Watch live: Idaho Steelheads reveal major announcement at 2 p.m.


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Idaho Central Arena and the Idaho Steelheads will host an NHL Preseason contest between the Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights October 8.

BOISE, Idaho — The Nationwide Hockey League is coming to the Town of Trees. Idaho Central Arena and the Idaho Steelheads will host an NHL Preseason contest among the Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights Oct 8.

The exhibition match will be the initially time the NHL has played a preseason sport in Boise since 1997, when the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks confronted off prior to the Steelheads’ inaugural time.

Arizona will be the selected home team for the Saturday game, with puck fall scheduled for 6 p.m. It will be the remaining exhibition match for both equally groups ahead of the 2022-2023 NHL normal season.

Immediately after teasing a “major announcement concerning hockey in Boise” considering the fact that July 1, the Steelheads discovered the NHL’s approach to enjoy in Boise at a push meeting Wednesday on the Idaho Central Arena flooring. 

Idaho Steelheads time ticket holders will have the to start with legal rights to obtain their tickets for the NHL matchup until eventually August 3, prior to they go on sale for the typical community. 

Tickets will array between $45 and $100, depending on spot in the arena. Venture Filter is the title sponsor of the function.

“We are energized to be able to convey NHL hockey back to the Treasure Valley for the 1st time in 25 years,” President of Idaho Athletics Homes, Eric Trapp reported. “We have been doing work on this each year considering the fact that the inception of the Steelheads, so we could not be extra pleased to have these two fantastic NHL teams take a look at Idaho Central Arena and Boise thanks to the support of Job Filter.”

Vegas finished the 2022 time in third in the Pacific Division with a report of 43-31-8. The Golden Knights captured nationwide headlines right after earning the Stanley Cup Remaining in their inaugural 2017-2018 season.

“We know there are lots of VGK supporters in Boise and we are excited to give them a opportunity to see the Golden Knights in man or woman. It will be a terrific celebration for them at an critical phase of the preseason as we put together for 2022-23,” Golden Knights Normal Supervisor, Kelly McCrimmon reported.

Arizona struggled last season, ending in past location in the Western Division with a 25-50-7 history.

Idaho Central Arena’s holds 5,006 men and women. The Steelheads regular additional than 4,000 enthusiasts for each sport and 160,000 enthusiasts for each time.

“We are enthusiastic to play the Golden Knights at Idaho Central Arena. We seem forward to bringing NHL hockey to the good enthusiasts in Idaho on Oct 8,” Coyotes Standard Manager, Bill Armstrong mentioned.

The previous time the NHL touched down in Idaho was again in 2018, when the Steelheads hosted the Dallas Stars for a a few-working day schooling camp and a crew scrimmage.

Again in 2015, Boise hosted its initially international soccer recreation at Albertsons Stadium between Spain’s Athletic Bilbao and Mexico’s Club Tijuana. The historic activities saw hundreds convert out to observe sporting activities on the nationwide amount in Idaho.

Athletic Bilbao defeated Club Tijuana 2- in Boise’s Basque Soccer helpful.

The Gem State’s hockey staff officially grew to become the Idaho Steelheads in 1996. The Steelheads competed in the West Coastline Hockey League (WCHL) right up until 2003, when they joined the East Coastline Hockey League (ECHL).

The Steelheads and 6 other WCHL corporations, the Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors, Fresno Falcons, Las Vegas Wranglers, Very long Beach front Ice Puppies and San Diego Gulls, all became members of the ECHL.

Idaho gained 3 division titles and made the Taylor Cup two times in the WCHL. Because becoming a member of the ECHL, the Steelheads have won the Kelly Cup twice, in 2004 and 2007.

The Steelheads are affiliate marketers of the AHL’s Texas Stars and NHL’s Dallas Stars. 

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