From the opening puck drop San Diego brought a physical brand of hockey to the play, enabling Tucson to commit five infractions during the opening 20 minutes. During one of their power play opportunities the Gulls were able to capitalize, beating Hill for the first time during the midweek series via Troy Terry’s first of the night.
Last night’s blanking of the divisional rival left little to complain about with a flurry of goals in a short amount of time and a “stout” defensive effort, as described post-game by Beau Bennett, joined forces with yet another outstanding effort by Adin Hill for an imperative set of two points.
Backed by 26 consecutive stops from Adin Hill, the Roadrunners made it four straight victories in a row Tuesday, moving their Pacific Division lead to five points with a 3-0 win over their I-8 Rival San Diego Gulls.
Three games, three wins for the Roadrunners thus far, but now they’ll enter one of their toughest tasks of the entire season.
Despite trailing for the majority of the evening, a two-goal third period sparked a comeback victory Saturday night in Chicago, with Tucson prevailing 3-2 in the shootout.
After a rare idle Friday evening the Roadrunners wrap up a four-game road trip and two-game set against the Chicago Wolves tonight in Rosemont.
A multipoint performance from Jalen Smereck, 23 stops from Adin Hill and a game-winner by Tyler Steenbergen inside the final four minutes allowed the Roadrunners to move their first place cushion to five points Thursday night in Rosemont, IL, taking down the Chicago Wolves by a score of 4-2.
Tucson is the lone Pacific team in action tonight and with this evening being their 55th game, they’ll now be equal with Ontario in that category which is the most among the seven-team group. That means there are impending nights in which Tucson will be idle and other teams will be making up games, thus making this evening’s points as imperative as they come.
Two goals in the first five minutes for the second straight contest propelled the Roadrunners to victory Sunday night, taking down the Bakersfield Condors 3-2 at Mechanics Bank Arena.
Tonight the Roadrunners will open their 11-game March tonight in Bakersfield seeking to bounce back from a disappointing Friday night in the Inland Empire against Ontario.