LasVegasWranglers.com http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com The Official Website of the Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Hockey Club Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:57:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Wranglers Fall in Game Three at Home to Alaska, 5-1 http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-fall-in-game-three-at-home-to-alaska-5-1/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-fall-in-game-three-at-home-to-alaska-5-1/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:54:26 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6114 Wranglers’ goaltender Travis Fullerton makes one of his 33 saves in the 5-1 loss – Photo Credit to IIA Photography.

Wranglers’ goaltender Travis Fullerton makes one of his 33 saves in the 5-1 loss – Photo Credit to Stephen Sylvanie.

Las Vegas – The Alaska Aces rode two short-handed goals to a 5-1 win over the Las Vegas Wranglers in game number three of their opening round series. The Wranglers now trail the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarter-Finals three games to none, with a pivotal game four set for Friday night at Orleans Arena, 7:05pm.

The Aces would waste no time in striking first, as Peter Sivak (2) put Alaska on top 1-0 just 14 seconds into the game, assisted by Nick Mazzolini (6) and Brendan Connolly (3). Mazzolini (2) would then grab a goal of his own six minutes later, short-handed, assisted by Sivak (3), to put Alaska on top 2-0.

The Wranglers would answer back 6:11 into the second period as Shawn Skelly (3) scored for the third straight game, this time on the power-play, to cut the Aces’ lead to 2-1. Assists on the goal, the first man-advantage score of the postseason for Las Vegas, went to Greg Coburn (1) and Matt Tassone (1). Alaska would answer right back, however, with their second short-handed score of the game, an unassisted goal from Sivak (3), putting the Aces on top 3-1.

Early in the third period it was Alaska’s Drew MacKenzie (3) adding another goal on the power-play, assisted by Connolly (4) and Mazzolini (7), to put the Aces on top 4-1. Brett Findlay (1) would then extend the Alaska advantage to 5-1 with 10:23 to go, assisted by MacKenzie (1) and Jordan Morrisson (1).

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

With the Wranglers trailing the best-of-seven series 3-0, the two teams will get set for game four in Las Vegas on Friday April 25. If necessary, the pair will collide again in game number five on Saturday, April 26 once again at Orleans Arena. The winner of the series advances to the ECHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals, for a second round date with either the Colorado Eagles or Idaho Steelheads.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Fall to Aces 3-1 In Game Two Nail-biter http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-fall-to-aces-3-1-in-game-two-nail-biter/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-fall-to-aces-3-1-in-game-two-nail-biter/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:04:41 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6108 Wranglers' forward Shawn Skelly, seen here in a game against the Idaho Steelheads, scored the lone goal of the night for Las Vegas in their 3-1 Game Two loss -- Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Wranglers’ forward Shawn Skelly, seen here in a game against the Idaho Steelheads, scored the lone goal of the night for Las Vegas in their 3-1 Game Two loss — Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Anchorage, Alaska. – The Las Vegas Wranglers fell 3-1 in game two of their opening round best-of-seven series with the Alaska Aces on Saturday night. The victory gave Alaska a 2-0 lead in the series, thanks to a pair of goals from defenseman John Ramage, including a game-clinching empty-netter with just 1.8 seconds to go. Wranglers’ goaltender Travis Fullerton made 34 saves in the defeat before being pulled in the final minute for an extra attacker with the Aces on top 2-1. The series will now shift to Las Vegas for game three on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:05pm.

Las Vegas would strike first in this one as Shawn Skelly opened the scoring against his former team with his first of the postseason, putting the Wranglers on top 1-0 14:13 into the opening frame. The Aces would answer quickly, however, as just 2:39 later, defenseman Drew MacKenzie buried his second of the playoffs on the power-play to tie the game up 1-1.

Alaska would snag another man-advantage goal, this one coming off the stick of John Ramage, with just 24 seconds to go in the frame, giving the Aces a 2-1 advantage after the first 20 minutes of play.

That would prove to be all the scoring on the night, until with 1.8 seconds remaining Ramage iced the game with his second of the contest, this time on an empty net, putting Alaska on top 3-1. The score came after a flurry of offensive chances for the Wranglers, who pulled their goaltender with 55 seconds to go in favor of an extra forward.

Aces’ net-minder Olivier Roy made 18 stops in the game, his first start of the postseason.

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

The teams will now make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26. The winner of the series advances to the ECHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals, for a second round date with either the Colorado Eagles or Idaho Steelheads.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Dropped by Aces in Game One, 5-1 http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-dropped-by-aces-in-game-one-5-1/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-dropped-by-aces-in-game-one-5-1/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:25:16 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6102 Wranglers' forward Robbie Smith carries the puck forward in a game against the Aces at Orleans Arena - Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Wranglers’ forward Robbie Smith carries the puck forward in a game against the Aces at Orleans Arena – Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Anchorage, Alaska. The Las Vegas Wranglers fell in game one of the Western Conference Quarter Finals, 5-1 to the Alaska Aces, and now trail the best-of-seven series 1-0.

With the game knotted up 1-1 in the first period, the Aces used four unanswered goals to top Las Vegas at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Wranglers’ goaltender Travis Fullerton made 35 saves in the loss, with game two set for 8:15pm PT tomorrow night in Alaska.

The Aces would draw first blood midway through the opening period, as Nick Mazzolini put Alaska on top 1-0 at the 12:13 mark, assisted by Peter Sivak (1). The Wranglers would answer right back as three minutes later, John Armstrong tied the game up 1-1 with his first of the postseason, assisted by Chad Nehring (1). Alaska’s Drew MacKenzie would then break through on the power-play with just 1:59 to go in the frame, putting the Aces back on top 2-1. Jordan Morrison made it a 3-1 game with his first of two on the night, lighting the lamp just 26 seconds later.

Alaska would then add another to their total, with Morrison’s second of the game giving the Aces a 4-1 lead just 37 seconds into the second period.

Neither team would score again until 18:45 into the final frame, when Peter Sivak (1) made it a 5-1 game, assisted by Mazzolini, his third point of the night.

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

The Wranglers and Aces will face off again tomorrow night, Saturday, April 19 at 8:15pm PT in game number two of the best-of-seven opening round series. After that, the teams will make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26. The winner of the series advances to the ECHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals, for a second round date with either the Colorado Eagles or Idaho Steelheads.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Release 2014 Playoff Roster http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-release-2014-playoff-roster/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-release-2014-playoff-roster/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:32 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6096 Forward Geoff Irwin, who appeared in the final two regular season games after missing over two months with in injury, is one of 23 Wrangler skaters who made the 2014 Playoff Roster – Photo Credit to IIA Photography.

Forward Geoff Irwin, who appeared in the final two regular season games after missing over two months with in injury, is one of 23 Wrangler skaters who made the 2014 Playoff Roster – Photo Credit to IIA Photography.

Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Wranglers, who will be competing in the Kelly Cup playoffs for the 10th time in their 11 seasons of existence, have released their 2014 postseason roster. The roster consists of 23 players: 12 forwards, six defensemen, two goaltenders, two players on the reserve list and one on the Injured Reserve. The two reserve skaters may appear in any given playoff game, so long as they are swapped onto the active roster before game-time.

 

Forwards (12)

Chad Nehring, John Armstrong, Michael Neal, Adam Hughesman, Carlo Finucci, Geoff Irwin, Chris Francis, Shawn Skelly, Robert Smith, Geoff Paukovich, Chris Kushneriuk, Adam Huxley.

Defensemen (6)

Charlie Cook, Nolan Julseth-White, Brendan Rempel, Eddie DelGrosso, Greg Coburn, Ben Parker.

Goaltenders (2)

Travis Fullerton, Mitch O’Keefe.

Reserve (2)

Jeff May, Matt Tassone.

Injured Reserve (1)

Cody Purves (eligible to return to active roster on Friday, April 18)

 

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include: 

1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and2. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs. 

Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).

A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.

Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.

The Wranglers will begin the 2014 playoffs on the road in Alaska for a best-of-seven opening round series with the Aces. After games one (April 18) and two (April 19) are concluded in Anchorage, the teams will make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday, April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26. Games six and seven would be in Anchorage on Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29 if necessary.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Cap Off Regular Season With 4-1 Thrashing Of Condors http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-cap-off-regular-season-with-3-0-thrashing-of-condors/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-cap-off-regular-season-with-3-0-thrashing-of-condors/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:36:42 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6090 Wranglers forward Geoff Irwin (center) muscles Condors captain’ Joel Broda (right) alongside the Vegas net as goaltender Travis Fullerton (left) looks on – Photo Credit to Mark Nessia

Wranglers forward Geoff Irwin (center) muscles Condors’ captain Joel Broda (right) alongside the Vegas net as goaltender Travis Fullerton (left) looks on – Photo Credit to Mark Nessia

Bakersfield, Calif. The Las Vegas Wranglers ended their regular season in style, taking down the Bakersfield Condors 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Rabobank Arena. ECHL saves leader Travis Fullerton added 37 more stops to his total in the victory, his 14th of the year. The Wranglers will now begin their quest for the Kelly Cup as they head to Alaska on Friday, April 18 for game one of a best-of-seven opening round playoff series against the Aces.

The Wranglers would strike first with just 2:05 left in the opening period as Robbie Smith buried his career-best ninth goal of the season, assisted by Geoff Paukovich (10) and Chris Kushneriuk (2) to put Las Vegas on top 1-0. The one-goal advantage would hold through the remainder of the period, as Wranglers goaltender Travis Fullerton saved all eight shots he saw in the first 20 minutes

Early in the second period the trio would team up again, as this time it was Kushneriuk (4) hammering home a feed from Paukovich (11) and Smith (10) to put Las Vegas on top 2-0. For Kushneriuk, the goal was his second in the last three games, and ties a personal ECHL-high for scoring in a season. Shawn Skelly (13) would then extend the lead to 3-0 midway through the frame on the power-play, assisted by Chad Nehring (19) and Greg Coburn (15), his fourth assist in his last five games. Fullerton continued his perfect game in between the pipes, knocking away all 10 of the Condors’ shots in the second frame.

Las Vegas would add to their lead midway through the final period as Justin Bernhardt scored his fifth of the year, assisted by Nehring (20) and John Armstrong (20) to put the Wranglers on top 4-0. With just 1:02 remaining the Condors would put in their first of the game as Joel Broda (21) broke through on the power-play, assisted by Jordan Knackstedt (32) and Matt Thurber (31). 

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

With the regular season officially concluded, the 2013-14 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs begin, as the Las Vegas Wranglers get set to take on the Alaska Aces in a first round best-of-seven series starting on Friday, April 18. After games one (4/18) and two (4/19) are concluded up in Anchorage, the team will make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Claim Forward Michael Neal off Waivers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-claim-forward-michael-neal-off-waivers/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-claim-forward-michael-neal-off-waivers/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:11:04 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6086 After playing in 56 games with the Condors this season, totaling a professional career-high 16 goals and 16 assists, Michael Neal has been claimed off waivers by the Las Vegas Wranglers – Photo Credit to Mark Nessia

After playing in 56 games with the Condors this season, totaling a professional career-high 16 goals and 16 assists, Michael Neal has been claimed off waivers by the Las Vegas Wranglers – Photo Credit to Mark Nessia

Las Vegas – With just one more game remaining in the 2013-14 regular season, the Las Vegas Wranglers have claimed former Bakersfield Condors’ forward Michael Neal off waivers. Neal, who was selected by the Dallas Stars in 2007 NHL Entry Draft, has spent time with both the Idaho Steelheads and Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, and totaled 22 career games at the AHL level. The Whitby, Ontario native is in the midst of a career-year, setting a personal best in goals with 16 and tying a career mark in points with 32 through 56 games with the Condors this season. He is also the younger brother of James Neal, forward and 2011-12 NHL First Team All-Star for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“Michael is a big guy who plays physical, can handle the puck and make plays,” said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Madill. “He’s been a thorn in our side for a few years now and we’re lucky to get a player like him this late in the season.”

Neal, 25, has totaled 268 ECHL games over his career, amassing 46 goals and 73 assists (119 points) to go along with 132 penalty minutes over that time. In 2007, he was selected by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round (#149) of the NHL Entry Level Draft. After finishing his OHL career with the Belleville Bulls and Sarnia Sting in 2009, totaling 33 points (14g, 19a) in 164 career games, Neal made his way to the professional circuit within the Stars organization.

In 2009-10, his first full season at the professional level, Neal spent six games with the Texas Stars of the AHL where he posted two penalty minutes, as well as 57 games with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads, totaling five goals and 10 assists. The following year he again spent more time with Texas, burying a trio of goals over 16 games, and adding 15 more points (6g, 9a) at the ECHL level in 46 games with the Steelheads.

In 2011-12 Neal spent the season exclusively with Idaho, grabbing 25 points (7g, 18a) to go along with 36 penalty minutes over 63 games. The 6-foot-2 forward also had his most productive postseason that year, grabbing eight points (3g, 5a) over nine playoff games, a run that was ended when the Steelheads fell to the Las Vegas Wranglers – captained that year by current Head Coach Mike Madill – in the second round of postseason play.

Neal then made his way over to the Orlando Solar Bears in 2012-13, where he posted his highest career professional point total, registering 12 goals and 20 assists (32 points) over 46 games. He then repeated that same point total with the Condors in 2013-14, this time over 56 ECHL games. The Condors released Neal on April 10, 2014, where he was picked up by Las Vegas shortly after.

Neal is expected to make his debut Friday night when the team opens their quest for the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in in Alaska. The Wranglers will be facing off against the West’s number one seed, the Alaska Aces, in a best-of-seven opening round series. After games one (4/18) and two (4/19) are concluded, the team will make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers Dropped by Thunder in Stockton, 6-1 http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-dropped-by-thunder-in-stockton-6-1/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-dropped-by-thunder-in-stockton-6-1/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:52:58 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6082 **Chad Nehring and the Las Vegas Wranglers found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-1 loss to the Stockton Thunder on Saturday night – Photo Credit to Asvitt Photography

**Chad Nehring and the Las Vegas Wranglers found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-1 loss to the Stockton Thunder on Saturday night – Photo Credit to Asvitt Photography

Stockton, Calif. The Stockton Thunder used four third period goals to take down the Las Vegas Wranglers 6-1 on Saturday night at Stockton Arena. The game marked just the second time the two foes have met this year, splitting the season series 1-1. Vegas goaltender Mitch O’Keefe made 25 saves in the loss, his third start in the last four games.

The Thunder would draw first blood 15:34 into the opening period as Ryan Hayes (16) put Stockton on top 1-0 with assists from Corey Trivino (32) and Adam Brace (20). Stockton would double their lead just 45 seconds later as Andrew Clark (14) gave the Thunder a 2-0 advantage with assists from Jeremy Langlois (41) and Joey Martin (44).

Wranglers’ defenseman Charlie Cook would cut the Thunder lead in half just 2:29 into the second period, as he scored his fifth of the year, a power-play goal, assisted by Greg Coburn (14) and Carlo Finucci (27). Trailing 2-1, Las Vegas would continue to apply the pressure all period long, outshooting Stockton 11-2 in the second frame alone.

Early in the third period the Thunder would break through once more, making it a 3-1 game on the strength of Matt Bergland’s 13th goal of the season, assisted by Scott Langdon (7) and Clark (15). With 9:24 to go in the game, Langlois would extend the Stockton lead to 4-1 with his 19th goal of the season, assisted by Ryan Constant (28). In the last four minutes of play, Trivino and Bergland would each add an unassisted score to extend the Thunder advantage to 6-1.

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

With just one more game remaining for Las Vegas in the 2013-14 season, the Wranglers will now make their way over to Bakersfield, taking on the Condors in their regular season finale on Sunday, Apr. 13. After that, the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs begins, with the Las Vegas Wranglers taking on the Alaska Aces starting on Friday, April 17 in Anchorage. After games one (4/18) and two (4/19) are concluded, the teams will make their way back to Las Vegas for games three through five on Wednesday, April 23, Friday April 25 and if necessary, Saturday, April 26.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Wranglers to Face Aces in First Round of 2014 Kelly Cup Playoffs http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-to-face-aces-in-first-round-of-2014-kelly-cup-playoffs/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/wranglers-to-face-aces-in-first-round-of-2014-kelly-cup-playoffs/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:21:49 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6075 Adam Huxley is one of seven Wranglers who will be facing off against the Aces in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons – Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Adam Huxley is one of seven Wranglers who will be facing off against the Aces in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons – Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Wranglers will be taking on the Alaska Aces in the first round of the 2014 Kelly Cup Playoffs, after Alaska clinched the Western Conference’s number one seed with a win over the Colorado Eagles tonight. Las Vegas, the eighth seed, will begin the first round best-of-seven series on the road in Alaska on Friday, April 18, marking the second time in the last three seasons that they have collided with the Aces in the postseason.

The Western Conference Quarterfinals follows a 2-3-2 format, and the full schedule is as follows: (All game-times are listed in Pacific Standard Time)

Game 1 @ Alaska Aces on Friday, April 18, at 8:15pm – Sullivan Arena

Game 2 @ Alaska Aces on Saturday, April 19, at 8:15pm – Sullivan Arena

Game 3 vs Alaska Aces on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:05pm – Orleans Arena

Game 4 vs Alaska Aces on Friday, April 25, at 7:05pm – Orleans Arena

**Game 5 vs Alaska Aces on Saturday, April 26, at 7:05pm – Orleans Arena

**Game 6 @ Alaska Aces on Monday, April 28, at 8:15pm – Sullivan Arena

**Game 7 @ Alaska Aces on Tuesday, April 29, at 8:15pm – Sullivan Arena

**if necessary

In 13 head-to-head games this year Las Vegas finished with a 2-10-0-1 mark against the Aces, going 1-4-0-1 at Sullivan Arena. In their last two meetings, the Wranglers are 1-1-0, including a dramatic comeback victory where they scored three goals in the final 1:27 to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win on Saturday, Mar. 29 at Orleans Arena.

The last time these two teams met in the ECHL playoffs was during the 2012 Western Conference Finals, when the Wranglers took down the Aces four games to one in a best-of-seven series. After splitting the first two meetings in Las Vegas, the Wranglers won three straight games up in Alaska to bring home the Western Conference Championship, their second in franchise history. From the postseason roster the Wranglers had that season, seven still remain on the team this year, including Head Coach Mike Madill, who played defense and captained the team in the 2011-12 season, (D) Jeff May, (C) Geoff Paukovich, (F) Robbie Smith, (C) Chris Francis, (G) Mitch O’Keefe and (F) Adam Huxley. The Aces’ two players from that series – forward and current captain, Nick Mazzolini, and goaltender Gerald Coleman.

With just two more games remaining for Las Vegas in the 2013-14 season, the Wranglers will now make their way over to Stockton for a matchup with the Thunder on Saturday, Apr. 12. Las Vegas will then conclude the regular season campaign with one more stop in Bakersfield, taking on the Condors on Sunday, Apr. 13.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Rink Change Freezes Wranglers in 2-1 Loss to Grizzlies http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/rink-change-freezes-wranglers-in-2-1-loss-to-grizzlies/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/rink-change-freezes-wranglers-in-2-1-loss-to-grizzlies/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:04:58 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6071 Wranglers forward Chad Nehring splits the Grizzlies’ defense in a game between the two foes back in October – Photo Credit to IIA Photography.

Wranglers forward Chad Nehring splits the Grizzlies’ defense in a game between the two foes back in October – Photo Credit to IIA Photography.

The Las Vegas Wranglers fell to the Utah Grizzlies 2-1 in a game that began on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at the Maverick Center, but concluded just before 1:00pm the following day at the Grizzlies’ practice rink. An issue with the ice forced the two teams to pause Wednesday night’s game with 6:21 to go in the second period, playing the final 26 minutes at the Olympic Oval on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 11:55am. Vegas goaltender Travis Fullerton made 40 stops in the loss, adding to his league-leading saves total this season.

The game began as planned at 7:05pm on Wednesday night at the Maverick Center, with Utah and Las Vegas meeting for the final time in the 2013-14 season. The Wranglers would draw first blood as Chris Kushneriuk buried his third goal of the season 8:26 into the game, assisted by Geoff Paukovich (9) and Shawn Skelly (16).

Utah would answer back to tie the game up 1-1 as Danick Pacquette scored on the power-play early in the second period, his 21st goal of the season, assisted by David Vallorani (33) and Charles Sarault (4). With 6:12 remaining in the frame, an issue with the playing surface would prevent the teams from finishing the game on Wednesday night, remaining deadlocked 1-1.

Thursday morning the game would resume just before noon, but the teams would remain level at 1-1 when the second period finally concluded. Vallorani would then break the deadlock with 9:51 to go in the final frame, putting Utah ahead for good with his second point of the contest and 24th goal of the season, assisted by Brendan Jamison (5) and Sarault (5).

The full box score of tonight’s game can be found here.

With just two more games remaining for Las Vegas in the 2013-14 season, the Wranglers will now make their way over to Stockton for a matchup with the Thunder on Saturday, Apr. 12. The Wranglers will then conclude the regular season campaign with one more stop in Bakersfield, taking on the Condors on Sunday, Apr. 13. After that, the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs begins, though the Wranglers’ opening series opponent is yet to be determined. You can view possible home playoff dates and game nights here.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

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Ice Issue forces Wranglers and Grizzlies to Postpone Game http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/6065/ http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/news/6065/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:12:16 +0000 wranglers http://www.lasvegaswranglers.com/?p=6065 Wranglers captain Geoff Paukovich controls the puck against the Utah Grizzlies back in October – Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Wranglers captain Geoff Paukovich controls the puck against the Utah Grizzlies back in October – Photo Credit to IIA Photography

Salt Lake City, Utah The Las Vegas Wranglers and Utah Grizzlies have postponed the final 26 minutes of Wednesday night’s game due to an ice issue. The game will be finished on Thursday, Apr. 9 at 11:30am MT in the Olympic Oval, the Grizzlies’ practice arena.

With 6:12 remaining on the clock in the second period, an issue with the ice surface forced the two teams to the dressing room. The final minutes of the second frame as well as the third and final period will be played in full and finished tomorrow morning.

The AmericaOneSports.com broadcast will be unavailable for the game. To listen in, fans can tune to Utah broadcaster Adrian Denny on 1320KFAN.com, iHeart Radio by searching “1320 KFAN,” or by using the 1320 KFAN App.

Las Vegas Wranglers 2013-14 playoff tickets are on sale now! With five different options for groups of 10 or more, a Wranglers playoff game is the perfect way to celebrate with friends, host a unique corporate outing, or fundraise for your organization! Individual adult tickets start at $21 while youths are just $8, with special options for discounts on “Strip Tickets” for the entire postseason schedule! Groups of 10-plus can also save 35 percent off game-day ticket prices, and luxury packages start at just $300 with food and drink options available. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates!

 

Tomorrow’s game will be carried by 1320KFAN.com, the 1320KFAN app and iHeart Radio (search 1320KFAN).

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