The Vegas Golden Knights gave back to their host city Wednesday by having pizza delivered to homeless and poverty-stricken Edmontonians near the NHL bubble.
Boyle Street Community Services, an organization that provides support for Edmonton's vulnerable people, thanked the Golden Knights in a Facebook post.
Elliott Tanti, the communications and development manager for Boyle Street, told Global News' Phil Heidenreich that the people who paid for the meals wanted to remain anonymous, but disclosed it was "a couple of guys from the Vegas team."
"I got a call yesterday from an individual with the team who had mentioned that he'd noticed the people in front of our building and he asked if it would be appropriate ... if the team could send down some pizza to the group," Tanti said. "The call was later in the day and our building was shutting and we just didn’t have the staff to do that. So he asked if he could do it today instead.
"I said, 'Of course.'"
The Golden Knights will face the St. Louis Blues on Thursday in their second round-robin contest.