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Preseason Game #1: Tucson at Ontario

By: Alex Kinkopf
 
 
TUCSON ROADRUNNERS 3, ONTARIO REIGN 5
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PRESEASON GAME #1
 
Tucson (/-/-/-/) at Ontario (/-/-/-/)
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m. PST
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California

WATCH LIVE:

(Feed Courtesy: Ontario Reign Facebook Page)

Stats/Scoring

SOG - TUC 26; ONT 22
PP – TUC 1/8; ONT 3/9
 
FIRST PERIOD:
 
1) ONT PPG - Sean Walker (Andrew Crescenzi, Brett Sutter) 13:44
2) TUC - Jens Looke (Dennis Kravchenko, Artur Tyanulin) 16:28
 
SECOND PERIOD:
 
3) TUC - Jalen Smereck (Jens Looke) 10:35
4) ONT - Matt Luff (Sean Walker) 13:16
5) ONT PPG - T.J. Hensick (Michael Mersch, Kevin Gravel) 17:27
 
THIRD PERIOD:
 
6) ONT - T.J. Hensick (Spencer Watson, Michael Mersch) 0:30
7) TUC PPG - Ryan MacInnis (Kyle Capobianco, Kyle Wood) 7:46
8) ONT PPG - Matt Luff (Andrew Crescenzi, Stepan Falkovsky) 19:22
 

Roadrunners Lineup

FORWARDS
Michael Bunting (27) - Ryan MacInnis (72) - Nick Merkley (38)
Ryan Graham (25) - Tyler Gaudet (10) - Conor Garland (8)
Gabriel Desjardins (15) - Scott Allen (29) - Jens Looke (24)
Trevor Cheek (39) - Dennis Kravchenko (21) - Artur Tyanulin (13)
 
DEFENSEMEN
Kyle Capobianco (23) - Kyle Wood (3)
Cody Sol (11) - Joel Hanley (44)
Ryan Culkin (17) - Jalen Smereck (5)
 
GOALTENDERS
Adin Hill (33)
Michael Houser (32)

Notes

  • Tyler Gaudet, Joel Hanley, and Kyle Wood will serve as the team's three Alternate Captains.
  • Adin Hill leads the team onto the ice for warm-ups. He started four games for the Roadrunners at Citizens Business Bank Arena last season, posting a 1-3-0 record.
  • Starting Lineup for Tucson: LW Michael Bunting, C Ryan MacInnis, RW Nick Merkley, D Kyle Capobianco, D Kyle Wood
  • Jens Looke buries a gorgeous feed from Dennis Kravchenko with 3:32 left in the first period to register the Roadrunners' first goal of the preseason and tie the game 1-1.
  • Jalen Smereck fires a wrist shot from the right point through traffic to give the Roadrunners a 2-1 lead with 9:25 left to play in the second period.
  • Ryan Macinnis registers a power play goal midway through the third period to cut the Roadrunners' deficit to one.
  • Jens Looke finishes the night with two points (1G, 1A), the most for anyone on the Roadrunners roster.
  • Adin Hill finished the night with 17 saves made on 22 shots faced.

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