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April 20, 2024

Las Vegas Wranglers

  • Wrangler forward Matt Tassone (16) attempts to settle a bouncing puck in front of Idaho Steelheads goaltender Pat Nagle during the first period of play on Feb. 28, 2014.
    Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out
    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home.
  • Former Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliarditi, left, his son and Wranglers General Manager Billy Johnson after being presented a plaque in recognition of his induction into the ECHL Hall of Fame in January 2013.
    Billy Johnson’s new goal has nothing to do with hockey
    Having left the Las Vegas Wranglers after more than a decade as its president and COO, Billy Johnson has taken the position as director of the University Medical Center Foundation.
  • Former Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliarditi, left, his son and Wranglers General Manager Billy Johnson after being presented a plaque in recognition of his induction into the ECHL Hall of Fame in January 2013.
    Billy Johnson, Las Vegas Wranglers team president, exits after 11 years
    About a year ago, Billy Johnson announced that the Las Vegas Wranglers were leaving Orleans Arena. Today, Johnson, the team president, said that he has left the Wranglers.
  • Baseball game in Japan goes 50 innings; kids go 0 for 18
    Major League Baseball games are too long, but they're nothing compared to a recent game between two high school teams in Japan, which lasted ...
  • Wranglers forward Chris Francis celebrates after scoring a second-period goal against the Alaska Aces during Game 4 of a first-round ECHL playoff matchup Friday, April 25, 2014, at Orleans Arena.
    South Point probably won’t wrangle hockey
    Equestrian events and ice hockey are an odd mix, and that’s precisely why the suddenly vagabond Las Vegas Wranglers won’t ...
  • Las Vegas Wranglers forward Cody Purves (47) checks Alaska Aces defenseman James Martin into the boards behind the Aces net during the third period of play Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Orleans Arena.
    Wranglers ice plans to play in 2014; taking a shot at return in 2015
    In professional hockey, as in life, sometimes you just need to stop the clock. That is the case for the Las Vegas Wranglers, whose odyssey to secure a home venue for the 2014-’15 season has led to a “voluntary suspension” of operations for the upcoming ECHL season. ...
  • The downtown Plaza had planned to host Wranglers hockey games in a tent on its rooftop pool deck, but the team announced Wednesday, May 7, 2014, that it was pursuing another venue.
    No hockey at the Plaza; Wranglers seek another venue
    The ice-in-the-sky concept to turn the pool deck at the Plaza into a hockey facility for the Las Vegas Wranglers has proven too costly to complete. The Plaza announced in a news release today that the Wranglers will not move their home games to the downtown hotel-casino. It cited ...
  • Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Travis Fullerton shakes hands with Alaska Aces goaltender Olivier Roy after the Aces defeated the Wranglers 4-3 on Friday night at the Orleans Arena. The Aces eliminated the Wranglers in four straight games to end their season.
    Swept out of playoffs, Wranglers salute fans, bid farewell to Orleans Arena
    The Alaska Aces completed the sweep of the Las Vegas Wranglers on Friday night in the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, effectively closing out a 10-year residency at the Orleans Arena. The Aces scored first ...
  • Las Vegas Wranglers forward Cody Purves (47) checks Alaska Aces defenseman James Martin into the boards behind the Aces net during the third period of play Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Orleans Arena.
    Wranglers continue to struggle in playoffs against Aces
    Having lost the first two games of the opening-round Kelly Cup playoff series in Alaska, the Wranglers looked to force a Game 5 with a win on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. But Alaska showed why ...
  • Wranglers fall to Alaska in playoff opener
    The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated 4-1 today at the Alaska Aces in the opening game of a best-of-seven ECHL hockey playoff series.
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