The Las Vegas Wolves will bring hockey back to Las Vegas in 2016 as they rejoin the Mountain West Hockey League (MWHL.net.) Fans waiting for the debut of the city’s NHL franchise can get a hockey fix by watching the Wolves take on Senior A minor league opponents in the MWHL’s Sierra Division. The Wolves were charter members of the MWHL starting in 2012, but took a hiatus last season.
Veteran MWHL player Matt Sablan is helping re-establish the Wolves. Sablan started his MWHL career with the Wolves then played for the Orange County Checkers before joining the San Diego Skates. “Las Vegas had a great history with the MWHL, reaching the MWHL Cup Finals twice and drawing lots of fans along the way. But support dwindled in their last season. Now there is a new generation of players who want to rekindle the excitement for hockey in Las Vegas,” said Sablan.
The Skates will open their season in Escondido, CA on November 19 against the MWHL Cup Champion San Diego Skates. The Wolves will play home games at Sobe Arena located inside Fiesta Rancho Hotel Casino.