FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will honor Craig Cunningham with a ceremonial pre-game puck drop on Saturday, April 8 when the Coyotes take on the Minnesota Wild on Fan Appreciation Night. Game time is 6:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena. Cunningham, who survived a medical emergency prior to the Tucson Roadrunners game on November 19, has made a remarkable recovery. Fans will have an opportunity to congratulate him on the tremendous courage, willpower and perseverance he's demonstrated throughout his rehabilitation.
Fan Appreciation Night is a long-standing Coyotes tradition which recognizes fans for their loyalty and support throughout the season. All fans in attendance will receive a Coyotes themed poster with removable decals courtesy of Gila River Casinos as part of "Everyone Wins" night. Additionally, all fans at the game will be treated to numerous giveaways and have the chance to win a variety of prizes throughout the evening, provided by Coyotes partners including BMW, Papa John's Pizza, Fry's Food Stores, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers. The Coyotes expect to add more giveaways as Fan Appreciation Night approaches.
Following the game, 23 lucky fans will take part in a post-game on-ice ceremony and will receive an authentic Coyotes game-worn jersey. Coyotes' mascot Howler will also be giving away his jersey to a lucky Howler's Kids Club member.
Pre-game activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the plaza in front of Gila River Arena. Kids looking for a hands-on NHL experience will also be able to participate in the Coyotes Youth Mobile Experience, featuring an interactive draft card station, a player personality quiz, a virtual shot on goal against an NHL goalie, and much more.
The Coyotes will also present their annual team awards prior to the game. Honors include the BMW Most Valuable Player; the Desert Schools FCU Leading Scorer; the Ganem Jewelers Three Star award; the Gila River Casinos Man of the Year; and the COX Communications/Jukka Nieminen Memorial award which is presented to the team's hardest working player.
In addition, the Coyotes and Levy Restaurants will be offering fans $1 Bar-S Hot Dogs throughout the game. The Coyotes Den will also offer great savings on select Coyotes merchandise.
2017-18 New Season Ticket Membership and Group Sales deposits are being accepted now. For more information, please visit ArizonaCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK.