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NEWS

Roadrunners fall 6-2 to Texas

By: Alex Kinkopf
 
 
The Roadrunners dropped their second game in as many nights Saturday evening in their 6-2 loss to the Texas Stars at the H-E-B Center.
 
Tucson has now lost eight of its previous nine games, but maintain playoff positioning in the Pacific Division, momentarily hanging on to fourth-place in the grouping.
 
 
Texas took a 2-0 lead during the opening frame with a pair of goals in a 1:31 minute span.
 
The Stars tacked onto their lead early in the second, Nick Ebert giving the Stars a 3-0 advantage just over two minutes into the middle frame.
 
Just past the midway point of the second, Christian Fischer scored for the second consecutive night, wristing home his team-leading 18th goal of the campaign from the high slot to put the Roadrunners on the board.
 
 
In the waning moments of the second, Eric Selleck got a stick on a loose puck while involved in a tussle in front of Texas’ net, poking home Tucson’s second goal of the night with just three seconds left on the game clock.
 
 
In the third, Texas added three more goals en route to their eventual 6-2 victory.
 
The teams combined for 130 penalty minutes during the evening.
 
The Roadrunners will continue their season-long six-game road trip when they visit the San Jose Barracuda Tuesday night at the HP Pavilion, where the puck is scheduled to drop just after 8:00 PM MST.  
 
The team will return home on February 24 & 25 for a pair of games against San Jose at Tucson Arena, where the organization will celebrate 'Hockey Weekend Across America', featuring discounted beers and concessions. Information and tickets can be found HERE.