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VJGK 2021-2022 News

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VJGK Nationals

This weekend the 14U and 16u Vegas Junior Golden Knights are traveling to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to participate in the 2021 USA Hockey-Chipotle Youth Tier II 14U 1A National Championships.

The 14U VJGK team is coached by Matt Johnson.  The teams round-robin schedule is as follows:

April 29th @ 2:15PM (CDT) vs. Montana Big Sky Stars (MT)

April 30th @ 10:15AM (CDT) vs. Atlanta Madhatters (GA)

May 1st @ 6:45PM (CDT) vs. OKC Oil Kings (OK)

To follow the teams progress through the championship please use the following link

The 16U VJGK team is coached by Wally Lacroix.  The teams round-robin schedule and results to date are as follows:

April 29th vs. Charleston Colonials (SC) WIN 6-0

April 30th @ 10:00AM (CDT) vs. CDA (ID)

May 1st @ 4:45PM (CDT) vs. Nashville Flyers (TN)

To follow the teams progress through the championship please use the following link

Good luck to both teams this weekend and Go Knights Go!

12U AA Girls VJGK Take Home Win in Austin Last Weekend

Head Coach Sheri Hudspeth took led her VJGK team to a win in Austin TX at the Can/Am Challenge Cup.

The girls took all four games throughout the tournament with the help of some outstanding goaltending from Nicolette Gentile – including a shutout in the championship game. The team won the championship game, 1-0, with game-winning goal coming off the stick of Savannah Easton.


W, 3-1

W, 7-3

W, 6-1

W, 1-0

14UAA VJGK Dominate Halloween Bash in Vegas

The Vegas Junior Golden Knights 14U AA team showed dominance in the Halloween Bash in Las Vegas this past weekend, led by Wally Lacroix and Todd Owen.

The team played the Anchorage North Stars, Arizona Hockey Union and Golden State Elite in the tournament. The VJGK skated to a plus-20 goal differential as they ran the table in the tournament. They only gave up one goal throughout the weekend, backstopped by goaltenders Kameron Laskaska and Kellen Hardy. Everyone offensively joined the scoring as well. Every skater recorded at least one goal. Chase Nehring and Riley Mabutas led the way offensively as each earned themselves a hattrick.

The coaches were pleased with their teams play this week, specifically their forecheck pressure. They will now move on to play in the prestigious CCM invite in Chicago this weekend ads the tenth ranked team in the entire country.

The 12UAA Crowned Champions at Halloween Bash in Vegas

The Vegas Junior Golden Knights 12U AA took home the win this weekend at the Halloween Bash in Las Vegas, led by Brian Salcido.

VJGK  v. Utah Jr. Grizzlies  Final score 6-1

VJGK v Arizona Jr Coyotes  Final score 2-1

VJGK v. Dallas Penguins  Final Score  4-1

VJGK came into the championship game owning the first seed as they went undefeated and had the highest goal differential in the tournament. In the finals, they defeated the Golden State Elite Eagles, 2-1.


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.