With the NHL's offseason in full effect following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday evening, free hockey's on the horizon for Arizona Coyotes fans as the club transitions to eye the coming 2019-20 campaign with the release of the team's preseason schedule.
The Coyotes are slated to play a total of seven exhibition contests, including simultaneous split-squad games against the Los Angeles Kings on September 17.
Both of Arizona's home games at Gila River Arena, which take place on Tuesday, September 17 against the Los Angeles Kings (7:00 p.m.), and Saturday, September 21 against the Anaheim Ducks (6:00 p.m.) will feature free attendance for all first responders, service members, and kids under the age of 14.
Fans can inquire and submit information to receive free tickets here.
The promotion follows the Coyotes continued focus on embracing the local community, notably those who courageously serve the country and the state of Arizona, as well as the up-and-coming generation of Coyotes fans in the desert.
"As we are deeply committed to positively impacting our community and exposing more and more people to our great game, we are proud to provide free admission to both of our home preseason games to all first responders, service members and all kids under the age of 14," said Coyotes President and CEO Ahron Cohen. "We see this as a fantastic opportunity to say thank you to those you keep us safe, as well as to invite the next generation of Our Pack out to Gila River Arena."
The Coyotes won both of their preseason games played at Gila River Arena last season, highlighted by two separate multi-goal performances from Alex Galchenyuk in a 4-2 win over the Kings and Lawson Crouse in a 6-1 win over the Ducks.
A full preseason schedule, including the opener against the desert rival Vegas Golden Knights on September 15, can be seen here.