Wranglers Announce Training Camp Roster and Tryout Players

The Las Vegas Wranglers announced today the team’s 2011-12 pre-season training camp roster. The team is currently comprised of two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards, and includes nine players who have previously played for the Wranglers. A training camp roster with player history and information is also attached.

The current training camp roster is below:


  • #1 Mitch O’Keefe
  • #30 Joe Fallon*


  • #3 Shawn Fensel
  • #5 Brian Cooke (TO)
  • #6 Barry Goers*
  • #9 Mike Madill*
  • #20 Michael Busto
  • #25 Eddie DelGrosso*
  • #32 Luka Vidmar


  • #7 Eric Lampe
  • #8 Chris Francis (TO)*
  • #10 Geoff Paukovich*
  • #11 Thomas Kiriakou
  • #14 Scott Campbell
  • #16 Peter MacArthur
  • #17 Evan Mladenoff (TO)
  • #19 Robbie Smith*
  • #21 Josh Lunden*
  • #22 Kyle Laughlin (TO)
  • #23 Judd Blackwater
  • #27 Sean Wiles
  • #52 Ryan Weston*

*Previously spent time with the Wranglers

(TO) – Tryout contract 

Four players on the Wranglers training camp roster are under tryout contracts. Chris Francis is a local Las Vegas product who appeared in 21 games for the Wranglers in the 2010-11 season. Evan Mladenoff will be entering his first professional season after four years at Sacred Heart University. Kyle Laughlin returns to the ECHL after playing with the Reading Royals and Johnstown Chiefs (now the Greenville Road Warriors) in 2009-10. Brian Cooke played 17 games in the 2010-11 season for the now-defunct Troy Bruins of the All American Hockey League.

On-ice practices at the SoBe Ice Arena are free and open to the public, and media can gain access to the on-ice practices at the Orleans Arena by contacting Rachel Wright, Director of Media and Public Relations, at (702) 471-7825 or rwright@lasvegaswranglers.com. Head Coach Ryan Mougenel and players will be available for interviews at both locations. The remainder of the training camp schedule is listed below.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Sobe Ice Arena
On-ice practice from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Orleans Arena
On-ice practice from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6, at Orleans Arena
On-ice practice from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 7, at Budweiser Events Center (Loveland, Colo.)
Preseason game at Colorado Eagles – 6:05 p.m. PST

Saturday, Oct. 8, at Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.)
Preseason game at Ontario Reign – 6:00 p.m. PST

Sunday, Oct. 9, at Orleans Arena
Preseason game vs. Ontario Reign at 2:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Orleans Arena
On-ice practice from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Orleans Arena
On-ice practice from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Wranglers host Opening Night, billed as “The Last Professional Hockey Game on Earth,” on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:05 p.m. against Ontario Reign. 2011-12 season seat packages, starting at $30, are on sale now at 702-471-PUCK. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at the Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.


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