Golden Knights pressured to shift when San Jose hotel went bankrupt

Having to move hotels mainly because the one particular you’re being in went bankrupt possibly was not on the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2021 bingo card, but in this article they were being packing up their possessions for a alter of venue in the middle of a road excursion.

The Golden Knights, who are in San Jose for a two-video game established against the Sharks, acquired Friday that the Fairmont in San Jose was shutting down and they had to find somewhere else to continue to be.

Defenseman Nick Holden joked when he fulfilled with the media on Saturday that forwards Ryan Reaves and Alex Tuch possibly took the longest to pack due to the fact they deliver their online video game consoles with them, while mild traveler Alec Martinez was possibly the fastest.

But their routines weren’t genuinely disrupted. They nevertheless experienced their pregame food and nap as scheduled, and had been instructed to pack their factors prior to they remaining for the sport, which they received 5-4 in overtime. Just after the video game, they have been taken to the new resort. 

“It was like nothing even took place for us,” Holden stated.

“It was a surreal working experience,” Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer reported. “Ideally this is the conclude of the COVID year, but it was just about the topping on the cake for what the previous year has been for all people in the planet. Just one more factor toss at you, one more factor to deal with. 

“Not that I’m placing it in the exact breath as dealing with COVID, but it was just 1 of individuals issues we obtained thrown at us, we dealt with it and discovered a way to get off to a fantastic start out, so fantastic resiliency by our group.”

NHL.com impartial correspondent Danny Webster contributed to this story.