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Ice Hockey worthwhile watching?

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Ice Hockey worthwhile watching?

We are from Australia and would like to see an ice hockey game whilst in USA. I have googled and found a couple of skating rinks in Vegas. First of all will there be anyone playong in September and secondly, are they worth watching? Or just junior leagues...?

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1. Re: Ice Hockey worthwhile watching?

The National Hockey League or, say the World Junior Hockey Tournament is well worth watching. Unfortunately, you won't find either in Vegas, ever, and not till mid October where it does exist.

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Wranglers don't start until October -


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Las Vegas is home to the Las Vegas Wranglers, a professional team that is part of the ECHL ( East Coast Hockey League). It's not the top flight ice hockey league in the continent, or even the planet, but the team is fun to watch, and they play at the Orleans Arena for home games. Unfortunately, their 2013-2014 season will not start until October.

As for September, the NHL (National Hockey League) schedule has not been released yet for the upcoming season, considering their previous, lockout shortened season just ended this week. Vegas might be a site for an exhibition game or two from NHL team, most notably the former Stanley Cup winning Los Angeles Kings, who usually does an annual exhibition game in Vegas. But we won't know for sure until that NHL schedule is released, and that won't happen until probably mid or end of July.

Ice hockey is fun to watch in general...not sure of what the junior/ bantam/ high school/ college club hockey scene is like in Vegas though...

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4. Re: Ice Hockey worthwhile watching?

Thanks for the responses!

I think the title of my post may have been misleading...ice hockey is definately worth watching but we have only ever seen it on tv...not many ice rinks here in Australia...

I should have worded it, "is ice hockey worthwhile watching in Vegas" but as it wont be the season anyway....

Thanks again!

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