The Vegas Golden Knights will play their first home game on October 10 at T-Mobile Arena against the Arizona Coyotes.
NEWS: We’re proud to announce that our home opener will be played against @ArizonaCoyotes on October 10.
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 21, 2017
Like the Golden Knights, the Coyotes are a desert hockey team, which means the "Battle in the Desert" rivalry practically writes itself.
Expectations will have to be tempered for the Golden Knights entering their inaugural season. Expansion teams rarely have success out of the gate, but it's always good to develop rivalries early and carry that on into the future.
Win or lose, October 10 will mark the first time Las Vegas can see its team play on home ice. That should be enough to get fans excited.
Fans interested in learning more about the Golden Knights, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.vegasgoldenknights.com or call 702-645-4259.