The Arizona Coyotes have been in the NHL since 1996 after previously being the Winnipeg Jets for over 15 years. The organization is still searching for their first conference championship and Stanley Cup title. The highlight of the franchise came during the 2011-2012 season when they won their only division title. The Coyotes also reached the conference finals that season, but lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five games. Overall, Arizona has reached the postseason eight times throughout the years. Since the move to Phoenix, the organization has been led by Shane Doan. The right winger ranks near the top of all statistical records for the Coyotes. Franchise great Keith Tkachuk also is near the top of many categories including the most points and goals in one season. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Arizona Coyotes hockey tickets.
2014 Coyotes Season Preview
Arizona failed to make the playoffs last season, falling way behind the year before where they were close to a Stanley Cup Finals. While Boyd Gordon is off to Edmonton this season, they were able to sign forward Mike Ribeiro to a four-year deal to help the attack. The defense will be led once again by Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and this blue line is one of the best in the conference. They’ll need Mike Smith to regain the form from 2011 if they want to make another run at a title.
The Coyotes find themselves on the road through much of the month of December, but if they can get through road games against clubs like Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, they’ll be set up nicely for a six-game home stand that starts on New Year’s Eve. Coming into the US Airway Center will Edmonton, Philly, Calgary, Minnesota and Anaheim.
Check out our Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview History page for previews of previous Coyotes seasons.
Arizona Coyotes Hockey at Gila River Arena Address: 9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, Arizona, 85305
The Coyotes play all their home games at Gila River Arena, located in Glendale, Arizona. When filled to capacity, Gila River Arena holds over 17,000 screaming fans. The state-of-the-art facility holds many entertainment acts and various sporting events throughout the calendar year. The Phoenix Coyotes home bench is on the Gila River Arena rink side in front of section 122. Gila River Arena parking information is covered in our Coyotes event guide.
Coyotes vs. Kings
With a Western Conference Final between them now, this is a true rivalry in every facet. While the Kings won the Stanley Cup, the Coyotes proved they’re a top-tier club and thus will try to knock the Kings down every chance they get. Dustin Brown to Jonathan Quick, many Kings have become enemies in the eyes of Coyotes fans. You can be sure you’ll hear some chant of “BEAT L.A.” in the Gila River Arena.
Arizona Coyotes in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
The Phoenix Coyotes are one of the NHL’s newest teams, entering the league in 1996. They have experienced some mild success having played in the 2012 Western Conference Finals. They have made it to a solid 8 NHL Playoffs since their inaugural season in ’96.
Arizona Coyotes Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Coyotes game?
Gates open 1-hour before the puck drops at Gila River Arena.
Where are good places to eat before a Coyotes game?
There are a few great Mexican food restaurants within a mile of the arena. El Sabor De La Familia and Soleil are two of the best. If you are a barbeque fan try Shane’s Rib Shack. Shane’s is only a few blocks from Gila River Arena and has some of the best ribs in Arizona. Gordon Biersch Brewery is close by and has great drink and food selection. Greek food fans should not miss out trying My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. Other good places in the area are Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Saddle Ranch Chop house, and Mama Gina’s.
Where is the best place to park at Gila River Arena?
The most convenient parking options are located on the east and west sides of the stadium. On the west side of the arena is a hotel parking garage and Lot E. On the east side is Lot G, which is the largest of the three options. Another good place to look is on the north side of Coyotes Blvd. at American Way. Lot B, and Lot A are in that area. Also north of Coyotes Blvd. at Gail Lane are Lot J and Lot K.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Coyotes game?
If your child is under 2 years old or under 36” they are not required to have a ticket to enter Gila River Arena. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.
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H-E-double hockey sticks of a good time Me and my best friend in college were soccer players and had NEVER been to a hockey game, EVER. We somehow got tickets to the game and decided to go a little late, since we had never been. We got to the game and the crowd was full of excitement with so much energy and the players were so intense, it was awesome! Especially if you like sports, the energy is incredible, and we had a blast, That says a lot for twi college girls. very affordable for college students or people with a budget. August 24, 2010