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VJGK 2021-2022 News


The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights 12U AA team wins the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida National Hockey Showcase event September 17-19, 2021. 

Every player scored over the course of six games where team went five and one.  The National Showcase Hockey Series features top Tier 2 organizations across the United States. 

Players were able to catch a Miami Marlins game and see crocodiles on a fan boat tour in the Everglades while in Florida.  

The next National Hockey Showcase event is in Nashville, TN October 22-25.

The Vegas Junior Golden Knights 10UAA won their division at the Inland Empire Tournament in Riverside, California.

The team went 4-0-1 over the weekend in some close matchups. The division only had three teams, but the tournament was competitive throughout. Almost every game was decided by two goals or less, except for the championship game where they won, 6-2. 

Friday, Sept. 3 – W, 7-4 vs. Jr. Gulls
Saturday, Sept. 3 – T, 4-4 vs. Jr. Ducks
Sunday, Sept .4 – W, 5-4 vs. Jr. Gulls
Sunday, Sept. 4 – W, 3-1 vs. Jr. Ducks
Monday, Sept. 5 – W, 6-2 vs. Jr. Ducks

In addition to a successful hockey weekend, the team had most of their Saturday off. Players, coaches, and parents had a fun day together at the beach. 

Overall, the U10 AA team had a great weekend. They won their division and spent time bonding – and that’s what travel hockey is all about. 


The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey Club is pleased to announce that they are part of the inaugural 2021-22 campaign of the Pacific Girls Hockey League. The league includes prominent teams from California, with the recent additions of the Arizona Kachinas and our Vegas Jr. Golden Knights. 


“This is a step forward for girls’ hockey in Las Vegas. Promoting and elevating the girls’ game in the market and across the state is an organizational priority”, commented Darren Eliot, President, VJGK Hockey Club. Eliot continued, “Competing consistently against top caliber teams allows our players to improve individually and forms the foundation for collective growth as a regional league.”


Please come join us and support our 12U girls for a weekend of great hockey on September 18th and 19th at Lifeguard Arena. 



Vegas Junior Golden Knights National Bound Teams:


The Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey Club is thrilled to announce Matt Johnson as our 16U Tier 1 Head Coach for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Matt is entering his fourth year in the VJGK program and has become increasingly instrumental in defining the Skills Progression Path throughout the Hockey Club.

Matt’s passionate approach is tailor-made for this age group and competitive level.

Tryouts are on May 21-23, well after Nationals and the Pacific District Development Camp.

To register please go to the link:

To contact Coach Johnson directly, please call 978-979-0304, or email him at


With Coach Johnson moving to the 16U level, we are pleased to announce Wally Lacroix as our 14U T1 bench boss. Wally has been in our program since its inception coaching our 16U team. He won a National title two year ago – a tremendous accomplishment in just the second year of the Vegas Junior Golden Knights Hockey Club existence. Coach Lacroix brings a wealth of experience to the role and is one of the most well-known and respected hockey figures in the area.


Tryouts are on May 21-23, after Nationals and the Pacific District Development Camp.

To register please go to the link:

To contact Coach Lacroix directly, please call 702-716-1780, or email him at


Players, Coaches & Parents: Welcome to the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey Club’s 2021-22 season introduction. We are pleased that you are interested in being part our growth and development for the 2021-22 campaign. We are excited for the upcoming season, as we all look forward to a full, complete and healthy schedule of competition. As we enter our fifth season as the premier travel program in the state, our offerings continue to expand. This season will see our 16U and 14U Boys teams compete as Tier 1 teams in both the NAPHL and TPH Tournament series, as well as select T1 showcase events throughout the country. Tryouts for those teams will take place after Nationals in May at City National Arena. As always, we considered this step at length, both in the near term and long term. As part of our ongoing focus on building and developing youth hockey options for our players and families, we feel the move to Tier 1 provides a positive progression throughout our program. Over the next several weeks we will roll out other growth initiatives for the upcoming season, including tryout details at all levels, coaching announcements, Girls Leadership and programming advancement details and news of an Elite Training and Support partnership agreement. Make sure you check this site regularly to stay abreast of our schedule for the spring and 2021-22 season. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

Sincerely, Darren Eliot Executive Director Vegas Junior Golden Knights