Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars honor mass shooting victims before opener

DALLAS — The Dallas Stars formed a line next to players from the Vegas Golden Knights to honor victims of last weekend’s mass shooting before the debut of the first major pro sports franchise from Las Vegas.

After Dallas introductions marking the 25th season since the NHL came to Texas, the Stars players skated from their blue line to the Vegas blue line so that both sets of players were together for pregame remembrances Friday night.

The Stars first honored a staff member who died in a car wreck during the offseason before paying tribute to play-by-play announcer Dave Strader, who died of bile duct cancer at 62 the same day of the Vegas shooting, which killed 58 people.

There was were brief moments of silence for each, and the video board read “Viva Las Vegas” as the public address announcer said, “Dallas stands with Vegas and those affected by the horrifying tragedy.”

Source link

Articles You May Like

Derek “Turk” Sanderson: A Boston Bruins Legend
10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History
Vending machine worker dresses for St. Louis Blues as emergency goalie
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Might Be the Canadiens’ Answer at Centre
Chicago Blackhawks Notable Concerns for 2017-18 Season

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *