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September 15, 2014

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HOCKEY:

Las Vegas rocks Victoria on the road

Wranglers snag fifth consecutive victory, move into second place in Pacific division

The Las Vegas Wranglers continue to play inspired hockey as they dropped the Victoria Salmon Kings 2-1 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory in front of 6,470 fans at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre.

The Wranglers (23-18-4) have now won seven of their eight contests, moving into second place in the Pacific Division – just two points behind the Ontario Reign (24-17-4)

Although Victoria (29-15-4) scored the first goal of the game thanks to an Adam Taylor one-timer from the right-wing circle late in the first period, the Wranglers never let up.

Defenseman Brandon Straub scored his first goal of the season to tie the game 1-1 at 10:10 in the second period.

Less than four minutes into the third period, Chris Ferraro buried a rebound top shelf for the eventual game winner.

Wranglers' goalie Glenn Fisher made 23 saves to improve to 5-0-1 on the year.

With three straight victories in Victoria, the Wranglers have jumped to 9-10-2 on the road.

Las Vegas will conclude a four-game series in Victoria at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday before returning to the Orleans Arena to face the Phoenix Roadrunners (20-21-3) on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.

Steve Silver can be reached at 948-7822 or [email protected].

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