The Henderson Silver Knights are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC, and the first Professional sports team in Henderson.
The American Hockey League has announced that the 2020-21 season will include 28 teams when it gets underway on February 5. The AHL will operate in five divisions this season. Further details, including schedule formats and playoffs, are still to be determined. The Silver Knights will be part of the Pacific Division which will also include:
San Diego Gulls
San Jose Barracuda
“When we started our initial ticket drive to bring hockey to Vegas and create the team we now know as the Golden Knights, it was obvious this community had all the makings of a great hockey city. That being said, the passion and enthusiasm our fans have shown us over the past three years is greater than anything we could have imagined. Now our fans can watch more hockey right in their backyard and keep a close eye on our players’ journeys as they advance through our ranks with the intention of achieving the ultimate goal: Becoming a Vegas Golden Knight.”- Bill Foley, Henderson Silver Knights owner and Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO
The Silver Knights will play their home games during the 2020-21 AHL season at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. Along with their partners at Boyd Gaming, the Henderson Silver Knights will create a memorable, best-in-class fan experience in one of the leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities in the nation.
The Silver Knights will then move into their future home, the Henderson Events Center, located where the Henderson Pavilion once stood. The Silver Knights and the City of Henderson are currently constructing the Henderson Event Center, an enclosed multi-purpose venue with a capacity of approximately 6,000 where the Silver Knights will play their home games once completed.
This Event Center would build upon the enthusiasm Henderson residents already have for the Vegas Golden Knights and offer up a new, family-friendly pricing model combined with all the excitement, energy and pride of professional hockey. With the AHL in town hosting 34 games per year, Henderson will truly mean Hockey!
Silver Knights Logo
The horse played a vital role in a knight’s quest to become elite, assisting in the knight’s training, skill advancement and overall development. As the primary affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Henderson Silver Knights hold an identical position: Assisting in every aspect of the knight’s quest to become an elite warrior. See more about the full details of the logo design here.
In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.
Don’t forget our Golden Knights Hockey starts January 14th. You can see their full schedule at the link.