Coyote Duo Draws Fans To Rim Country Mall


The big draw at the APS Power Play Tour's appearance in Payson was the presence of players Krystofer Kolanos and Chris Gratton.

During the two-hour tour stop Aug. 14 at Rim Country Mall, the players signed autographs for many admiring fans including longtime Coyote fan and retired Payson Schools secretary Beth Leeds.


Players Krystofer Kolanos and Chris Gratton pose with a young admirer at the APS Power Play tour.

For $5, which was donated to Coyote charities, some fans had their pictures taken with Kolanos and Gratton.

Interactive games at this year's stop included a bubble hockey challenge, the APS "bounce around," an obstacle course and a "Between the Pipes" hockey challenge.

The first 100 who arrived at the tour received a complimentary ticket to any Coyotes 2002 preseason game.

According to Coyotes president Douglas Moss, the tour received tremendous support from fans throughout the state.

"Interaction with our fans is a major priority for our team and, as we move towards our new home in Glendale this December, our players will continue to be even more involved with the community," he said.

After the tour departed Rim Country Mall, it made stops in Flagstaff, Snowbowl, and Prescott.

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