NEWS & STATS
Roadrunners stymied by Ontario's netminder in 3-0 loss
By: Alex Kinkopf
February 22, 2017 9:52 PM
The Roadrunners were shut out for the third time this season in their 3-0 loss to the Ontario Reign Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The Reign scored a goal in each period throughout the contest, getting three pucks past Adin Hill – who made 24 saves in the defeat.
Tucson has been quite successful this season against Ontario on home-ice, but now fall to 0-3-0-0 when playing the Reign on the road.
Forwards Christian Fischer and Brendan Ranford each went hard into the end-boards in the second period and were slow to get up, but both players appear to be just fine.
The Roadrunners outshot the Reign 29-27, but were unable to beat Ontario’s Jack Campbell, who was making his 33rd consecutive start.
The loss, coupled with the Texas Stars’ 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Stockton Heat, did not slide the club out of playoff positioning. The Roadrunners continue to occupy fourth-place in the Pacific Division.
The team now returns home to begin a three-game home stand at Tucson Arena, which kicks off this weekend when they host the San Jose Barracuda for a pair of games Friday and Saturday night, both of which are scheduled to start at 7:05 PM.
Friday night’s game features $2 beer specials, while all hot dogs, popcorn, and sodas will be on-sale for $1 during Saturday night’s affair.
Both games against San Jose will also include celebrations to acknowledge ‘Hockey Weekend Across America’ The Jr. Roadrunners of the Wildcat Youth Hockey Association will be on hand for the occasion.