Tucson's new American League Hockey (AHL) team practiced for the first time yesterday at the Tucson Arena. Before season play gets underway, the Tucson Roadrunners - the Arizona Coyotes' affiliate - will hold a Red and White scrimmage game this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the arena. All of the Coyotes' NHL players will play in the game with the AHL players from the Roadrunners. Admission is free, but the Coyotes are requesting fans donate $5 upon entry into the arena. All funds collected will be donated to the University of Arizona Wildcats hockey program.
The Roadrunners will open their inaugural season with an away game, Oct. 14, against the San Diego Gulls. The first home game at the Tucson Arena is scheduled for Oct. 28 against the Stockton Heat.