from Michael Traikos of the National Post,
Beginning in mid-January, the Coyotes are about to become the hottest ticket in hockey. Who knows, they might be one of the only tickets available this year.
While provinces across Canada continue to debate whether hockey players are deemed essential enough to warrant cross-provincial travel, the Coyotes have not only been cleared for hosting games at Gila River Arena — they are opening their doors to their loyal fans.
How many of them will be allowed into the building for their home opener against the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 14 is still not yet known. But even one fan would be more than what most teams are cleared for.
The Sharks, who are currently planning to open training camp in Arizona because of health restrictions in Santa Clara County, are not sure when or if they will be allowed back in California. As of Tuesday, the province of British Columbia had not yet cleared the Vancouver Canucks to host games against the other Canadian teams in the North Division.
Right now, if you want to experience a live hockey game you have to go to Arizona.
And the team is already preparing to make the most of the unique situation — even if a partially filled arena is not exactly unique to the Coyotes.
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