WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The NHL's Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues are playing in the inaugural Frozen Face off tomorrow night here in Wichita.

It's the first ever NHL game to be played in the Air Capital, so what are the chances big-time hockey could become a permanent fixture here in Kansas?

It comes down to opportunity for the state to pounce on a team looking to move.

Earlier this year, the legislature created a pro sports recruitment fund as part of the sports betting bill.

The fund can be used by any pro sports team looking to relocate to the sunflower state to either pay for either building new or remodeling an existing arena for a move.

One of the teams that the state could target, the Coyotes.

We spoke with Sara Hall, a reporter who covered the Coyotes for the last few years before moving to Kansas recently.

She says the team has had a turbulent few years with several different ownership groups and a stadium dispute that has force them to play their next three seasons at a 5,000 seat arena that they will share with Arizona state.

That's why the president of G1 Sports and Entertainment, the group putting on this weekend's game says having a big response could help with any recruitment.

“I think it's very important when you're able to host events like this, that you feel the stands, you show these teams a great time and show what kind of a what kind of a city what kind of passionate sports fans we have here in this community to try to bring back different events like this." said Brian Hargrove. "Whether it's actually getting a professional sports team to move to Wichita permanently, or just get these one-off exhibition games, that kind of thing."

Hargrove says the dream would be to bring an NHL franchise to Kansas, whether here or in KC but they at least want to make the frozen face of an annual event with different teams coming to Wichita each year.

Tickets are still available for the game tomorrow at 7 p.m., you can get them by visiting the Intrust Bank Arena website.