VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS WIN 3-0 AT THE FAMOUS QUEBEC INTERNATIONAL PEE WEE TOURNAMENT

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Quebec – Captain James Nehring, Rockland Babcock and Collin Spencer scored for the Vegas Jr Golden Knights in a 3-0 win over Evry-Viry Paris in an opening game of the Quebec International Peewee Tournament.

Clayton Stoner is the head coach of the Vegas Jr Golden Knights.

Goal-tending for this game was split for Las Vegas – Kameron Laskaska worked the first half, then was relieved by Varkis Baligian.

Nehring’s first goal of the game was in the second period, then the Vegas Jr Golden Knights peewees battled their way to the big opening game win.

Scoring

VGK – James Nehring from Kaden Israel

VGK – Rockland Babcock from Caden Grestini, Anze Gudino

VGK – Collin Spencer from Finn McNabb, Tommy Trent

 

JOHN PURDY’S ROCKET BLAST GOAL AMAZING – BUT TEXAS TIGERS GET 2-1 WIN OVER AA VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS 16U IN A THRILLER AT THE SOBE

VEGAS JR GOLDEN KNIGHTS 16U

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

#1 ZACKARY ORTOLANO – GOALIE

#2 JOHN PURDY

#3 HEATH MENSCH

By Lee Samuels

Las Vegas – Hard-shooting John Purdy of the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u ignited a flame-shooting rocket-blast goal which got a got a standing ovation from the big crowd  – but the AA Texas Tigers’ high speed tricky-moving forwards did enough to win 2-1 in a thrilling President’s Day Tournament game at the Sobe Ice Arena on North Rancho Drive on Saturday.

Purdy and hard-worker defenseman Tristan Nelson are both wearing a ‘C’ on their jerseys this season for Vegas.

And little did anyone know but this was the final home game of the season for the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u who will play the rest of this tournament at the Las Vegas Ice Center and then will proceed later in the month to play in Arizona for weekend games while wiring in for the U.S. National Championships.

Either team could have won this game – both goalies were great including the great Zackary Ortolano of the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u. He made a dozen impossible glove saves to keep his team in this game.

Boden Jenson was the goalie for Texas. He was outstanding as well. 

So many of the Jr Golden Knights played well including big game goal scorer Heath Mensch who made fast moves to get positioned and fire off a number of hard shots at the Texas net. He is a big-game goal scorer.

From the Blue Line – There was a massive highly-energized crowd at this game – this is the first time in years so many fans have turned out to see a tier team like this Wally Lacroix-coached AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u….After the second period the goalies – Ortolano, Jensen – while switching sides – tapped gloves at center ice. Total respect for each other….When the game was moving to a super-heated finish Lacroix on the bench took a long drink from a bottle of cold mountain water….On Sunday the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u take on Arizona-based AA AHSHA Premier 16u at the Las Vegas Center. Game time is 9:20 am.

Las Vegas scoring

LV – John Purdy from Heath Mensch, Caden Berninger

LV goalie – Zackary Ortolano – 10-Star Game

 

 

Ash Printzen of Las Vegas Scores, Deals Assist for AAA Meijer Western Michigan Girls 19u in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia – Ash Printzen of Las Vegas scored and dealt an assist for the AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u in a 3-3 tie vs AAA Philadelphia Jr Flyers in the JWHL Challenge Cup. Ash, with 17 goals, has been among the Top 5 Las Vegas goal scorers all during season.

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In Game Two on Saturday, Ash and AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u beat Ridley College 2-1.

Las Vegas Weekend Goal Scorers – Feb 14-16

Las Vegas Weekend Goal Scorers

February 14-16, 2020

Goals

3 – Ash Printzen, AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u

3 – Chase McCrossan, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

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

3 – Micah Williamson, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

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

2 – Nick Flanders, UNLV

2 – Brendan Manning, UNLV

2 – Anthony Mazza, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

2 – Nikolas Sotiriou, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

1 – Bas Assaf, UNLV 

1 – Rockland Babcock, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Jayson Dimizio, UNLV

1 – Jared Erickson, UNLV

1 – Anthony Juric, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Austen Kerridge, WSHL Las Vegas Thunderbirds

1 – Paxton Malone, UNLV

1 – Brendan Manning, UNLV

1 – John Moeller, UNLV Rebels

1 – Austin Moline, AAA L.A. Jr Kings team 2005

1 – James Nehring, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Sean Plonski, UNLV

1 – John Purdy, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u 

1 – Colin Robin, UNLV – his first goal of the season

1 – Jake Saxe, UNLV 

1 – John Sinagra, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

1 – Collin Spencer, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 14u

1 – Angelos Tsalafos, UNLV

1 – Jared Turcotte, UNLV 

1 – Harris Whisel, AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u

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Friday – Total Destruction – Final Score – UNLV Rebels 10, #14 Arizona State 2 @ City National Arena

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Las Vegas – The Anthony Greener-coached UNLV Rebels have blitzed #14 ranked Arizona State with a staggering 10-2 win here win at City National Arena.

UNLV goals in order

UNLV – Angelos Tsalafos

UNLV – Paxton Malone

UNLV – Sean Plonski

UNLV – Jared Erickson

UNLV  – John Moeller

UNLV – Nick Flanders

UNLV – Jake Saxe

UNLV – Brendan Manning

UNLV – Brendan Manning

UNLV – Jared Turcotte

UNLV goalie – David Anderson

Friday – Heath Mensch 2 Goals, Micah Williamson 2 Goals as AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u Rock to 8-1 Win

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Las Vegas – Heath Mensch scored two goals, Micah Williamson scored two goals as well to help the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u rock to an 8-1 over the AA Okotoks Oilers from Calgary in a Presidents’s Day Tournament game at City National Arena. Las Vegas goalie Zachary Ortolano got the win.

Las Vegas scoring

LV – Anthony Juric from Heath Mensch, Harris Whissel

LV – Micah Williamson

LV – Anthony Mazza from Heath Mensch

LV – Micah Williamson

LV – Chase McCrossan

LV – Ian Williams from Caden Beringer, Heath Mensch

LV – Heath Mensch from Tristan Nelson

LV – Heath Mensch from Anthony Mazza, Anthony Juric

LV goalie – Zackary Ortolano

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‘Special to Vegas Hockey

The Wally Lacroix-coached AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u – the defending national champions – take on the AA Okotoks Oilers from Calgary today – Friday – at 3:20 pm. This is the opening game for the Jr Golden Knights 16u in the President’s Day Tournament.

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