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Coyotes’ rookies triumph in Vegas

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The Arizona Coyotes finished up their games on Monday at the 2023 Rookie Faceoff over the weekend in Las Vegas where they went 2-0-1 at City National Arena.

On Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the ‘Yotes lost 3-2 in a tough over time defeat. They bounced back on Saturday despite losing Dylan Guenther and Logan Cooley who left to attend the Coyotes’ games in Australia and defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 after going down 1-0 earlier in the night.

In their last showing on Monday morning, the Coyotes got the 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks to put the exclamation mark on their successful weekend.

Several ‘Yotes showed out during the Rookie Faceoff, contributing to the team’s victories and getting fans excited for a promising 2023-24 season.

Weekend scoring breakdown and highlights:

Doan — 4G, 3A

Geekie — 3G, 3A

Räty — 1G, 2A

Szuber — 3A

Lamoureux — 2A

MacDonald — 1G

Elliott — 1G

Cooley (1GP) — 1A

Lutz — 1A

The Coyotes’ Rookie Faceoff roster for Vegas is below:

Forwards: Ben Boyd, Logan Cooley, Josh Doan, Elliot Ekefjard, Drew Elliott, Conor Geekie, Dylan Guenther, Lukas Hes, Michael Lombardi, Julian Lutz, Cam MacDonald,

Micah Miller, Reggie Newman, Josh Prokop, Aku Raty, Reece Vitelli

Defensemen: Terrell Goldsmith, Braden Hache, Justin Kipkie, Maveric Lamoureux, Jeremy Langlois, Montana Onyebuchi, Maksymilian Szuber, Ryder Thompson Goaltenders: Andrew Oke, Mathis Rousseau, Anson Thornton.

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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