A recent report in USA Today states the Arizona Coyotes and Arizona State officials have began talks about submitting a joint application to host a future NCAA Frozen Four.
Coyotes front office executives and ASU officials will both be attending the Frozen Four together in Boston this April.
The Coyotes have also issued the following statement:
The Coyotes contingent, including Andrew Barroway, Anthony LeBlanc and Don Maloney, met with USA Hockey leadership at the All-Star Game to express their significant interest in hosting the WJC in ’18, and plan to be a part of the bid process. Also, recent discussions with Arizona State University concerning the potential for games to be played at Gila River Arena as early as next year have also focused upon a joint application to host an NCAA Frozen Four tournament. Senior Coyotes leadership plan to join ASU officials at this year’s Frozen Four in Boston in April.