- photo courtesy Tucson Roadrunners
of the first
AHL playoff game in Tucson!
Roadrunners Cunningham, Wood Earn ITHSW Best of the Desert SW Awards!
Two Tucson Roadrunners have earned year end awards from Ice Time Hockey SW. Captain Craig Cunningham earned the Inspirational Player of the Year award for his incredible strength and courage both on and off the ice. Defenseman Kyle Wood earned the Defensive Player of the Year for his exceptional play during the the team's first season of play in Tucson.
Roadrunners Announce Van Ryn to Leave Team
to Pursue NHL Coaching Opportunity
Craig Cunningham Night On October 27
By: Tucson Roadrunners May 30, 2018 9:14 AM
TUCSON, ARIZONA --- Tucson Roadrunners General Manager Steve Sullivan announced today that Head Coach Mike Van Ryn is leaving the Roadrunners to pursue an NHL coaching opportunity. The Roadrunners will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to thank Mike for everything that he did for the Roadrunners last season,” said Sullivan. “We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”
Last season, the 39-year-old Van Ryn led the Roadrunners to the Pacific Division title after posting a regular season record of 42-20-5-1. The Roadrunners were defeated by the Texas Stars in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs.