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Liam Kirk was the first-ever NHL draftee to be born and entirely trained in the United Kingdom.

Any questions about the growth of hockey in England can be answered by examining the sport’s presence in Arizona: Brendan Perlini, former Coyotes forward now with the Edmonton Oilers and Liam Kirk, left wing and center for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Read more»

Dogs are welcome to attend the Arizona Wildcat hockey game against the Oregon Ducks. The pooches just have to buy a ticket.

Dogs welcome at Arizona Wildcat hockey game this weekend, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Read more»

The University of Arizona constructed an outdoor weightlifting area outside the recreation complex in July to help keep students active and healthy.

The state’s four major universities have handled club sports in different ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more»

Coyotes President Anthony LeBlanc (left) poses with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and his personalized Coyotes jersey.

When he lived in the Phoenix area, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of hockey in Arizona, as he saw the sport grow taking his daughter to figure skating at local ice rinks. And he hopes that hockey’s surge will continue in Tucson with the move of the Arizona Coyotes’minor-league team to the city. Read more»

One of Morlock's beloved Amerks, right.

The deal to bring minor-league hockey to the Old Pueblo is in fact the smartest thing the Council and Rio Nuevo have managed to achieve since we said "no" to a Sky Bridge. What's there to complain about? They're putting hockey in an ice rink and a sports team in a sports arena. Read more»

The proposed AHL team would play at the Tucson Convention Center, the current home of the Arizona Widcats club hockey team.

The Arizona Coyotes announced plans Tuesday to purchase their American Hockey League affiliate and move the team to Tucson where they would play at the TCC. But the Convention Center would need upgrades, and not everyone in Tucson is thrilled with the prospect. Read more»

Mario Sneezy, manager of Just Sports, a sports merchandise store also located in the Westgate City Center, said he's optimistic that sales to fans of the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL team playing nearby, will help make up for the cancellation of Phoenix Coyotes games in an adjacent arena.

The cancellation of games through Nov. 30 due to the expiration of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement could be costly for other businesses in Glendale, which also is home to the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. Read more»

When government issues debt, you probably think it's paying for the construction of a highway or water and sewer improvements—the sort of things that we usually expect government to provide. Read more»

How do you close a $35 million budget gap? Perhaps the better question is why that hole was dug in the first place. One answer for the City of Glendale is hockey. Read more»

Vancouver Canuck fans set blazes in downtown Vancouver after the team lost the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Rioting hockey fans overturned vehicles and set them on fire, broke store and hotel windows and set several small conflagrations in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday night, moments after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins. Read more»

The city of Glendale is planning to borrow $100 million so it can send a check for that amount to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer to help him buy the Phoenix Coyotes. That type of transaction is exactly what the Gift Clause of the Arizona Constitution was designed to prevent: furnishing public debt or providing public funds to a private individual or corporation for personal gain. Read more»

Montreal vs. Washington, April 2010.

Hockey has always been more than just a game in the French-speaking province of Quebec, and the storied Montreal Canadiens have always been more than just a team. For many Quebecers, the 101 year-old hockey club is the on-ice embodiment of the province's francophone identity. Read more»

38-year-old Jaromir Jagr returned to the Olympic ice for the Czech national team.

The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team locked up the copyright for “miracle on ice.” Which 18 years later, in Nagano, Japan, left writers scrambling for words to describe the gold-medal run of the Czech Republic. Read more»

2010 Winter Olympic Cauldron.

Once upon a time it took a village to stage the Winter Olympics. They were smaller, cozier, with a pleasing intimacy. But villages can no longer handle the less charming aspects of the Winter Games, most notably the significant environmental impact. Read more»