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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»

Xavier Gutierrez’s path to the Coyotes started when he was at Harvard and ran into one of the university’s hockey players at a bookstore.

The Arizona Coyotes made historical strides when Xavier Gutierrez, following a 20-plus year career as a business executive and investor, became the first Latino president/CEO in National Hockey League history. Read more»

The cover art on a report by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.

The Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to professional sports for honoring American soldiers at sporting events, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and his fellow Arizona senator, Jeff Flake. 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»

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»

Glendale hosted its first playoff game 'Whiteout.' The Westgate shopping area was turned into a hosting area for Coyotes fans and visiting Red Wings fans. The Coyotes, playing in their first playoff game since 2002 defeated the Red Wings in front of a sold-out crowd, 3-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Phoenix Coyotes scored three power play goals in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the opening game of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday. Phoenix hasn't been to the playoffs since the 2002 season. 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»