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Vegas Jr. Golden Knights - June Update

Dear Players and Parents,

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted not only hockey, but our entire lives, as the world changed around us. In an instant, school, communities, hockey and human lives were taken away, leaving us all in a state of disbelief. Instead of enjoying playoff hockey and end of school celebrations, we paused our lives – now uncertain of what the future will look like.

When we are able to resume training, we will continue to pour all our energy into providing an organization and environment that allows youth hockey players an opportunity to learn and excel at the sport of hockey, and in doing so, grow as young men and women. Ice times will include individual and team development, while always protecting the safety and wellness of our players and their families.

We have been actively preparing for the unknowns surrounding our return to playing the game we love. In the days and weeks to come, you can expect:

  • Up-to-date health and safety policy and protocol information
  • Our coaching roster for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights 2020-21 season
  • Ice times for individual and team development
  • Rescheduled tryout dates

We all know how strong our Vegas hockey community is and what being a part of it means to our VJGK families. And much like hockey players, our hockey family is resilient and will persevere.

During this difficult and sometimes fearful time, I hope we will have found a way to come out stronger because of this experience; developing, discovering, and exploring new passions and ideas. I am confident this experience will be a formative one in making us all better coaches, athletes, teammates, colleagues, family members, and students. We will be on the ice soon. Hockey will bring us back together with the people and sport that we all miss.

Best wishes,

Brian Salcido
Director of Coaching, Vegas Jr. Golden Knights



Greetings to all players and parents:

During this time of unparalleled uncertainty, the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights staff has been diligently preparing for the 2020-21 campaign. We are proud to announce the VJGK Travel Team coaches for the upcoming season.

Pokey Reddick  (VJGK/FL HS)

Wally Lacroix  (16u AA)

Matt Johnson  (14u AA)

Dustin Coldren  (14U A)

Frank Salcido  (12U AA)

Dave McShane  (12U A)

Brian Salcido  (10U AA)

Tony Esposito (10U A)

Adam Miller  (14U Girls)

Jeremy Beyor  (12U Girls)

I am extremely happy with the coaching staff we have put together. Coming from different coaching and playing backgrounds across the country, our staff is prepared to navigate the uniqueness of hockey in the Valley.

The goal of the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey Club is to deliver on our core values:

  • Create an environment that allows youth hockey players to learn and excel at the sport
  • Develop high achieving student athletes through positive team experiences
  • Demand the best of ourselves and each other

Coaches play a vital role in successfully fulfilling our goals. Their teaching fosters player learning, making them better athletes, teammates, colleagues, family members, and students. We take to heart both the responsibility and the challenge presented in striving to reach our goals.

Please, do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions. We are excited to see everyone on the other side of this “pause”. Until then, stay safe and be healthy.

Brian Salcido
Director of Coaching, Vegas Jr. Golden Knights



CNA - March

MEMO: (see Vegas Jr. Golden Knights updates above)

Published 3/18/2020

As of noon today, City National Arena will close to the public pursuant to Governor Sisolak’s directive that all non-essential businesses close in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19.  That now extends to any private rentals, open skates, our MacKenzie River restaurant and our Arsenal retail store. This follows our decision last week to pause all USA Hockey and US Figure Skating programming, as well as adult leagues in our facility until a later date. We support the Governor’s important message, and encourage you to read his guidance if you have not already done so, which can be found at:


Families wishing to put off paying the tryout fee at time of registration please enter discount code, PayLater at check out.  The fee will be collected at a later date before the first tryout skate.  

Spring Girls Development Program

Follow this link to our Spring Girls Development Program. This is a once a week skill development program designed to prepare our female players for the upcoming season.

  • Photo by Michele Sylvester
  • Photo by Michele Sylvester
  • Photo by Michele Sylvester
  • Photo by Michele Sylvester
  • Photo by Michele Sylvester


Mission Statement

The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights are dedicated to the development of youth hockey in the city of Las Vegas and state of Nevada. We are committed to providing our hockey players and families an environment where young athletes can develop on and off the ice while learning the value of teamwork, competition, sportsmanship, discipline, respect, self-esteem, hard work and integrity – in a safe and fun environment. We are dedicated to the growth and development of the game in our city and aim to foster a community spirit among our players, families, coaches and officials.

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