USPHL Premier 2023-24 Division Preview Series: Pacific Division

By Joshua Boyd /     The USPHL Pacific Division has settled in very well to the Premier Conference, and will now enter its fourth campaign. For the first time last year, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds powered their way into the USPHL Nationals following two prior trips by division representatives the Fresno Monsters.  There’s every […]

Bakersfield Roughnecks’ Benoit Selected In QMJHL Draft

The Bakersfield Roughnecks’ 2007-born forward Robin Benoit, born in St-Felicien, Que., was selected this past weekend in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft. Benoit was selected 56th overall, in the third round, by the Sherbrooke Phoenix. Benoit, a USPHL Premier Pacific Division All-Star after scoring 52 points in 43 games this past season, […]

Las Vegas Thunderbirds Announce New Ownership, Rebranding Campaign

By Joshua Boyd /    Welcome to June 12, 2023. It’s an exciting time for hockey in Las Vegas.  The hometown Vegas Golden Knights hold a 3-1 lead in their second Stanley Cup Final in their sixth year of existence, and right in their home practice rink, the local USPHL Premier team – the […]

Unveiling a New Era: Las Vegas Thunderbirds Debut AI-Designed Logo

By Las Vegas Thunderbirds Staff The Las Vegas Thunderbirds, a Junior Hockey Team in the USPHL Premier Pacific Division, today unveiled an exciting new team logo, marking a significant milestone in the team’s history. This innovative logo, designed with the help of cutting-edge AI tool Midjourney, signals a dynamic shift not just for the Thunderbirds, but for […]

USPHL Premier 2022-23 Pacific Division All-Stars

Congratulations to our Pacific Division All-Stars, who were selected from votes made by the coaches with support from the League Media Director. Forwards  Christopher Miraldo, Fresno Monsters The ‘02 from Montreal, Que., may have traveled the breadth of a continent, but he made it to Fresno, and boy did he make it! After an already […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview Series: Las Vegas Thunderbirds

By Grace Mello /   Las Vegas Thunderbirds  Seed: Pacific Division #1 Seeding Round Schedule All games at Utica University Nexus Center, Utica, N.Y. Day 1: Thursday, March 23, vs. Metro Jets, 4 p.m. EST Day 2: Friday, March 25, vs. Tampa Bay Juniors, 8 p.m. EST Remaining schedule determined by results of seeding […]

#USPHLPlayoffs Series Preview: Fresno Monsters vs. Las Vegas Thunderbirds

By Grace Mello /    Pacific Division  Fresno Monsters (1) vs. Las Vegas Thunderbirds (2) All games at Gateway Ice Center  Game 1: Thursday, March 9, 7:45 p.m. PST Game 2: Friday, March 10, 6 p.m. PST Game 3: Saturday, March 11, 5 p.m. PST (if necessary)    These two teams have been neck […]