Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
Rosemont, Illinois – Gage Quinney of Las Vegas scored his 14th goal of the season for the AHL Chicago Wolves who took down 34-10-4 division leader Milwaukee Admirals by 5-2 before 3226 here at the All State Arena. Gage got rewarded with the #3 Star of the Game. Cody Glass also scored for the Chicago Wolves.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
Tonight – #14 Arizona State at UNLV, City National Arena, Las Vegas, 7 pm
UNLV Top 5 Goal Scorers
15 – Paxton Malone
12 – Kane Toriumi
10 – John Moeller
10 – Jake Saxe
7 – Jayson Dimizio
7 – Hunter Muzzilli
7 – Jared Turcotte
By Lee Samuels
Las Vegas – As UNLV’s regular season hits the blue twilight zone this weekend – just four regular season games are left – the Rebels are about to take on #14 ranked Arizona State tonight which will unquestionably be UNLV’s Moment of Truth for this season.
UNLV dearly wants to win these weekend games and get locked into the ACHA D1 Nationals.
And so does Arizona State which is coming into town with a 21-7-4 record. UNLV’s season record is 16-12-1.
“ASU and Arizona (ranked #5) are very similiar,” said UNLV head coach Anthony Greener. “Both are hard-working, physical teams.
“We need to put our best foot forward and have our defense grind them down – just like we did last Friday night against Arizona.
“One thing where we have to be better is in our defensive zone coverage.”
UNLV’s top line is a great one – Jake Saxe, Kirk Underwood and John Moeller will be starting Friday.
UNLV’s premier goalie Dave Anderson will start in the net.
Game time is 7 pm.
Arizona State’s Top 5 goal scorers
15 – Elliott Plourde
13 – Adam Hauener
13 – Zach Kovalchuk
13 – Clayton Lackey
13 – Brendan Studioso
Flash Final Score – In a fierce tightly played game the Inland Empire United Wolverines Varsity won 3-2.
Las Vegas scoring
LV – Colton Boyd from Tristan Toth
LV – Tyler Owens from Koen Dudschus, Noah Smejkal
LV goalie – Mitch McCombs
Shots on goal – Inland Empire 22-14
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
Irvine, California – The Daryl Wademan-coached Vegas Golden Knights High School team is in a Ducks League single-eliminaton playoff game tonight taking on Inland Empire United Wolverines Varsity here 5:50 pm at the Five Points Arena. The Vegas Golden Knights HS team is a #8 seed, Inland Empire United is #7. The winner of this game will take on #2 seed Villa Park. The #1 seed Capistrano United has a bye in the first round of playoffs.
Special to Vegas Hockey
The Anthony Greener-coached #17 ranked UNLV Rebels are in the homestretch of their regular season with seven games remaining.
Following these games the 20-team ACHA D1 Nationals will get underway.
Regular Season Games
Feb 14-15 – vs #14 Arizona State at City National Arena, Las Vegas
Feb 21-22 – vs #22 Oakland University at City National Arena, Las Vegas
Feb 27 – at Colorado State
Feb 28-29 – at Colorado
Special to Vegas Hockey
Tyler Spurgeon scored his 17th, 18 goals of the season and teammates John Lammers, Caleb Herbert, Jesper Thornberg and Sacha Guimond also scored as the Rob Pallin-coached HC TWK Innsbruck beat the Dorbin Bulldogs 6-3. Former NHL goalie Scott Darling got the win for HC TWK Innsbruck.
Monday, Feb 11, 2020
Portland, Maine – Michael McNicholas of Las Vegas scored an ultra-important game-tying goal in the third period, then Michael and the hometown Maine Mariners beat the Brampton Beast 3-2 in OT here tonight at the Cross Insurance Arena. It was the 8th goal of the season for McNicholas who was rewarded with the #3 Star of the Game. The crowd was 1363.
The great Derek Sutliffe of Las Vegas setting up an attack move for SPHL Evansville
40 – Matthew Gross, AAA Phoenix Jr Coyotes 16u
39 – Fuzzy Atchison, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u
22 – Chris Francis, Salle Bulls Halle, Germany
22 – Derek Sutliffe, SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts
21 – Jack Lackas, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u
20 – Ash Printzen, AAA Meijer Western Michigan girls 19u
19 – Brenden Fehlig, NA3HL Coulee Region Chill – Wisconsin
19 – Chayse Laurie, AAA Arizona Bobcats 13u
18 – Austin Moline, AAA L.A. Jr Kings 2005 team
17 – Gage Quinney, AHL Chicago Wolves
17 – Michael Yochum, ACHA D1 Canisus Golden Griffins
16 – Zach Pochiro, Esberj Energy, Denmark
15 – Joey Allegrini, NA3HL Atlanta Capitals
15 – Gunner Moore, NAHL Odessa Jackalopes
12 – Aidan McNabb, USPHL Carolina Jr Hurricanes
12 – Dylan Miller, ACHA D2 Lindenwood
12 – Tanner Todd, ACHA D3 Florida Gulf Coast University
11 – Hunter Barto, USPHL Minnesota Moose
11 – Michael McNicholas, ECHL Maine Mariners
10 – Ben Mercurio, USPHL South Shore Kings
9 – Connor Brazil, AAA NAPHL Gentry Academy 16u
9 – AJ Lackas, AAA Colorado Thunderbirds 16u
9 – Cory Ward, ECHL Tulsa Oilers
8 – Hayden Knight, USPHL Premier Hampton Roads Whalers
7 – Joe Sullivan, ECHL Indy Fuel
6 – Erik Atchison, WHL Spokane Chiefs
6 – Antonio Buck, ACHA D3 NAU
6 – JoJo Heinzeman, Northern Cyclones
6 – Dylan Miller, NAPHL New Jersey Jr Titans 18u
6 – Spencer Poscente, ACHA Eastern Michigan
6 – Danny Ramos, NA3HL Gillette Wild
5 – Beau McCue, ECHL Rapid City Rush
4 – Caleb Day, WSHL Cold Lake Hornets – Alberta
4 – Hunter Toms, AAA LA Jr Kings 14u
3 – Shane Dean, Gentry Academy 15u
3 – Jarrett Dudschus, USPHL Philadelphia Hockey Club
3 – Matt Johnson, ACHA D2 Boise State
3 – Gabriel Testa, GMHL South Muskota Shield
2 – Ethan Sodoma, AAA Arizona Bobcats 16u
2 – Joey Raats, Gap, France
2 – Bryce Reddick, EIHL Cardiff Devils
2 – Cameron Sylvester, USPHL Elite Hampton Woods Whalers – Assistant Captain
1 – Steven Avalone, Kindersley Klippers – Saskatchewan League
1 – Jerrett Overland, BCHL Wenatchee Wild
0 – John Hallet, USPHL Twin City Lightning
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Monday, Feb 10, 2020
By Lee Samuels
Las Vegas’ greatest most dynamic goal scorer Jason Zucker, who played eight seasons with the NHL Minnesota Wild, today was dealt to the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal was rumored for weeks and today Jason – whose wife Carly and his hockey family were deeply embedded with dear families and fans in the Minneapolis, St. Paul areas – learned he was going to Pittsburgh.
Jason, 28, had a tremendous career with Minnesota – 8 seasons, 456 career games, 132 goals, 111 assists and 243 points.
When Jason was 3 1/2 he and his father Scott went together to see roller hockey coaching legend Larry Sanford at the famous Crystal Palace Roller Rink in Las Vegas.
Jason brought his own hockey stick.
Everyone in the Zucker family – Evan, Adam, Jason, Kimmie and Cameron – played hockey. Evan was a premier goal scoring sniper initially in roller hockey, Adam played a hard, rough, effective game in ice hockey, Kimmie was a very very popular skater in house league roller and ice hockey and Cameron was a top goal scorer in junior hockey.
There were many many road trips for hockey dad Scott and hockey mom Natalie Zucker.
Jason’s last hometown hockey team was the 2006-7 Las Vegas Outlaws which practiced and played home games at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Wally Lacroix was the head coach.
When players practiced shooting OT/Shootout goals coach Lacroix would tell his goal scorers to aim for either corner or perhaps top shelf left or right.
Then Lacroix would tell Jason “….do whatever it takes to score.”
Jason was a speed burner as a pre-teen and as he grew older he and coach Rob Pallin connected for summertime speed skates and conditioning drills here in Las Vegas.
When Jason went to the 2010 NHL Player Draft in Los Angeles he asked his parents, roller coach Larry Sanford and hockey coach Rob Pallin to be with him “..on the biggest day of my life.”
Jason was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in Round Two.