Wranglers owner Gary Jacobs said Thursday that the city’s ECHL franchise is calling it quits after failing to find a new facility to play in next season.
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New York Islanders center John Tavares became only the sixth NHL player to score four goals in an All-Star Game, leading Team Toews to a 17-12 win over Team Foligno before a sold-out crowd of 18,901 in Nationwide Arena.
Fidelity National Financial chairman Bill Foley has hired a growing Las Vegas social media company that has cultivated an impressive array of sports clients as part of his campaign to generate 10,000 season ticket deposits for a potential National Hockey League team in Las Vegas.
Bill Foley is counting on 130,000 “avid hockey fans” with incomes of at least $55,000 in the Las Vegas market to plunk down $150 to $900 for a season ticket deposit as the first step toward creating a National Hockey League expansion franchise at the new $375 million arena being built behind New York-New York.
Bill Foley, the public face of an ownership group seeking to create an NHL team in Las Vegas, arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday, lunched with MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren at Bellagio, and then schmoozed with local leaders in hopes of drumming up at least 10,000 season ticket commitments for an NHL franchise.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle in a bid to salvage a season that has started to slip away, the National Hockey League team said on Tuesday.
Troy Brouwer scored a powerplay goal with 13 seconds left in regulation as the Washington Capitals rang in the New Year with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the outdoor Winter Classic on Thursday.
Billy Johnson, who was known for his inventive promotions during 11 years leading the minor league hockey franchise, said there’s still a shot the Wranglers will return next season after losing their arena and taking a year off. Johnson has accepted a fundraising position in town that’s unrelated to sports.
Roberto Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round shootout on Tuesday night.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says Las Vegas is a “unique market” for the league to consider. Gambling and legalized sports books in Las Vegas present a challenge the NHL hasn’t dealt with before.
The ownership group looking to launch a NHL team in Las Vegas has created a website called LasVegas-Hockey.com for fans interested in registering their names, emails and addresses.
The NHL has given the go-ahead for billionaire businessman William Foley to gauge the appetite for the sport in Las Vegas. Be prepared to go deep into your piggy bank; the average ticket price for an NHL game was around $63 last season.
Billionaire title insurance businessman Bill Foley, who is part of an ownership group seeking a National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, said Tuesday he hopes to launch a ticket drive in February as the first step toward showing the NHL that Las Vegas is a viable market.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to the city of Las Vegas.
During his first week on the job, a nervous young sportswriter got a chance to interview hockey legend Gordie Howe. No. 9 broke the ice by offering him a beer.
The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday.
Former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe, a Hall of Famer known to many as “Mr. Hockey,” is in a Texas hospital after suffering his third stroke in five weeks, the National Hockey League team said on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of domestic violence against his wife.
Martin Brodeur will practice starting Friday with the St. Louis Blues, who’ve lost goalie Brian Elliott indefinitely with a lower body injury.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife at their Southern California home last month, prosecutors said on Thursday.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league’s owners will not vote on expansion next month at the board of governors meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.
Look at it this way: There won’t be any issues with them botching another arena deal.
Las Vegas might be getting an NHL franchise soon, but the NHL probably can’t match the charm of the Western States Hockey League. A Las Vegas Storm game at the Las Vegas Ice Center smacks of hockey played on a frozen pond, only with a Zamboni coming out between periods.
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