The National Hockey League’s ruling body, the Board of Governors, is meeting in Las Vegas in June, fueling speculation that the NHL might announce at that time that Las Vegas will be getting a big-league team led by prospective owner Bill Foley.
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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.
A handful of Idaho hockey fans have sued a Boise arena, saying they were duped into thinking a $7 beer contains more brew than a $4 beer.
The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was postponed by the NHL on Monday night after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during the first period.
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 Las Vegas Wranglers may not be able to use their spidey-sense to win their game this weekend, but they can at least play superheroes for the day.
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.
After Canada defeated Team USA 1-0 in the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals today, most American hockey fans had only one question.
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.
It was going on 3 a.m. today, and Kevin McGlue, the play-by-play announcer for the Colorado Eagles, was in a station break after the Wranglers beat the guys he travels with 3-0 in the annual Midnight Circus hockey game at Orleans Arena.
Downtown Las Vegas soon will be a lot cooler. Literally.
Coming off a 50-goal, 116-point season in junior hockey, Adam Hughesman saw his production plummet in his rookie year with the Wranglers last season, when he compiled just 13 goals and 31 points.
On Friday night, the Las Vegas Wranglers wore hockey sweaters with the UNLV logo on front to benefit the Dave Rice Foundation. But if you wanted to watch actual UNLV students dump and chase the puck while wearing UNLV sweaters, you had to be at SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho on Friday and Saturday where the Rebels’ club hockey team was playing San Diego State.
Chad Nehring scored two goals for the Wranglers, who erased a 3-1 deficit to force overtime before suffering a 4-3 shootout loss to the Utah Grizzlies on Friday night before 5,572 at the Orleans Arena.
Greg Coburn put the Wranglers ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal in the first period, but Las Vegas surrendered five unanswered goals the rest of the way in a 5-1 loss to the Utah Grizzlies before 4,185 on Saturday night at Orleans Arena.
Adam Hughesman put the Wranglers ahead 1-0 at the 4:34 mark with his team-leading 13th goal, but Las Vegas was shut out the rest of the way in a 4-1 ECHL loss to the Colorado Eagles on Wednesday night at Orleans Arena.
At Orleans Arena, Luke Fulghum scored two goals and Trent Daavettila had a goal and two assists as Colorado (23-12-7, 53 points) cruised to a 5-2 ECHL victory over the Wranglers (11-26-4, 26).
Throughout a trying season in which the Wranglers appear headed for their first losing record in 10 years and were essentially evicted from Orleans Arena, first-year coach and general manager Mike Madill has maintained his perpetually positive attitude.