat Line’ in 1999-2000 season in Las Vegas. Travis Roseberry, JC Caron and Spike Neely were on that awesome tier line which coach Rob put together. In that era – 22 seasons ago – this was considered the best goal scoring line ever here in Las Vegas – Lee

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ACHA D1 RANKINGS

#1 Minot – 11-0-0

#2 Liberty – 10-4-1

#3 Adrian – 14-2-1

#4 UNLV Rebels – 7-2-0

#5 Central Oklahoma – 16-2-0

#6 Jamestown – 8-4-0

#7 Ohio University 12-4-0

#8 Calvin University 13-0-2

#9 Indiana Tech 12-1-3

#10 Maryville University 8-4-3

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Special to Vegas Hockey

Erik Atchison of Las Vegas with the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats had a huge game vs the NAHL Minot Toros. The Bobcats smoked Minot 8-1 with Erik scoring a 1st period shorthanded goal his second short-handed goal in the last two games. Erik then scored his second goal of the game making a great toe drag move cutting to the slot and beating the Minot goalie on the short side. Erik has 3 goals in the last 2 games.

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Breaker – Gage Quinney, wearing his famous #77 jersey, got a lot of ice time Friday for the AHL Henderson Silver Knights in a home game vs the San Jose Barracuda at the Dollar Loan Center Arena in Henderson, NV. Gage looked very sharp. The game was tied 2-2 in third periodthen San Jose rattled in 3 late-game goals to win 5-2. It was San Jose’s first win ever at the Dollar Loan Center.

//Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds are off this holiday weekend – Lee

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Friday, November 25, 2022 – Flash Final Score – The AA Fairbanks 16u level hockey team – with their players wearing white jerseys with a large red ‘Fairbanks’ written across the front of their jerseys, rallied near the end of the game to beat coach Rob Pallin’s all-heart AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u 5-4 today on the South Rink in a tournament game at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue. The game was tied 2-2, then 3-3 and 4-4 before Fairbanks scored the decisive goal before a large crowd in the bleachers and who were also wrapped around the rinkboards (scoring details coming on this game).

From the Blue Line – No asked me, but we thought the officiating was awesome all week at this big tournament at the Las Vegas Ice Center – Mikey Yochum’s hockey dad Greg was at the rinkboards during this big game today….

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Friday, November 25, 2022 – The dynamic Mikey Yochum of Las Vegas just came off the injury list and skated for Canisus College in a big game vs Mercyhurst last week. Mikey, a center, and Canisius won the game by 5-2.

Coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u is in action today – Friday – at 9:45 am – at the Las Vegas Ice Center over on Flamingo Avenue. Hope to see you there, Lee….

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Las Vegas – An AA San Diego Saints 16u team had size and quick unique attack runs to surprise coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u by 6-2 before a large festive crowd jammed into the North Rink at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Thanksgiving Day. Shayn Tarolla was the goalie for the Jr Golden Knights. Hometown goal scorers were Ryan Williams and Caden Ross – plus an assist from Jordan Khoury. There were a number of scouts watching this game.

The two teams play again tomorrow – Friday – at 9:45 am at The Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue.

During the game there were flyers distributed regarding a Global Las Vegas Hockey Camp at the Las Vegas Ice Center on June 19-22.

From the Blue Line – There is a large banner of Jason Zucker of Las Vegas mounted on the south wall inside of the Ice Center. Other banners around the arena included Bryce Reddick, Gage Quinney, Kenny Brooks and Britanny Brooks.we rarely write about arena snack bars etc but the coffee served Thursday at the Ice Center was awesome….

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Las Vegas – Hockey first – then we will all get to the turkey and stuffing! Coach Rob Pallin of the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u will take on the AA San Diego Saints 16u at 11 am Thursday at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue. Check out the Ice Center’s daily schedule of events on their website for the games on Thanksgiving Day

The AA Alaska Oilers 16u are in this tournament as well!!!

Lee..….

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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The very popular Vito Carlo of Las Vegas has 3 goals, 5 assists this season for NCAA Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Vito was a big star when he played on tier hockey teams over at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue.

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Here is one of the best Thanksgiving gifts of all: the awesome Mikey Yochum of Las Vegas has come off the injury list and is back in action playing for Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Canisius College plays in the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League.

And who are they playing next?

Mikey and Canisius College will be coming into Las Vegas to take on the UNLV Rebels on December 9 at City National Arena.

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USPHL PREMIER WEST DIVISION STANDINGS

Fresno Monsters 17-3-1

Las Vegas Thunderbirds 14-3-1

Ontario Jr Reign 14-4-0

San Diego Sabers 12-5-1

Bakersfield Roughnecks 6-11-0

Long Beach Shredders 5-17-2

Lake Tahoe Lakers 2-22-0

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Skyler Cameron of Las Vegas 3 goals, 2 assists for the BCHL Nanaimo Clippers, a top 16-4-0 team and a division leader this season in the BCHL. Skyler proudly wears Clippers jersey #22.

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Here is a flash update on Tyler ‘Fuzzy’ Atchison of Las Vegas: he scored 2 goals and had 2 assists in 3 games last weekend. 

Tyler and the AAA Windy City Storm 16u team went 3-0 beating #9 ranked Compuware 4-3, #20 Honeybaked 6-3, and the Oakland Jr Grizzlies 6-2 to start off the HPHL league season.

His older brother Erik with the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats scored a shorthanded goal in an 8-1 thrashing of the St.Cloud Nordsmen. Erik has 3 goals, 3 assists this season.

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Guillaume Dufour scored two goals and linemates Sam Dumont, Gavin Frack and Antonine Tourigny also scored as Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds chalked up a huge road win 5-3 over the Ontario Jr Reign on Sunday.

Today’s readers are from all parts of the USA, Canada, Austria, Finland and Germany – Lee

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Sunday breaker – The very popular Mikey Yochum of Las Vegas has been medically cleared to return to action with Canisius College in Buffalo, New York it was announced today....Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds are in Sunday evening, on the road vs the Ontario Jr Reign who rarely lose on their home ice – Lee

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Sunday, November 20, 2022 – In a thriller before a frenzied jammed City National Arena today Casyn Simmons scored a dramatic OT goal as coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u – in an OT/Shootout – beat the Hamilton Whyte-coached Las Vegas Storm High School Team 2-1.

Coach Rob noted “we told Casyn to shoot the puck in the shootout – way too hard to stick handle with 3 inches of snow in front of the net.”

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By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – Talk about having an edge to your game. Liberty University, whose big ACHA D1 most heated rivals are Adrian and Minot, warmed up at 7 pm at game-speed – which we had not seen a team do before – and then got a bruising 5-2 win over the hometown UNLV Rebels in their home rink before a large festive crowd at City National Arena on Saturday evening.

There were rinkboard-rattling hard checks throughout the game and both goalies dealt with incoming firepower at their nets.

Kyle Quinn and Alec Johnson scored for the Rebels. ‘The Wall’ Zach Wickson was in the net for the Rebels.

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The very popular ‘Miracle on Ice’ Harris Whissel of Las Vegas was at the Rebels vs Liberty University game – his hockey mother and father were there as well.

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Saturday Score Update – Coach Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds lost 6-3 to the Ontario Jr. Reign who are hard to beat on their home ice. Goal scorers for Las Vegas were Cole St. Laurent, Samuel Dumont and Justin Freeman.

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Friday Final Score – Liberty University 6, UNLV Rebels 2 – Alec Johnson and Riley Jensen each had a powerplay goal for the Rebels; Landon Pavlisin goalie for Rebels. Liberty U, a very skilled team, took its time setting up before skating hard on attack runs.

UNLV Rebels will get another opportunity vs Liberty on Saturday 7:30 pm again at City National Arena.

//Also on Friday – The USPHL Premier Ontario Jr Reign scored a dramatic goal in OT as Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds lost 4-3 to the home team in Ontario, Calif. Andrew Bellehumeur, Sam Dumont and Narek Aleksanyan had goals for the T-Birds.

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The big news today is that premier defenseman Bryce Reddick of Las Vegas – who has been playing for the ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits in South Carolina for quite awhile – was dealt to Del 2 Selb in Germany. Pokey Reddick, father of Bryce, said “He got an offer he just could not refuse.”

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Friday, November 18, 2022 Las Vegas 

One more big Friday game: Cory Ward’s 13-2-0 USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds are away from home playing a very strong USPHL Premier 12-3-0 Ontario Reign team at the Ontario Center Ice Center.

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The UNLV Rebels take on ACHA D1 Liberty University from Lynchburg, Va on Friday and Saturday at City National Area. Game times are 7:30 pm each evening. Lynchburg is bringing lots of their fans with them as well.

“They are good, well coached, skilled,” said Anthony Greener, head coach of the UNLV Rebels. “We need to make sure we are physical and make them pay every chance we get.”

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It’s been nearly seven years since Liberty University’s ACHA Division I men’s hockey team has flown farther West than North Dakota for a hockey game. That was Feb. 13, 2016, when it traveled to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State University in its first season at the NCAA Division I level, a 7-0 setback.

This week, the Flames are in Las Vegas gearing up for Thursday night’s game against NCAA DI Alaska Anchorage — which was swept by ASU over the weekend — at City National Arena, the practice facility for the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights. Liberty, ranked No. 4 in this week’s ACHA DI computer rankings, will then challenge No. 2-ranked UNLV — which knocked it out in the quarterfinal round of last season’s ACHA DI National Championships near St. Louis — in a weekend series on the Rebels’ home ice.

“We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to play three games against two great teams — to play another NCAA Division I program and two games against the (No. 2) ACHA team in the country,” Liberty Head Coach Kirk Handy said before the Rebels dropped from the No. 1 spot. “At end of the day, getting out here on trips like this is important to see where we will stack up at the end of the year. I am excited for our guys. They realize the importance of this series and they’ve been working hard, learning how to compete at a high level consistently in practice, and that translates into games.”

“We’re going to have to bring our A game, for sure,” junior forward Kam Ottenbreit added. “Three (games) in three (nights), it’s going to be the toughest stretch we’ve had, but I think we’re ready for it. The intensity is high. We’re fired up and itching to get going.”

After dropping four out of five games, the first two at new No. 1 Minot State (N.D.) on Oct. 7-8, the Flames have turned things around and are now riding a five-game winning streak into Vegas.

“All the boys are clicking right now,” Ottenbreit said. “The coaches have been holding us a lot more accountable in practice …and everybody has bought in right now and the intensity is super high in the room. The guys are very motivated to get out there and prove that we can play against anybody, with anybody, and we can beat anybody.”

The Flames will get a glimpse of what to expect from the Seawolves and Rebels on Wednesday when they watch them play head-to-head. They may have some down time away from the ice to clear their minds, get some fresh air, and exercise out in the heat of the Mohave Desert in southern Nevada.

“The coaches do a really good job and understand that there are times we need to focus on other things besides hockey, to be able to relax so that when we get to the rink, we’re fully dialed in,” Ottenbreit said.

Scouting Preview Games 15-17: Liberty (10-4) vs. Alaska Anchorage (4-8, 2-8 NCAA DI), Thursday at 10 p.m. EST at City National Arena in Las Vegas; No. 4 Liberty (10-4) at No. 2 UNLV (7-3, 7-0 ACHA DI), Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. EST at City National Arena. Both games against the Rebels will be streamed live on the UNLV Hockey YouTube channel.

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UPCOMING GAMES

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022ACHA D1 UNLV Rebels Flash Live Game Score3rd period is underwayNCAA defending national champions Alaska Anchorage Seawolves lead by just 1-0 in an all-out riveting game at the Dollar Loan Center Arena in Henderson, NV10 minutes left in the game, still a one-goal game…6:37 left in game, still a 1-0 score….game is getting rougher, more physical…ALEC JOHNSON SCORES FOR UNLV – WE ARE TIED 1-1 IN 3RD PERIOD!There is 4:21 left in regulation play...hold on, Alaska Anchorage scored two dramatic goals to lead 3-1 late in the game and that is that, the game comes to a close – NCAA Alaska Anchorage wins it 3-1….

From the Blue Line – UNLV’s goalie in this ultra high-tension game was Landon Pavlisin. UNLV goes right back into action this weekend with two weekend games vs Liberty University over at the City National Arena over on Charleston Ave – Friday/Saturday games – Lee

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Wow, that was something. Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored for the AHL Henderson Silver Knights in a 7-1 win over the hometown Tucson Roadrunners on Tuesday night.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022Tonight is the night! UNLV vs. defending national champions NCAA Alaska Anchorage University @ The Dollar Loan Center Ice Arena in Henderson, NV.

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UPCOMING GAMES

UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “This is definitely one of our biggest games in Las Vegas for sure. I am so excited for our boys to have this opportunity.

Faceoff will be at 7 pm local time

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Coach Matt Johnson and his AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u had an awesome 3-1 weekend in Frisco, Texas

AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

Final Game of Weekend

6-4 over Houston Wild

//Hunter Toms 3 goals, 1 assist in this game; Kyle Roberson 2 goals; Ben Branco scored; Kyle Adrian goalie

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Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Pittburgh Penguins 4 goals, 9 assists and +6 on the ice this season.

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Derek Sutliffe, 30, of Las Vegas – a big star for years in town – has signed with the Evansville Thunderbolts in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Derek is 6’1, 190.

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Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the AHL Henderson Silver Knights go on the road Tuesday/Wednesday to take on the AHL Tucson Roadrunners at the Tucson Convention Center.

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Las Vegas Millionaires Schedule

Western Professional Hockey League

Friday, Nov 18 and Saturday, Nov 19

vs Santa Rosa Ice Growlers

7 pm start each game

Snoopy Ice Arena, Santa Rosa, Ca.

Snoopy’s Ice Arena was owned and built by Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, and it opened on April 28, 1969. It was originally conceived, designed, and operated by his first wife Joyce Schulz.

Saturday, December 17

vs Reno Ice Raiders

11 pm local time

Reno Ice Arena

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Want to write about hockey here…..first-time writers always welcome! Lee

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Saturday Scores:

//UNLV Rebels 3, Colorado University 1 – #1 ranked Rebels sweep weekend series in Colorado.

//Zach Wickson goalie for UNLV

UNLV Goal scoring in order:

Grant Smith from Kyle Quinn

Daniel Fisher from Rob McCollum

Nick Flanders from Cole Wyatt

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//Antoine Tourigyn scored 4 times – giving him 20 goals this season – as Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds beat the Long Beach Shredders 6-4 at the Lakewood Ice Center in SoCal.

//Coach Matt Johnson’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u won again on their Texas trip, beat the AAA Northwest Stars 16u 2-1 in OT! Ben Branco, Connor Beers scored. Kyle Adrian in net. The game was in Frisco, Texas.

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Saturday, November 12 – Frisco, Texas – Star goalie Jacob Brumm on coach Matt Johnson’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u today shut down the AAA Ontario Reign 16u 3-0. Ryan Disbrow, Connor Beers and Carter Adams scored for the VGK 16s.

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Friday Final Score – UNLV Rebels 7, @Colorado University 3

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Erik Atchison’s OT Goal Lifts Bismarck Bobcats Over St. Cloud

November 12, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D.–Erik Atchison of Las Vegas had been the victim of bad puck luck for far too long. With only one goal in his first 22 shots on net–not including numerous posts–as a Bobcat, Atchison cashed in the overtime winning goal to defeat the St. Cloud Norsemen 3-2 on Friday.

Atchison skated the puck all the way up through the neutral zone, crossed into the high slot in the St. Cloud end, and fired a shot just over the right leg pad of goaltender Tomas Bolo. The goal came with 9.8 seconds remaining in overtime, meaning Atchison’s opportunity may have been the final chance for either team in the period.

“(Erik) has been well overdue,” head coach Layne Sedevie said. “He had chances again in this game. A really good play, too.”

Both teams exchanged one-goal leads in regulation. Bismarck’s Alexander Palchik and St. Cloud’s Ryan Cutler each scored in the second period. The Norsemen took advantage of a turnover in the Bobcats’ zone to grab a 2-1 lead early in the second. The Bobcats quickly responded with a Vertti Jantunen game-tying goal only 34 seconds later.

“I felt like we deserved that extra point,” Sedevie said. “A couple mistakes, I thought our penalty kill was really good. We had one mistake and it cost us … I thought the guys worked hard and got the end result they deserve.”

The Bobcats outshot St. Cloud 35-26 and were in control of much of the game. The Norsemen’s 35 shots against are nine above their season average, making it an above-average head-to-head performance. Bismarck has now won four of the five games against St. Cloud this season.

The VFW Sports Center crowd, who dug their way out of nearly two feet of snow in the area, saw the Bobcats’ first home overtime victory since April 3, 2021. The club has now won back-to-back games and looks for a weekend sweep tonight against St. Cloud. Tickets are on sale now at tickets.bismarckbobcats.com and on the free Bobcats mobile app.

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Friday – UNLV Rebels Blue-Line Pre-Game Notebook

UNLV Rebels flash update – looks like Rebels starting goalie vs Colorado University tonight will be Landon Pavlisin – 6’0, 180 from Orange, Ca. He has a 2-0-0 record this season with a 1.50 gaa and a 93.8% save percentage…….

1st Period Jaxsen Wyatt scores on a short-range shot from left side to give UNLV a 1-0 lead……on the Colorado arena signage it says #1 UNLV Rebels vs Colorado……The Colorado fans – and there are a lot at this game – are bundled in heavy winterwear – jackets, scarfs, hats, gloves etc……end of of first period – still 1-0 Rebels….

3rd PeriodRebels went ahead 7-3….

UNLV goal scorers in order:

Cole Wyatt from Azzaro Tinling

Cole Wyatt from Riley Jenson

Bradley Golant from Michael Boutoussov and Kyle Quinn

Caleb Strong from Azzaro Tinling

Azzaro Tinling from Alec Johnson, Nicolas Flanders

Riley Jensen from Jayson Dimizio

Riley Jensen from Cole Wyatt

Rebels goalie – Landon Pavlisin

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At practically the same time the USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds were in action on the road vs the Long Beach Shredders at the Lakewood, Ca. Ice Rink. Cory Ward is the head coach of the T-Birds.

//Final Score – T-Birds win 6-4; Frederick Pinel one goal, Narek Alexsanyan four goals, Kevin Hanly one goal; Joshua Griffith goalie for T-Birds. Long Beach goalie is the very popular Heath Goldsmith from Las Vegas.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Special to Vegas Hockey

UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener said “Colorado has a good young team – and we cannot take any team for granted. Everyone is chasing us. So I want us to be playing at the top of our game no matter who we play.”

Last night coach Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds crunched the Long Beach Shredders 10-4. Game Two of this 3-game series is tonight at the Lakewood Ice Arena in SoCal. The T-Birds are 11-2-0 this season.

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Austin Moline Update….

This past weekend in New Hope, Minnesota, the 18u Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep Team’s Defenseman, Austin Moline of Las Vegas,  placed 1st place in the Elite Hockey League Invitational-International Tournament. Austin created two assists in the championship game for a final score of 5-0 and not allowing any goals scored the entire weekend for the opponents. Defenseman, Austin Moline, has 11 assists this season. The 18u Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep Team remains ranked # 1 in the country for all 18u hockey teams. 

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Abbotsford, BC Canada – On the AHL Henderson Silver Knights radio broadcast on Thursday night Gage Quinney of Las Vegas got a lot of mentions as he skated on the Silver Knights #1 powerplay unit vs the hometown AHL Abbotsford Canucks. Gage got a lot of ice time throughout the game which was won by Abbotsford 2-1. The UNLV Rebels were also mentioned on the radio broadcast. The Rebels take on University of Alaska on November 16 at the home of the AHL Silver Knights – the Dollar Loan Center Ice Arena in Henderson, NV.

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//Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins has 3 goals, 6 assists for 9 points and is +2 on the ice this season….

//Ian Williams of Las Vegas 5 goals, 8 assists this season for the USPHL Premier Pueblo Bulls……..

//It all starts at 7 pm Friday evening – the new team in town – The Las Vegas Millionaires – play their first game at the Pepsi Ice Arena inside of the Fiesta-Rancho Hotel Casino on Rancho Drive, Las Vegas.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

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The UNLV Rebels are gearing up for a big road trip – The Rebels play at Colorado University on November 11, 12. Nick Robone, Rebels coach along with head coach Anthony Greener on the Rebels bench on game nights, says Colorado U “is a young team with a new head coach who’s looking to prove everyone’s wrong. They play with a chip on their shoulders.”

Coach Nick added “we just need to make sure that we stay composed and play within our systems. We believe if we bring our best effort every game night there are not that many teams that can compete with us.

Head coach Anthony Greener said “Colorado has a good young team – and we cannot take any team for granted. Everyone is chasing us. So I want us to be playing at the top of our game no matter who we play.”

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Breaker – Rocco Grimaldi – remember him? – of the AHL San Diego Gulls one goal, three assists – in a 6-1 win over the hometown Henderson Silver Knights before 4,307 last night at the Dollar Loan Center Arena in Henderson. Rocco has 4 goals, 9 assists this season for San Diego – Lee

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Gia Avalone two assists this season for NCAA D3 Adrian College in Michigan.….AJ Lackas 9 goals, 7 assists this season with EHL New England Wolves…..Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas 2 goals, 2 assists this season with ECHL Allen Americans…. Austin Moline of Las Vegas has 11 assists with the Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep team this season……Vito Carlo of Las Vegas 1 goal, 1 assist this season for NCAA Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H……Chayse Nehring of Las Vegas 1 goal, 9 assists for AAA Shattuck St. Mary’s 15u….Cory Ward’s Las Vegas Thunderbirds begin a three-game trip on Thursday with a road series vs the USPHL Long Beach Shredders at their home ice rink in Lakewood, Ca.

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Hockey Dad Tommy Testa of Las Vegas sends this along our way. “Just wanted to give you a heads up the Las Vegas Millionaires Single A hockey team has its home opener on Fri and Sat Nov 11th and 12th at the Pepsi Arena on North Rancho Drive.” The team has several local players on the roster.

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Bet you didn’t know – Tyler ‘Fuzzy’ Atchison and goalie Logan Perez of Las Vegas are now teammates with the AAA Windy City Storm 16u of Chicago

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Sunday, November 6, 2022 – It was a heartbreaking finish for coach Wally Lacroix and his AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u who lost 5-4 to the AAA Madison Capitals 15u – historically an elite team – in a consolation game today at the CCM Tournament in Omaha. Coach Wally said “we played against a strong team and were down 4-2 late in the third period and had a great push to tie the game. A bouncing puck got past us and they went up 5-4. We pulled our goalie and our young men gave it everything they had – even hitting a post with a shot. Both of our goalies played today. We were very proud of our effort. Our losses here were each by one goal – we competed at a high level in each and every game in Omaha.”

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Saturday, November 5, 2022 – What an awesome thrilling game before a sold out City National Arena on Saturday. Coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u won 3-2 over Faith Lutheran High School’s bigger imposing team in one of the best games played here in Las Vegas this season.

The big crowd was really into it. The AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights forwards feathered the puck while passing it on attack runs. Faith Lutheran actually had more shots 26-20 but it was VGK’s quick tricky movements which got them within firing range. The game was 1-1 in the second period, then the AA VGK 16u scored on breakaways to pin down the big win.

Coach Rob Pallin noted after the game “…..we are 3-0-0 against Faith Lutheran but it could easily be 0-3 – we won games by 3-2 shootout, 3-2 OT and this one 3-2. We won each game by a centimeter. I didn’t like our first period, we were totally outplayed. We made some adjustments in the second, third periods and played much better as a team. Our goalies were very very good tonight and we had a very nice powerplay goal.

Goal scorers for VGK 16u were Ryan Williams, Luca Doremus (2). VGK goalies Varkis Baligian and Shayne Tarolla split time in the net. Each had an awesome game. The AA VGK 16u lead the series vs Faith Lutheran H.S., 3 -0. Assists for VGK in this game came from Caden Herrera, Anze Gudino and Tate Morrison.

There were a lot of hockey folks at the game including Matt Johnson, head coach of the AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u. Although the game had ultra heat there were no real problems with players on the ice or with fans from both teams.

Officiating was awesome as well during this game – Lee

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Saturday Breaker – Coach Wally Lacroix’ AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u lost today but are still alive in the big CCM Tournament in Chicago and will next take on the AAA Ohio Prospects 15u on Sunday – such an intense tournament!

“Kellen Hardy (goalie) played a great game – I feel for our young men – we lose 1-0 in the morning but an unlucky draw gave us just a 1:45 break between games. Our young men battled with every ounce of energy they had – Kellen had timely saves to keep us tied 2-2. Not the outcome we wanted losing in a quarterfinal game in a 4 x 4 overtime.

We play in a consolation game in the morning.”

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Breaker – Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds took down the Bakersfield Roughnecks 11-4 on Saturday at the Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.

TBirds goal scorers

Cole St. Laurent – his 3rd goal of the season

Antoine Tourigny (13th)

Narek Aleksanyan (16th)

Samuel Dumont (9th)

Narek Aleksanyan (17th)

Nicholas Bonaldi (4th)

Narek Aleksanyan (18th)

Samuel Dumont (10th)

Cole St. Laurent (4th)

Narek Aleksanyan (19th)

Cole St. Laurent (5th)

T-Birds Goalie

Joshua Griffith

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Here in Las Vegas the big game today – Saturday 7 pm – will be Faith Lutheran Varsity vs coach Rob Pallin’s over-achieving AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u in a big revenge game. The VJGK 16s beat Faith Lutheran in their first game this season at a jammed City National Arena over on Charleston Ave, next to the Red Rock Hotel-Casino – See you there – Don’t get too close to the rink glass!! Lee

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Saturday, Nov 15 – Coach Wally Lacroix’ AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u lost 1-0 to the AAA Ohio Prospects but still advanced to the CCM Invite Final Four!!! Kam Laskaska was the goalie who played so brilliantly for the AAA VJGK 15u today!

On Saturday the USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds will close out their weekend series vs the Bakersfield Roughnecks at 1:30 pm over at the Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, Nevada.

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Friday Shocker – Wally Lacroix’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u beat the powerful, unbeaten AAA Chicago Blues 4-1 at the CCM Invite Tournament in Illinois. “Kam Laskaska in goal for us.”

Friday – Gage Quinney, who grew up and played tier hockey in Las Vegas, scored for the Henderson Silver Knights during a 3-1 loss to the AHL Bakersfield Condors – Lee

Friday, November 4, 2022

USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds vs USPHL Premier Bakersfield Roughnecks @ Lifeguard Arena, Henderson NV.

1st PeriodLas Vegas leads 4-0

/Antoine Tourigny scores first goal for T-Birds

//TBirds 2nd goal – Loic Morin

//TBirds 3rd goal – Narek Aleksanyon

//T-Birds 4th goal – M Norman-Wells

2nd Period

//TBirds 5th goal – Guillaume Dufour

End of 2nd period – TBirds have more shots in the game 38-21

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3rd Period – T-Birds 5, Bakersfield Roughnecks 0

TBirds 6th goal – Narek Aleksanyon

TBirds 7th goal – Nick Bonaldi

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Final Score – T-Birds 7, Bakersfield Roughriders 0

T-Birds goalie – Sam Peterson

Shots on goal – TBirds 60-29

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AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u vs undefeated AAA Chicago Jr Blues 15u in Geneva, Illinois

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Geneva, Illinois After his AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u took down the AAA Santa Clarita Flyers 2-1 today at the CCM Invite in Illinois, head coach Wally Lacroix said “it really was a hard fought battle. Our men worked hard until the very end. Kellen Hardy was our goalie.” Coach Wally added “Great game for our group who were responsible and disciplined.Next on the Las Vegas schedule: a big game vs the unbeaten AAA Chicago Jr Blues 15u tonight at 8 pm local time.

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Coach Wally Lacroix’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u are playing in a major tournament today – the CCM Invite at the Fox Valley Rink in Geneva, Illinois. Today the AAA VJGK 15s will play vs the AAA Santa Clarita Flyers (12-4-3) at 12:45 pm local time, then later today play the AAA Chicago Jr Blues 15u (13-0-1) at 8 pm local time – Lee

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Breaker – The T-Birds take on Bakersfield again on Friday, November 4 with an 8 pm faceoff @ Lifeguard Arena, Henderson, NV – Lee

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Gregg Drinnan, the awesome hockey story-teller from Canada, notes……

“If you were wondering, hockeydb.com shows the Cranford Bucks’ announced average attendance at 2,341, third-best in the BCHL. The Penticton Vees (2,710) and Chilliwack Chiefs (2,585) are ahead of them.

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Thursday’s big game – the USPHL Premier Bakersfield Roughnecks @ Las Vegas Thunderbirds has a 7 pm start time at the Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, NV.

//Final Score – Cory Ward’s Las Vegas Thunderbirds 8, Bakersfield Roughnecks 1

TBirds Goal scorers:

Antoine Tourigny

Narek Aleksanyan – two powerplay goals, plus an an assist

Nick Bonaldi

Samuel Dumont

Beau Kennedy

Brody Wallton

TBirds Goalie

Loic Morin

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Breaker – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas scored for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins in a 6-3 road loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night. Buffalo’s win raises their season record to 7-3-0. The Penguins are now 4-5-2.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

The Cory Ward-coached USPHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds open a 3-day homestand tonight – November 3 – vs the USPHL Bakersfield Roughnecks in Henderson this week!Game times at the Lifeguard Arena each day in order are 7 pm, 8 pm and 1:30 pm

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UNLV Rebels Ranked #1!!!!!

ACHA D1 Computer Rankings #1 (Games thru 10/30/22)

RankingNameM1 RecordPrevious Ranking
1University of Nevada-Las Vegas5-0-0
2Arizona State University6-2-0
3Minot State University8-0-0
4University of Central Oklahoma9-2-0
5University of Jamestown4-4-0
6Adrian College9-1-1
7Liberty University4-4-1
8University of Utah4-5-1
9Ohio University8-2-0
10Stony Brook University7-1-0
11University of Pittsburgh6-2-2
12University of Oregon1-2-1
13Calvin University8-0-2
14University of Rhode Island5-3-2
15Indiana Tech7-1-2
16Maryville University5-3-2
17Illinois State University7-2-3
18Niagara University6-3-0
19Colorado State University5-2-1
20Lawrence Tech8-0-3
21Oswego State University7-2-2
22Grand Canyon University3-5-1
23Grand Valley State University9-3-0
24Indiana University of Pennsylvania9-1-1
25University of Arizona3-4-2

On Friday, Nov 4, Gage Quinney of Las Vegas and the AHL Henderson Silver Knights will be on the road vs the AHL Bakersfield Condors at the Mechanics Bank of America Arena – Lee

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The #1 ranked Nevada Storm 16u AA girls hockey team traveled to San Diego this past weekend for a PCHL (Pacific Coast Hockey League) weekend.  The powerhouse Storm went 3-0-1. The Storm was once again led by the amazing Madison Mang who during the tournament netted 9 goals with 5 assists for 14 points. 

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Jason Zucker, who grew up playing tier hockey in Las Vegas, has 1 goal, 5 assists so far this season with the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins….Bet you didn’t know Gage Quinney of Las Vegas is an Assistant Captain this season with the AHL Henderson Silver Knights. Gage has dealt five assists so far this season….Rinkrat2 says the season is flying by and is asking how many games are left for the UNLV Rebels….and the answer is: The Rebels have 24 games remaining on their 2022 season.

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Las Vegas goalie Luke Fundator is having an astounding season with the NA3HL Northeast Generals in Attleboro, Mass.

Record 4-0-1

GAA 1.31 per game

94.7% save percentage

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Noah Smejkal of Las Vegas 5 goals, 10 assists this season for the GMHL Windsor Aces in Windsor, Ontario, Canada…..

Vito Carlo, a very popular goal scorer from Las Vegas, has one goal, one assist for NCAA D3 Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H. this season

Heath Mensch of Las Vegas scores again, has 6 goals for the EHL New England Wolves this season

Defenseman Jerrett Overland of Las Vegas two assists this season for ACHA D1 Arizona University.

Gregg Drinnan, the awesome hockey columnist in Canada, notes that the WHL Red Deer Rebels have started the season with 13 straight wins – the first time this has happened in the WHL since 1978.….

Bet you didn’t know the Harris Whissel family – hockey Mom Nancy and her hubby – were at the entertaining, well played UNLV Rebels vs ACHA D1 Arizona State game last weekend at the awesome City National Arena.

Tuesday Fairbanks Arctic Cam – Bitterly cold at 0 degrees, going to rise about to 10-degrees later in the day. Snow and ice packed onto city streets – Lee

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Here is coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u team after getting a silver medal at the Halloween Vegas Bash Tournament.

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By Drew…..

Rob Pallin’s VJGK 16AA team takes Silver this weekend at the TCS promoted Halloween Vegas Bash.  They finished the tournament with a 3-2 record including 2 shutout games for goalie Shayn Tarolla. 

10/28   VJGK 16AA 5-0 win over Fl Jr. Panthers 16AA 

10/28   VJGK 16AA 1-6 loss to Montana Wolves 16AA

10/29   VJGK 16AA 2-1 win over Nashville Jr Predators 16AA 

10/29   VJGK 16AA 5-0 semi-final win over Fl Jr. Panthers 16AA 

10/30   VJGK 16AA 1-7 championship loss to Montana Wolves 16AA

Next showcase is NAPHL in Frisco, TX 11/11-11/13

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Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 – Omaha – Coach Matt Johnson’s AAA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u closed out the weekend with a 2-2 tie on the road vs the AAA Colorado Springs Tigers 16u in the big USHL Omaha Lancers Showcase. VJK goal scorers were Rifiki Lindsell and Ryan Disbrow. Kyle Adrian was the VGK 16u goalie today.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 – It was another ‘W’ for coach Wally Lacroix’ AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u who today beat the AAA Colorado Springs Tigers by 6-2 in Omaha at a major tournament Sunday morning. “We went 4-1-0 for the weekend,” said coach Wally.

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Saturday evening – The UNLV Rebels turned up the heat in the second half and took down ACHA D1 Arizona State by 9-4 before a packed City National Arena over on Charleston Ave. The game got feisty midway when ASU fired off some hard checks but all of that was swiftly countered by the Rebels. And, towering goalie Zach Whickson – all 6’6″ of him – racked up another outstanding game. “Zach played good when we really needed him,” said Rebels head coach Anthony Greener. The Rebels draw big crowds at City National and this was another big festive one.

Rebels goals scorers included Cole Wyatt, Mattias Dal Monte, Azzard Tingling (3 goals), Nick Flanders (2), Bradley Golant and Riley Jenson.

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Coach Matt Johnson of the AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u have been playing in the Omaha Lancers USHL Showcase.

“So far we are 1-2-0 with our team.

1-4 loss to AAA Omaha Mastery (a very highly rated team – Lee) “Hunter Toms scored, assists by Bauer and Steffer,” said coach Matt.

1-4 loss to AAA Colorado Rampage – Hunter Toms scored, Carter Adams got the assist.

1-0 win over AAA Colorado Springs – Ryan Disbrow scored and coach Matt added “we had a spectacular performance from our goalie Jacob Brumm.”

Saturday Breaker – Coach Wally Lacroix and his AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u got an awesome game from premier goalie Kam Laskaska and beat the AAA Rocky Mountain Roughriders 4-2. “Great effort from our group, very proud of our bounce back. We next play another tough game today against the AAA Colorado Rampage this evening.”

Hope to see all of our rinkboard friends on Saturday, 2 pm @ City National Arena on Charleston ave. The UNLV Rebels and Arizona State go at it one more time!

Saturday, October 29 – Coach Wally Lacroix of the AAA Vegas Golden Knights 16u are in Omaha and will take on the AA Rocky Mountain Roughriders 16u at noon Saturday. The

“We put our last game (a loss to AAA Omaha Mastery) behind us. Moving forward doesn’t get any easier with a game against the Roughriders,” said coach Wally from Omaha.

Friday, October 28, 2022 – This just in – coach Rob Pallin’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u today worked to a 5-0 win over the AA Florida Jr Panthers 5-0 today at the rink inside of Fiesta Stations Hotel on North Rancho Drive here in town. Anze Guidino three assists for Las Vegas. “Great effort from every single player on our team,” said coach Rob whose team is now 8-6-0.

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Friday, October 28, 2022The tier 2 16U girls Las Vegas Storm team went into Denver, Co last weekend and went undefeated becoming the 1st girls team in the state of Nevada to win a Silver Sticks qualifier. The Storm are coached and led by former local standout goalie Brittney Brooks. Brittney has taken over the girls program for the Storm and currently has the #1 ranked tier 2 girls 16u team in the country! The team is well balanced and is led by superstar Madison Mang who led the team with 7 goals and 7 assists including multiple dazzling goals en route to the championship. Madison was a STX 68 participant in Chicago last year and continues to gain traction in the scouting ranks while representing Nevada girls hockey. Good luck to the girls at the Silver Stick National Championship in Sarnia Canada!

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Just in coach Wally Lacroix’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u took down the AAA Colorado Tigers 15u 5-0 this morning in Omaha; Kam Laskaskas was goalie for VGJK. Next on the schedule – a game vs a nationally ranked AAA Omaha Jr Mastery 15u team who are – as coach Wally described “one of the best highly ranked teams in the country.” AAA Omaha wins the game 7-2.

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Friday Midnight Game ACHA D1 Final Score – UNLV Rebels 2, Arizona State 1 at City National Arena; Jayson Dimizio’s short-handed goal won the game. Game Two of this weekend series will be on Saturday with a 2 pm faceoff. This was the first loss of the season for ACHA D1 Arizona State.

UNLV Rebels 3 Stars of the Game

#1 Defenseman Mattias DelMonte

#2 Left wing Jayson Dimizio

#3 Goalie Landon Pavlisin

Note – UNLV’s goalie Landon Pavlisin is unbeaten this season with a 1.50 gaa and a 93.8% save perentage. He is a transfer who played previously at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Red Alert Update from Rebels head coach Anthony Greener: “We won, but we were not very pleased. It was sloppy with a lot of turnovers. We need to clean up everything, stay engaged for 60 minutes. Play with a purpose. Compete for a full 60.”

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Also last night: ACHA D1 Utah 2, ACHA D1 Grand Canyon 1

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Ian Williams of Las Vegas has 5 goals for the USPHL Premier Pueblo Bulls

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Preview Story………

By: Kayla Faasse

Las Vegas – The UNLV Rebels hockey team will be collaborating with Greek Life for its Midnight Madness matchup against the Arizona State Sun Devils at City National Arena. Faceoff tonight will be at midnight.

I think [ASU] got much better after they brought in their new coach,” UNLV head coach Anthony Greener said. “He’s done a lot of good things… I don’t think it’s gonna be a cakewalk, like some people think it’s gonna be. They’re coming- they’re 6-0, so it’s definitely going be a tough task for us.”

Previous Match-ups:

The Skatin’ Rebels faced off against the Sun Devils four times during the 2021-22 season, walking away with 3-1 record.

Overall, the Rebels scored 21 goals against the Sun Devils out of the 187 shots taken on net.

The Sun Devils earned 11 goals throughout the four games, only seeing 141 shots against goal.

Forward Nick Flanders was the top scorer against ASU last year, recording three goals and four assists (seven points).
Offense saw Flanders’ entire line dominate the Sun Devils with linemates Michael Boutoussov (three goals and three assists) and Bradley Golant (two goals and four assists) scoring a combined 12 points.

“This is going to be Boutoussov and Brad’s first weekend back together as one,” Flanders said. “I love playing with these guys. They just make the game that much easier. We’re looking at a fun weekend, that’s for sure.

Defensively, goaltender Zach Wickson saw the ice for 3-of-4 games against ASU with 98-of-106 saves (92.5%). Vince Benedetto was in the net for the final game in Salt Lake City, making 36-of-39 saves (92.3%).

Last Season, ASU saw all three of its goaltenders take the ice against the Rebels.

Blake Bjella played to start the first matchup between the two, seeing 11-of-17 saves (64.7%). Dawson Rodin relieved him in the second and then continued to play the next two games against UNLV.

Rodin overall made 122-of-134 saves (91%), where Erik Garber sat between the poles in the
final matchup, making 27 saves against 30 shots faced (90%).

So Far for 2022-23 Season The Skatin’ Rebels are entering the weekend with an overall ACHA record of 3-0, on the other hand, the Sun Devils are entering the weekend 6-0. Both teams are coming off a bye week.

“It was good for recovery,” defenseman David Lenzin said. “You know, a lot of guys needed a bit of rest so we feel a lot more rejuvenated this week and ready to come hard at ASU.”

To kick off the new season, UNLV has seen 99 shots against the net during its three ACHA games (33 per game), compared to Utah’s 227 shots within six games (37.8 per game).

The Rebels have made 14 goals (4.7 per game), while only allowing six against them.

Compared to ASU’s 34 goals (5.7 per game) and 14 allowed.

Wickson has appeared in two games for the Rebels, sporting 71-of-75 saves (94.67%).

Transfer Landon Pavlisin saw his first victory in the scarlet and gray to close out the series against Utah, skating away with 22-of-24 saves (91.67%).

For the Sun Devils, Garber made an appearance in the first game against GCU making 31-of-33 saves (93.9%) with Bjella taking the ice on night two for 16-of-17 saves (94.1%).
Rebels vs. Sun Devils.

UNLV will host its Greek Life for Midnight Madness Thursday night (Oct. 27) with a 10:30 p.m. tailgate and a 11:59 p.m. puck drop. Saturday will feature a 12:30 p.m. trick or treat event for the young fans followed by a 2 p.m. puck drop.

Fans are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for the games.

“I work over at LVIC coaching some kids and I know a lot of them are going to be there in the crowd,” Flanders said. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the guys around the rink and seeing a good fan base of young people- they’re always the loudest.”


Follow UNLV Hockey across all social media platforms for live updates throughout the game or stream it live on the UNLV Hockey Youtube channel.

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Coach Wally LaCroix’ AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u are off to a Showcase in Omaha, Nebraska and will take on AAA Des Moines Buccaneers 7 am tomorrow, then face the AAA Rocky Mountain Roughriders 15u in the second game. There are other games on the VGK schedule as the tourament moves on….

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USPHL PREMIER LAS VEGAS THUNDERBIRDS

Congratulations to forward Frederic Pinel and goaltender Loic Morin on earning USPHL Pacific Division players of the week

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UNLV UPCOMING GAMES THIS WEEK

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Las Vegas – UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener chats about the ‘Midnight Game’ on October 27 when Arizona State comes into the City National Arena over on Charleston Ave. for a two-game weekend series.

“It’s definitely a strange time for a game at that time – so we will do a pre-game skate 3 pm instead of 9 am. After the pre-game skate our players can rest up, take a nap if they want. Not too worried about all of that.

“ASU really has a good team coming in to play us. We will have to be on our A game – we want to come out fast and go north right away.

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Heath Mensch of Las Vegas 6 goals for the EHL New England Wolves this season …Noah Smejkal of Las Vegas 5 goals, 9 assists this season for the GMHL Windsor Aces – Lee

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Today’s readers are from all parts of the USA, England, France and Ireland – and more good news – There have been a record-breaking number of hockey folks on Vegashockey.net today. For that, we dearly thank you…….We have a new writer Summer Bottenberg who wrote her very first story on coach Dustin Coldren’s AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u which just won a gold medal in Salt Lake City.……And if you want to write here as well send me an email at leesamuels07@aol.com….Best to all, Lee

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Las Vegas goalie Luke Fundator and his astounding statistics this season with the NA3HL Northeast Generals in Attleboro, Mass.

4-0-0 record

1.31 gaa

94.7% save percentage

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Hockey insider Gregg Drinnnan of Canada noted this in his hockey notebook today:

On Monday night, when F Phil Kessel of the Vegas Golden Knights tied an NHL record by playing in his 989th consecutive game, the attendance in Las Vegas was 17,989. Hmmm. 

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Las Vegas – UNLV Rebels head coach Anthony Greener chats about the ‘Midnight Game’ on October 27 when Arizona State comes into the City National Arena over on Charleston Ave. for a two-game weekend series.

“It’s definitely a strange time for a game at that time – so we will do a pre-game skate 3 pm instead of 9 am. After the pre-game skate our players can rest up, take a nap if they want. Not too worried about all of that.

“ASU really has a good team coming in to play us. We will have to be on our A game – we want to come out fast and go north right away.

UNLV UPCOMING GAMES THIS WEEK

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AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS 14U WIN THE GOLD MEDAL IN SALT LAKE CITY!

By Summer Bottenberg

October 21-23, 2022 – The Dustin Coldren coached Vegas Jr. Golden Knights 14UAA Bantam team won gold – first place! – at the National Showcase Hockey tournament in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Bantam 14UAA team traveled to Salt Lake City, UT this past weekend to compete in the National Showcase Hockey tournament. This tournament featured teams from Dallas, Texas, Vancouver, Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The tournament had 4 round robin games with the first-place team after round robin games advancing directly to the championship match. The 2nd and 3rd place teams would have to face off in the semi-finals to earn a chance to play for the title in the finals on Sunday, Oct.23.

In Vegas’s first round robin game of the tournament, they faced the 7th ranked team in Washington, the Vancouver Jr. Rangers.  This game turned out to be a scrappy one with the Jr. Rangers receiving two-2 and 10s, 2-minute minor penalty plus a 10-minute misconduct, and five-2 minute minor penalties totaling 34 penalty minutes for the Jr. Rangers while the Jr. Golden Knights racked up 14 penalty minutes. While the penalty minutes for the Jr. Rangers would prove costly as Vegas scored two power play goals by #32, Tommy Trent (GWG), unassisted, and #72 Noah Luong with the assist from #8, Elliot Murch. The penalty minutes for the Jr. Knights didn’t seem to phase them as two of the 8 goals scored came short handed from #8, Nicholas Gallagher, unassisted, and #67 William Lefebvre, with the assist from #17 Eric Savenkov and Vegas successfully defending a 3 on 5.  Goaltender, Zane Parish, almost earned a shutout with the exception of an accidental redirection from a shot from a Vancouver player from the right face-off circle, off of, defenseman, #88 Liam Butsavich’s stick at 1:30 remaining in the 3rd period. Parish faced 12 SOG, while the Jr. Rangers goalie was peppered with 38 shots on goal. Vegas would open up the tournament with a good first game domination with an 8-1 victory with additional goals scored by #8 Elliot Murch (2), #32 Tommy Trent (2), #17 Eric Savenkov (1), and #75 Collin Davis (1).

The second game of the tournament would turn out to be another physical game, again with a lot of penalties, this time against the 10th ranked team in Texas, the McKinney North Stars who Vegas would eventually face again in the semi-finals. Penalty minutes for the North Stars totaled 19 minutes which included a 5-minute major and 10-minute misconduct for boarding #2 William “Larry” Larrison. Vegas would capitalize on the major call with #32 Tommy Trent scoring. Vegas would end up being a frequent visitor of the penalty box tallying 20 penalty minutes over 10 penalties of their own which did not help their scoring opportunities.  North Stars got off to a rocky start with the goaltender not controlling his temper and language and earned a misconduct which Vegas’s #88 Liam Butsavich and the power play team didn’t waste any time only taking 15 seconds to score the power play goal on an assist from #8 Elliot Murch.  Vegas being in the penalty box frequently, gave the North Stars plenty of opportunities to score, but thanks to the penalty kill lines, they were only able to net one power play goal in the second period during a 3 on 5 to tie up the game at one a piece. Cash Creel would net the game winning goal shortly after to put Vegas up 2-1. #32 Tommy Trent’s power play goal late in the 3rd period would give Vegas some breathing room to hold on to the 3-1 lead and victory. #29 Vinny Vitale was in net for the win for Vegas, facing 14 shots on net while the goaltender for the North Stars would face over double that at 33.

The third game of the tournament Vegas faced the Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (CDA) at the Olympic sheet of ice at The Ice Sheet Arena, home of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) Ogden Mustangs. The Olympic sized sheet of ice perhaps allowing Vegas to control the puck more and keep possession not giving many scoring opportunities to CDA, while conversely giving Vegas many scoring opportunities which #26 Tripp Reynolds would take advantage of as he scored a quad, four goals, two in the first period, one in the 2nd and one in the 3rd, including the game winning power play goal in the 1st  period leading to the 6-1 victory over CDA. Goals also scored by #67 William Lefevbre, assisted by #28 Nicholas Gallagher, and #32 Tommy Trent, unassisted. Goaltender #31 Zane Parish was in net for Vegas and faced 15 shots while the goaltender for CDA faced 33 shots.

The 4th game of the tournament Vegas faced a tougher opponent in the 5th ranked team in Missouri, also the only other team with the same record as Vegas with 3 wins and 0 losses, the St. Louis Knights. At this point in the tournament, Vegas had the first-place spot due to goal differential, one of these teams were going to come away with a loss. Who would it be? This contest would be decided at the Utah Olympic Oval in SLC, UT. The loss would mean that the loser would have to play an additional game the following morning to get back to the championship game in the afternoon. Which team would grind the hardest for the win? Grind they did. Vegas started off the scoring capitalizing on an interference penalty by St. Louis at 6:23 remaining in the first period with #32 Tommy Trent scoring, unassisted. Vegas had all of the momentum and control in the first period. That control would evaporate in the second period and leading in the third as St. Louis netted the next three goals with the last coming at 12:06 remaining in the 3rd period. The momentum had swung in favor of the St. Louis team. Could Vegas get it back? A strategic time out was called in the third period after the 3rd goal for St. Louis to give Vegas a chance to regroup and to get the momentum swinging back in their direction, and it would. With time running out on the clock, #28, Nicholas Gallagher would score to cut the lead to 1 with an assist by #32 Tommy Trent. With less than two minutes in the game, a broken play off the stick of #93 Evan Vohwinkle would see the puck land on the stick of defenseman #2 William “Larry” Larrison, would walk in the puck to just outside the right face off circle and throw and hard, low shot over the left leg pad and under the left arm of the goal tender tying the game up at 3 goals a piece. After that, we would see St. Louis use their only time out to pull their goaltender and strategize the 6 on 4 man advantage for the remainder of the game. Vegas would battle down in the defensive zone, but losing two key faceoffs giving opportunities to St. Louis to take the lead. Vegas had an opportunity to shoot at the empty net, but were not able to get the shot lined up, resulting in a defensive zone face off. That face off proved to be detrimental to the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights as St. Louis would score on goaltender #29 Vinny Vitale with 35.5 seconds remaining in the 3rd period and Vegas would receive their first loss of the tournament in the final score of 3-4.  #29 Vinny Vitale would face 18 shots in the loss while the goaltender for St. Louis faced 22. A relatively balanced game once all said and done at the end. No doubt these two teams would face each other in the championship game.

Now the stage was set, the final round robin game concluded, the play-off games set, the seeding would reveal that Vegas would have to face the McKinney North Stars in their 5th game of the tournament in the semi-finals Sunday morning at 9:30 am again at the Utah Olympic Oval with the victor having a quick turnaround and playing in the championship match at 2:00 pm that afternoon at the same facility.  Who would be up to the task? No doubt the McKinney North Stars would be looking for revenge in their earlier loss to the Knights 3-1 and they would be coming at them. Vegas, having faced this opponent before made a strategic change to their style of play and that was to stay out of the penalty box. If they could just stay out of the penalty box and keep rolling their lines, they could possibly route the McKinney North Stars again.  This game would see the least penalties of the tournament thus far for both teams with the North Stars only conceding one power play to the Knights which they could not capitalize on and at 6:40 remaining in the 1st period, the North Stars would slot the first goal and take the early lead. Both teams battled back and forth and in the 2nd period, Vegas would tie the game with 10:16 remaining on a shot from #17 Eric Savenkov, assisted by #2 William “Larry” Larrison. Who would win the chance to advance to the championship? That would be decided on a shot from forward #14 Josh Lopez at 4:21 remaining in the third period, assisted by #37 Aiden “Fitzy” Fitzgerald. Vegas would be successful in killing off the remainder of the time with the steady goaltending of #31 Zane Parish facing 6 shots on goal with 5 saves while Vegas again peppering the opposing goaltender with 34 shots on goal.  Vegas stuck to their strategy and stayed out of the penalty box, not earning one penalty. While penalty box attendant and father to #28 Nicholas Gallagher, Nick Gallagher, was lonely in the box, he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, he commented after the game, “you guys stay out on the ice.”  

Not many tournaments do you have to play 6 games to win the championship, but this tournament, could see just that if the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights win. Game #6 for Vegas, only game #5 for St. Louis. St. Louis already had the advantage leading into the game, they were able to get a good nights sleep not having to check out of their hotel early in the morning to drive 40 minutes to the rink for a semi-final match at 9:30 am. They didn’t even have to get up early in the cold, snowy weather of Utah to go to the rink to watch the game to see who they might play due to game being live streamed on a parent’s YouTube channel, Larrison Sports Broadcasting. The stars were seemingly already aligning in favor of St. Louis. Could Vegas overcome all of these challenges? Would they be up to the challenge? Which team would have more grit? Vegas would implement the strategy they used in their semi-final game to stay out of the penalty box to give their team a chance against this comparatively skilled team. 1st period would come and go without any penalties nor goals scored. Both teams were battling and bending, but unwilling to break. A little over halfway through the second period, we would see St. Louis net the first goal with 6:08 remaining. 1-0 St. Louis. 3rd period, Vegas would come out hungry, looking for a game winning goal, shortly into the 3rd period, #2 William “Larry” Larrison gets caught pinching in on the attack which allowed a counter 2 on 1 for St. Louis, Vitale makes the initial save which pulls him to the left side of his crease as the puck was dropped back to an awaiting St. Louis player just outside the slot and in the faceoff circle to the right of Vitale. Larrison hustling back on defense recognizes his goaltender out of position and a potential open net shot coming and goes down to one knee and making himself as big as possible to block as much of the open net, very Alec Martinez like block, which could end up being a big play for Vegas. Vegas would dump the puck in to #67 Lefebvre doing the work down below the goal line to maintain possession able to get time to send a centering puck to the front of the net to an awaiting #28 Nicholas Gallagher who would lift the puck over the goaltender for the tying goal with 10:55 remaining in the 3rd period.  1-1 would be the end of regulation time and the teams would head to a 5 minute, stop time, 3 on 3 overtime. After some consultation with Vegas players and coach Dustin Coldren, no doubt working out their 3 on 3 strategy since this would be the first time that the players have encountered this situation in a tournament this season with having not practiced this exact situation much at all during practices.  The starting overtime lineup to take the ice for Vegas was #88 Liam Butsavich, #26 Tripp Reynolds, and #32 Tommy Trent. Vegas won the OT face off, #26 Reynolds getting a backhanded chance from the left side of the net in close, but puts it over into the netting, the stoppage allow a change for Vegas where we saw #32 Trent and #26 Reynolds head to the bench and #17 Eric Savenkov and #28 Nicholas Gallagher to the face-off circle. Gallagher forcing St. Louis to drop the puck back to their man behind their blue line and then again forcing that same player to mishandle the puck and allow #88 Liam Butsavich to pick up the puck.  With the St. Louis player’s line mates up ice, #88 Liam Butsavich would curl around to the center of the ice unobstructed and fade off towards the right side of the goal line with the puck, but not before sending a shot up over the shoulder of the goaltender for St. Louis and winning the game for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights in OT. #88 Liam Butsavich was then mobbed by his teammates as well as goaltender #29 Vinny Vitale as the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights earned their first tournament banner for the season.  Vitale faced 24 shots on goal in the victory while St. Louis’s goaltender faced 21 shots. Vegas battled all weekend and continued to grind even under the unfavorable circumstances of the final Sunday of the tournament. These boys earned that banner against some stiff competition. The win made for a much more pleasant flight/drive home to Vegas for the team and families who traveled to Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegas Jr. Golden Knights outscored their opponents 25 goals for to 9 goals against. The goaltending duo of Parish and Vitale for Vegas a key part of the victory this weekend.   If you would like to follow the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Bantam AA 14U team, you can request to join their Facebook group “VJGK 14UAA Bantam 2022-2023” and/or subscribe and watch games at Larrison Sports Broadcasting

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Flashback Story Saturday, October 1, 2016

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – Whoever knew Weber State had a dark side to its game.

After getting beat twice by UNLV, Weber State turned up its physicality by about one thousand degrees with scorching hard hits, pileups, jumping on a UNLV player near their bench on Saturday night at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive.

It was rough and it was dirty and Weber State got out of town with a 3-2 win, the first team to beat UNLV this season.

UNLV came into the game short-handed. Star goalie Terry Martin had a hand messed up in the series of games last week in Utah. UNLV’s top goal scorer Dion Antisin, a powerful force on the ice, is listed as unavailable – for how long, we don’t really know.

Yet, UNLV again got a top effort from goalie Erik Eidissen from Sweden. Top defenseman Niklas Giers gave his usual 5-Star effort.  UNLV defenseman Steve Terry fired off his precision tape to tape passes. Cody Williams, one of UNLV’s all-time goal scorers, skated hard all night long.

But anyone close to either net got pounded, like real hard.

Before this series began UNLV head coach Anthony Greener said “Weber State is quick, skates real hard and finishes their checks.”

Boy did they ever….

From the Blue Line –  Nicklas Giers scored from the slot area for the first UNLV goal….Then on a power play Jake Saxe, on the right side of the Weber State net, fired off a shot which rebounded onto the stick of Axle Anderton who was in the high slot area on the left side. Axle launched a blue-streak low liner which scorched into the net to ignite the UNLV fans….UNLV is now 6-1-0…ASU is coming into town next week, the first game Friday night at the Las Vegas Ice Center (8:05 pm facebook), then on Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena (12:05 pm faceoff).

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Today’s readers again are from all parts of the USA, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom – amazing when you think about it – Lee…..

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Update right here: Gage Quinney of Las Vegas one assist for the AHL Henderson Silver Knights in a 4-3 road loss to the AHL San Jose Barracuda on Sunday evening…. Cory Ward and Matt Oberling are the current coaches for the USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds…….To ‘Mad Dog at the Blue Line’ Tristan Toth of Las Vegas is playing for ACHA D3 University of New England …..It is easy to contact Vegas Hockey – send an email to leesamuels07@aol.com

Gregg Drinnan, the great hockey writer in Canada, notes that the WHL Saskatoon Blades “have not raised ticket prices for the last five seasons in a row.”

Welcome to all our new readers particulary from the Western states in the USA and all throughout Canada…..lot to read, take your time and enjoy – To Joey from “the heartland of hockey in the USA” – yes, the UNLV Rebels are an awesome well-coached club who play a fiery brand of hockey. When you come in during December we and our super scout/reporter Steve Allen would like to meet you – Lee

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This is off topic – we did go to a Boxing Writers dinner on Saturday eve where the great Christy Martin, who was an awesome champion – signed her new book for Mary Margaret and myself. What a nice thing to do. It all took place at The Orleans-Hotel Casino on Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas – It’s over and done -the USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds beat the WSHL Premier Long Beach Shredders 7-1 over at City National Arena on Charleston Ave., next to the Red Rock Hotel-Casino. Las Vegas had more shots 39-33. Loic Morin, 18, was the goalie tonight for the Thunderbirds who won the first two games in this weekend series. The T-Birds swept the weekend series vs the Shredders who move on and take on the Ontario Jr Reign next Saturday at Lakewood Ice. The Thunderbirds meanwhile will take on the USPHL Premier Bakersfield Roughnecks on November 3, 4 at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.

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Saturday update – USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds vs USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders Game 3 of their three-game series today – Saturday – 3:20 pm at the City National Arena on Charleston Avenue, next to the Red Rock Hotel-Casino.

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Red Alert – The Las Vegas Thunderbirds/Long Beach Shredders game on Friday evening is underway right now – no score so farwe are about three minutes into the game – T-Birds starting goalie is Samuel Peterson – T-Birds’ Frederic Pinel, from Canada, scores to give Las Vegas 1-0 lead; Narek Aleksanyan scores for T-Birds who now lead 2-0 in first period…Long Beach just scored…..T-Birds now lead 2-1…..Narek Aleksanyan scores for Las Vegas to make it 3-1……Ludovic Martel, from Quebec, scores for Las Vegas to give T-Birds 4-1 lead. Near end of first period Antoine Tourigny scores for Las Vegas to raise lead to 5-1 vs Long Beach Shredders…..Second period getting ready to start……It is 7-1 Las Vegas lead over Long Beach Shredders…..In 3rd period, Las Vegas Thunderbirds roar ahead and win by 11-3.There is a 3rd game scheduled here between these two teams on Saturday…..

T-Birds goals on Friday night:

First Period

TBirds -Frederic Pinel

TBirds – Narek Aleksanyan

TBirds – Narek Aleksanyan

TBirds – Ludovic Martel

TBirds – Antoine Tourigny

Second Period

TBirds – Narek Aleksanyan

TBirds – Narek Aleksanyan

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Best Story of the Day from Gregg Drinnan in Canada

THE BEDARD REPORT — The Regina Pats, featuring F Connor Bedard, are scheduled to meet the Vancouver Giants in Langley, B.C., on Nov. 25. It was revealed on Thursday morning that all 5,276 seats in the Langley Events Centre have been sold and that standing room tickets went on sale that morning. . . . Bedard, the favourite to be the No. 1 selection in the NHL’s 2023 draft, is from North Vancouver.

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LAS VEGAS THUNDERBIRDS TAKE DOWN LONG BEACH SHREDDERS 12-3 @ CITY NATIONAL ARENA

Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds took a quick 2-0 lead, then fire-blasted more goals to go ahead and beat the USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders 12-3 at the City National Arena on Charleston Avenue in Las Vegas. There were very few penalities in this game Lee

Las Vegas goals

Michael Norman Wells, 3rd goal of the season

Frederick Pinel, 2nd goal of the season

Sam Dumont, powerplay goal

Narek Aleksanyan, short-handed

Andrew Bellhumer

Gavin Frack

Narek Aleksanyan

Samuel Dumont

Frederick Pinel, 3rd goal this season

Samuel Dumont, 2nd goal this game

Loic Gosselin

Antoine Tourigny

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Thunderbirds goalie – Loic Morin

Shots on Goal – T-Birds 30-13

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“My Greatest Goal” – Adam Naglich of Las Vegas

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Adam Naglich, an ’84, grew up in Las Vegas and skated on the ‘Red Line’ with Josh Jasek and Eddie Samuels on a Rob Pallin-coached 2001-02 Las Vegas Mustangs 18u team which won the Pacific District Regionals and played in the U.S. Nationals. From there, Adam played with the BCHL Victoria Salsa, was a captain with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks, played in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors and skated in Hungary with Sapa Fehervar

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Captain Adam Naglich (right) of Las Vegas & NCAA Alaska Fairbanks 2005-06

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ADAM NAGLICH 

‘MY GREATEST GOAL”

“I would have to say my greatest goal would have to be when I was playing in college with NCAA Alaska Fairbanks.

“I scored against Ohio State in the playoffs. We went on to win the Best of 3 series and got to play in the CCHA Finals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It was my senior year and it was the first time that our team made it to the Joe in my time playing in Alaska.

“My linemates at the time were Braden Walls and Ryan Hohl.

“The actual goal wasn’t anything fancy or special. I received a pass right around the top of the left face off circle and put it low glove.

“But it really felt great winning this important series on home ice —  something that meant a lot to me and I will never, ever forget it.

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https://www.lvtbirdshockey.com/

If you want to take a look at coach Cory Ward’s USPHL Premier Las Vegas Thunderbirds this is the weekend to do it. All games will be at City National Arena on Charleston Avenue, next to the Red Rock Hotel-Casino. Heath Goldsmith from Las Vegas is the Long Beach’s primary goalie. Long Beach is coming here with a season record of 4-2-0.

Thursday, Oct 20

USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders @ Las Vegas Thunderbirds 8 pm

Friday, Oct 21

USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders @Las Vegas Thunderbirds, 8 pm.

Saturday, Oct 22

USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders@ Las Vegas Thunderbirds, 8 pm

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Rinkrat2 says Johnny Gold and his enforcers the Barstow Brothers will be in town with their unstoppable team over at Pepsi Arena on North Rancho Drive during Christmas week. They have scheduled a game, like usual, on Christmas Eve.

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Breaker – Las Vegas goalie Luke Fundator has some remarkable numbers for the NA3HL Northeast Generals in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Luke Fundator

3-0-1 record

1.15 gaa

95.75 save percentage

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Ashley Printzen – a star Las Vegas goal scorer in ice hockey and in roller hockey for several teams – is not active this season. She last played ice hockey with NCAA D3 Curry College – Lee

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Tuesday – Final Score – AHL Henderson Silver Knights 3, at AHL Ontario Reign 5 at the Toyota Center. Gage Quinney of Las Vegas started in this game for the Silver Knights.

Attendance 5,819

Henderson Goals

1st – Maxim Marushev

2nd – Bryron Froese

3rd – Byron Froese

Henderson Goalie – Michael Hutchinson

Shots on goal – Henderson 30, Ontario 27

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Las Vegas goalie – Dylan St. Cyr, NCAA Michigan State this season: 4 games, 2.29 gaa, 90.6% save percentage.

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Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins battled hard to the very end during a tough 3-2 OT road loss to the Montreal Canadians.

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Cory Ward’s Las Vegas Thunderbirds – USPHL Premier

Team Record – 4 Wins, 2 Losses

Top Scorers

16 pts – Narek Aleksanyan 9 goals, 7 assists

12 pts – Ludovic Marte 7 goals, 5 assists

10 pts – Nicholas Bonaldi 0 goals, 10 assists

8 pts – Antoine Tourigny 6 goals, 2 assists

7 pts – Gavin Frack 3 goals, 4 assists

5 pts – Kevin Hanly 1 goal, 5 assists

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Coach Matt Johnson’s AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u got a very significant win, 3-2 over the rugged AAA Minnesota Lakers 16u in Blaine, Minnesota over the weekend. Jacob Brumm, a star goalie, was in net for Las Vegas. “It was indeed a big W – down by two, then we fought back to win 3-2,” said coach Matt. Las Vegas goal scorers were Quinn Steffen, Danny Madison and Connor Beers – Lee

Big goal scorer Heath Mensch of Las Vegas has 5 goals this season with EHL New England Wolves…..Coach Ryan Mattison’s Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u team is off to an 8-2-0 start this season……..Fairbanks Arctic Cam Today – Clear, very cold in 25-degrees area, everyone there bundled up – Lee

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When the clock strikes 11:59 pm on Friday, October 27 – the ACHA D1 UNLV Rebels will get onto the ice and tangle with a tough opposing team – Arizona State – at the City National Arena over on Charleston Ave., next to the Red Rock Casino – See you there!!! – Lee

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This just in: Las Vegas players Caesar ‘Sammy’ Redoble and Matthew Johnson are playing with ACHA D2 Boise State this season……

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Las Vegas Players Away from Home – 2022-23

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Erik Atchison, NAHL Bismarck Bobcats

Tyler Fuzzy Atchison, AAA Windy City Storm

Gia Avalone, NCAA Adrian College

Steven Avalone, ACHA D1 Lindenwood

Hunter Barto, ACHA Iowa State

Hannah Baxter, AAA Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 19u

Brennan Blasczak, ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates – Georgia

Anthony BonaldiNCAA Nicholas College

Connor Brazil, AJHL Bonnyville Pontiacs – Canada

Skyler Cameron, BCHL Nanaimo Clippers

Vito Carlo, NCAA D3 Franklin Pierce University – Rindge, N.H.

Mykah Carter, AAA Northwest Stars 18u

Ivy Dietrich, AAA Little Caesars Women’s 19u

Dylan St. Cyr, goalie, NCAA Michigan State

Dominic Ditondo, Niagara Falls Canucks

Jared Dudshus, ACHA D2 Utah State

Brett Harpling, ACHA D2 Marian University – Wisconsin

Brendan Harris, ECHL Jacksonville Icemen

Jo Jo Heinzelman, ACHA Cleary University – Michigan

Matthew Johnson, ACHA D2 Boise State

Hunter Keech, USPHL Premier Jersey Hitmen

Jack Lackas, AAA Phoenix Jr Coyotes 16u

Cooper Matthews, NA3HL Austin Ice Bats

Heath Mensch, EHL New England Wolves

Ben Mercurio, EHL Rhode Island

Gunner Moore, NCAA3 University of Wisconsin-Stout

Chase Nehring, AAA Shattuck St. Mary’s 15u

Dylan St. Cyr, NCAA Michigan State

Heath Goldsmith, goalie, USPHL Premier Long Beach Shredders

Austin Moline, AAA Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep 18u

Zachary Ortolano, NA3HL Mason City Toros

Jerrett Overland, ACHA D1 Arizona University

Zach Pochiro, ECHL Allen Americans – Texas

Spencer Poscente, ACHA Eastern Michigan

Deric Prier, Tottenham Thunder – Canada

Bryce Reddick, ECHL Greenville, S.C., Swamp Rabbits

Sammy Redoble, ACHA D2 Boise State

Noah Smejkal, GMHL Windsor Aces – Canada

Andrew Thornton, ACHA University of Oregon

Tristan Toth, ACHA D3 University of New England

Ian Williams, USPHL NCDC Connecticut Jr Rangers

Micah Williamson, NA3HL Butte Cobras

Mikey Yochum, ACHA Canisius College – Captain

To update here send to leesamuels07@aol.com

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Sunday, October 16, 2022 – Coach Wally Lacroix and his AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u closed out their week in Blaine, Minnesota today with a 5-2 win over the Janesville Jets. Kam Laskaskas in the net for Las Vegas.

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Saturday – Final Score – Alaska Anchorage 2, UNLV Rebels 1

//Jayson Dimizio, unassisted, scored the Rebels goal. The awesome Landon Pavlisin was Rebels goalie.

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Saturday – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas one assist for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins in a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay Lightning.

Saturday – Final Score – AHL Henderson Silver Knights 6, Tucson Roadrunners 2

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Blaine, Minnesota Coach Wally Lacroix AAA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 15u beat AAA Colorado Tigers 7-0. Kellen Hardy, who is having an awesome season, in net for Las Vegas. Next game will be vs the AAA Janesville Jets. “All around great effort by our group,” coach Lacroix said.