Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Hectic Home Stand Continues

The Roadrunners enter the week in first place in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference at 24-12-1-1 which is at 50 points and a .658 winning percentage. In the Pacific, Tucson has a two-point advantage over Coachella Valley (48 points) and a three-point advantage over Calgary (47 points). The Ontario Reign, who Tucson plays on Friday and Saturday at the TCC, have lost three in a row; same as the Wranglers which has given the Roadrunners and Firebirds a run for the top two spots in the Division. Only the Milwaukee Admirals are a Central Division team that is top five in the Western Conference; just one point behind Tucson at 49 but has the better win percentage (.700) with three less games played and a record of 24-10-1-0. The Texas Stars, who were in first place in the Central not long ago, have dropped five in a row and have given the Admirals a run for first. Overall, eight of the top 10 teams in the Western Conference are from the Pacific Division, with eight points separating the top six teams in the Division itself. The Roadrunners are 17-11-1-1 against the Pacific division and 7-1-0-0 against the Central division this season. In addition, defenseman Peter DiLiberatore applied eight shots on goal against the Henderson Silver Knights on Friday January 19 that ties a franchise high with single game shots from a Roadrunners defenseman. DiLiberatore becomes the fourth time for a Roadrunner defenseman to do it, joining Robbie Russo who did it twice in 2018-2019 against the Bakersfield Condors and Colorado Eagles, Trevor Murphy against the San Diego Gulls in 2018-19 and Cam Dineen last season against the San Jose Barracuda.

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Rollin’ The Dice In Tucson

With game #36 coming on Wednesday against the Iowa Wild, the Roadrunners hit their halfway mark of the 72-game season. As of now the Roadrunners are well within the playoff mix and one of the top teams in the AHL. Tucson is within a point of first place with the Calgary Wranglers not only in the Pacific Division but the entire Western Conference. In the AHL the Roadrunners are currently tied at fourth place at 46 points, just two behind the second-best team the Cleveland Monsters. Dylan Guenther still leads the team in points despite being recalled to the Coyotes on January 6. He carries 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 29 games played. Josh Doan, who has been on a tear as of recent, leads Tucson in goals (15), power-play goals (6) and game-winning goals (7) and could be on pace to break or match Michael Carcone’s single-season goal total at 31. Victor Soderstrom leads Roadrunners defensemen in scoring with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points; which is tied for 11th in the AHL by scoring from a defenseman. Defenseman Montana Onyebuchi leads the team in penalty minutes (66) and fights (6) while Tucson has been in 19 total brawls this season with Curtis Douglas (5), Travis Barron (2), Hunter Drew (2), Jan Jenik (1), Ben McCartney (1), Cam Crotty (1) and former Roadrunner Zach Sanford (1).

Dylan Guenther and Matthew Villalta selected to 2024 All-Star Classic

Tucson, Arizona- The Tucson Roadrunners today announced that Forward Dylan Guenther and Goaltender Matthew Villalta have each been selected to represent the organization in the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Tech CU in San Jose California. 

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Kicking Off The New Year

Tucson enters the week at 19-8-1-1 and winners of five-straight games as they hit the road after drawing nearly 11,000 fans to Tucson Arena over the weekend, including 6,087 on Saturday night; which was Tucson’s largest home attendance since Saturday, November 9 in 2019. The two combined crowds of 10,950 was the biggest home weekend for Tucson since April 12 and 13 of 2019.

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: A December To Remember

The Roadrunners return home after three games in the planet system of California for two matchups against the Coachella Valley Firebirds on December 29 and San Diego Gulls on December 30. Saturday marks the team’s annual Star Wars Night, CLICK HERE for a Star Wars Ticket Package that includes ticket and Roadrunners Lightsaber. Join us for Tucson’s Doubleheader as the Roadrunners host San Diego at 7 p.m. after the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl at 2:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for Arizona Bowl Tickets.

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: We’re going going, back back, to Cali Cali.

The Roadrunners will embark on a three-game pre-Christmas road trip in their return to California against the San Jose Barracuda, Bakersfield Condors, and San Diego Gulls. This is the first of two times Tucson will face three different teams in a span of four days with San Jose on Wednesday Dec. 20, Bakersfield on Friday, Dec. 22, and San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 23. Tucson has a combined record of 3-2-0 against these teams and looks to gain more ground in the Pacific Division against three teams that have a combined winning percentage of .418.

Tip-A-Roadrunner January 22 at Dave & Buster’s

Tucson, Arizona - The Tucson Roadrunners announced today that Tip-A-Roadrunner will be held on Monday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s on 1390 E. Tucson Marketplace Blvd.  

Roadrunners Announce Watch Party on Dec. 20 at Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers

Tucson, Arizona- The Tucson Roadrunners announced today that they will be holding a watch party on Wednesday, Dec 20, at 8 p.m. at their Official Watch Party Headquarters at Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers on 7315 N Oracle Rd.

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Teddy Bear Toss Week

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Roadrunners will be hosting their annual Teddy Ber Toss Presented by TEP. Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to throw onto the ice following the Roadrunners first goal. The Bears are donated to local children during the holidays with Aviva Children’s Services.

Patrik Koch Assigned Back To Roadrunners By Coyotes

Tucson, Arizona - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that defenseman Patrik Koch was assigned back to the Tucson Roadrunners after being recalled earlier in the day.

Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Heading To The Rockies

After a quick two-game homestand, the Roadrunners head into Colorado with the seventh best record in the AHL at 12-6-1-1 and look to continue their road success in which they are 7-2-1-0 while allowing a 2.40 goals against. The last time these two teams clashed was in March of last season when Tucson swept Colorado in two games, outscoring them 9-2. Jan Jenik (2 goals, 1 assist) and Collin Thiesen (3 assists) had three points each in the series. The sweep majorly helped Tucson’s late season push to the Calder Cup Playoffs

Ryan McGregor Recalled To The Arizona Coyotes

Tucson, Arizona- Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that Tucson Roadrunners forward Ryan McGregor has been recalled to the Coyotes.