Archive for August 9th, 2006

Ice Hockey in Las Vegas? You Bet! Meet the Las Vegas Wranglers!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Did you ever imagine buying a Las Vegas home in the desert southwest and having the opportunity to cheer for a home-team that skates on ice? The Las Vegas Wranglers, a semi-professional hockey team in the National Conference West Division, play right here in Las Vegas in the Orleans Arena. Originally operated as an ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) expansion team, the Wranglers ended up moving to Las Vegas for the 2003 season. Their NHL affiliation is with the Calgary Flames.

Now ready for their fourth year in Vegas, the Wranglers will skate their season opener on October 20, 2006 against the Fresno Falcons. Here’s more good news for this year, The Las Vegas Wranglers announced in July that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Marc Magliarditi for the 2006-07 season. How good is this guy? Magliarditi finished second in the league MVP voting for the 2005-06 season. Magliarditi also earned All-ECHL Second Team honors in 2005-06 after finishing second in the league in wins and fifth in goals-against average.

The Las Vegas Wranglers have been absolutely great for the Las Vegas community as well. The Wranglers announced last May that the team helped raise over $50,000 for local and national charities during the 2005-2006 season, as well as donating numerous non-perishable items. Tickets are reasonable and begin at $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for kids! MS Las Vegas Real Estate invites you to enjoy a night-on-the-ice with the Wranglers. The action is fast paced, the fans are enthusiastic and the team is exciting to watch. The Orleans Arena is a great sports venue, one of many in the Las Vegas Valley!