Arizona Coyotes announce schedule for 2020-21 season


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The Arizona Coyotes and Montreal Canadiens wait for the national anthems to be sung.

Sarah Hall, Reporter

The Arizona Coyotes have announced their schedule for the 2020-21 season.

Training Camp will start on January 3, 2021, with the regular season starting on January 13, 2021, against the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena. The season will be played with 56 games instead of the regular 82.

This season will be different from the previous seasons as the Coyotes will be only facing teams in the newly aligned West Division.

The Coyotes will host the San Jose Sharks (Jan. 14, Jan. 16, Mar. 26 & Mar. 27); the Vegas Golden Knights (Jan. 22, Jan. 24, Apr. 30 & May 1); the Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 26, Jan. 28, Feb. 22 & Feb. 24); the St. Louis Blues (Feb. 13, Feb. 15, Apr. 15 & Apr. 17); the Los Angeles Kings (Feb. 18, Feb. 20, May 3 & May 5); the Colorado Avalanche (Feb. 25, Feb. 27, Mar. 22 & Mar. 23)  and the Minnesota Wild (Mar. 5, Mar. 6, Apr. 19 & Apr. 21) at Gila River Arena for half of their season. The other half will be played on the road.

The times of the games are still to be determined by the NHL.

The Coyotes have a new look coming into the new season with the signings of Tyler Pitlick, John Hayden and Drake Caggiula to help with the depth on the team.

The Coyotes are also toying with the idea of having a limited number of fans in the crowd per the Coyotes website and their CEO Xavier Gutierrez.