The Las Vegas Wranglers acquired center John Armstrong in a trade with the Kalamazoo Wings and re-signed free agent forward Phillip Ischi.
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Mitch O’Keefe stopped five of seven shots in the shootout and four players scored shootout goals for the Wranglers en route to a 4-3 shootout win over Idaho on Friday night in Boise.
Trent Daavettila scored a power-play goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday night to lift the Colorado Eagles to a 4-3 victory over the Wranglers in Loveland, Colo.
Ray Sawada scored at 2:09 of overtime Friday night to give the Colorado Eagles (8-3-2) a 4-3 victory over the Wranglers (5-9-1), who scored three straight goals to erase an early 2-0 deficit at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo.
The Las Vegas Wranglers built a 5-1 third-period lead, then held off a late rally by Colorado to defeat the Eagles, 5-3, Wednesday in Loveland, Colo., to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Wranglers forward scored 19 goals and 48 points in 2011-12 for Ontario (Calif.) of the ECHL before taking last season off to explore a business venture.
FORT WAYNE LAS VEGAS
So much for the Wranglers’ strong start.
As he journeys through his first professional hockey season, Wranglers rookie goalie Travis Fullerton will encounter plenty of new places and faces. But he’s already quite familiar with one of the faces of Las Vegas’ ECHL franchise — that of coach Mike Madill.
For the second straight home game, Wranglers tough guy Adam Huxley tried to set the tone for his team by fighting Alaska defenseman B.J. Crum in the opening minute Friday night at Orleans Arena.