AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS PEE WEE 12U TEAM WINS SILVER STICKS WEST REGIONAL GOLD – HEADING TO SILVER STICKS NATIONALS IN MICHIGAN

Special to Vegas Hockey

Las Vegas – The Vegas Jr Golden Knights Pee Wee AA team won Silver Sticks! The team went undefeated 5-0 beating the #6 ranked team in the country Anaheim Ice Dogs twice at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Including a 5-4 OT thriller in the Championship Game! The game winning goal was scored by Tyler “Fuzzy” Atchison assisted by Jack Lackas with a beautiful 2 on 1 cross crease pass. The boys will be traveling to Port Huron, Michigan to represent the West Coast in the Silver Sticks National Championship January 24-27th.

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THE VEGAS FIVE

THE VEGAS FIVE

Goals

14 – Zach Pochiro, ECHL Allen Americans – Texas

14 – Ash Prinztzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

10 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mainers

9 – Brenden Fehlig, NA3HL College Station Spirit – Texas

7 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves

7 – JoJo Heinzelman, USPHL Hartford Jr Wolfpack 16u

7 – Bryce Gould, NA3HL Butte Cobras

7 – Derek Sutliffe, SPHL Macon Mayhem

Ash Printzen Helps AAA Detroit Honeybaked Girls 19u Win Gold; Brother Cody Printzen Scores for WSHL Fresno Monsters

Sunday, December 9, 2018

What a weekend for the great Printzen hockey family in Las Vegas

First, Ash Printzen scored twice to help the AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u win six games to capture the STX Windy City Girls Elite gold medal. Cody Printzen scored to help the WSHL Fresno Monsters get a weekend sweep of three games against the Southern Oregon Spartans.

Here is how it went:

Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

STX Windy City Tournament

Woodridge, Illinois

Friday

3-1 over Madison Capitals

3-1 over Team Colorado – Ash one goal

Saturday

3-0 over Gentry

4-1 over Syracuse Nationals – Ash one goal

Sunday

Final 4 Game

3-2 over Meier

Gold Medal Game

3-1 over CYA

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Cody Printzen had a goal to help the WSHL Fresno Monsters win two out of three against the Southern Oregeon Spartans.

WSHL Fresno Monsters

3-1 over Southern Oregon Spartans

3-4 to Southern Oregon Spartans

5-0 over Southern Oregon Spartans (Cody one goal)

 

Bet You Didn’t Know…

Which Las Vegas star player has a banner raised of him in both the Las Vegas Ice Center and the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. Send answers to leesamuels07@aol.com

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Yes, our star reporter Bethany Drysdale is correct. Large banners hung with care of Jason Zucker of Las Vegas and the NHL Minnesota Wild are inside of the Las Vegas Ice Center and at the SoBe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive. Jason, when he was about 14 1/2, played on an AAA Las Vegas Storm 16u team coached by Wally Lacroix at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

 

AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u Jolt #1 Pacific Ridge 3-1 in Ducks High School League Stunner

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Las Vegas –  Goalie Zackary Ortolano was strong in the net again as the Wally Lacroix-coached AA Las Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u team  – playing as Vegas Grey in the Ducks High School League – jolted first-place Pacific Ridge HS 3-1 today at the City National Arena. Ian Williams had two goals, JJ Williams one goal for Las Vegas. Two weeks ago the AA Jr Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u beat the AA Anaheim Jr Ducks 16u at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

Early Nominations for 2018 Vegas Hockey Awards

Here are the early early nominations for 2018 Best of Vegas Hockey Awards. To nominate a player, coach, team exec please send to leesamuels07@aol.com

Vegas Hockey does not select the winners – you, the readers, vote to determine who is the 2018 Best in Vegas Hockey

Nominations sent in by our readers

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Newest nominations here

Player of the Year Jason Zucker x 3; Girls Player of the Year Gia Avalone, AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks 16u; Best Vegas Hockey website Las Vegas Ice Center -winner last year; Best Defenseman AA – Trent Carter, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Best coach – Wally LaCroix, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Best UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht; Best Vegas hockey writer – Bethany Drysdale, VegasHockey.net; Best Arena – City National x 3

Best Exec Scott Zucker, NAHA; Player of the Year Cody Williams UNLV; Zee Khan, UNLV, Best GM; Roy Henderson’s Global Las Vegas – Best Showcase for players looking for a team each year at Las Vegas Ice Center x 4; Rob Pallin, Best Vegas International hockey coach; Jason Allen, Best Vegas Men’s League player; Las Vegas Ice Center – Best Vegas Hockey website; Kendell Galor, Best Athletic trainer x 3; Wally Lacroix, best coach, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights; William Jacob, Best Forward, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Cody Printzen, Best Roller Player; Kendell Galor, Best Athletic trainer; Best team exec – Jimmy Samuels, Las Vegas, president, Kansas University ACHA D3 team ranked #1; Las Vegas Ice Center – Best rink coffee

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Player of the Year Jason Zucker x 5; Best UNLV goal scorer Cody Williams, Best UNLV goalie, Ben Giesbrecht, Best UNLV defenseman Eric Williams; Coach of the Year, Anthony Greener, UNLV;  Best in AHL Gage Quinney; Best Defensemen, Vito Carlo, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals; Richie Crossley, Vegas Jesters, Trent Carter, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u; Best AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights forwards William Jacob, Ian Williams; Best Golden Jr Knights head coach Wally Lacroix; Best Girls Player Away From Home – Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked 19u; Best College Player Away from Home – Vincent DeKumbis; Best Vegas International coach Rob Pallin; Best Arena – City National x 3; Best hockey website Las Vegas Ice Center (winner last year); Best Vegas Hockey writer Bethany Drysdale x 3; Best Athletic Trainer Kendell Galor x 4 – winner last year; Best Team Social UNLV – winner mulltiple times

Looking for best players in men’s hockey leagues here in town.

Looking for best rink coffee – which arena has it.

Nominations continue through December 15; then voting begins; awards will be announced midnight New Year’s Eve.

Las Vegas Weekend Goal Scorers – Dec 7-9 2018

Las Vegas Weekend Goal Scorers – Dec 7-9, 2018

Goals

4 – Richie Crossley, captain, Vegas Jesters

3 – Gia Avalone, AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks girls 16u

3 – Zack Smith, Vegas Jesters

3 – Ian Williams, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

2 – Justin Battaglia, Vegas Jesters

2 – Michael Cichy, Vegas Jesters

2 – Kody Holmes, Vegas Jesters

2 – Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u

1 – John Albanese, Vegas Jesters

1 – Mick Corrigan, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Tony Mazza, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mariners

1 – Heath Mensch, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mariners

1 – Richard Prekop, Vegas Jesters

1 – Cody Printzen, WSHL Fresno Monsters

1 – Joe Sullivan, ECHL Manchester Monarchs

1 – Cory Ward, ECHL Manchester Monarchs

1 – JJ Williams, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

To contribute send to leesamuels07@aol.com