As more and more Las Vegans "Knight Up" for the Golden Knights playoff run, the National Hockey League is warning fans to be careful, because counterfeiters are targeting them, to sell knock off merchandise. The NHL says "fans want and deserve genuine merchandise that will last as long as their memories of the Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup run. We want to ensure that Vegas fans understand what’s real and what’s not by supplying them with tips so that they can reduce the risk of purchasing inferior products." They include:
· looking for an nhl hologram sticker or hangtag on retail products.
· checking for a sewn-in or screen-printed neck label identifying a licensee that has been authorized by the nhl to produce “officially licensed” merchandise, and make sure that any sewn-in tags or labels are intact and not ripped.
· looking at the overall quality of the product before making a purchase, i.e. make sure player and team names are spelled correctly and team colors appear accurate and assess the quality of the embroidery or screen printing.
· purchase merchandise from established retailers such as the armory at t-mobile arena, the arsenal inside city national arena or shop.nhl.com.