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Wranglers’ woes continue after falling to the Aces Saturday

Updated Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 | 10:22 a.m.

Wranglers vs. Aces Nov. 10

With his team down by 3 goals, Wrangler forward Judd Blackwater uses his stick to interfere with the glove hand of Alaska Aces goaltender Mark Guggenberger as the puck flutters haplessly towards the Alaska net during the final minutes of the third period on Saturday night at the Orleans Arena. Launch slideshow »

It might have taken 10 games, but the Las Vegas Wranglers finally got on the board first.

Unfortunately, it did little to stop their losing streak, which stretched to five after a 6-4 loss to the Alaska Aces on Saturday in the Orleans Arena.

The Aces scored four goals in the second period to send the Wranglers falling to 3-6-01 on the season.

Scott Campbell broke the curse of giving up the first goal when he scored at the 11:33 mark on a power-play opportunity.

The Aces (8-4-0-0) answered with a shorthanded goal in the waning seconds of the first period when Nate Thompson found the back of the net.

Nick Mazzolini scored the game's third goal at the 3:25 mark of the second period, only to be answered by Las Vegas' Andrew Sarauer moments later.

Then Alaska went on a tear, scoring the next four goals.

William Wrenn started things off with a goal in the 17th minute. Mazzolini scored his second goal of the game less than three minutes later to cap off the four-goal second.

Tommy Mele finished off the Aces' scoring with a goal eight minutes into the third period.

The Wranglers frantically attempted a comeback, getting goals from Eric Lampe and Jamie Fritsch in the third, but it was too late.

Las Vegas is set to travel to Bakersfield, Calif., for another two-game set with the Condors. The two teams split the first two meetings — both in Bakersfield.

The first game is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

CORRECTION: Scott Campbell, not Eric Lampe, scored the Wranglers' first goal. | (November 11, 2012)

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  1. The Wranglers are losing because they have not figured out how to play as a team. They do not pass to Wranglers just throw the puck in the general direction of a player and when they pass the receiving player doesn't keep it on the stick. Only once during the game did hey seem to know where all the other Wranglers were. What we have is a collection of kids playing pickup hockey. Where is the coaching?