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What'' s a ' Winnipeg? ' Time to brush up on the Golden Knights' ' Canadian competition

It's about 1,600 miles away from the Las Vegas Valley, but this weekend all eyes in southern Nevada will be on Winnipeg as the Golden Knights take on the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final.
 It's about 1,600 miles far from the Las Vegas Valley, however this weekend all eyes in southern Nevada will be on Winnipeg as the Golden Knights handle the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final.

It’s about 1,600 miles away from the Las Vegas Valley, however this weekend all eyes in southern Nevada will be on Winnipeg as the Golden Knights take on the Winnipeg Jets

in the Western Conference Final. HENDERSON, NV( FOX5)- It’s about 1,600 miles away from the Las Vegas Valley, but this weekend all eyes in southern Nevada will be on Winnipeg as the Golden Knights handle the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final. However just how much do you know about the city where Games 1 and 2 will be played? We’ll begin with the fundamentals: Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba.

It’s near the center of Canada, and north of North Dakota. Winnipeg has a population of about 750,000 individuals, compared with a Las Vegas’ city population of about two million.” We’re going to provide you the very best, hardest hockey market that you’re ever visiting,” Matt Schaubroeck with Tourist Winnipeg

said. If Golden Knights fans are making the trip up North, exactly what can they do to kill time when the team isn’t taking the ice?

” I would take a look at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, you can view the polar bears going for a swim right on top of your head,” Schaubroeck stated. “Another thing you can do: I would head over to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It’s a gorgeous structure, you cant miss it.”

However let’s get real, the reason middle ages maniacs are venturing north this week is the hockey, as well as though Winnipeggers enjoy their Jets, Schaubroeck stated they’ll still be typically Canadian: respectful to visitors, even those sporting the black and gold.

” You’ll get some good-natured heckling, but at the end of the day, we like our hockey, however we’re referred to as ‘friendly Manitoba’ and you’ll see it come through if you come appear for a visit.”

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Golden Knights to play San Jose on Thursday in Las Vegas

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/ > John Locher/AP San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) vies for the puck with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) throughout the 2nd period of an NHL hockey video game, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|3:59 p.m.

. The Golden Knights will drop the puck for their second-round series versus the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m. Thursday at T-Mobile Arena.

The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network (channel 220 on DirecTV, 159 on Meal, 1038 on Cox and 640 on CenturyLink Prism).

Vegas has actually waited a week for the announcement after sweeping the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in the preliminary, which concluded April 17.

The NHL has not announced the remainder of the second-round schedule, most likely waiting for the outcome of Wednesday’s Game 7 match between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Golden Knights will host the Sharks for the very first 2 video games of the series before visiting San Jose for Games 3 and 4. With nine days in between video games, the team has actually practiced longer than typical in an attempt to stay in playoff form.

The Sharks are dealing with the very same issue, as they swept the Anaheim Ducks in their first-round series.

” They’re in the exact same boat, so that’s the good idea,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said. “I’m grateful we’re not playing a team that’s simply ending up the series up with just 2 or three day of rests. We’ll see what occurs.”

The Golden Knights were 3-0-1 this season versus the Sharks, with their only loss coming in overtime on March 22.

” It’s going to be tough, however the gamers are going to be fired up,” Gallant stated. “It’s a championship game, so I believe both teams will come out playing well.”

Golden Knights announce free fan events prior to Video game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the L.A. Kings Wednesday, but fans won't need to buy a ticket to get in on the excitement.
 The Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the L.A. Kings Wednesday, however fans won't need to buy a ticket to get in on the excitement.

The Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the L.A. Kings Wednesday, however fans won’t have to buy a ticket to get in on the enjoyment. LAS VEGAS (FOX5)- The Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the L.A. Kings Wednesday, but fans will not need a ticket to obtain in on the excitement. At 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hockey League will host a complimentary

concert headlined by Grammy-nominated rapper Reasoning in Toshiba Plaza. No ticket will be needed to view the performance. The March to the Fortress begins at 5:45 p.m. outside New York-New York and concludes at about 6:00 p.m. at Toshiba Plaza.

Other activities and destinations prior to the video game start at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Toshiba Plaza including:

A barber shaving Vegas Golden Knights logosA tattoo artist tattooing free Vegas Golden Knights logo designs (up to a specific size) An airbrush artistFace and hair paintersCorn tossA shooting cageIce sculpturesA Topgolf interactive gameVegas Program Women taking images with a small ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign

Stay with FOX5 for information on further celebrations!

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Marketing group wants to match Golden Knights’ success on the ice

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Steve Marcus Kristopher Knief, director of organisation intelligence for the Vegas Golden Knights, positions in a suite at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Golden Knights will offer jerseys to fans after final house game

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Steve Marcus Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71)commemorates with teammate Brayden McNabb (3) after scoring a hat technique objective during a game Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Monday, March 19, 2018|2:31 p.m.

. The Golden Knights will provide fans the jerseys off their backs after the last home game of the season on March 31 as a part of fan appreciation week.

It’s a custom observed by lots of other NHL groups, too.

The last week of the regular season, March 26 to 31, has been designated fan appreciation week, the team announced today. There will be giveaways for all fans at each of the 4 games that week.

Fans will get a Golden Knights flag March 26, a guard window cling on March 28, a car flag on March 30 and an image from the home opener on March 31.

The Golden Knights will also provide team awards after the last house video game. They will provide a Very first Star Award as determined by voting at home video games, a Vegas Strong Service Award for the player most involved in serving and returning to the community and a Seventh Player Award for the employee who most exceeded expectations on the ice.

Fans can elect Marc-Andre Fleury, William Karlsson, Deryk Engelland or Reilly Smith for the Seventh Player Award online at vegasgoldenknights.com/awards. As a finale, the

group will take the ice and provide their game-worn jerseys to select fans.

Nearing 36, Golden Knights' ' Engelland playing finest hockey of his life

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Steve Marcus Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland(5) is shown during a video game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Golden Knights assisting bring street hockey to middle schools

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L.E. Baskow Trainees from After School All-Stars delight in some street hockey while the Vegas Golden Knights host a Youth Hockey Center at AutoNation Toyota on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018|2:55 p.m.

Move over dodgeball. Street hockey will quickly be contributed to physical education classes at Southern Nevada intermediate schools.

Today, the Clark County School District revealed an initiative to bring the sport to 63 intermediate schools in collaboration with the Golden Knights and the NHL.

“This partnership is a terrific opportunity to assist grow youth hockey and produce enjoyment for the sport amongst middle schoolers in Clark County,” Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said. “We wish to thank our partners at Clark County School District, NV Energy, NHL and the NHL Gamers’ Association for assisting make this program possible.”

The effort, announced at Walter Johnson Junior High, will supply participating schools with a full set of street hockey equipment, teaching guides and a student curriculum book to execute the street hockey program.

Educators will go through hockey training supplied by the Golden Knights youth hockey development personnel to better teach the sport to their trainees.

Our hometown hockey pub: MacKenzie River Pizza is Golden Knights central

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Steve Marcus Fans chant “Go Knights Go!”as they enjoy a live broadcast of the Vegas Golden Knights against the Pittsburgh Penguins at MacKenzie River Pizza, a bar and grill inside the groups practice center at City National Arena, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. From left: Jim Canada, Bryan Cannon, and David Byer.

contact)Monday, Feb. 12, 2018|2 a.m. The Las Vegas Valley is definitely cluttered with sports bars, vibrant places you can discover your fellow fans and cheer for almost any pro team out there– that old saying that Las Vegans all originated from some other city is still mainly true, and we bring our house groups in addition to us.

Obviously, these days we have a genuine home team– a winning one– and naturally plenty of local sports bars have adopted the Vegas Golden Knights. It’s all part of the neighborhood coming together to support its very first big league expert sports franchise, an exciting movement that deserves to be described as a phenomenon.

Unless the Knights are at house and you have actually got tickets to T-Mobile Arena, it is difficult to find a more distinctively electrical atmosphere to view the video game than MacKenzie River Pizza. The restaurant and bar lies on the second floor at the $30 million City National Arena, the Golden Knights’ practice facility and head office in Downtown Summerlin.

The arena is a home-away-from-home for the gamers, and fans are starting to feel the same method about the comfortable tavern upstairs. If you want to get a table or perhaps a seat at the bar during a Golden Knights video game, plan to get to the pub a minimum of a few hours before the puck drops.

VGK Fans at MacKenzie River Pizza Introduce slideshow””We began pretty hectic but gradually,

the crowds during video games have actually gotten bigger, “says MacKenzie River General Manager Jason Anderson.”We do not have outdoors signage or anything like that so we rely totally on word-of-mouth. Very first individuals started concerning the team’s practices and finding their way here, then we were only truly hectic throughout away video games. But now it’s packed no matter what, and things are just continuing to get crazier. “Anderson was operating in a great dining restaurant across the street, T-bones Chophouse at the Red

Rock Resort, when he found out about the hockey happenings coming to Downtown Summerlin. Expense Foley, the owner of the Golden Knights and the Montana-based Glacier Dining establishment Group that consists of the MacKenzie River Pizza chain, was a frequent guest at T-bones.”It was a combination of the NHL side of things and seeing Mr. Foley be available in at Red Rock and seeing exactly what he was all about, and belonging of something brand new that the community could get thrilled about,”Anderson says. “And originating from the Midwest– I was born in Wisconsin– the hockey component was attracting me. I think it was something to gravitate to for a lot of individuals in Las Vegas. “The hockey pub certainly is a force of gravity. Every seat in the extensive dining room and around the rectangular bar provides fantastic views of numerous hi-def TELEVISION screens, and the seats along both sides examine City National Arena’s twin ice rinks. The restaurant cranks the volume when the Knights are on those screens, but you still can’t hear the video game when the house group scores and the capability crowd emerges. Chants of”Go Knights Go!”follow, similar to in the house games at T-Mobile. The most popular game-time meals and drinks are enormous plates of Cowboy Nachos, Good Ol’ Boy( pepperoni)and MacKenzie River(veggie )pizzas and the made-in-Henderson Golden Nites Bohemian Pilsner

from Lovelady Developing.”That constantly turns into our top selling beer on game nights, “Anderson says. It’s a popular place to work, too, as the personnel hasn’t seen much turnover considering that opening in early September– a rare accomplishment for a brand-new dining establishment. It’s all hands on deck for game-night crowds, however

the MacKenzie River group seems to have actually discovered its groove, and in the nick of time. With more youth hockey programs, adult leagues and other events filling up the rinks at the arena, the restaurant is busier than ever. And the more time you spend hanging out at this friendly neighborhood sports bar, the more possibility you have of facing among the Golden Knights, who spend a lot of time at the arena and dining establishment when they’re not on the ice. “A great deal of them will spend time after practice or go skating with their families then pop in and have a pizza. You can run into anyone whenever,” states Anderson.

Army ought to leave Knights alone

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018|2 a.m.

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I read all the news concerning the Las Vegas NHL team and the Army’s problem about its usage of the Golden Knights name, including the Sun’s Jan. 23 article on the subject.

In the beginning, I believed it was humorous if not ludicrous until I recognized what the ramifications are. The Vegas Golden Knights are a private organization, funded by private residents. Even their house ice rink is a privately funded job, unlike the Raiders arena.

The Vegas Golden Knights offer entertainment. The Army, if I’m not mistaken, exists to secure the United States versus foreign and/or domestic opponents.

I don’t think the Golden Knights fit either classification. Nevertheless, the Army is spending loan and resources to file a grievance about a hockey group’s name and logo design. It may even go to court to validate its grievance.

Guess who spends for this pie-in-the-sky legal maneuver? If it’s the Golden Knights, it’s the personal owners. If it’s the Army, it’s you and me, the taxpayers. If the Defense Department wants a budget increase, inform it to stop using taxpayer cash for this kind of activity and focus on offering the personnel and equipment to safeguard us.

House opener: 80 predictions for the Golden Knights' ' inaugural season

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Ross D. Franklin/ AP Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) celebrates his objective scored versus the Arizona Coyotes with Golden Knights left wing Erik Haula (56) and Golden Knights left wing David Perron (57) throughout the 3rd period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Golden Knights defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017|2 a.m.

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It’s been more than a year given that the Golden Knights revealed their group name and logo design at Toshiba Plaza, but lots of Las Vegas sports fans have actually waited decades for this day.

Tonight the Golden Knights will drop the puck in their first-ever home video game at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena as they handle the Arizona Coyotes. The team is currently off to a fantastic start, becoming just the 3rd franchise group in NHL history to begin 2-0-0, and the very first to do it without the advantage of playing other growth teams.

For a little fun, I predicted anything and whatever I could consider we head into the season.

1. First goal at T-Mobile Arena: Colin Miller (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

2. First help at T-Mobile Arena: Cody Eakin (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

3. First charge at T-Mobile Arena: Luca Sbisa (slashing Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

4. First fight: Deryk Engelland (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

It’s obvious who the enforcer on this group is. For those who weren’t sure, Engelland strengthened it throughout the Golden Knights preseason home opener on Sept. 30. Kurtis MacDermid of the Kings provided exactly what Engelland considered an inexpensive shot on colleague Tomas Nosek, and Engelland right away dropped the gloves and threw down with MacDermid.

5. First conserve at T-Mobile Arena: Marc-Andre Fleury (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

6. Very first shutout: Marc-Andre Fleury (Oct. 27 vs. Colorado)

7. First win at T-Mobile Arena: Oct. 10 vs. Arizona

8. First loss at T-Mobile Arena: Oct. 15 vs. Detroit

9. Final record: 29-40-13 (71 points)

The over-under for the Golden Knights’ win overall was 26.5. They are currently more than 7 percent of the method there, and I think they discuss due to an early-season rise riding the momentum of the new franchise.

10. Home record: 17-17-7

11. Away record: 12-23-6

12. Department record: 10-15-4

13. Conference record: 19-26-5

14. Department finish: 7

15. Conference surface: 14

16. League surface: 29

17. 2018 draft position: 1st

18. Overall goals scored: 203

Only four teams in the NHL permitted more objectives than this last year. The Golden Knights have talent on defense, but many of their finest defenders (Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Jason Fort) are offensive minded and will leave openings behind them.

19. Total goals permitted: 245

20. Power play goals scored: 28

21. Power play portion: 11%

22. Power play rank: 31

23. Power play objectives enabled: 41

24. Brief handed goals scored: 5

25. Brief handed objectives permitted: 8

26. Penalty kill percentage: 83%

27. Penalty kill rank: 9

28. Leader in goals: Jonathan Marchessault (27)

Marchessault scored 30 objectives in 2015 (tied with Connor McDavid just 3 behind

Alex Ovechkin). He will likely be using the leading line for the Golden Knights on most nights, which raises the level of competition. He may not match that this year but he’ll come close. The obvious choice through two games is James Neal, who already has three goals, but I’m not confident he will play adequate video games for Vegas to be the objective leader before being traded.

29. Leader in helps: Vadim Shipachyov (35)

30. Leader in points: Jonathan Marchessault (45)

31. Leader in typical time on ice: Jason Garrison (20:30)

32. Leading forward in average time on ice: Reilly Smith (18:10)

33. Leader in obstructed shots: Jason Fort (88)

34. Leader in saves: Marc-Andre Fleury (1,860)

35. Leader in objectives against average: Marc-Andre Fleury (2.89)

36. Leader in save portion: Marc-Andre Fleury (.912)

37. Leader in shutouts: Marc-Andre Fleury (5)

38. Leader in penalty minutes: Colin Miller (82)

39. Leader in fights: Deryk Engelland (7)

40. Leader in power play goals: James Neal (8)

41. Leader in power play helps: Vadim Shipachyov (14)

42. Leader in power play points: Vadim Shipachyov (18)

43. Leader in shorthanded goals: Reilly Smith (2)

44. Leader in shorthanded helps: Cody Eakin (2)

45. Leader in shorthanded points: Reilly Smith (3)

46. Leading defenseman in objectives: Colin Miller (11)

47. Leading defenseman in helps: Jason Garrison (18)

48. Leading defenseman in points: Colin Miller (21)

49. Golden Knights All-Stars: Marc-Andre Fleury

Fleury’s goals versus average might be the worst he’s had in a long time, but the three-time Stanley Cup champ will have plenty of highlight-worthy nights where he faces a lots of shots. Take the season opener for example, where Fleury stopped 45 of 46 shots.

50. Very first empty net objective: James Neal (Oct. 27 vs. Colorado)

51. Leader in video game winning goals: James Neal (5)

52. Leader in overtime objectives: Jonathan Marchessault (3)

53. Leader in shootout goals: Jonathan Marchessault (3)

54. Leader in shots: Jonathan Marchessault (203)

55. Leader in shooting percentage: Vadim Shipachyov (15.8 percent)

56. Leader in face-off wins: Cody Eakin (687)

57. Leader in face-off percentage: Cody Eakin (54.9 percent)

58. Leader in plus/minus: James Neal (+3)

59. Leader in CORSI for: Colin Miller (1,313)

60. Leader in CORSI versus: Jason Fort (1,264)

61. Leader in Fenwick for: Colin Miller (904)

62. Leader in Fenwick versus: Jason Fort (825)

63. Leader in offensive zone start percentage: Vadim Shipachyov (59.6)

64. Leader in defensive zone start portion: Cody Eakin (60)

65. Very first call-up from American Hockey League: Vadim Shipachyov

The Russian star from the Kontinental Hockey League started the year in the American Hockey League due to the fact that of roster numbers, however I think he’ll be raised quicker instead of later.

66. Second call-up from American Hockey League: Alex Tuch

67. Leading scorer that does not begin the season in NHL: Alex Tuch (7)

68. First hat trick: None

69. Player to exceed expectations: Cody Eakin

70. Gamer to fall short of expectations: Nate Schmidt

71. Over/under record: 45 Under/ 37 Over

72. Very popular jersey: # 29 Marc-Andre Fleury

73. Hottest ticket: Oct. 10, 2016 vs. Arizona Coyotes

74. 2nd hottest ticket: Dec. 31, 2016 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

75. Least attended video game: March 28, 2017 vs. Arizona Coyotes

76. Unexpected fan favorite: Brayden McNabb

77. Most jam-packed pre-game bar/restaurant: Beerhaus at The Park

78. Longest concession line at T-Mobile Arena during video games: Shake Shack

79. First gamer to have actually name shouted in arena: Marc-Andre Fleury

80. Most popular team chant in arena: Go Knights Go!