Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Army files challenge over Vegas Golden Knights' name"


Army's athletic teams go by the Black Knights, while the U.S. Army Parachute Team goes by the Golden Knights.


In the opposition, Army lists a November interview with Golden Knights owner Bill Foley, a West Point graduate, when he referenced Army as inspiration for the name and explained that the franchise opted not to use "Black Knights" because there is "already a Blackhawks in the league."

On Thursday, the NHL team released a statement "strongly disputing" the complaint, that read, in part: "We are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game."