Sports Calendar February/March 2019

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By Eric Newman

AIA 6A Soccer Championships
Watch as the best high school soccer teams compete for the championship trophy. Last season, Desert Vista defeated Brophy Prep 3-0 in the boys’ final, and Xavier Prep beat Perry 1-0 on the girls’ side.
Campo Verde High School, 3870 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, 602.385.3810, azpreps365.com, Thursday, February 21, 5 p.m. boys, 7:30 p.m. girls, adult tickets are $10.

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Chandler hosts the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ second event. See racers exceed 300 miles per hour with cars, motorcycles and more. The competition series includes dragsters, funny cars, pro stocks and motorcycles.
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler, 877.840.0457, Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 9:30 a.m., racewildhorse.net, three-day ticket packages start at $111.

ASU Sun Devils vs. California Golden Bears
ASU, hoping for a spot in the postseason, will take on California in its final regular season home game. The Sun Devils will play three games afterward, before participating in the Pac-12 Tournament in March.
Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.727.0000, thesundevils.com, Sunday, February 24, 4 p.m., tickets start at $15.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets
The Coyotes take on Winnipeg in mid-season NHL action. The biggest draw for this game, though, is the retirement of Coyote-legend Shane Doan. The team will put his number in the rafters, and give out free bobbleheads to fans in attendance.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, nhl.com/coyotes/, Sunday, February 24, 7 p.m., tickets start at $69.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings
The Coyotes open the month of March by taking on the Detroit Red Wings at Gila River Arena. Gila River Hotels and Casinos presents Turn Back-the-Clock Night, during which the players will sport throwback uniforms. Fans will receive T-shirts while supplies last.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, nhl.com/coyotes, Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m., tickets start at $34.

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks
The Phoenix Suns host New York for the lone time in the 2018-19 NBA season. The Knicks made a big trade, moving star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas near the trade deadline. Phoenix defeated New York 128-110 on December 17 in Madison Square Garden.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, nba.com/suns/tickets, Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., tickets start at $12.

Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
The Wildcats fell to ASU earlier in the season and finish off the 2018-19 regular season against the state-rival Sun Devils as both vie for seeding in the Pac-12 Tournament.
McKale Memorial Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, Tucson, 520.621.2211, arizonawildcats.com, Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m., tickets start at $27.

Phoenix Rising FC vs. New Mexico United|
The Rising play its first home game as defending Western Conference champions against New Mexico United. Fans will also receive a magnet schedule and milk bottle sponsored by Equality Health.
Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 623.594.9606, phxrisingfc.com, Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., ticket prices vary.

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