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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes announced that their players and broadcasters will hit the road for the 11th annual Coyotes Caravan, beginning Saturday, Sept. 8 and concluding with the third annual CoyotesFest party at Arena on Saturday, Sept. 15.  The week-long tour will make stops throughout the Valley including trips to Tempe, Peoria, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, and Surprise.  The Coyotes will also head to the high country with stops in Prescott and Flagstaff.

The event kicks off with “Hockey Day in Arizona” on Sept. 8 as Coyotes players Shane Doan, Ed Jovanovski, Derek Morris, David Aebischer, Zbynek Michalek, Matt Jones  and others will visit local ice rinks to greet fans, sign autographs, and create excitement for the upcoming hockey season.  Defenseman Keith Ballard will then lead the Caravan to Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Chandler from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Sunday, Fredrik Sjostrom and Mike York will visit Maloney’s Tavern in Tempe, while Mikael Tellqvist will travel to Jay Lively Ice Arena in Flagstaff. Tellqvist and the Coyotes will also make a Prescott Valley appearance on Sunday to promote the Coyotes’ new Central Hockey League affiliate, the Arizona Sundogs.
The Caravan will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday visiting local schools and businesses.  Nick Boynton, Daniel Carcillo, Josh Gratton, Peter Mueller, Mike Zigomanis and other Coyotes will be joined by the team’s television and radio broadcast team of Dave Strader, Darren Pang, Bob Heethuis, and Louie DeBrusk on the Caravan trail as it continues to make its way through Phoenix.  Howler, the Coyotes’ mascot, will appear at various elementary schools to mingle with students and pass out his Coyotes Cool Schools book, which teaches lessons in reading, geography, and math through the game of hockey.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Caravan will make a special stop at the Glendale Fire Department’s Station 158.  Members of the Coyotes organization will present the Glendale Fire and Police Departments with personalized jerseys to commemorate 9/11 and thank them for their services.
Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney will join Strader and Pang to host fans at Fox Sports Grill in the Westgate City Center on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The radio broadcast team of Heethuis and DeBrusk will be on hand at Tilted Kilt in North Scottsdale Friday night.  Members of the Coyotes Hockey Development Team will also be traveling to local Boys & Girls Clubs to conduct street hockey clinics on Thursday and Friday.

Date: Location: Time: Coyotes in Attendance
Sat., Sept. 8 Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 10:00 - 11:00 AM Ed Jovanovski
      Niko Kapanen
  Arcadia Ice Arena (Phoenix) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Zbynek Michalek
  Desert Schools Coyotes Center (Chandler) 12:00 - 1:00 PM Shane Doan
      Matt Jones
  Alltel Ice Den (Scottsdale) 2:00 - 3:00 PM Derek Morris
  Desert Schools Coyotes Center (Peoria) 1:00 - 2:00 PM David Aebischer
  Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery 6:00 - 7:00 PM Keith Ballard
Sun., Sept. 9 Jay Lively Ice Arena (Flagstaff) 2:00 - 3:30 PM Mikael Tellqvist
  Augie's Place (Prescott Valley) 5:00 - 7:00 PM Mikael Tellqvist
      Howler (Coyotes Mascot)
      Dan Laperriere (Arizona Sundogs)
      Chris Bartolone (Arizona Sundogs)
      Burnie (Sundogs Mascot)
  Maloney's Tavern (Tempe) 6:00 - 7:00 PM Fredrik Sjostrom
      Mike York
Mon., Sept. 10 Miller Valley Elementary (Prescott) 9:45 - 11:00 AM Patrick Fischer
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk (Coyotes Radio)
  Lincoln Elementary (Prescott) 1:00 - 2:30 PM Patrick Fischer
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
  Patterson Elementary (Mesa) 1:30 - 3:00 PM Daniel Carcillo
      Logan Stephenson
      Darren Pang & Matt Rosen (Coyotes Broadcast)
  Wal-Mart/Pepsi (Elliot/Priest-Tempe) 6:00 - 7:00 PM Daniel Carcillo
      Logan Stephenson
      Darren Pang & Matt Rosen
Tues., Sept. 11 Paradise Education Elem. (Surprise) 12:45 - 2:30 PM Steven Reinprecht
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
  Glendale Fire Department 3:00 - 4:00 PM Steven Reinprecht
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
  Wal-Mart/Pepsi (95th/Camelback-Glendale) 6:00 - 7:00 PM Steven Reinprecht
Wed., Sept. 12 Esperanza Elementary (North Phoenix) 9:45 - 11:00 AM Brendan Bell
      Peter Mueller
      Dave Strader & Darren Pang (Coyotes TV)
  Primrose School (Peoria) 10:30 - 11:15 AM Travis Roche
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
  Canyon Elementary (Peoria) 1:30 - 3:00 PM Travis Roche
      Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
  Wal-Mart/Pepsi (Bell/Grand-Surprise) 4:00 - 5:00 PM Mike Zigomanis
      Nick Boynton
Thurs., Sept. 13 Tri-City Boys & Girls Club 4:30 - 6:30 PM Hockey Development Team
  Fox Sports Grill (Westgate) 6:00 - 7:00 PM Coyotes GM - Don Maloney
      Dave Strader & Darren Pang
Fri., Sept. 14 Vestar Boys & Girls Club 3:00 - 5:00 PM Hockey Development Team
  Tilted Kilt (N. Scottsdale) 6:00 - 7:00 PM Bob Heethuis & Louie DeBrusk
      Coyotes Asst. GM - Brad Treliving
      Coyotes Alumni
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