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Bark-Andre Furry, beloved Golden Knights furry friend, dies

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.

Bark, named for former Knights goaltender Marc-André Fleury, became a permanent fixture of the fan base after the team’s historic Stanley Cup run in 2018.

As the team grew, so did Bark’s following. His Twitter @BarkAndreFurry has over 15,000 followers, while his Instagram account under the same handle has over 26,000 followers.

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!”

Contact Kiara Adams at kadams@reviewjournal.com or at 702-380-0399. Follow @kiadams101 on Twitter.

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