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Roadrunners begin practicing at the Tucson Arena

Posted at 6:37 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 21:41:01-04

Despite an incomplete roster, the Tucson Roadrunners have begun practicing for their third season in franchise history.

The Roadrunners must wait as the Coyotes finalize their roster. This year, Tucson will be coached by Jay Varady, Varady comes over after coaching the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, a major junior hockey league, which features 20 teams with players between 16 to 21 years old.

He led Kingston to a 36-23-6-3 record in his lone season.

"It's an organization that's creative," said Varady of the Coyotes. "I think they are looking for ideas everywhere they can find them. I know that's been their reputation the last couple of years and I'm excited to be part of it."

Left wing Michael Bunting returns for Tucson. He's the franchise's leader in games played with 134.

The Roadrunners open the regular season at home on October 6th against San Diego.