Golden Knights retire No. 58, raise banner to honour shooting victims

In their last home game of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights raised a banner and retired the number 58 in honour of the 58 victims of the shooting that took place in October.

The Vegas Golden Knights haven’t had many missteps this season, on or off the ice, and they were back at it Saturday night winning over the hearts of hockey fans everywhere.

Prior to their regular-season home finale against the San Jose Sharks Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, the team held a special ceremony to relive some of the best moments from the franchise’s storybook inaugural season.

Following a video montage, the team raised a banner to the rafters that was emblazoned with 58 stars and the names of the 58 victims that lost their lives during a mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip on Oct. 1, 2017.

The team also announced it is officially retiring the No. 58.

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and the team’s general manager George McPhee were among those that joined the families of the 58 victims on the ice during the ceremony.

You can watch the full tribute at the top of this page.

Stick taps all around. Well done, Vegas.


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