Tahoe Knight Monsters Unveiled as the New Pro-Hockey Team in Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Knight Monsters Hockey

STATELINE, NV – The ECHL’s newest team, the Tahoe Knight Monsters, revealed its new name and logo, Thursday, November 30 at a special event held at the Tahoe Blue Event Center.  The team’s name, logo, and colors were unveiled to an enthusiastic group of fans at the event. 

The team’s colors are teal, gold, and black.  The Knight Monsters team name and logo are portrayed by a dragon-like creature that resides and rules Lake Tahoe. The inspiration for the name and logo originated from local input and nominations from over 1000 fans. The area has a long-standing folklore of a fictional creature called “Tahoe Tessie,” which resides in Lake Tahoe. These logos also incorporate the amazing Lake Tahoe and the mountains that border it to pay homage to the area and its world-renowned natural beauty.

The Knight Monster is unique and iconic, blending the mystique and honor of a Knight with the ferocity of a lake monster, creating a distinct visual identity for the team. This Knight Monster is majestic and fierce with a towering presence. The Knight Monster is a protector and fights for those who can’t fight for themselves.

The logos were designed by Nick Matarese, President and Creative Director for The Barn Creative, and his team. The Barn Creative is a marketing and design company that takes branding to the next level. 

The Knight Monsters are owned by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, former National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow, and David Hodges, CEO of Hodges Management Group, LLC and 925 Partners LLC. The team will be managed and operated by Zawyer Sports & Entertainment.  

“We are so incredibly excited to introduce our team’s name for our fans and for the region,” said Knight Monsters co-owner Tim Tebow, “We look forward to bringing people together for fun family entertainment, as well as making a positive impact in this community.”  

“It is an honor and privilege to steward the Tahoe Knight Monsters for this community,” said co-owner David Hodges, “Tim and I have an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in this community.”

The team will begin play for the ECHL’s 2024-2025 season.  A 36-home game schedule will occur at the new Tahoe Blue Event Center, a 4,200-seat arena. The multi-purpose arena is located in Stateline, Nevada. It is managed by OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, which owns and operates two National Hockey League properties (Seattle, WA, and Belmont Park, NY). It manages two additional NHL arenas (Pittsburgh, PA, and Phoenix, AZ) and multiple AHL, ECHL, and college hockey Arenas across North America.

The excitement is just beginning for the Tahoe Knight Monsters. In the coming months, the team will introduce the mascot, team jerseys, and an NHL/AHL affiliate, which is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2024.  The team will announce a head coach and the first player signings in the late spring and summer. 

The team is currently accepting season ticket deposits to be placed on a priority list. Seating priority is based on when a deposit is placed. Visit the team’s website at KnightMonstersHockey.com for more information. 


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