Coyotes Fan Express gets rave reviews on first excursion

FOX Sports Arizona’s Phoenix Coyotes Fan Express bus embarked on its maiden voyage to Glendale last Saturday night, and it was met with rave reviews all across the board.

Just as FOX Sports Arizona did during this past Arizona Diamondbacks season, the network is once again partnering with COX Communications on the Fan Express initiative. During the 2013-14 Coyotes season, fans are encouraged to visit a COX Solutions Store to register to win a ride on the bus and game tickets for them and a guest. The 50-person bus takes the winners to a Coyotes game at Arena in style, leaving from the COX Solutions Store they registered at and dropping them back at that location following the game.

Saturday night in Scottsdale, fans joined the FOX Sports Arizona Girls and a handful of COX employees for the 60-mile round trip excursion to enjoy the pre-game tailgating fun and the Coyotes-Hurricanes game. It wrapped up a busy span for the bus, as in first just its first few days on the road, the bus made round-trip drives to Prescott as well as to Kartchner Caverns in southern Arizona and shuttled school kids around Phoenix!

For a chance to win a ride on the bus, fans must register at participating COX Solutions Stores by filling out a submission slip and dropping it into a registration box. Randomly selected winners will receive two lower-bowl tickets to the Coyotes game as well as a spot on the Fan Express bus for them and a guest.

Here are the remaining game dates along with the corresponding COX Solution Stores and registration periods:

Saturday, Jan. 18 vs. New Jersey Devils: COX Solutions Store in Phoenix at 301 E. Bell Road, Suite 100. Registration period: Now through Jan. 5. Drawing: Jan. 8.

Friday, Feb. 7 vs. Chicago Blackhawks: COX Solutions Store in Phoenix at 1945 E. Camelback Road, Suite D-2. Registration period: Jan. 6-24. Drawing: Jan. 27.

Wednesday, March 22 vs. Boston Bruins: COX Solutions Store in Chandler at 2560 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5. Registration period: Feb. 12-March 9. Drawing: March 12.