VEGAS - April 4, 2017 - The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, April 4, that the team has formed a partnership with the Nevada Storm to create a new youth hockey travel program, the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights. The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights program will initially feature teams from the mite level through midget and will utilize all three city rinks, including the Golden Knights practice facility, the Las Vegas Ice Center and the SoBe Ice Arena. All existing Nevada Storm teams will be re-branded under the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights name.
"We have a long-term commitment to growing the sport of hockey in our community, especially at the youth level," said Vegas Golden Knights Senior Vice President Murray Craven. "The Nevada Storm organization has done an incredible job in the youth hockey space and we believe this strategic partnership will help take youth hockey in Southern Nevada to new heights in terms of participation, interest and quality. We hope kids in Las Vegas will be proud to share the same Vegas Golden Knights name, colors and logos as our NHL players."
Kirk Brooks, Las Vegas Ice Center owner and Nevada Storm founder, added "We are really excited to partner with the Vegas Golden Knights and the opportunity to take Nevada youth hockey to a whole new level."
Try-out dates for the upcoming season as well as a complete list of coaches, teams and other helpful information will be announced in the coming weeks.
There will be a seven-member executive board that will oversee the Jr. Golden Knights organization and those members will be also be announced in the coming weeks.
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