Full Sportscast: Golden Knights Hope to Strike it Rich with Gallant
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The Vegas Golden Knights hired their first head coach in team history on Thursday as owner Bill Foley and GM George McPhee introduced Gerard Gallant. Gallant was the former head coach of the Florida Panthers and even was the first head coach Columbus Blue Jacket history when they were an expansion team. Coaching in two non-traditional hockey markets should have him prepared for the introduction to the NHL in Las Vegas as he tells us taking his players and coaches into the community and build local youth hockey programs was the key to success in building a new fan base. The 51s returned to the field on Thursday night and got mauled by the Fresno Grizzlies giving up 7 runs in the first two innings as Las Vegas lost 12-4.