Las Vegas Coach Rob Pallin ‘The Early Years’ Here in Town

ROB PALLIN EARLY YEARS COACHING RECORD

2000-01
AA Las Vegas Mustangs………………..36-15-3
//Rob puts together the Triple Threat Line featuring Travis Roseberry, J.C. Caron and Spike Neely which was one of the most powerful lines in the West. This was the first AA Las Vegas level team which ever had a winning record.
//A very young Eddie Del Grosso plays defense for the first time.

2001-02
AA Las Vegas Mustangs………………..60-11-3
//Powerful ‘Red Line’ of Josh Jasek, Adam Naglich and Eddie Samuels set 10 team scoring records. Each advanced to Jr. A level hockey.
//Cody Fulwiler and Paul Lowden are the two best goalies in the West. Combined, the two had a club-record 10 shutouts.
//Southwest League Champions
//Pacific District Regional Champions
//5-0-0 at Pacific District Championships
//3-1-0 at U.S. Nationals

2002-03
AAA Las Vegas Outlaws………………..33-24-5
//First Las Vegas AAA midget level team.
//Cody Morin top goal scorer.
//Vancouver Sun Silver Division Champions
//First Las Vegas team nationally rated
//2-2-1 at Pacific District Championships including a riveting 6-5 OT win over the Alaska All-Stars in a game played in Fairbanks.

2003-04
AA Las Vegas Rebels…………………….30-19-9
//Huge season for line of Anthony Greener, Conrad Trimbath and Kurt Long. This was a tough, hard physical line.
//Opened season 13-0-2, a club record
//3-1-0 record at Pacific District Championships

2004-05
AA Las Vegas Outlaws……………………31-24-3
//First team to skate at new Fiesta Stations Ice Arena
//Beat Arvada in 4-3 thriller to win Holiday Blast Tournament on home
ice.
//Silver medalists at Richmond, B.C. Tournament
//Beat AAA L.A. Jr. Kings minors in thriller 3-2 and then defeated AA Long Beach midget majors 3-0 to capture Tier 1 Southwest League Championship.
//Chris Francis and Evan Zucker were leading goal scorers – with 31 apiece. Conrad Trimbath is named MVP.

2005-06
AA Las Vegas Rebels……………………………56-11-4
//For the 6th straight season, Las Vegas wins its opening game of the season. The Rebels beat the So-Cal Vipers 9-0.
//Chris Francis and Evan Zucker set a club record by recording back-to-back hat tricks during the Labor Day Blast at Las Vegas.
//In 5 away games, the Rebels score 45 goals and win all 5 games at the Duel in the Desert in Phoenix.
//On Oct. 4, Las Vegas defeats the Cal Cougars 4-2 for coach Rob’s 200th career win.
//Las Vegas wins all 5 games in Southwest League competition in Peoria, Arizona and is unbeaten in 10 straight.
//Ryan King has 16-point weekend as Rebels go 4-1-0 in Southwest League action at the Glacial Gardens. Chris Francis gets his 5th hat trick of the season, tying record held by Adam Naglich.
//Chris Francis scores 7 goals as Las Vegas wins all five games to capture the gold medal at the Silversticks Regionals in Portland during Thanksgiving weekend.
//On Dec. 22, Rebels beat the Alumni skaters 7-4 before a big crowd in their annual charity game.
//On Dec. 26, the Rebels beat the Phoenix Firebirds 2-0 win a Southwest League game and won their 30th game of the season. The Rebels, with Pallin as head coach, have won 30 or more games six straight seasons.
//On Dec 29, the Rebels beat the L.A. Jr. Kings 6-5 to win all five SWYHL games and raise their unbeaten record to a team-record 18-0-1.
//On Dec 31, coach Rob is named the 2005 Las Vegas ‘Coach of the Year’
//On Jan 16, the Rebels beat Cal North Stars 7-2 to win MLK tournament, raise record to 40-6-1 and extend unbeaten record to 24 straight.
//Rebels go unbeaten 27 straight games, a new team record.
//Rebels beat L.A. Hockey Club AAA 16u 3-2 to win the gold medal at Kings Challenge Cup during President’s Day weekend in El Segundo, Calif.
//Rebels go 5-0-0 including thrilling 5-4 OT win over Cal North Stars in gold medal game to win the Pacific District Regional Championship.
//Rebels 3-2-0 at U.S. Nationals, beating New Jersey Devils 6-5 OT in Final Eight game before losing 3-2 to Butler Valley, Pa. in a thrilling Final 4 game in Pittsburgh. Rebels broke over a dozen records this season including most goals, 404, and had nine skaters with 20+ goals for the year. Chris Francis was top scorer at U.S. Nationals with 7 goals, 6 assists.

Rob’s AAA/AA Career Record……………………………………………..247-94-26

 

Rob Pallin is the head coach of HC TWK Innsbruck in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) League. Home games are played at the Oympia/World Ice Arena in Innsbruck.  He spends his summers with wife Dora and two young daughters Emily Charlotte and Lina Rose here in Las Vegas. Many of his former Vegas players including Adam Naglich – a star goal scorer at every level he played – stay in touch with him.

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#11 GIA AVALONE, AAA ANAHEIM LADY DUCKS GIRLS 16U

Next – Chris Francis, Pokey Reddick, Joey Raats,  Jimmy Samuels, President KU ACHA D3 hockey, Ian Williams, AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Landon Quinney, John Purdy, AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Steven Avalone, Aidan McNabb, Michael Cichy, Spencer Poscente, Cameron Zucker, Caleb Day, Ross McMullan, Joey DiBenedetto, Heath Mensch, Johnnie Gold, Joe Sullivan, Megan Myers, Vincent DeKumbis, Gia Avalone; Eddie Samuels, Jimmy Samuels, Hunter Barto, AJ Lackas, Cameron Sylvester, Gabriel Testa, Seth Bergeron, Sean Darby, Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy – The Golden One; Gabe Gauthier, Adam Naglich; Hockey dad Steve Allen; Jake McKenna, Adrian Nicholas

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We are looking for new writers to cover and write stories about Las Vegas teams and players – this is a great opportunity for first-time writers as well – contact me leesamuels07@aol.com

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On Thanksgiving Eve we will release our Christmas story – Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy, the Golden One. Coach Rob and his Las Vegas team must play an eliminator game against the Montana Rams on Big Mountain, Montana – the winner goes to the annual Vancouver International Tournament in Richmond, BC.  To get to the game the Vegas team bus must navigate on a snowy Bozeman Pass to take on Shaggy – The Golden One – and his Montana team which has not lost a home game in years.  Writing is underway by Lee and daughter Mary Kate Zurfluh.  Greg Yochum is our GM, John McNicholas will be on the bench and the great Tommy Ricketts will size up the Montana team for coach Rob on game week.  Skitters, a Vegas baby rink cat, somehow gets to the game and wanders over to the wrong bench on game night. Don’t try to buy a ticket – the 3,200 seat arena is already sold out.

Special appearance by hockey mom Kim Gillard of Billings, Montana

“I watched Shaggy play hockey while he was growing up. He could always score goals. But he got bigger and stronger and now when he plays over at the Bozeman Ice Arena there is a golden light from above the arena which tracks him while he skates on the ice during games. That is why he is called the Golden One. The L.A. teams including the Kings don’t come anymore to Big Mountain in Montana. Neither do the top teams from Idaho or Wyoming,” said Kim Gilliard. “Vegas will be here because they have to be here.”

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Just in Time for Christmas – Shaggy The Golden One 

The Thompson Twins – enforcers and protectors of Shaggy when he is on the ice  – created by Lee Samuels

Peppers the Zamboni driver – created by Jay Zurfluh

Skitters, baby rink cat – created by Jay Zurfluh

Coach Rob, Greg Yochum, John McNicholas, Steve Allen, Kim Gillard and mentions of Tommy Ricketts, Gramps – grandfather of Anthony Greener  – and Kendell Galor of Las Vegas playing as themselves in this holiday story

Want to be in the story – email me leesamuels07@aol.com

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Lee is the writer of previous holiday stories here including

The Kid Who Never Scored a Goal

Lee and Mary Kate are the authors of..

Miracle at the SoBe Ice Arena

Just in Time for Christmas the Unstoppable Johnnie Gold

Mary Kate is the author of children’s books including

Flash the Cat

Goalie Gernot Wegerer Update

Goalie Gernot Wegerer, who played for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm junior team two seasons ago, is listed on the roster of a of top team – the powerful Vienna Capitals in the Austria Hockey League. Gernot, from Austria, in 10 games had a 3.70 gaaa for the Las Vegas Storm which practiced and played home games at the Las Vegas Ice Center. He is 5’9, 165.

UNLV Rebels Top Goal Scorers

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UNLV’s phenominal goal scorer Cody Williams #9 strikes again…..

 

UNLV Top Goal Scorers – 2018-19

UNLV REBELS

RECORD – 5-1-0

ACHA D1 NATIONAL RANKING – #10

HEAD COACH – ANTHONY GREENER

NEXT GAME – Friday, October 19 – UNLV vs Arizona State University at Oceanside Ice Arena, Tempe, Az., 7:30 pm

GOALS

8 – Cody Williams

5 – Bryce Woodward

3 – Paxton Malone

2 – Joseph Kaszupski

2 – Zach Lawson

2 – Sean Plonski

2 – Jake Saxe

1 – Basel Assaf

1 – John Moeller

1 – Chase Torontow

1 – Eric Williams

GOALIES

Ben Giesbrecht 3-0-0, 2.00 gaa

Jesse Gordichuk, 2-1-0, 3.02 gaa

Las Vegas Goal Scorers Away From Home – 2018-19

LAS VEGAS GOAL SCORERS AWAY FROM HOME – 2018-19 

Goals

7 – Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

4 – Brenden Fehlig, NA3HL College Station Spirit – Texas

3 – Hunter Barto, AAA California Reign 18u

3 – Vito Carlo, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals

3 – Bryce Gould, NA3HL Butte Cobras

2 – JoJo Heinzelman, USPHL Hartford Wolfpack 16u

2 – Michael McNicholas, Manglerud Stars – Norway

2 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves

2 – Landon Quinney, MJAHL Valley Warriors – Canada

2 – Gabriel Testa, NA3HL Long Beach Sharks – New York

1 – Skyler Cameron, Burnaby Winter Club – Prep – Canada

1 – Gunner Moore, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals

1 – Cameron Sylvester, UPSHL Elite Hampton Roads Whalers

1 – Gabriel Testa, NA3HL Long Beach Sharks – New York

1 – Cory Ward, ECHL Manchester Monarchs

1 – Jaiden Wild, AAA Valley Forge Minutemen 18u

 

To contribute send to leesamuels07@aol.com

Doyle Woody Twitter

Sportswriter Doyle Woody for years covered the ECHL Alaska Aces and their rise to glory. Rob Murray was head coach and GM. Rob is now with the ECHL Tulsa Oilers where Chris Francis of Las Vegas is playing this season. Doyle has an interesting look on the world of hockey in his daily tweets – he tracks many of the former Aces players as well….

https://twitter.com/JaromirBlagr?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Saturday – Utah University Jolts UNLV Rebels 4-1

Saturday, October 6, 2018

//Final Score – Utah leads 3-1, then gets empty net goal and wins 4-1. John Moeller scored for the Rebels. This was a hard, rough game. UNLV now 5-1-0; Utah is 3-1-0.

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Special to Vegas Hockey

Salt Lake City, Utah – UNLV goalie Jesse Gordichuk of Penticton, Canada, gets the start again tonight for the 5-0-0 Rebels who close out a weekend series tonight against Utah University at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex.

UNLV won here last night 6-4.

“It was sloppy at times but we battled back and won the battles we needed to win on Friday night,” said UNLV’s head coach Anthony Greener. “Cody Williams and Kuzy (Joe Kaszupski) really stepped it up and on the back end Bas Assaf and Moose (Eric Williams) played very well. Moose has been unreal on the ice.

“Jesse Gordichuk was strong in the net in our first game here so he will go in Saturday night,” Greener said.

Utah, with new recruits, transfers and with faster team speed, is 2-1-1 overall.

Game time is 7:30 pm