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Golden Knights Have Brought Community Together

As the Vegas Golden Knights gear up for game two of the Stanley Cup finals tonight, the effect the team has had on the city of Las Vegas is nothing short of amazing. Vegas has long been known as a transient city, full of people from other cities. That may be somewhat true but the valley does have a very sizable population of native residents. Sportswise, the only team that native Vegas residents have really had to root for in the past has been the UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team, especially in its' heyday under head coach Jerry Tarkanian. Discussions and negotiations about bringing a professional team from one of the major sports leagues have come and gone until this past year when we got the Golden Knights. Skeptics said that pro hockey wouldn't thrive here in the desert. Not only has it thrived, but it has exceeded expectations as the Knights have given Vegas something to cheer and be proud about. Not to mention that the Knights already have a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final! Even transplants from other cities have adopted the Golden Knights as their team. Game two is tonight at 5pm at T-Mobile Arena. Valley residents will be donning their Knights gear and crowding into sports bars, sportsbooks, and the like to cheer the team on, united in their support. Thank you, Golden Knights!

Syd Gaddy