Buffalo Sabres Draft Former Las Vegas Defenseman Brunet

The United States Premier Hockey League congratulates former Las Vegas Thunderbirds (now Henderson Force) defenseman Simon-Pier Brunet for being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Brunet was selected in the fourth round, 123rd overall. The USPHL Premier is the only Tier III junior hockey league in the United States with […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 Pacific Division Players Of The Month: February 2024

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Selection Process: The league media office sends statistical leaders to divisional coaches for review and coaches either approve or challenge the nominations.    Forward: Noak Persson, Fresno Monsters Persson (‘03/Solleftea, Sweden) finished his time in USPHL Premier regular seasons as the greatest offensive force the league has ever seen. […]

#USPHLPlayoffs: Ontario Jr. Reign vs. Las Vegas Thunderbirds

Pacific Division  Las Vegas Thunderbirds (3) at Ontario Jr. Reign (2)* All Games At Ontario Center Arena Friday, March 1, 8:50 p.m. PST  Saturday, March 2, 8:30 p.m. PST* Sunday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. PST (If Necessary)  * = The Visiting Team will have Home Ice Advantage For Game 2 of the series   By […]

USPHL Premier 2023-24 Pacific Division Players Of The Month: December 2023

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    Forward: Mario Paganini, San Diego Sabers  No player in the USPHL Premier had a more productive month than the 2003-born native of Harrison, N.Y. He rejoined the Sabers, with whom he’d played in 2022-23, in November from the Vernal Oilers. Someone struck a match and Paganini went off like […]

Las Vegas Thunderbirds Announce New Ownership, Rebranding Campaign

By Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com    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 […]

#USPHLNationals Premier Team Preview Series: Las Vegas Thunderbirds

By Grace Mello / USPHLPremier.com   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 / USPHLPremier.com    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 […]