Mass shooting survivors from the name of the baby after Vegas hockey player

LAS VEGAS – A couple who survived the October shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival has the name of their newborn after one of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey players, saying the team has brought some positivity in their life after the tragedy.

KLAS-TV reports that Lauren and Brad Sugars’ girl was born on May 18, the day of the Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets to advance to the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

The couple originally had Austin in mind if their daughter’s name, but decided to go with Riley — named after the Knights player Reilly Smith.

Lauren Sugars says they’re “grateful that something positive has come from such a tragic event.” The Sugars did not know that they were going to be parents until after the festival.


Information from: KLAS-TV,

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