Stephen R. Sylvanie / Special to the Sun
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 | 10:48 p.m.
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated today by the Ontario Reign 4-2 at the Orleans Arena.
Chad Nehring’s second-period goal for Las Vegas evened the game at 1, but Ontario scored three unanswered goals to secure the win. It was Nehring’s second goal in as many games and his fourth in the past six games.
Matt Tassone finished the scoring for the Wranglers (11-25-4, 26 points) in the third period in trimming the final deficit to two goals. Justin Bernhardt assisted on both goals for Las Vegas.
The Wranglers’ seven-game homestand continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday against the Colorado Eagles.
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 5 internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine.
The Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including concerts by top names like Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Van Halen, Brooks & Dunn, Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Rihanna; family favorites like The Harlem Globetrotters and Circus Spectacular; and a wide variety of sporting events, including NCAA basketball tournaments, the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships, mixed martial arts with Superior Cage Combat, and major motorsports events.
The arena serves as home to the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team, and the Lingerie Football League’s Las Vegas Sin. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).