Updated June 2, 2023 - 6:59 pm
When the Vegas Golden Knights emerged as a team that could win the Stanley Cup in its first season in 2018, so too did a small furry fan named Bark-Andre Furry.
Bark, the Jack Russell terrier named for the former Vegas Golden Knights goalie who captured the hearts of locals across the city, passed away Friday.
Bark’s owners announced Friday on Twitter that he was 14 years old.
— z – Bark-André (@BarkAndreFurry) June 2, 2023
Bark was a permanent fixture at Knights games and practices, even meeting his namesake in 2018 and receiving a shoutout from the NHL’s Instagram account.
Prominent local accounts and restaurants such as Las Vegas Locally and Jessie Rae’s BBQ paid condolences to Bark on Twitter Friday, with one fan saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with Bark’s family, the Golden Knights, and all the lives whom Bark was able to bring smiles and joy to!”
So very sorry to hear about Bark's passing 😔 Sending along my most sincere sympathies and condolences during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with Bark's family, the Golden Knights, and all the lives whom Bark was able to bring smiles and joy to! 🙏🏻
— Joe (@ChiSportsFanJoe) June 3, 2023
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