Ice Dogs Beat Las Vegas 5-1

LAS VEGAS – Max Birbraer scored a hat trick to lead the Long Beach Ice Dogs to a 5-1 win over the Las Vegas Wranglers in a preseason game at the Orleans Arena on Sunday.

Long Beach took a 1-0 lead at 10:14 of the first period on a power-play goal by Jason Sessa and Birbraer made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 4:51 of the second period. The Wranglers cut the lead in half 10 minutes later on a shorthand goal by Evan Schwabe, assisted by Marco Peluso.

In the third period, the Ice Dogs added a goal by Jimmy Bonneau and two empty-net goals by Birbraer.

Team Press Release