The only enemy of the Golden Knights is time. They have 136 days to prepare for the Expansion Draft, 142 to the Entry Draft, and something like 250 days from Opening Night.
But there’s one clock that feels like it’s ticking just a bit faster than the rest. It’s the one in Downtown Summerlin where the practice facility, and the eventual home of just about everything but games, is being built in a hurry. The facility broke ground in October with a drop dead opening date of late August to be ready for the team’s first training camp.
I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical about the speed in which they planned to put up what’s going to be an absolutely gorgeous 120,000 square foot hockey wonderland. But after my trip out there yesterday, I’m convinced Murray Craven and his round the clock construction team will have this baby up in no time.
Also, I got a new hat!
Finally, here’s a quick look at how far they’ve come in just the last four months. I’ll be honest, construction kind of blows my mind.
I’m hoping to take a “tour” of the facility sometime in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for that.
Say Ken your hat resembles, what we Canadians call a toque, that we wear outdoors in winter time to keep our head and ears warm like today, not so much for Vegas weather. Nonetheless, it suits you, so wear it well. Someday, in the not too distant future, I intend to move to Summerlin and will want to join a rec hockey league at the practice facility, so keep us informed, who the contact person is, to join a team when the fall rec hockey season starts.