In a show of respect, 10 of Mike Madill’s former teammates showed up Friday at Orleans Arena to watch the former Wranglers team captain get introduced as the team’s new coach and general manager.
Mike Madill played for the only two coaches the Wranglers have had. Today, the former Las Vegas defenseman and team captain will be introduced as the third coach and general manager in the ECHL franchise’s 10-year history, said a team source who requested anonymity.
Less than a year after guiding the Wranglers to the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals, Ryan Mougenel’s four-year tenure as Las Vegas’ coach and general manager is over.
After squandering an excellent chance to eliminate Stockton in Game 6, the Wranglers had virtually no chance in Game 7 on Sunday in Stockton, Calif.
In complete control of the game and their ECHL Western Conference quarterfinal series against Stockton early in the third period of Game 6 Friday night in California, the Wranglers completely unraveled down the stretch.
Quirky Wranglers goalie Joe Fallon has been known to read calculus books for fun, but you don’t have to be a math wizard to figure out Las Vegas is one win away from advancing to the second round of the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs.
One of the Wranglers’ leading scorers in the regular season, Chris Francis was held scoreless in Las Vegas’ first three playoff games.
A playmaker who’s always looking to set up his teammates, Wranglers forward Scott Pitt took matters into his own hands Monday night at Orleans Arena.
After losing only twice during a dominant playoff run to the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals last year, the Wranglers find themselves at the opposite end of the spectrum.
Despite not trailing in regulation during either of their first two ECHL playoff games, the Wranglers have nothing to show for it.