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Stars, Coyotes enjoy Hockeyville USA experience in El Paso

NHL preseason game worth yearlong wait for fans

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- The celebration may have been delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020 was worth the wait for El Paso.

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Hockeyville USA

Hockeyville Hub: USA, Day 5

Coyotes embrace experience after playing night before, join Stars for Q&A

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kraft Hockeyville USA, in its sixth year, awards one winning community a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hockey fans. El Paso, Texas, and the El Paso County Events Center were selected as the winner after an online vote in 2020, but festivities were not held due to COVID-19. The rink received $150,000 in upgrades, and there will be events and player appearances prior to the Dallas Stars hosting the Arizona Coyotes in a preseason game at El Paso County Events Center on Sunday (9 p.m. ET; NHL.com). NHL.com staff writers William Douglas and David Satriano are in El Paso to provide all the sights, sounds, highlights and news leading up to the game:

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Hockeyville USA

Kids thrilled to receive on-ice instruction at Hockeyville clinics

Former Stars, Coyotes players teach skating, passing, goaltending skills

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- Casey Herald arrived at a Learn to Play clinic at the El Paso County Events Center on Saturday with his goalie gear and an Al Montoya NHL rookie card.

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Hockeyville USA

Stanley Cup tour highlights Hockeyville festivities in El Paso

Fans flock to see trophy ahead of Stars-Coyotes preseason game Sunday

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- The Stanley Cup toured El Paso Thursday as part of the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020 festivities and one phrase kept coming from fans and onlookers: "I never thought…"

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: El Paso set to host Hockeyville after year delay

Game between Stars, Coyotes expected to increase interest in sport in non-traditional market

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, as part of the NHL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, he profiles the El Paso County Events Center, winner of the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020 title and the site of a preseason game between the Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

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Press Release

Stars, Coyotes to play in Kraft Hockeyville USA game

El Paso, Texas will host preseason contest Oct. 3

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK / TORONTO -- El Paso, Texas, winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020, will host the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars for an NHL preseason game on Sunday, October 3 at 7 p.m. MT at El Paso County Events Center, Kraft Heinz, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today. 

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Hockeyville USA

Hockeyville USA win shows growing interest among Hispanics in El Paso

Texas city receives $150,000 in rink upgrades, $10,000 in equipment from NHLPA's Goals & Dreams fund

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Editor's note: The NHL is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, by highlighting the history and growing impact of Hispanics at all levels of the game. Today, we look at El Paso, Texas, the winner of this year's Kraft Hockeyville USA.

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El Paso, Texas wins Hockeyville USA

County Coliseum to receive $150,000 in upgrades

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Kraft Hockeyville winner chosen

Kraft Hockeyville winner announced

Commissioner Gary Bettman announces the 2020 winning city for Kraft Hockeyville USA

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PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO -- Kraft Heinz, together with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is proud to announce that El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas is officially Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020. El Paso County Coliseum will be awarded $150,000 in rink upgrades from Kraft Heinz and $10,000 worth of new equipment from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. Further information on an NHL® Community Celebration for the Grand Prize Winner will be determined at a later date.

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Press Release

Kraft Hockeyville USA top four finalists announced

National voting starts Aug. 29; winning community gets $150,000 rink upgrade

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO -- Kraft Heinz, along with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), are excited to announce the top four finalists competing to become Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020.

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Hockeyville USA

Kraft Hockeyville USA nominations open until Feb. 29

Competition includes chance to host NHL preseason game, rink upgrades for top four communities

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Patrick Sharp is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, a gold-medal winner for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and has played in three regular-season outdoor games.

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