NHL: Vegas owner defends “Golden Knights” naming.

Nashville, TN, United States / The Game Nashville
NHL: Vegas owner defends "Golden Knights" naming.

Las Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley stands by his name “Golden Knights” for the brand new NHL team. despite criticism regarding relation to the United States Army.

AP Photo/John Locher

AP Photo/John Locher

Despite criticism regarding relation to the United States Army, Foley stated that the name is “based upon Nevada being the largest gold producing state in the country and the golden tones of the Las Vegas strip.”  Bill Foley happens to be graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as well.

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Original story / Scott Burnside, ESPN

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