Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Army files challenge over Vegas Golden Knights' name"

USAT:

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

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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."