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  • Peewee AA
  • Mite Track 1 Claim Banner in Las Vegas Invitational
  • championship banner SACBantam AA Claim Second Title at Outdoor Classic in Sacramento California.
  • Squirt B Champs Canam
  • Squirt A Champs Canam
  • PeeWee A Silver Canam
  • Storm Practices BeginStorm Practices Begin on August 17th.
  • Storm Spring Teams compete at Memorial Day event
  • Easter Weekend ChampsNevada Storm Complete Sweep at Spring Face Off Tournament
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The Las Vegas Ice Center will be rocking this weekend as our annual Presidents Day tournament kicks off tomorrow morning. This year the Storm will field teams in 6 divisions, Squirt B, Squirt A, Pee-Wee A, Bantam AA, Midget U16 AA, Midget U 18 A. Come out and support your fellow Storm Teams.

We would also like to wish the best of luck to our Pee-Wee AA team who is traveling to Quebec Canada to participate in the Tournoi International De Hockey Pee-Wee De Quebec. A world renowned Pee-Wee hockey tournament, which our Hockey Director Gabe Gauthier won while playing youth hockey back in California. Addition to our Pee-Wee's, both our mite track 1 and track 2 will be out of town competing for another banner to add to their collection.

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Nevada Storm Announces U16 AAA

The Nevada Storm is proud to announce the return of Tier 1 hockey to Nevada for the 2016-17 Season fielding a U16 AAA team to compete with other Elite organizations throughout the US and Canada. It has been over 3 years since Las Vegas has produced a Tier 1 team, but that is all about to change with Eric Lacroix (10 seasons in NHL) and Micah Sanford (BCHL/NCAA) heading up the AAA program.  The Storm will implement a program that exceeds USA Hockey Tier I standards for ice time and off ice training along with a quality billeting program as well as a Unique Hockey Academy for virtual students Hockey Director and Coach in Chief, Gabe Gauthier, is excited about the transition “The program that Eric Lacroix and Micah Sanford are putting together is going to be on the level with the best programs in the country while keeping the cost as reasonable as possible. I cannot say enough about the potential of this program with these two at the helm and with the backing of rink ownership we will have as much on ice training as any program in the country.”

After playing 10 years in the NHL and another 10 seasons in the Colorado Avalanche front office, working as an NHL Scout and owning a CHL team, Lacroix is excited about the opportunity to give back “This is a unique opportunity to build an amazing program.  Las Vegas is ready for elite youth hockey.  We have the talent, the facilities and the backing to take this to another level. The interest in Hockey in Las Vegas is at an all-time high.  Now with the NHL seriously considering us for expansion and the growth of the sport on the west coast the time is right for this step.” 

Coach Sanford was already a part of Elite Tier I hockey in Las Vegas and has been instrumental in the resurgence.  “It is exciting to see to the Las Vegas hockey community coming together and taking this huge step forward. I look forward to developing these kids and sending them on to play juniors and beyond.”

Hockey Director for the Nevada Storm and Head Coach of the WSHL Las Vegas Storm, Gabe Gauthier is not surprised with the transition and enormous growth within the program since he took over in the spring of 2014. “There are lots of talented and hardworking players here in Las Vegas. It has been a matter of getting them all together to achieve a common goal. The facility is amazing and the rink is buzzing with excitement, it’s the right time to make this jump to the next level,” stated Gauthier.

The Nevada Storm practice and play home games at the Las Vegas Ice Center which is the only dual ice rink in Las Vegas. The Ice Center is equipped with a shooting room, gym, full service pro-Shop and their own dressing room for all players committed to the organization. Gabe added, “You won’t find a cleaner place to call home than LVIC, it is set up to help each player achieve their highest potential. The state of the art equipment and trained coaching staff will be available to all players during their time with us.”  

Kirk Brooks owner of the Ice Center as well as the USHL Tri City Storm cannot wait to bring Tier I back to Vegas – “the group of coaches that we now have on all levels from mites to juniors is quite amazing.  It is truly a testament to what a hockey community can do when cooperation is the primary focus.   I expect this Tier I program to rival the best ones in the nation.”   On top of competing at a high level, Gauthier and the coaching staff for the Midget level team are focused on moving players to higher levels with additional training.  The Las Vegas Ice Center Sports Academy offers players the opportunity to achieve academic success and really take their hockey skills to the next level.  Players in this program get about 48 hours of tutoring and 16 hours of extra on ice development each month. 

Finding the right fit for each player is a priority for the Storm because they know how important it is for each player to feel comfortable, even if that means another year in Las Vegas. “With the Western States Hockey League embedded in Las Vegas, we provide a great opportunity to play past the Midget AAA level without leaving home. Also, being an affiliate of the USHL Tri City Storm provides another option and is a great stepping stone to playing collegiately,” concluded Gauthier.

Youth hockey is strong as ever in the desert and with Gabe Gauthier and his staff leading the way Elite Hockey will continue to grow at every age level.  

Interested players should sign up here STORMING VEGAS or email Gabe Gauthier


Storm put out Flames
Storm put out Flames
The NV Storm Squirt B played the LV Flames Saturday at The Sobe Ice Arena. After a sluggish start, the Storm scored the first goal with :59 seconds left in the first. Continuing through the second period the Storm dominated scoring 5 more unanswered goals in the second period. The Storm kept their foot on the gas for the 3rd period netting 4 more goals for a 10-2 victory over the Flames. Great job team!  
Storm Squirt B On a Roll

Storm Squirt B had their second AzYHL game weekend and each member of the team earned at least one point.


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Nevada Storm Will Field an 18U High School Team

The Nevada Storm Organization would like to announce the merge of the U16 Midget A and players at the U18 level to form the first High School Hockey team for the State of Nevada. 

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Janosz Premiere Goalie Camp Will Take Over LVIC July 27th-31st.
Janosz School of Goaltending’s unique age and skill specific camps will develop each student’s mental, physical, and emotional skills in order to develop a balance of “blocking” and “reacting” saves. Bob has helped advance numerous goalies to the Pro, NCAA, Jr. A/B, and Prep School ranks. Several JSG graduates have also been selected to the USA Hockey Select Festivals read more ...
Las Vegas Storm Tryout Camp Begins Today at the Las Vegas Ice Center

June 25th-27th

Head Coach, Gabe Gauthier will be watching closely as players buzz around the ice the next three days at the Las Vegas Storm's tryout camp.

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Global Hockey Camp Arrives at the Las Vegas Ice Center
From June 22nd-25th the Las Vegas Ice Center will play host to nearly 100 junior and collegiate hockey scouts.  read more ...
USHL Tri City Storm Tryout Camp Rolls into Las Vegas
The USHL Tri City Storm tryout camp has officially arrived at the Las Vegas Ice Center. Players from across the country have trekked to the Vegas valley to showcase their skills in hopes of being invited to the Tri City main camp in a few months. read more ...
Storm Spring Teams Compete in Anaheim Memorial Day Tournament
The Nevada Storm sent three spring teams (Squirt B, Bantam A, and Midget A) to the Anaheim Memorial Day Shootout Tournament May 22nd-25th.
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Nevada Storm Bantam AA win the State Championship and advance to the U.S. Nationals
In a tough, gritty state playoff between the Nevada Storm and Las Vegas Jr. Wranglers Bantam AA squads the Storm swept the ‘Best of Three’ series read more ...
Storm Mites Win it All!
The NV Storm Mites captured their first tournament banner over the Presidents’ Day Holiday. read more ...
Bantam AA Presidents Day Champions
Congratulations to our Bantam AA team for winning gold in the Las Vegas Ice Center's annual Presidents Day tournament! read more ...
Nevada Storm Complete the Sweep at the Spring Face Off Tournament in Riverside
The Nevada Storm takes three teams to Easter weekend event. read more ...
Great Showing for Nevada Storm '15-'16 Tryouts!
The Nevada Storm coaching staff and management wanted to take a moment to thank every player that attended tryouts this past week read more ...

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