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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Captain Coyote Rides Again

Tonight will likely be the return of Shane Doan to NHL action. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Shane Doan cleared to play Saturday night - Five For Howling
Captain Coyote set to return.

'Yotes Notes: Doctors Give Doan OK to Play - Phoenix Coyotes
Shane Doan talks about recovering from his illness.

Five for fantasizing: where'd the "O" go? - Five For Howling
The Coyotes' offense has begun to sputter after starting the season hot. Is there long term concern or is this just a bump in the road?

Bobby Ryan, Keith Yandle deserve better - CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman weighs in on the Team USA soap opera.

PACIFIC WAR ROOM - 1.3.2014 - The Royal Half
Kings GM Dean Lombardi in the Coyotes section. Dogs & Cats, Mass Hysteria!

Gladiators News

Phillips, Gladiators shut out Singrays in 4-0 rout | Gwinnett Daily Post
Brad Phillips made 39 saves for his first pro shutout and the Gwinnett Gladiators trounced the top team in the ECHL, the South Carolina Stingrays, 4-0 on Friday night at North Charleston Coliseum.

Sundogs News

Sundogs bust out for 6 goals - The Prescott Daily Courier
The Sundogs got contributions from some of their newly acquired players.

Arizona College Hockey

ASU hockey, Phoenix Coyotes' alumni play exhibition game for charity -
Tyson Nash and his fellow alumni won the charity game.

World Junior Championship News

VIDEO: Sweden, Russia brawl after World Juniors semifinal game -
Players from Sweden and Russia engaged in a mini brawl after the Swedes earned a 2-1 win to advance to the gold-medal game.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ben Lovejoy Scores Twice in 5-2 Ducks Win Over Edmonton - Anaheim Calling
Ben Lovejoy is one of those players where it's a good thing if you don't notice him most of the time. Tonight everybody noticed him, but in a good way as he buried his first two goals of the season.

Game 41: Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames - Raw Charge
Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their good start to 2014 rolling with a 2-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames in Calgary.

Nightmare Start to Third Period Dooms New Jersey Devils to 5-3 Loss to Chicago Blackhawks - In Lou We Trust
After two even periods with the best team in hockey, a nightmare start to the third period ultimately doomed the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Winter Olympics 2014: David Poile apologizes to Bobby Ryan for 'denigrating' comments -
USA Hockey's general manager tried to bury the hatchet with Bobby Ryan on Friday.

Chicago keeps Raanta on roster over LaBarbera | ProHockeyTalk
The veteran goaltender will head to the minors.

Winter Classic makes Canadian TV ratings history; 8.2 million watched in Canada, U.S. | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The NHL must be pretty happy with their Winter Classic.

The Final Howl

Bonsall Park hockey getting new life in Glendale - AZCentral
An article on what Desert Hockey Development is doing to generate hockey interest.