Sports in Las Vegas rose to a whole new level this year.
The Golden Knights are talking to two American Hockey League teams to partner with and are in discussions with several TV networks and local radio stations to broadcast their games.
The Golden Knights have sent preliminary date information to the NHL regarding the availability of T-Mobile for the 2017-18 season. The NHL is expected to open its centennial season Oct. 4.
Butch Goring, who is part of Las Vegas’ hockey history as the Thunder’s first coach in 1993, is glad the city finally has an NHL team. He believes the Golden Knights can be successful on and off the ice.
The Vegas Golden Knights added another member to its staff Friday.
The long and painstakingly slow process for the NHL and its Las Vegas team to unveil the nickname at a celebration outside T-Mobile Arena last month, added a new chapter to the saga when its trademark request was denied.
A representative for Las Vegas’ NHL team said Thursday the franchise will work quickly for appeal after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied its applications to register the name Vegas Golden Knights.
The Vegas Golden Knights’ trademark request was denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday because of a “likelihood of confusion” with the registered mark of The College of Saint Rose. The Albany, New York, school also uses the Golden Knights nickname.
Gerard Gallant, the successful coach of the Florida Panthers, was let go a week ago over philosophical differences. He appears to fit the bill for what Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is looking for in a head coach.