STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 | 11:04 p.m.
The good news for the Las Vegas Wranglers was that the first shot didn't end up in the back of the net.
The bad news was they were shut out once again.
Joey Crabb scored a short-handed goal at the 14:35 mark of the second period to give the Alaska Aces a 1-0 victory over the Wranglers on Wednesday at the Orleans Arena.
Mark Guggenberger was great in net for Alaska (6-4-0-0), saving 26 shots. Joe Fallon, despite allowing one goal, was also stellar, notching 24 saves.
The Wranglers dropped to 3-4-0-1 with the loss, and will continue their three-game set with Alaska on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 5 internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine.
The Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including concerts by top names like Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Van Halen, Brooks & Dunn, Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Rihanna; family favorites like The Harlem Globetrotters and Circus Spectacular; and a wide variety of sporting events, including NCAA basketball tournaments, the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships, mixed martial arts with Superior Cage Combat, and major motorsports events.
The arena serves as home to the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team, and the Lingerie Football League’s Las Vegas Sin. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).