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2007-08 Las Vegas Wranglers
National Conference Champions
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 1st National
League 3rd ECHL
2007-08 record 47-13-12
Home record 24–6–6
Road record 23–7–6
Goals for 244
Goals against 179
General Manager Glen Gulutzan
Coach Glen Gulutzan
Captain Peter Ferraro
Alternate captains Chris Ferraro
Arena Orleans Arena
Average attendance 4,970 (63.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Peter Ferraro (36)
Assists Chris Ferraro (39)
Points Peter Ferraro (73)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Donally (176)
Wins Daniel Manzato (24)
Goals against average Kevin Lalande (2.05)

The 2007-08 Las Vegas Wranglers season is the Las Vegas Wranglers fifth season in the ECHL. The regular season began on October 19, 2007 against the Fresno Falcons and concluded on April 5, 2008 against the Phoenix Roadrunners. The Wranglers looked to improve upon the progress that they had made in the 2006-07 season in which they won their first ever division crown and were awarded the Brabham Cup, as the ECHL's regular season champions, before being eliminated in the National Conference Semifinals by the eventual Kelly Cup champions, the Idaho Steelheads. During the season the Wranglers wore a special 5-year anniversary patch to recognize the team's 5 seasons in the ECHL.

During the regular season, the Wranglers finished first in the National Conference for the second straight year and third overall in the ECHL. With a 12-3 record, the team eliminated the Stockton Thunder, the Alaska Aces, and the Utah Grizzlies, on their way to the 2008 Kelly Cup Finals, the franchise's first in its five year history. The team was defeated in the Kelly Cup Finals by the Cincinnati Cyclones in six games.

Pre-season Edit

On October 16, 2007, three days before the Wranglers began their fifth season, the club unveiled new uniforms. The new black and white jerseys featured a new crest with a poker chip logo on the front. The outer circle of the crest reads “Las Vegas Wranglers”, while the middle of the crest leaves room for the player’s individual jersey number. The sleeves sport the poker chip hockey puck logo, while the front features the Wranglers five-year anniversary logo. [1]

Regular season Edit

See also: 2007-08 ECHL season

The Wranglers began the regular season on October 19 visiting the Fresno Falcons. The team played their home-opener against the Stockton Thunder on October 21. The Wranglers started off the season on a 15-2-0 run, including an 11-game winning streak from November 03 to November 30, proving to be their longest winning streak of the season. The Wranglers longest losing streak of the season was a 5-game slump from February 22 to February 29. The team concluded the season on April 05 with a 4 – 3 home victory over the Phoenix Roadrunners.

Season results Edit

The Wranglers clinched their second straight Pacific Division crown and National Conference regular season championship on March 26 with a 3 – 2 overtime victory on the road against the Utah Grizzlies. The win also made the Wranglers the first team in ECHL history to have three consecutive seasons with at least 100 points.[2]

During the regular season and playoffs numerous Wranglers records were broken. During the regular season, Peter Ferraro set a new record for most goals in a season at 36, Shawn Limpright became the the Wranglers career leader in Assists (92), Points (131), and Penalty Minutes (479), and although he only played in two games during the year, Mike McBain extended his franchise records in Most Years(5) and Most Games Played (258) with the Wranglers before retiring from professional ice hockey. The career playoff records that were broken included Games Played (Marco Peluso - 34), Goals (Tyler Mosienko - 13), Points (Tyler Mosienko - 29), Penalty Minutes (Shawn Limpright - 54), Goaltender Games Played (Kevin Lalande - 20), Goaltender Wings (Kevin Lalande - 13), and Shutouts (Kevin Lalande - 3), as well as Marco Peluso and Tyler Mosienko tying Derek Edwardson's record of most career playoff assists with 16.

The Wranglers earned the #1 seed in the National Conference for the second straight season. The Wranglers faced off against their division rival, #8 seed Stockton Thunder in the National Conference Quarterfinals. Stockton surprised Las Vegas by taking game one but the Wranglers won the next three, including two in overtime, and closed out the Thunder in six games. The Wranglers next opponent was the #5 seed Alaska Aces, who ended the Wranglers season in the 2006 West Division Finals in six games in their last playoff meeting. The Wranglers dominated their bitter rivals in game one with an 8–0 victory and continued to dominate the series winning in five games. The Wranglers next opponent was the "cinderella" team, #6 seed Utah Grizzlies. The Wranglers came in after dominating the Grizzlies in the regular season winning 10 of the 11 meetings between the two teams. The Wranglers continued to dominate the Grizzlies, sweeping them in four games and winning their first National Conference playoff championship and their first birth in the Kelly Cup Finals. The Wranglers would have a tough challenge for themselves in the National "AA" ice hockey finals as they took on the Brabham Cup champion, Cincinnati Cyclones. The #1 North Division seed Cyclones had just come off of four games to one win over the South Carolina Stingrays in the American Conference Finals. The two teams traded wins, until the Cyclones finally broke the the trend and became the first team to win back-to-back games in the series, closing out the Wranglers in six games.

Standings Edit

Division standings Edit

Pacific Division GP W L T GF GA PTS
z-Las Vegas Wranglers 72 47 13 12 244 179 106
x-Fresno Falcons 72 42 22 8 242 216 92
x-Bakersfield Condors 72 26 37 9 230 280 61
x-Stockton Thunder 72 27 40 5 200 250 59

Conference standings Edit

National Conference GP W L T GF GA PTS
z-Las Vegas Wranglers * 72 47 13 12 244 179 106
y-Victoria Salmon Kings * 72 42 23 7 256 239 91
x-Fresno Falcons 72 42 22 8 242 216 92
x-Idaho Steelheads 72 40 22 10 224 183 90
x-Alaska Aces 72 41 26 5 245 229 87
x-Utah Grizzlies 72 32 30 10 239 259 74
x-Bakersfield Condors 72 26 37 9 230 280 61
x-Stockton Thunder 72 27 40 5 200 250 59
e-Phoenix Roadrunners 72 24 39 9 206 265 57
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention, * - division leader

Game log Edit

Regular season Edit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2007–08 Game Log

Playoffs Edit

  • Green background indicates win,
  • Red indicates loss.
2008 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Player stats Edit

Skaters Edit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular Season Edit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Peter Ferraro 68 36 37 73 90
Adam Cracknell 61 29 30 59 47
Tyler Mosienko 64 22 37 59 83
Chris Ferraro 46 12 39 51 96
Ryan Donally 53 15 22 37 176
Aki Seitsonen 70 18 18 36 14
Aaron Power 64 9 27 36 58
Bruce Mulherin 50 15 25 35 90
Jason Krischuk 68 7 28 35 78
Shawn Limpright 44 12 19 31 119
Brandon Kaleniecki 60 16 14 30 56
Jason Jozsa 49 2 28 30 28
Kelly Czuy 55 11 17 28 73
Marco Peluso 33 5 10 15 52
Sean Owens 39 5 9 14 42
Mike Madill 68 4 10 14 50
Curtis Fraser 5 3 8 11 5
Justin Donati 14 0 11 11 8
Tyson Strachan 25 2 7 9 68
Adam Miller 9 3 5 8 14
Josh Sciba 22 6 1 7 8
Gerry Burke 16 3 4 7 20
Nathan Barrett 7 4 2 6 10
Brad Cole 19 0 4 4 11
Jason Dest 50 0 4 4 82
Jim Jorgensen 8 1 2 3 10
Daniel Manzato (G) 33 0 2 2 2
Matt Beaudoin 1 0 1 1 0
Steve Brudzewski 12 0 1 1 2
Gord Baldwin 12 0 1 1 9
Mike McBain 2 0 0 0 6
Tyler Sims (G) 2 0 0 0 0
John Ceci (G) 3 0 0 0 0
Tim Boron (G) 4 0 0 0 0
John Curry (G) 6 0 0 0 0
Kevin Lalande (G) 27 0 0 0 2

Playoffs Edit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Adam Cracknell 21 9 13 22 4
Peter Ferraro 20 8 13 21 12
Tyler Mosienko 21 7 13 20 10
Kelly Czuy 21 7 10 17 26
Adam Miller 20 4 12 22
Shawn Limpright 17 6 8 14 16
Jason Krischuk 21 1 11 12 22
Aki Seitsonen 21 7 3 10 4
Jason Jozsa 21 4 6 10 10
Bruce Mulherin 17 3 7 10 31
Marco Peluso 18 2 8 10 21
Curtis Fraser 16 7 1 8 26
Gerry Burke 21 2 5 7 22
Mike Madil 21 1 6 7 6
Aaron Power 21 0 7 7 24
Ryan Donally 4 2 2 4 6
Tyson Strachan 16 0 4 4 12
Brandon Kaleniecki 5 2 1 3 2
Jason Dest 9 1 0 1 2
Chris Ferraro 3 0 1 1 6
Kevin Lalande (G) 20 0 1 1 2
Tyler Sims (G) 1 0 0 0 0
Daniel Manzato (G) 2 0 0 0 0
Sean Owens 2 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders Edit

Note: GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; SV = Saves; SV% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Regular Season Edit

Player GP MIN W L T GA GAA SV SV% SO
Kevin Lalande 27 1605 17 5 4 55 2.05 752 .932 3
John Ceci 3 190 1 0 2 7 2.21 72 .911 0
Daniel Manzato 33 1985 22 5 6 79 2.39 890 .918 3
Tyler Sims 2 118 1 1 0 8 4.06 49 .860 0

Playoffs Edit

Player GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Tyler Sims 1 52 0 0 1 1.17 15 14 .933 0
Daniel Manzato 2 97 1 0 4 2.48 42 38 .905 0
Kevin Lalande 20 1142 13 7 48 2.52 521 473 .908 3

AwardsEdit

League awardsEdit

Player Award
Jason Dest All-Star defenceman[3]
Peter Ferraro All-Star starting forward and captain[4]
Glen Gulutzan All-Star head coach[5]
Daniel Manzato All-Star goaltender [4]
Tyson Strachan All-Star defenceman [4]

Note: Jason Dest was added to the All-Star Game, as a replacement following Tyson Strachan's AHL call-up to Peoria.

Transactions Edit

Free agents Edit

Player Former team
Gerry Burke Toledo Storm
Jason Dest Univ. of Michigan (NCAA)
Peter Ferraro Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Chris Ferraro San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Justin Donati Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
Mike Madill Texas Wildcatters
Tim Boron Colorado Eagles (CHL)
Josh Sciba Bakersfield Condors
Adam Miller Ferris State Univ. (NCAA)
Jim Jorgensen Ferris State Univ. (NCAA)
Tyler Sims Reading Royals
Player New team
Steve Crampton Lausitzer Füchse (2.GBun)
Derek Edwardson Heilbronner Falken (2.GBun)
Ryan Bonni SønderjyskE (OL)
Joe Tallari Manchester Phoenix (EIHL)
Chris Neiszner Morzine-Avoriaz (LM)
Nick Anderson EV Füssen (GerObl)
Bryce Thoma Hull Stingrays (EIHL)
Jaakko Harikkala HC Valpellice (Serie A2)
Chad Anderson Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)
Kevin Nastiuk Albany River Rats (AHL)

Trades Edit

July 17, 2007
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Brandon Kaleniecki
To Gwinnett Gladiators
Cash
September 25, 2007
To Phoenix Roadrunners
Sean O'Connor
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Future considerations
October 18, 2007
To Trenton Devils
Thomas Harrison
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Future considerations
October 22, 2007
To Dayton Bombers
Matt Beaudoin
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Future considerations
November 24, 2007
To Charlotte Checkers
Tim Boron
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Cash
November 29, 2007
To Las Vegas Wranglers
John Ceci
To Fresno Falcons
Free trade
March 5, 2008
To Dayton Bombers
Josh Sciba
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Future considerations
March 12, 2008
To Las Vegas Wranglers
Nathan Barrett
To Pensacola Ice Pilots
Free trade

Affiliates Edit

The Wranglers continued their affiliation with the Calgary Flames for a fifth year, having been affiliated with Calgary since their inaugural season in 2003. The Flames assigned three prospects to Las Vegas during the season, including Adam Cracknell and Aki Seitsonen, who each returned for their second season in Las Vegas, and Ryan Donally, who made his Wranglers debut in 2007.[6]
The Wanglers enter its first season with an affiliation with the Quad City Flames who are the relocated franchise that was the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights.

Personnel Edit

Roster Edit

Las Vegas Wranglers 2008 Final Roster
Goaltenders


Injured Reserve

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Staff Edit

Las Vegas Wranglers 2007–08 staff
Executive Operations
  • Ownership - Charles Davenport, IV, Jonathan Fleisig
  • Chief Operating Officer - Billy Johnson
  • President - Billy Johnson
  • Executive Vice President - Deric Voelker
 

Hockey Operations

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fisher, Josh (October 16, 2007). Wranglers Unveil New Uniforms. Las Vegas Wranglers.
  2. Fisher, Josh (March 26, 2008). Wranglers Clinch National Conference. Las Vegas Wranglers.
  3. Fisher, Josh (January 22, 2008). Dest To Play For National Conference All-Star Team. Las Vegas Wranglers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fisher, Josh (December 21, 2007). Peter Ferraro, Tyson Strachan, And Daniel Manzato Named All-Stars. Las Vegas Wranglers.
  5. Fisher, Josh (January 2, 2008). Gulutzan Ties ECHL Record - Heading To Third Straight All Star Game. Las Vegas Wranglers.
  6. Calgary Flames. Las Vegas Wranglers.

See also Edit

External links Edit



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