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George Gosbee Reports from Winter Games, Days 1-2

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 10:10 AM MT
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the next several days, Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner George Gosbee will be in Sochi, Russia to take in the 2014 Winter Olympics, especially the men's hockey tournament, in which five Coyotes players will be participating. Each day or so, Gosbee will check in with flagship radio station Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and will post on his Twitter - follow him @Goz100. We'll also keep fans updated here in a Goz Blog from Sochi.

Day 2 (Tuesday, February 11):

"It's beautiful outside today (and I am) at the Bolshoy Ice Rink and looking at palm trees. It’s kind of weird, but can’t complain. (The Bolshoy Ice Dome) may be the nicest hockey rink I think I’ve ever been in."

Co-Owner George Gosbee spent Tuesday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, taking in several team practices.

"The U.S. practice (I watched) was pretty intense and arguably they have the hardest qualification round... The U.S. vs. Russia game (Sunday) is the game to watch. That’s the one circled on everyone’s calendars."

"My sleeper team is Slovakia."

"Yesterday (Monday), I went to the long track speed skating and then just hung out down around the village and tried to get a lot of the atmosphere. It seems like half the people are up in the mountains trying to watch Shaun White get his third straight (gold) medal."

"Tonight, I think I’ll hang out at the (U.S.) hockey house before I crash for the night."

AUDIO: Listen to Gosbee's report on 98.7 FM from Tuesday morning.

Day 1 (Monday, February 10):

Coyotes Co-Owners George Gosbee and W.R. "Bill" Dutton relax outside Canada House before watching Dutton's grandson William compete for the Canadian speed skating team.

"We flew over with the players and arrived and walked around the facility. It’s impressive. The atmosphere is great so far.

"Wednesday is a big game when the Coyotes have three players on the ice when the Czech Republic plays Sweden so that will be a pretty good (time)."

AUDIO: Listen to Gosbee's report on 98.7 FM from Monday morning. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us