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Bill Foley defends choice of name for new hockey team

Posted at 6:57 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 21:57:51-05

Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley is speaking out after reports surfaced that the U.S. Army is looking into the name of the franchise.

Foley sent an email to ESPN that insist that the name was chosen because Nevada is the largest gold producing state in the country and because of the "golden tones" of the Las Vegas Strip.


He says use of the Vegas Golden Knights is distinctive from the Army Golden Knights just as the New York Rangers is different from the Texas Rangers or the Arizona Cardinals is not the same as the St. Louis Cardinals.