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Toronto Roadrunners
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City: Toronto, Ontario
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 2003–04 AHL season
Home Arena: Ricoh Coliseum
Colours: Blue, yellow, and grey
Affiliates: Edmonton Oilers
Franchise history
1984 to 1988: Nova Scotia Oilers
1988 to 1996: Cape Breton Oilers
1996 to 2002: Hamilton Bulldogs
2003 to 2004: Toronto Roadrunners
2004 to 2005: Edmonton Road Runners
2010 to present: Oklahoma City Barons

The Toronto Roadrunners were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Ricoh Coliseum. In their only season the Roadrunners featured players such as Jani Rita, Jamie Wright and Steve Valiquette who helped them advance to the AHL playoffs where they lost the first round to the Cleveland Barons.

While initial owner Lyle Abrhams brought the franchise to Toronto with good intentions, poor attendance, a questionable business model, and a dispute with building officials resulted in the relocation of the franchise to Edmonton, Alberta after only one season, becoming the Edmonton Road Runners. Another factor was the desire of the parent club to have the team play in Edmonton to fill the void due to the expected 2004–05 NHL lockout. Since Abrhams owned the rights to the name and logo, the Roadrunners name and identity would return as the Phoenix RoadRunners, reborn in the ECHL. The void in Toronto was filled in 2005 by the Toronto Marlies.

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLPoints Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
2003–04 803534 8 3 812192245th, NorthLost, 1–2, Cleveland
in qualifying round

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