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Phoenix to call ECHL franchise 'Roadrunners'

Updated: February 1, 2005, 9:53 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The downtown investment group that owns NBA, WNBA and Arena Football League teams in Phoenix added a hockey franchise Tuesday.

Suns Legacy Partners, which also operates the America West Arena where the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers play, resurrected a time-honored hockey name for its ECHL club -- the Phoenix Roadrunners.

At a news conference, co-owner Robert Sarver introduced former NHL star Claude Lemieux as the team president.

Sarver, ...

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