RoadRunners To Cease Operations At Conclusion Of 2008-09 Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL, a proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks and the Worcester Sharks, announced today that they have informed the ECHL Board of Governors that they will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2008-09 playing season.
"On behalf of the RoadRunners, I would like to thank all of the loyal season ticket holders, marketing partners, and fans that have supported our team over the past four seasons," said Ben Weber, Vice President of Business Operations.
Owned and operated by the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, the RoadRunners returned to the ice as a member of the ECHL in 2005-06 and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 2007.
The RoadRunners were eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday following a 3-2 loss at Idaho.
The RoadRunners continue a season-ending four-game series against the Idaho Steelheads at 6:10 p.m. Friday at Qwest Arena in Boise. Catch all the action on Independent 1310 KXAM beginning with "RoadRunners Countdown" at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Phoenix RoadRunners offices at (602) 462-GOAL.
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from April 2, 2009
- Bombers Fall Short in Elmira - Dayton Bombers
- First Place Jackals Strike Again - Elmira Jackals
- Dinos Stamoulis Loaned to Springfield - Reading Royals
- Salmon Kings Yeo and Goldie named to all-ECHL teams! - Victoria Salmon Kings
- ECHL Transactions - ECHL
- Mike Walsh Returns For Regular Season Finales - Utah Grizzlies
- Goalender Beauchemin Called Up To Houston - Idaho Steelheads
- Nailers Hope to Clinch Playoffs Friday Night - Wheeling Nailers
- Bryan Ewing Named to ECHL First Team - Wheeling Nailers
- Morin Named to 2008-2009 All-ECHL First Team - South Carolina Stingrays
- 2008-09 All-ECHL First Team Announced - ECHL
- Nailers Power Hour Returns Tonight - Wheeling Nailers
- Pair of Blades named to All-ECHL Teams - Florida Everblades
- B2 Announces ECHLTV Schedule For Apr. 2-9 - ECHL
- Wranglers Shuffle Roster, Taylor to AHL, St. Croix Returns - Las Vegas Wranglers
- Lamoureux Lands on First Team, Shasby Second - Alaska Aces
- 2008-09 All-ECHL Second Team Announced - ECHL
- Bonk and Derlago selected Second Team All-ECHL - Bakersfield Condors
- RoadRunners To Cease Operations At Conclusion Of 2008-09 Year - Phoenix RoadRunners
- Grizzlies To Wear Harley Jerseys Friday For MDA Night - Utah Grizzlies
- Macias, Montoya Increase ECHL Players In NHL To 404 - ECHL
- ECHL Today - ECHL
- Royals Fall In Elmira, 4-2 - Reading Royals
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.