Emery Songer is our new Van and Bonnie Producer and you will hear him from time to time filling us in on the latest trending stories. He had a good one this morning that neither Van nor I had hear about.
The Vegas Golden Knights entered this season as the newest team in the National Hockey League, beginning play with little expectations as an expansion team in a highly competitive league.
Before the Golden Knights could even take the ice, however, the Las Vegas Shooting took place, taking 58 lives in a senseless tragedy. The ordeal led to a very emotional start to what was expected to be a challenging year.
Instead, Vegas has shocked the sports world, setting records across the board as they steamrolled to the Pacific Division title. In doing so, they became the first expansion franchise in any of the four major sports to finish first in an established division.
The team is made up of castoffs from the other 30 teams from their expansion draft as well as unproven rookies.
While the story of the team has created plenty of curiosity in sports, the connection to their community has made the headlines over their unexpected division title.
On Saturday, just prior to the game where the Golden Knights clinched the Pacific Division, the team retired #58 as a tribute to the 58 victims of the Las Vegas Shooting last October. It was an emotional scene as the banner was raised to the rafters.
Vegas will begin their first playoff series in the next couple of weeks.
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