The Silver Knights defeated the Bakersfield Condors on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena to extend their Pacific Division playoff final to a winner-take-all third game.
The Golden Knights have outscored the Wild 8-1 in the second period largely because of a tenacious forecheck that has allowed them to keep possession in the offensive zone.
Silver Knights rookie forward Jack Dugan has improved his defensive game and was on the ice late in the third period Friday with his team ahead by one goal.
On the Silver Knights, Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon: “It’s a really young team. There’s a lot of first-year pros, a lot of second-year pros.”
The Henderson Silver Knights clinched the American Hockey League’s Pacific Division title in their first season Thursday with a win over Bakersfield at Orleans Arena.
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan have purchased an expansion team in the Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2022.
The Silver Knights played their first game at T-Mobile Arena and came away with a 5-3 victory Saturday before an announced crowd of 3,830.
The Silver Knights are in a slump, but the announcement that they’ll be Pacific Division playoffs Thursday should give them extra motivation to stop the skid.
Mired in their first true slump, the Silver Knights started a five-game road trip Saturday at San Diego with the race in the Pacific Division beginning to tighten.
Golden Knights prospect Jack Dugan is one of the best passers in the American Hockey League. But the Silver Knights want him to do it a little bit less.
Brayden Pachal is from Saskatchewan and played with or against several of the victims from the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The Silver Knights haven’t needed much help so far this American Hockey League season. They’re getting it anyway with reinforcements from the Golden Knights’ drafts.
Tomas Jurco and Lucas Elvenes each had a goal and an assist in a four-goal second period.