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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes



Players Hit Valley Beginning Wednesday, September 7

GLENDALE, Ariz.  - The Phoenix Coyotes' announced today that the Coyotes' players will take to the road to visit fans across the state in the new "Coyotes' Caravan".  The tour will kick off in Flagstaff and Prescott on Wednesday, September 7 followed with five stops across the Valley on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9. 

The Phoenix Coyotes' players, broadcast personalities and staff members will travel throughout Arizona and the Valley to provide fan-friendly opportunities for Coyotes players to meet and interact with fans.  Each stop of the Caravan is unique as the players present educational and safety material to elementary schools, play street hockey with kids in after-school programs, get on the ice with fans at six local ice rinks.  In addition, fans can mingle and get autographs from their favorite players at Valley restaurants.

Scheduled Players Subject to Change

Wednesday, September 7

Knoles Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Jay Lively Center Ice Rink (6-8pm)
Players:  Krys Kolanos & Matthew Spiller

Coyote Springs Elementary School
Franklin Phonetic Elementary
Boys & Girls Clubs of Yavapai County
Gateway Mall (5-8pm)
Players:  Jeff Taffe & Fredrik Sjostrom


Thursday, September 8

Frye Elementary School
Rose Lane Boys and Girls Clubs
Desert School Coyotes Center (6:30-8:30pm)
Players:  Boyd Devereaux & Jason Chimera

North Phoenix
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Half Moon Grille (5:30-7pm)
Ozzie Ice Rink (7:45-9:45pm)
Players:  Mike Comrie & Mike Johnson


Friday, September 9

Copper Canyon Elementary School
Piper Boys & Girls Club
Ice Den Ice Rink (5-7pm)
San Felipe's (7:30-8:30pm)
Players:  Shane Doan & Tyson Nash

Mountain Shadows Elementary School
Pioneer School
Wisotsky Boys/Girls Club
Fox & Hound (5:30-7pm)
Desert School Coyote Center (7:30-9:30pm)
Players:  Chris McAllister & Mike Rupp

Arcadia Ice Rink (3-4:30pm)
Oceanside Ice Rink (4:45-6:30pm)
McDuffy's Sports Bar/Tempe (7-9pm)
Players:  Cale Hulse & Denis Gauthier

The school and Boys/Girls Club appearances are not open to the public.  The public is invited to all other stops, such as restaurants and ice rinks and all times are listed.  However, fans who would like to attend the ice rinks must register in advance at to download an admittance ticket.  Limited tickets are available depending on the size of the ice rink.  The first hour at each ice rink is a free skate with the players; the second hour is an autograph session.

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