Jason Zucker’s Good Friend Deryk Engelland to NHL Vegas Golden Knights

Deryk Engelland 141002.png

Defenseman Deryk Engelland – From Calgary Flames to Vegas Golden Knights

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

By Bob Wright

Jason Zucker’s good hockey friend defenseman Deryk Engelland of the Calgary Flames is now with the NHL Vegas Golden Knights.

Jason and Deryk each summer skate in a Firefighters charity game at the Sobe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. Both sign sticks and jerseys which are auctioned for charity on game night and they each sign autographs for the fans who pack into the arena. It’s been a big summertime event for the past several years.

Deryk is listed at 6’2, 215. He is from Edmonton, Canada. He has a home in Las Vegas.

Jason’s best hockey friend is teammate Charlie Coyle who was the best man at the wedding of Jason and Carly.

Jason – the first Las Vegas player in the NHL – is staying with the NHL Minnesota Wild this coming season. The Wild put him on its protected roster list.

 

Here is What a Super Scout Looks for at the Global Showcase at the Ice Center

Thursday, June 22, 2017

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – In the cold North Rink at the Las Vegas Ice Center last night we asked a super scout what exactly is he looking for in a player or a goalie at Roy Henderson’s Global Showcase.

He had a large notebook, a marked up roster of players and was right next to the rink glass whlle peering towards the ice.

Here were his checkpoints in this order:

#1 HOCKEY SENSE – Does a player understand the game, does he know where to be on a break out, does he know his ice positioning to set up a scoring play

#2 SKATING – To play in the WSHL, BCHL or NAHL a player must have tremendous acceleration and quickness. Each player is graded on his skating.

#3 COMPETE LEVEL – How hard does a player compete – does he win puck battles, is he willing to go to the boards and battle for puck possession.

#4 BEHAVIOUR ON AND OFF THE ICE – After a player gets a penalty a scout will look at the behaviour of the player on the bench – does he keep his cool, bark at an official or worse. Top players stay composed.

The scout concensus here, at least the ones we spoke to, say this is the best talent pool ever put together by Global Las Vegas and there are a large number of players here who can go directly into junior level hockey.

Las Vegas Sending In Big Roller Team to NARCh Roller West Coast Finals on Friday

Image result for narch logo

Special to Vegashockey.net

Las Vegas – Top roller players from Las Vegas have put together a team for the NARCh West Coast Finals at the Silvercreek Sports Complex in San Jose.  

Ian Davis, who plays for the UNLV Rebels ice hockey team and in roller, is the organizer and coach for the Las Vegas Rebels roller team which begins play on Friday.

The Las Vegas roster includes Axle Anderton, Emanuel Baez, Eddie Davis, Ian Davis, Ethan Montoya, Mitchell Province, Steven Scamorza, Logan Sussman, Cody Williams and goalie Travis Barendt.

Cody Williams of Las Vegas is one of the greatest goal scorers in the history of the UNLV Rebels ice hockey program.

The players have been skating in league games at the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Rink over at 800 Karen Avenue to get wired in for the NARCh championships.

NARCh WEST COAST FINALS

Silvercreek Sports Complex – San Jose

NARCh Men’s Gold Division

Friday, June 23

— Las Vegas Rebels vs Revision Revolution 9:20 am

— Las Vegas Rebels vs Mr2 Lynx Vets, Ca., 6:20 pm

Saturday, June 24

— Las Vegas Rebels vs Verbero Cypress, Ca. 4:40 pm

— Las Vegas Rebels vs Bend Bullets, Oregon, 8 pm

===

http://www.narch.com/news/narch-finals-schedule-san-jose

 

 

Breaking News – A New WSHL Team – Kent Ravens – In Action This Season

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – There will be a new team the WSHL Las Vegas Storm will have to contend with this coming season. WSHL commissioner Ron White said the Kent Ravens – playing in the state of Washington – have joined the league. The Butte Cobras have dropped out.

White was at Roy Henderson’s magnificant Las Vegas Global Showcase last night at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Over 400 players from ages 13 to 20 are on over 20 teams who are skating before coaches and scouts from all parts of the USA.

White added the WSHL season-opening games will be on September 22.


Gabe Gauthier, GM and head coach of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm, was scouting for new players as well at the Global Showcase. There were an awesome number of skaters and goalies from Canada, Alaska, California, Colorado, Texas plus hometown Las Vegas players. It was the biggest turnout not only in numbers but in the quality of the skaters looking for teams.

Gauther added that tryouts for the WSHL Las Vegas Storm junior team will be in late August at the Ice Center.

Trending Today on Vegashockey.net

Image result for PHOTO OF JASOn zucker

Jason Zucker of Las Vegas on a power move for the NHL Minnesota Wild

===========================================

Here are the leading searches and views for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#1 KENNY BROOKS, BRENDAN HARRIS TO SKATE IN NHL VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS DEVELOPMENTAL CAMP AT LAS VEGAS ICE CENTER; #2 PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH ROB, DORA AND BABY EMILY CHARLOTTE PALLIN; #3 JASON ZUCKER, NHL MINNESOTA WILD; #4 GAGE QUINNEY; #5 NAHL ASTON REBELS DRAFT SETH BERGERON OF LAS VEGAS; #6 GABRIEL TESTA TO AAA IOWA WILD 18U; #7 ROB PALLIN THE GREATEST AAA PLAYERS I EVER COACHED IN LAS VEGAS; #8 CHRIS FRANCIS; #9 BRYCE REDDICK; #10 EDDIE SAMUELS MY GREATEST GOALS

#11 CORY WARD; #12 UNLV HAS AWESOME SCHEDULE IN ITS FIRST SEASON IN ACHA D1; #13 LAS VEGAS GOALIE LUKE FUNDATOR; #14 JOHN HALLET; #15 JIMMY SAMUELS, GM, KANSAS UNIVERSITY HOCKEY #16 ASHLEY PRINTZEN; #17 MITCH WAHL; #18 MIKE TRIMBOLI; #19 MEGAN MYERS; #20 THE VEGAS CONNECTION – VITO CARLO, MICHAEL CICHY

#21 CODY WILLIAMS, UNLV; #22 ADAM STIO; #23 – WALLY LACROIX; #24 TRAVIS HACKNEY; #25 JUST IN TIME FOR 2017 CHRISTMAS – THE UNSTOPPABLE JOHNNIE GOLD

====================================================

Las Vegas skaters Kenny Brooks and Brendan Harris are leaders of the pack today – both will compete in the NHL Vegas Golden Knights Developmental Camp at the Las Vegas Ice Center

NHL MINNESOTA WILD PUTS JASON ZUCKER OF LAS VEGAS ON PROTECTED LIST

Sunday, June 18, 2017

By Bob Wright

Jason Zucker of Las Vegas is on the NHL Minnesota Wild’s protected list, meaning the new NHL Vegas Golden Knights will not be able to draft him this coming week. Jason has always been in the Wild organization and is coming off a career-best season. He is the greatest Las Vegas player in hockey history here in town.

 

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2017-18

Las Vegas Players Away From Home – 2017-18

=================================

BRENNAN BLASCZAK, NCAA ALASKA-FAIRBANKS

DYLAN ST. CYR, NCAA NOTRE DAME

CHRIS FRANCIS, ECHL QUAD CITY MALLARDS

DOM GARCIA, NCAA ARIZONA STATE

BRENDAN HARRIS, NCAA BEMIDJI STATE

MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS, NCAA NEW HAMPSHIRE

NICHOLAS MCPHERSON, LUND GIANTS HC

JOE SULLIVAN, NCAA ST LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

GABRIEL TESTA, AAA IOWA WILD 18U

JASON ZUCKER, NHL MINNESOTA WILD