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[[2006-07 ECHL season|2006-07]] Las Vegas Wranglers
Pacific Division champions
League 1st ECHL
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 1st National
2006-07 record 46-12-14
Home record 24–7–5
Road record 22–5–9
Goals for 231
Goals against 187
Team information
General Manager Glen Gulutzan
Coach Glen Gulutzan
Captain Mike McBain
Alternate captains Steve Crampton
Shawn Limpright
Arena Orleans Arena
Team leaders
Goals Derek Edwardson (27)
Assists Derek Edwardson (41)
Points Derek Edwardson (68)
Penalties in minutes Shawn Limpright (126)
Plus/minus Shawn Limpright (+23)
Wins Mike McKenna (27)
Goals against average Mike McKenna (2.21)

The 2006-07 Las Vegas Wranglers season was the Las Vegas Wranglers fourth season in the ECHL. The regular season began on October 20, 2006 against the Fresno Falcons and concluded on April 7, 2007 against the Stockton Thunder. The Wranglers looked to improve upon their progress made in the 2005-06, which had been the Wranglers best season in team history and third best in ECHL history, in which they had 53 wins and 112 points finishing only 1 point behind division rival, Alaska for the Brabham Cup. The Alaska Aces added salt to the Wrangler's wounds by knocking them out of the Kelly Cup playoffs in the West Division Finals in six games.

During the regular season, the Wranglers saw their first championships as they won the Pacific Division crown and the Brabham Cup. The Wranglers swept the Phoenix Roadrunners in a hard fought National Conference Quarterfinal seriees, four games to zero, but were upset by the eventual Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads in six games.

Pre-season[edit]

With the termination of the San Diego Gulls franchise, the ECHL Board of Governors decided to move the Wranglers from the West Division to the Pacific Division in the National Conference to make both divisions equal at five teams a piece. The Wranglers played thirteen of their first eighteen games on the road, including the first five games of the season, on the road, because of scheduling conflicts with the team's home, the Orleans Arena.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Wranglers began the regular season on October 20 visiting the Fresno Falcons. The team's home opener, which was originally scheduled to be on October 24 against the Phoenix Roadrunners, was played on November 3 against the Victoria Salmon Kings. The Wranglers started off the season on a 13-1-7 run, but didn't see their best winning streak until the end of the season in which they won their last 13 regular season games and their first five playoff games tying the professional ice hockey record for longest winning streak at 18 games in a row. The winning streak lasted from March 10 to April 22.[2] The Wranglers longest losing streak was three games which lasted from March 3 to March 9 and jump started the team on their record tying winning streak. The team concluded the season on April 7 with a 2 – 1 home victory over the Stockton Thunder.

Season results[edit]

The Wranglers clinched their first division championship in team history with a 4 – 2 victory on the road against the Long Beach Ice Dogs at Long Beach Arena on April 4.[3] Three days later the Wranglers clinched the Brabham Cup title when they defeated the Stockton Thunder 2–1 on the last game of the season, just edging out heated rival, the Alaska Aces by one-point, remenisent of the Brabham Cup race the two teams had just one year before, but this time ending in the Wranglers favor.[4]

During the regular season and playoffs numerous Wranglers team and individual records were broken. Regular season team records included fewest defeats (12) and most ties (14). During the regular season, Derek Edwardson set the new individual season record for power play goals (14) and Tyler Mosienko tied the record for game winning goals with 6. Marc Magliarditi extended his career record for wins (83) and games played (146) as a Wranglers goaltender, while second-year goaltender Mike McKenna set new single season records with shutouts (5) and lowest goals against average (2.21) and tied Magliarditi's single season record saves percentage (.927).

Standings[edit]

Division standings[edit]

Pacific Division GP W L T GF GA PTS
z-Las Vegas Wranglers 72 46 12 14 231 187 106
x-Bakersfield Condors 72 41 19 12 270 236 94
x-Stockton Thunder 72 38 24 10 225 197 86
x-Fresno Falcons 72 34 29 9 195 197 77
e-Long Beach Ice Dogs 72 27 42 3 209 267 57

Conference standings[edit]

National Conference GP W L T GF GA PTS
z-Las Vegas Wranglers * 72 46 12 14 231 187 106
y-Alaska Aces * 72 49 16 7 270 176 105
x-Bakersfield Condors 72 41 19 12 270 236 94
x-Idaho Steelheads 72 42 24 6 240 208 90
x-Stockton Thunder 72 38 24 10 225 197 86
x-Fresno Falcons 72 34 29 9 195 197 77
x-Victoria Salmon Kings 72 36 32 4 239 259 76
x-Phoenix Roadrunners 72 27 40 5 201 255 59
e-Long Beach Ice Dogs 72 27 42 3 209 267 57
e-Utah Grizzlies 72 22 42 8 184 294 52

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).
2006–07 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

  • Green background indicates win,
  • Red indicates loss.
2007 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

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 SA SV SV% SO
Mike McKenna 39 2258 27 4 7 83 2.21 1133 1050 .927 5
Kevin Nastiuk 32 1863 16 8 6 79 2.54 924 845 .915 1
Marc Magliarditi 5 272 3 0 1 14 3.09 130 116 .892 0

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Kevin Nastiuk 4 250 3 1 7 1.68 133 126 .947 1
Mike McKenna 6 358 3 3 15 2.51 173 158 .913 0

Awards[edit]

League awards[edit]

Player Award
Glen Gulutzan All-Star head coach[5]
Jason Krischuk All-Star defenseman[6]
Mike McKenna All-Star starting goaltender [6]
Tyler Mosienko All-Star starting center [6][7]

Affiliates[edit]

The Wranglers continued their affiliation with the Calgary Flames for a fourth year, having been affiliated with Calgary since their inaugural season in 2003. The Flames assigned three prospects to Las Vegas during the season, including Chris Neiszner, who returned for his second season in Las Vegas, and Adam Cracknell and Aki Seitsonen, who each made their Wranglers debut in 2006.[8]
The Wranglers continued their affiliation withe Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights for a second year.

Roster[edit]

Las Vegas Wranglers 2007 Final Roster
Goaltenders


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Defensemen

  • 2 – Mike McBain  - C
  • 4 – Jason Jozsa 
  • 9 – Ryan Bonni 
  • 10 – Jason Krischuk 
  • 33 – Scott Schoneck 
  • 57 – Aaron Power 

Wingers

  • 3 – Ryan Donally 
  • 12 – Steve Crampton  - A
  • 16 – Joe Tallari 
  • 17 – Arpad Mihaly 
  • 18 – Kelly Czuy 
  • 26 – Shawn Limpright  - A
  • 27 – Marco Peluso 

Centers

  • 14 – Tyler Mosienko 
  • 19 – Derek Edwardson 
  • 21 – Aki Seitsonen 


References[edit]

  1. ^ Fisher, Josh (August 11, 2006). "Wranglers Release Updated Schedule". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Fisher, Josh (April 22, 2007). "Wranglers Take Game 1". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Wranglers Staff (April 5, 2007). "Wranglers Clinch Pacific Division". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Fisher, Josh (April 8, 2007). "Wranglers Clinch ECHL Best Record". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Fisher, Josh (January 3, 2007). "Gulutzan To Coach In RBK Hockey ECHL All-Star Game". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  6. ^ a b c Fisher, Josh (December 22, 2006). "Three Wranglers Selected For RBK Hockey ECHL All-Star Game". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Fisher, Josh (January 15, 2007). "Mosienko Named Starter For National Conference All-Star Team". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)
  8. ^ "Calgary Flames". Las Vegas Wranglers.  Unknown parameter |accessdatee= ignored (help)

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