Michael Gutnick

Michael Gutnick

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Michael Gutnick is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sports broadcast journalism and a minor in mathematics. He is a digital reporter for Cronkite Sports.

Latest from Michael Gutnick

‘They really do exist’: Coyotes fans welcome in-person experience

GLENDALE - The Arizona Coyotes opened the 2020-2021 season at Gila River Arena as a limited number of socially distanced, masked-up fans cheered.


Sprint to the start: Coyotes ready for unique season following shortened training camp

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes begin an unprecedented shortened 2020-2021 season following a 10-day training camp. The players treated the scrimmages as “real games” with no preseason exhibition schedule.


Sticks and zones: The right hockey equipment can elevate a player’s game

PHOENIX – From peewee to pro, every hockey player’s stick comes down to personal preference in construction and superstition.


They shoot, they score: Coyotes’ goal to increase youth hockey participation a success

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes have been seeking to increase youth hockey participation in the state of Arizona. With various youth development programs and outreach efforts, the Coyotes’ efforts are making an impact in the state.


Shot on ghoul: Chychrun, Coyotes delight fans looking for safer Halloween at drive-thru event

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun greeted and treated fans during a Halloween drive-thru event at Gila River Arena on Saturday.


Coyotes at center of ‘cancel culture’ debate after cutting ties with draft pick Mitchell Miller

PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes cut ties with 2020 fourth-round draft pick Mitchell Miller, who admitted bullying Isaiah Meyer-Crothers, an African-American classmate with developmental disabilities, four years ago.


Voters at Gila River Arena among million-plus in county to cast early ballots

PHOENIX - More than a million voters in Maricopa County have cast early ballots. Some were at Gila River Arena.


Pandemic puts NHL scouts in ‘adapt or die’ situation

PHOENIX – Scouting has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic picked up steam in mid-March, forcing hockey talent evaluators to embrace new approaches when assessing NHL prospects.


With captain Ekman-Larsson staying, Coyotes ready to ‘get back to work’

PHOENIX – Although the Arizona Coyotes announced several signings at the beginning of the NHL free agency period, the big news was that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will remain with the club.


Suns’ Ty Jerome helps raise awareness for Hoops 4 Humanity initiatives through fantasy football

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns guard Ty Jerome teamed up with the Brogdon Family Foundation to raise awareness and money for Hoops 4 Humanity by playing fantasy football.


Tale of two brothers: Brinson, Steenn Pasichnuk share hockey journey from ASU to San Jose

PHOENIX- From their childhood days of ice fishing on Moose Lake in Bonnyville, Alberta to building the hockey program from the ground up at Arizona State, Brinson and Steenn Pasichnuk have been inseparable every step of their hockey journey.


With his coach as his caddie, ASU’s Kevin Yu steady in third U.S. Open appearance

PHOENIX - Arizona State fifth-year senior golfer Chun An Yu represents the youngest of seven Sun Devils competing in the 120th U.S. Open, but he’ll get some help with ASU head coach Matt Thurmond alongside him as his caddie.


Coyotes’ Gila River Arena will be used as voting center for General Election

PHOENIX - The Coyotes announced Gila River Arena will be used as a polling place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 for the upcoming election.


‘Groundhog Day’: Coyotes’ mental fortitude tested inside Edmonton bubble

PHOENIX - The 2019-2020 Stanley Cup playoffs presented a unique challenge in testing the mental limits of the Coyotes, outside of hockey.