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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Billy Johnson, who was known for his inventive promotions during 11 years leading the minor league hockey franchise, said there’s still a shot the Wranglers will return next season after losing their arena and taking a year off. Johnson has accepted a fundraising position in town that’s unrelated to sports.
A charity hockey game featuring several past and present NHL and ECHL players will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fiesta Rancho’s Sobe Ice Arena.
The local soccer pubs started filling up early Tuesday because the U.S. was playing Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. These fans appeared to be dedicated, and perhaps a little loaded. They were not, however, the most dedicated sports fans in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team will skip the 2014-15 season because it does not have a place to play, but will work on finding a permanent venue for the 2015-16 season.
The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team Wednesday informed the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas that the minor league club has pulled the plug on its ice rink-arena project at the hotel parking lot because it cost too much, leaving fans wondering where the team will play next season in Las Vegas.
The Wranglers played their final game at the 7,773-seat venue that has been their ECHL home for the past 11 seasons Friday night in a 3-2 loss to the Alaska Aces before a crowd of 2,543.
Only a handful of teams in pro sports history have rallied to win a playoff series after trailing 3-0. That’s the daunting challenge facing the Wranglers.
Earlier this season, Wranglers center Chad Nehring’s girlfriend, Canadian Karinne Seiferling, outlasted four other people to win a Calgary radio station’s “Panic Room” contest.
For the second straight game, the Wranglers scored late in the first period to quiet the constant clanging of cowbells at Alaska’s Sullivan Arena.
A little more than an hour after the eighth-seeded Detroit Red Wings upset the top-seeded Boston Bruins in the opener of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night, the Wranglers hit the ice against the Alaska Aces intent on repeating the feat in the ECHL playoffs.
Las Vegas will need to embark on a good run to upset the Alaska Aces in their ECHL Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series, which starts today at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
The Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team is moving its proposed rooftop fifth-story ice-rink facility to a ground level at the Plaza in downtown, a city Planning Department supervisor said Wednesday.
The Wranglers will play the Alaska Aces in the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs.
A hole in the ice at the Maverik Center forced postponement of the Wranglers-Utah Grizzlies game with 6:12 remaining in the second period Wednesday. This would have never happened if the game were played on a pond, or in Saskatchewan.
Chase Schaber’s four goals helped the Bakersfield Condors defeat the Wranglers 6-5 Tuesday as Las Vegas closed out the home portion of its 2013-14 ECHL regular-season schedule at the Orleans Arena in front of 4,164.
Turner Elson and Alex Belzile scored 37 seconds apart early in the third period Sunday to give the Alaska Aces a lead they didn’t relinquish in their 5-4 win over the Wranglers in an ECHL game at Orleans Arena.
Almost a year to the day after he had surgery to remove his gall bladder, a kidney, some lymph nodes and 35 percent of his liver, stage four cancer survivor Chris Kushneriuk made his long-awaited return to professional hockey with the Wranglers.
The last time the Wranglers faced Colorado, they suffered an excruciating loss when Mark Nemec scored with one second left in regulation to lift the Eagles to victory.
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.
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