The Vegas Golden Knights’ new American Hockey League team will be called the Henderson Silver Knights.
The AHL team, which is relocating from San Antonio, Texas will initially play at Orleans Arena while its Henderson rink is being built. The $80 million, 6,000-seat arena was approved 4-1 by the Henderson City Council on May 19 despite vocal opposition from some who live in the area.
The Golden Knights bought the San Antonio Rampage on Feb. 6 with the intention of locating the team to Henderson. The team will be headquartered at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.
“Three short years ago we were gearing up to unveil the NHL’s newest franchise: The Vegas Golden Knights,” said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. “Today, we’re more than excited to find ourselves back where we started as we prepare to launch our new AHL franchise in Henderson. We had hoped to celebrate the day with our fans in person, but with the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our decision- making, we have decided to take a virtual approach. This one-hour special will be packed with exclusive interviews, storytelling and, of course, the unveiling of our team name and logo. We have no doubt this team will leave a mark on our city just as the Golden Knights have done and we can’t wait for the journey to start.”