Mike Madill was named the third head coach and general manager of the Wranglers on April 26, 2013.
In five seasons with the Wranglers, Madill recorded 24 goals and 131 points in 336 games, making him the club record holder for all-time games played. Las Vegas went to the playoffs every season with Madill in the lineup, which included winning the Pacific Division in 2008 and two Bruce Taylor Trophies as the Western Conference champions in 2008 and 2012. His leadership ability earned him team captain status for his final two seasons (2011-13) in a Wranglers uniform.
In his first professional season with the ECHL’s now-defunct Texas Wildcatters, Madill was named to the 2007 All-Star Team. He helped the American Conference (now the Eastern Conference) win the puck control relay, and appeared in the All-Star Game as well. Going overseas with the Asia League’s Nippon Paper Cranes in 2010-11, Madill posted five goals and 19 points on his way to earning Best Defensive Defenseman of the Asia League honors that year.
The Kirkland, Quebec native spent four years (2002-06) at St. Lawrence University. In his senior year, Madill was named both team captain and the NCAA’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Best Defensive Defenseman for 2005-06. The blueliner tallied 14 goals and 63 points in 154 games with the Saints.
Mike and his wife, Autumn, reside in Las Vegas with their dogs.
Pallin was head coach of the UNLV hockey club for three seasons (2008-11). The team earned a 78-20-3 record under his leadership, making him UNLV’s all-time winningest head hockey coach. The Chisholm, Minn. native began coaching local Midget hockey after moving to Las Vegas in 2000, where he worked with current Wranglers center Chris Francis when he was in high school. Before coaching, Pallin spent 15 years as a defenseman at both University of Minnesota – Duluth and Western Michigan University for two years each. After graduating, Pallin played across Europe for the next 10 years, spending one season each in France and Austria and eight in Germany.
Quentin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning from the University of Findlay in 2008, and received his master’s in athletic training from Weber State University this past spring. The Nashville, Tenn. native was previously the strength and conditioning coach at Colgate University and the University of Iowa, and is also a certified athletic and personal trainer and USA Weightlifting sports performance coach.
Returning as the Medical Director for the Wranglers, Dr. Miao’s appreciation for hockey flourished while attending Harvard University watching NCAA and NHL hockey. After receiving his medical degree at the University of Southern California, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Pittsbugh. There, he had the opportunity to learn under the Penguins team orthopaedist. Finally, Dr. Miao completed his Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy fellowship learning advanced arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder and knee.
In addition to the Wranglers, Dr. Miao is the Head Team Physician for the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives. He also volunteers as a team physician for USA Swimming and USA Water Polo for their international competitions. An ATP Tour (tennis) physician when Las Vegas hosted an event, Dr. Miao has also served as event physician for the PGA/LPGA, Rugby USA 7’s, WAC and WCC basketball, and LFL. Dr. Miao is now participating in UNLV’s Sports Medicine Fellowship with teaching and assisting in the care of UNLV athletes.
Dr. Miao is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Desert Orthopaedic Center (www.doclv.com) and specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee in active adults and athletes of all ages. He also takes care of athletic injuries to the elbow, ankle and hip.
Chad M. Hanson, MD, has been practicing orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine since 2010 here in the Las Vegas Valley. He completed his medical degree and orthopaedic surgery training in Dallas, Texas, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
During his years of education, Dr. Hanson was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and also recognized with an “Excellence in Teaching” Award as a chief resident. He was selected to gain further expertise with a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. There he trained directly under many of the world’s top experts in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine, providing care to many professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes and their families.
Dr. Hanson specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy, with a focused interest in the minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee, and shoulder problems. A sports enthusiast all his life, Dr. Hanson encourages a team approach with each of his patients for the medical care being provided. Working together allows his patients to achieve the recovery and success that they desire, through both surgical and conservative means.
In addition to being a member of the medical staff for the Las Vegas Wranglers, Dr. Hanson is an assistant team physician for the UFL Locomotives, a physician for the US Ski Team (Men’s and Women’s Alpine), the Dew Tour, and has served as the team physician for several high school football teams. He is a member of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Andrew Bronstein was raised in Southern California and played Center for the UC Berkeley Collegiate Ice Hockey team. To this day, he continues to compete as a player in local adult ice hockey leagues and has been a season ticket holder and a Team Physician for the Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Ice Hockey team since their very first season.
Dr. Bronstein received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Detroit as part of the elite team of physicians responsible for the care of the Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Tigers. His medical training concluded with his Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been an Orthopaedic, Hand & Microvascular Surgeon in Las Vegas since 1995.
In addition to keeping our Wranglers in “Fighting Form,” the Bronstein Hand Center (458-HAND) takes care of upper extremity Orthopaedic conditions for all age groups, in all occupations, including many Las Vegas youth/collegiate/professional athletes and Las Vegas show performers. Dr. Bronstein and his associate Dr. Galen Kam (also a Wranglers team physician) are both board certified, fellowship trained, and specialized in all clinical, surgical, and rehabilitation care from the fingertip to the shoulder.
Matthew Fouse received his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Following that, he completed his orthopaedic training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he had the opportunity to work under the team physician for the Montreal Canadiens. Dr. Fouse then moved on to a Southern California fellowship at The Sports Clinic to finish training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.
2012-13 is Dr. Fouse’s third season as team doctor for the Wranglers. He has also worked with the Las Vegas Locomotives and WAC basketball. Dr. Fouse is currently working at Desert Orthopedic Center (www.doclv.com), where he has been since 2007. He specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the shoulder and knee.
Entering his first season as the Wranglers Massage Therapist, Rudy originally learned massage as a young boy through Judo and Jujitsu. He followed that with massage school in San Jose, CA and graduated in December 2006. Rudy further honed his skills at his godfather’s Chiropractic practice, picking up new techniques along the way.
Rudy stays on top of his practice with over 100 hours and counting of Continuing Education courses including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, NMT and Lymphatic Drainage, as well as Biology, Nutrition and Chemistry for health care workers. After four years with Massage Envy in California, Rudy relocated to Las Vegas in November 2011 and transferred to the Massage Envy Boca Park location. During his practice there, the Wranglers own Adam Huxley discovered Rudy and insisted he join the Wranglers staff.