FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, June 22, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas announced today that the team's black Kachina adidas adizero Authentic NHL sweater will now be the Coyotes' new official third jersey.
The Coyotes and adidas collaborated to reintroduce the throwback, 90s-inspired, fan-favorite third jersey and the team will wear the black Kachina jerseys at home for all 13 "Kachina Saturday" home games at Gila River Arena during the 2018-19 season and on Nov. 23 for "Black Friday" when the Coyotes take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Coyotes will wear the black Kachina jerseys for the club's home opener against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, October 6.
"We're thrilled to make our black Kachina jersey the official third jersey of the Arizona Coyotes," said Coyotes' Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway. "These are iconic jerseys that are beloved by our fans and players. We're excited to have our players wear these great jerseys 14 times this season and hope that our fans will enjoy wearing these classic jerseys for many years to come."
Video: Kachina Returns as Official 3rd Jersey
The Coyotes wore the original black Kachina jerseys for all road games from 1996 - 2003. During that time, the team reached the playoffs in five of their first six seasons in the Valley. The Coyotes reintroduced the popular black Kachina jersey for the first time in 12 years on March 5, 2015 for Throwback Night when Arizona hosted the Vancouver Canucks. This marked the first time that the Coyotes wore a throwback jersey in an NHL game. Since 2015, the Coyotes have worn the black Kachina jersey four times at Gila River Arena (Nov 27, 2015; Feb 20, 2016; Nov 25, 2016 and Feb 18, 2017).
In August of 2016, in a fan poll conducted by Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (which received over 35,000 votes), the Coyotes black Kachina jersey was voted as the best jersey in Valley sports history over 47 other team jerseys.
Below is the complete schedule listing the games when the Coyotes will wear their black Kachina jerseys in 2018-19.
Coyotes Kachina Saturdays Jersey Schedule
• Saturday, Oct. 6: vs Anaheim Ducks (Home Opener)
• Saturday, Oct. 13: vs Buffalo Sabres
• Saturday, Oct. 27: vs Tampa Bay Lightning
• Saturday, Nov. 17: vs Boston Bruins
• Friday, Nov. 23: vs Colorado Avalanche
• Saturday, Dec. 1: vs St. Louis Blues
• Saturday, Dec. 8: vs San Jose Sharks
• Saturday, Dec. 22: vs Colorado Avalanche
• Saturday, Feb. 9: vs Dallas Stars
• Saturday, Feb. 16: vs Toronto Maple Leafs
• Saturday, March 2: vs Detroit Red Wings
• Saturday, March 9: vs L.A. Kings
• Saturday, March 16: vs Edmonton Oilers
• Saturday, April 6 vs Winnipeg Jets
At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the adidas adizero Authentic NHL jersey takes the hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction. The adidas adizero Authentic jersey is lighter, cooler and stronger, featuring adizero lightweight cresting and twill numbers, adidas Clima® technology and Aeroknit detailing, the platinum NHL Shield and an interior fight strap.
The classic Coyotes black Kachina jerseys will be available for purchase on October 1 online at shop.nhl.com, adidas.com, adidas.CA and at the Coyote Den inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. The Coyotes will announce further details regarding pre-orders at a later date. For Coyotes ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @ArizonaCoyotes, @adidasHockey, @adidasca and @NHL.
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