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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After playing dead for the vast majority of the ECHL season, the Wranglers are finally starting to show some signs of life.
Less than a year after graduating from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Wranglers defenseman Brendan Rempel is dealing with the economic challenge of living on about $550 per week, the average ECHL salary.
The Wranglers erased deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 before succumbing to Idaho on Friday night in a 5-3 ECHL loss before 4,564 at Orleans Arena.
The Wranglers couldn’t maintain a two-goal lead and fell 6-5 to the Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday night before 2,977 at Orleans Arena.
Michael Neal scored at the 1:28 mark to give Bakersfield a 1-0 lead, and the Condors never trailed en route to a 3-1 ECHL victory over the Wranglers at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, Calif.
He said his name was Adrian Ace, from Toronto, and he was dressed as a maple leaf. He was celebrating Canada’s thrilling come-from-behind victory over the U.S. women’s hockey team in the gold medal hockey game and he had a story to tell.
A man of few words who works behind the scenes for the Wranglers, Kevin Rutter has managed to speak volumes this season through his enthusiastic actions and perpetually positive attitude.
When the Las Vegas Wranglers move to new ice downtown, team owners will invest $4 million in a 45,000-square-foot, fabric-shell structure to house a hockey rink and seating for 3,500 on the roof of the Plaza Hotel casino, across from the Fremont Street Experience.
I had read that Dartmouth, the little Ivy League school in New Hampshire with the big academic tradition, had sent 120 of its athletes to the Winter Olympics over the years. And though Dartmouth was founded in 1769, that still seemed like a lot.