ROADRUNNERS FAST FACTS:
RoadRunners Hockey, LLC is headed up by Donald D. Stone, II along with his wife Barbara. They purchased the franchise in May 2009. They have demonstrated their commitment to Topeka by signing a three year lease with a two year option in the Kansas Expocentre and also taking the reins of the Topeka Youth Hockey Association to promote growth of the sport.
The Topeka RoadRunners hockey team is led by Head Coach Scott Langer who brings a lifetime of hockey experience to the table not only as a player, but as an assistant coach and head coach as well. Twenty three players between the ages of 16 - 21 make up the RoadRunners roster.
The players stay with host families, called "billet families". For some, it is their first time away from home as they move toward their dreams. These young men show unrivaled dedication in their pursuit.
The North American Hockey League has grown from a Michigan-based bus league 30 years ago to a league with 24 teams reaching from New York to Washington, to Texas and Alaska. Players join the league in hopes of gaining maximum hockey exposure and the opportunity to succeed. Many players move from the NAHL on to play Division I college hockey and further their educations. The league website is www.nahl.com.
The RoadRunners play all home games at Landon Arena in the Kansas Expocentre. For more information on the facility call (785) 235-1986 or visit www.ksexpo.com.
The RoadRunners play a 60-game schedule with 28 games at home, 28 away and 4 games in the NAHL Showcase, held in Blaine, MN each September. The season extends through March with playoffs commencing in April, culminating with the Robertson Cup in the first week of May.