Important resources to help you navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Wisconsin
Hub for reliable, timely news about COVID-19 pandemic

Mass shooting survivors name baby after Vegas hockey player

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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

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

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 31: Family members of a victim of the October 1, 2017 mass shooting line up at left and (L-R, right side) Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee, Chairman, CEO and Governor Bill Foley and Deryk Engelland #5 watch as the team has the number 58 retired in honor of the 58 victims of the shooting before a game against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena on March 31, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights are hung the banner in the rafters with 58 stars and the names of all the victims.

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

Lauren Sugars says they are “thankful that something so positive came out of such a tragic event.” The Sugars didn’t know they were going to become parents until after the festival.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.