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ECHL’s Phoenix Roadrunners to fold

PHOENIX (AP)—The Phoenix RoadRunners will fold following their East Coast Hockey League regular-season finale Saturday.

The RoadRunners, last in the West Division with a 29-36-2-3 record heading into their final two games at Idaho, announced the decision Thursday.

The team, wrapping up its fourth ECHL season, is owned by the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and is an affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks and AHL’s Worcester Sharks.

The RoadRunners, who folded as an IHL franchise in 1997 after the Phoenix Coyotes’ inaugural NHL season, returned as a member of the ECHL in 2005-06.

They played their home games at US Airways Center, the Coyotes’ arena until the NHL team moved into a new building in suburban Glendale in December 2003.

The RoadRunners made the Kelly Cup playoffs in 2007, but had trouble drawing fans for most of their ECHL tenure.

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