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NHL Black Hockey History Tour at Gila River Arena

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Date(s) – 03/16/2020
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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In celebration of Black History Month 2020 the National Hockey League (NHL) announced Thursday the return of the NHL Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy for a second season. The Black History Month celebration is part of Hockey Is For Everyone, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiative that has celebrated diversity and inclusion in hockey since 1996.
This uniquely curated mobile museum will visit 14 NHL cities across North America to celebrate today’s stars, while also looking back at the pioneers and trailblazers who helped shape NHL history.
The museum will be parked at two separate locations for Arizona Coyotes fans to see and visit on March 15 & 16:
Sunday, March 15: Tempe Marketplace (2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe) — 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, March 16: Gila River Arena (Arizona Coyotes vs. Dallas Stars) — 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
During the museum’s visit to Tempe Marketplace on Sunday, March 15, fans will have the opportunity to play street hockey from 9-10 AM with Howler, NWHL player Kaliya Johnson and ASU Men’s D1 player Dominic Garcia.
This year’s museum has been refreshed and redesigned offering fans a new experience as they learn about some of the biggest moments, milestones, and playmakers in hockey. The museum will travel to schools, community rinks and NHL arenas, incorporating unique programming at each stop. A few museum highlights include:
Firsts and milestones: an entire wall dedicated to celebrating achievements in black hockey history including the first black NHL player, first captain, and first inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Every black player in NHL history: every player in history will be represented throughout the museum, including via a uniquely designed ‘Wall of Pucks.’
Team locker room: every stop will have a customized NHL locker room giving fans the opportunity to sit in a stall to take a photo.