G1 Sports & Entertainment announced that Wichita will host an NHL Preseason Game on September 24, 2022. The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will face off at INTRUST Bank Arena in the first-ever NHL game in the city of Wichita.
The Arizona Coyotes were founded in 1972 as the Winnipeg Jets and played in the WHA. The Jets began play in the NHL in 1979 and the team relocated to Phoenix in 1996. The Coyotes are led by General Manager Bill Armstrong, Head Coach André Tourigny and 23-year-old forward Clayton Keller who represented the Coyotes in the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. The Coyotes play in the Central Division of the Western Conference with rivals the St. Louis Blues.
The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967. The Blues are led by General Manager Doug Armstrong, Head Coach Craig Berube and Captain Ryan O’Reilly. The Blues won their only Stanley Cup Title in 2019 when they defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games.
Ages 3 & up require a ticket.