Golden Knights announce promotional road trip to reach out to community

Plan is to hit cities that will carry Vegas games on AT&T Sportsnet

The Vegas Golden Knights, in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Wednesday they will be embarking on six-day, multi-city promotional tour beginning Aug. 14.

The road trip was announced by Golden Knights President Kerry Bobolz and is scheduled to run between Aug. 14-19 and will involve various coaches and players.

Names such as Gerard Gallant, Nate Schmidt, Calvin Pickard, Alex Tuch, Jake Bischoff, and Mike Kelly — along with executives Bill Foley, Murray Craven, and Brian Killingsworth — are scheduled to be attending at various stops along the way that distribute Golden Knights games through AT&T SportsNet, the team’s TV partner.

The event includes hockey clinics, open skates and meet-and-greets with fans.

So, if you live in Idaho, Montana, and Utah this may be your opportunity to see some of your favorite Golden Knights in your home town (or near enough to).

The tour starts from Las Vegas toward their first stop in Coeur d’Alene on the 15th. Pickard is expected to be in attendance. The team will then make three stops in Monday, the first of which in Whitefish on Wednesday the 16th with Bischoff and Tuch. The second at Rock Creek Cattle Company in Deer Lodge on the Thursday, and the last in Big Sky State in Bozeman on the 18th with Schmidt.

The final stop on the road trip will be in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19 with Gallant and Kelly, the Golden Knights’ assistant coach.

Gary Lawless spoke with Schmidt about the event on the team’s official website.

"When I heard the news that we were doing [the road trip] it seemed like a great opportunity to go out and see people and have a chance to grow our brand as the new Golden Knights. It's an opportunity to meet some kids," said Schmidt. "When I was growing up in Minnesota, I would have loved to have met Mike Modano at my local rink. I'm looking forward to seeing our young fans."

Road trip, baby!