NEWS & STATS
Roadrunners' summer in swing with signings, schedule, community project
RINK OF DREAMS
Our efforts to expand the sport in Tucson are only getting started 🌵🏒☀️— Tucson Roadrunners (@RoadrunnersAHL) June 27, 2018
Construction for our new DEK hockey rink, made possible through partnerships with @tucsonunified, @BGCT, and EMPowerplay, is officially underway! #GrowTheGameAZ
Details 👉 https://t.co/d9ORDGlPBX pic.twitter.com/Zr5i1mGUl3
Coming along nicely 👌— Tucson Roadrunners (@RoadrunnersAHL) July 11, 2018
Be on the lookout for the official unveiling of our brand new DEK hockey rink later this month! A project we’re proud to complete with @BGCT, @tucsonunified, and EMPowerplay. #GrowTheGameAZ pic.twitter.com/Tzp5MeNCKy
PENCIL US IN
- The 2018-19 season includes a new ECHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. “We are excited to partner with [the Admirals] as our new ECHL affiliate,” said Coyotes’ Assistant General Manager Steve Sullivan. “The Admirals are a first-class organization with Owner Ardon Wiener and Head Coach Robbie Ftorek. Having had Robbie as my first professional head coach, I fully trust his ability to develop our prospects in Norfolk. We look forward to a strong partnership.”
- Congratulations to Scottsdale native Zac Larraza on his retirement from professional hockey. A fantastic example of Arizona’s ever-blossoming organic growth in the sport. Drafted by the Coyotes in 2011, Larraza appeared in 11 games with the Roadrunners in 2017-18.
- The Roadrunners, in conjunction with Bank of the West, were proud to present a check in the amount of $1,700 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona thanks to the ‘Save of the Game’ promotion held during the 2017-18 campaign.
- The Professional Hockey Players’ Association voted Roadrunners captain Andrew Campbell as one of the five players named to the ‘best defensive defensemen’ award for the AHL and ECHL’s Western Conferences.