Tonight the Wranglers and RoadRunners meet for the ninth time this season and the 27th meeting overall. Las Vegas is 7-0-1 against Phoenix this season and 21-2-3 all-time. The Wranglers are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to Bakersfield on Friday night, while the RoadRunners defeated the Condors 5-4 Thursday night in Phoenix. Las Vegas is 17-4-6 at home this season and 4-2-4 in the last ten games played overall. Phoenix is 9-16-5 on the road this year and 2-7-1 in the last ten games played.

Last Time Out
The Las Vegas Wranglers were edged by the Bakersfield Condors 2-1 in a shootout Friday night at the Orleans Arena. Bakersfield goalie Michel Robinson stopped 34 of 35 shots in regulation and all five in the shootout to preserve the Condors win. Las Vegas goalie Kevin Lalande stopped 29 of 30 in regulation and four of five in the shootout, suffering the loss. Wranglers Captain Peter Ferraro and Condors winger Mark Derlago each scored in regulation.

Wranglers “Over 18” Promotion Boosts Ticket Sales
The Las Vegas Wranglers announced that Tuesday’s “Over 18” promotion may have been unconventional, but it moved the needle on ticket sales and made new hockey fans of those who had never attended a Wranglers’ game before.

Tuesday’s attendance of 4,413 was over 1,000 fans more than the average attendance (3,403) for Tuesday night games this season, and the most highly attended Tuesday night Wranglers home game since March 21, 2006 when the team drew 4,719. It was the 4th highest attended Tuesday Wranglers game, excluding three season opening nights, in the team’s history – a total of 41 Tuesday nights. The game drew more than 500 fans over the team’s all time attendance average for Tuesday night home games.

Wranglers Roundup
Right wing Peter Ferraro leads the team in scoring with 29 goals and 31 assists for 60 points in 55 games. Peter also leads the team with 193 shots on goal this season. Center Tyler Mosienko is second on the team in scoring with 53 points. Right wing Adam Cracknell is fourth in the team scoring race with 50 points. Cracknell has not scored since February 18th. Las Vegas has 13 games remaining on the season with 10 of them at home. In order for the Wranglers to become the only team in ECHL history with three straight 100-point seasons, they must earn 15 points out of a possible 26 (.577 winning percentage). After starting the season 20-2-4, Las Vegas is 17-9-7 over the last 33 games.

Roster Report – Sciba Traded to Dayton, Brudzewski Added The Las Vegas Wranglers announced Thursday that the team has traded forward Josh Sciba to the Dayton Bombers for future considerations. Sciba leaves the Wranglers after playing in 22 games, scoring six goals and one assist for seven points. Prior to joining the Wranglers, Sciba played in four games with Bakersfield, scoring one goal. Forward Steve Brudzewski has been added to the line-up. A Las Vegas local, Brudzewski last played professionally in 2004-05 with the Dayton Bombers. In ten games, the 27-year old posted two goals and six points. Brudzewski played four years at Bowling Green University, posting 35 goals and 61 points in 140 NCAA games. Brudzewski made his debut on Friday, March 7th.

Defensemen Gerry Burke and Gord Baldwin remain in the AHL with Quad City. Rookie center Curtis Fraser remains with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. Defenseman Tyson Strachan remains in the American Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen. Defenseman Jason Jozsa also remains on recall to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Gomez Suspended for Rest of Season and Playoffs
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced Thursday that Victoria left wing Robin Gomez has been suspended for the remainder of the 2007-08 regular season and the entirety of the Kelly Cup Playoffs for his actions in ECHL Game #702 against Las Vegas on March 1.

Gomez has also been fined him the maximum amount allowed under Article X, Section 5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. Gomez left the players bench and proceeded to throw a forceful punch, deliberately injuring an unsuspecting opponent. Gomez was assessed a minor penalty for instigating, a major penalty for fighting and a match penalty under Rule 21.1 – Attempt/Deliberate injury at 9:34 of the second period.

Road Runners Report The RoadRunners have been active over the last few weeks with plenty of roster moves to prepare for the 2008 Kelly Playoffs. Phoenix added seven new players in the last month. Center Daniel Sisca leads the team in scoring with 39 assists and 56 points in 59 games played. Former Wrangler, Sean O’Connor leads the team with 23 goals in 51 games played. O’Connor played in Las Vegas from 2005-07. Phoenix recently acquired Dusty Jamieson from the Charlotte Checkers. Jamieson has five seasons with 20 goals or more and two seasons over 30 goals. The team also added 6-foot-6, 230-pound defenseman Brett Angel.

Goalies Taylor Dakers and Dave McKee split time between the pipes for Phoenix. Dakers was recently assigned by the Worchester Sharks of the AHL. In three starts, Dakers is 2-1-0 with a 2.68 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. McKee is 6-11-4 with a 3.92 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.

Tale of the Tape …

Las Vegas Wranglers 3.43 (7) 2.47 (3) 21.4 (4) 85.3 (6) 20.62 (10)
Phoenix RoadRunners 2.95 (17) 3.92 (24) 17.9 (10) 82.0(14) 22.52 (4)

GPG=Goals Per Game GA= Goals Against Per Game PP=Power Play PK=Penalty Kill PIM= Penalty Minutes Per Game

Next Game …
Host Utah on Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th at 7:05 pm – at Orleans Arena

The Wranglers play all 36 home games at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Individual game tickets are now on sale. Fans may purchase tickets on the Wranglers team website the Orleans Arena website ( Fans may also purchase tickets at any of the following locations in the valley: Galleria Mall, Meadows Mall, Orleans Casino showroom box office, Gold Coast Casino showroom box office and the Sun Coast Casino showroom box office. Tickets may be ordered by phone at (702) 739-3267.

Call (702) 471-PUCK (7825) for more information or visit

2 in custody after chase
Two people were in custody after a chase involving Nevada Highway Patrol and Nye County Sheriff"s office deputies ended in southwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas police blocked off Rainbow Boulevard north of Tropicana Avenue around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Law enforcement personnel prepared to tow a black sedan as part of their investigation. It's not certain what precipitated the chase or where and when it started. Check back for updates.
Police Officer's Vehicle Was Taken During Shooting
Video from body worn camera footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday shows an officer realizing his police vehicle has been taken during the chaos of the Route 91 shooting. It was later recovered at Sunrise hospital with the keys in the ignition and nothing removed. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
See Kitty Hawk’s flying car cruise over Lake Las Vegas
Kitty Hawk takes their flying car for a ride in the company’s hidden test facility in Lake Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Las Vegas police wild pursuit through busy Las Vegas streets
An intense chase near Downtown Las Vegas ends after gunfire is exchanged as the suspect flees on busy streets and ends up near an elementary school. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Man shot strolling through park
A man was hospitalized early Tuesday morning after being shot while walking in a central Las Vegas park. Las Vegas police say the man and a woman were in Molasky Park just after midnight when the man was shot. The pair ran to a nearby supermarket where a security guard called for help. The man was hospitalized and as of 3 a.m. was in stable condition. Police have yet to identify the shooter and no suspects are in custody.
Police investigating shooting at east valley apartment complex
No one was injured late Monday night after someone fired shots at a vehicle at an east valley apartment complex. Police responded just before midnight to the Hamptons Apartments, 3070 S. Nellis Blvd. Someone fired shots at a vehicle that was leaving the complex, and struck the vehicle. Another bullet struck a nearby apartment building. The shooter or shooters remain at-large.
Hundreds Attend Slides, Rides and Rock and Roll in North Las Vegas
Hundreds attended the inaugural slides, rides and rock and roll event in North Las Vegas Saturday. The event featured a car show, water slide park and live music. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It's All Rainbows At The Center's New Cafe
The Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) introduced its new coffeeshop, Little Rainbow Cafe, in June. Rainbows are everywhere, even in the lattes and toast, and employees wear t-shirts with the quote "Be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Owner Ben Sabouri said the concept is "built around the idea of, you know, be kind and treat everybody the same." (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Get a Rainbow Latte at the The Center's Little Rainbow Cafe
The Center, a community center for the LGBTQ community of Southern Nevada, has a new cafe. Little Rainbow Cafe serves up a pride-inspired signature "Rainbow Latte." (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pedestrian killed trying to cross Sahara
A pedestrian was killed Friday trying to cross Sahara Avenue near Maryland Parkway about 5 a.m. A sedan struck the pedestrian while the person was outside the crosswalk between Maryland Parkway and Pardee Place, according to Las Vegas police. Police also said the driver of the sedan remained at the site of the crash. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. This is the 75th fatal crash that Las Vegas police have investigated in 2018.
Man shot multiple times
Las Vegas police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times early Friday morning. The shooting was called in about 3:20 a.m. at the Harbor Island Apartments, 370 E. Harmon Ave., near Koval Lane. The man was hospitalized and is expected to survive, but police are still searching for the shooter.
Former Military Police Corps Officer Celebrates 100th Birthday
Summerlin resident Gene Stephens, who served as a military policeman in WWII and escorted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and President Roosevelt during the war, turned 100 on July 13, 2018. He credits his longevity to living a normal life, exercising regularly and eating three square meals a day. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries
A motorcycle rider was seriously injured Tuesday night after a crash on Charleston Boulevard. The crash was reported just before 10 p.m. near Durango Drive, according to Las Vegas police. The motorcyclist was hospitalized with unknown injuries but is expected to survive. Las Vegas police are investigating the cause of the accident.
CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara Has Lunch With Students
New Clark County School District superintendent Jesus Jara continued his listening tour by having lunch with students at Red Rock Elementary School as part of the district's summer lunch program. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, children under the age of 18 can find a free lunch at 104 different locations across the valley through the summer months. Jara highlighted the free program and the importance of eating healthy during his visit. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Timeline Leading Up to Scott Dozier's Execution
Scott Dozier is set to be executed by lethal injection the night of July 11 at Ely State Prison. Dozier was convicted of the April 2002 killing of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller and was given the death penalty in Oct. 2007. In 2016 Dozier asked in a letter to District Judge Jennifer Togliatti requesting that he “be put to death.” A three-drug cocktail of midazolam, a sedative; the painkiller fentanyl; and cisatracurium, a paralytic, is expected to end his life. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Program Helps Mothers Battling Addiction
Jennifer Stanert has battled drug addiction on and off for the last 21 years. It caused her to lose custody of one of her children, Alec, after she gave birth while high. A new program at Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospitals aims to connect mothers like Stanert with community resources and provide case management services while still pregnant to get connected to lactation and parenting classes, group peer support and education on neonatal abstinence syndrome. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Felon caught with guns in Mandalay Bay room 3 years before Las Vegas shooting
A felon was caught with guns in a Mandalay Bay hotel room three years before the October 1st mass shooting. Six weapons were found inside Kye Aaron Dunbar’s 24th floor room in November 2014. Four were semi-automatic. One was a scoped rifle pointing toward the Strip, according to court documents. Dunbar was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for unlawful possession. The case just came to light in a lawsuit accusing Mandalay Bay of negligence in connection with the Oct. 1st shooting.
Illegal fireworks in the Las Vegas area garner complaints
Clark County received nearly 25,000 complaints over the Independence Day holiday on a new illegal fireworks site. Reports from the site led to at least 10 illegal fireworks busts across the valley overnight. As of Thursday morning, the county is still compiling the total number of citations issued.
House fire displaces 2 people
Two people were displaced after a house fire early Thursday morning. The fire, at 963 Temple Drive in east Las Vegas, was reported just after midnight, according to a battalion chief from the Clark County Fire Department. Crews from the North Las Vegas and Las Vegas fire departments also were called in to help. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
"Red White and Boom" July 4 Fireworks at the Stratosphere
Full video of the Fourth of July "Red White and Boom" fireworks show at the Stratosphere as seen from the 8th floor Elation Pool. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
July 4th fireworks at the Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite
July 4th fireworks at the Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite. (7-04-18) (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Crowds Enjoy Fireworks at the Stratosphere
Revelers enjoyed watching fireworks displays from the Stratosphere's 8th floor Elation pool on July 4. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pedestrian killed in Henderson
A pedestrian trying to cross St. Rose Parkway at Bermuda was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday night and later died. The crash was reported around 11:30 p.m. Las Vegas police responded initially, but handed over the investigation to Henderson police once it was determined the accident happened in their jurisdiction. Las Vegas police did respond to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on the Strip. The person, who was hit by a BMW near Fashion Show mall, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
USPS owes $3.5 million for using Vegas Statue of Liberty on stamp
The United States Postal Service has been ordered to pay $3.5 million to a sculptor after using the Las Vegas replica of the Statue of Liberty in a stamp. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Officer Brent Horlacher shoots at Jessie Murillo
Las Vegas police video of an officer-involved shooting on June 29, 2018. Officer Brent Horlacher, 28, fired a single shot at suspect Jessie Murillo. Murillo was not injured. The radio audio is of the officer who fired the gun and the body camera video is from a different officer. Radio audio excerpts are added to the video and are not the precise times the audio was spoken.
Pawn Stars' Richard Harrison honored at memorial service
A memorial service was conducted for Richard "Old Man" Harrison at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
UNLV professor cautions dangers of distracted walking
An alarming number of adults do not cross the street safely according to a study conducted by professor Tim Bungum of the School of Community Health Sciences at the UNLV. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas-Review Journal) @brokejournalist
Car left in remote desert 21 years is recovered for late owner's children
Showboat casino blackjack dealer Mark Blackburn died outside of White Hills, Ariz. 21 years ago. His 1980 Datsun B310 wagon remained in the remote desert until a network of volunteers recovered the car for his children. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Resort on Mount Charleston Sold for $4.8 million
North Carolina couple and hoteliers Deanna and Colin Crossman have purchased the Resort on Mount Charleston for $4.8 million. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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