Tucson Roadrunners Road Ahead: Starting… Now
Upcoming Games (All times MST)
Wednesday, October 6: Henderson at Tucson, 6:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS HERE
Sunday, October 10: Tucson at Henderson, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 11: Tucson at Henderson, 7:00 p.m.
Joining The Camp
Monday afternoon, the Arizona Coyotes announced the following players have been assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners for their training camp, beginning the same day:
50 – Ivan Prosvetov – Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
62 – Janis-Jerome Moser – Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
73 – Jan Jenik – Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
92 – Vladislav Kolyachonok – Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
In addition, the Coyotes placed forward Michael Carcone on waivers and will assign him to Tucson if he clears the next day.
These players will be joining the existing training camp roster already in Tucson.
Who’s On The Schedule
The Roadrunners will be spending the 2021 Preseason getting reacquainted with the Henderson Silver Knights, facing them in all three of their preseason contests. Entering their second year in the Pacific Division, the Silver Knights will travel to Tucson to open the preseason on Wednesday, October 6, before hosting the Roadrunners for a pair of games at the Orleans Arena on Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11.
A FANtastic Fan Fest
The Tucson Roadrunners held their 2021 Fan Fest Sunday, October 3 at Crossroads at Silver Bell Park in Marana. Serving as a kickoff for the hockey season, fans donated thousands of cans of food benefitting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, while also raising thousands of dollars for the Junior Roadrunners and Roadrunners Give Back, a branch of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, through their team sale. Said Roadrunners President Bob Hoffman, “There were so many activities for our fans to take part in. We had inflatables, food trucks, as well as a garage sale benefitting the Junior Roadrunners. We also collected several cans of food for the Southern Arizona Food Bank. We’re really excited about the turnout and what we were able to accomplish for the Tucson community.”
Returning To The Roster
Among those in attendance for Roadrunners Training Camp, eleven players are returning to the team from last season. These players include forwards Blake Speers, Hudson Fasching, Cameron Hebig, Jan Jenik and Ben McCartney; defensemen Cam Dineen, Cam Crotty, Dysin Mayo and Ty Emberson; and goaltenders Ivan Prosvetov and David Tendeck.
Six For Six
Defenseman Dysin Mayo will be returning to the Tucson Roadrunners for his sixth season with the club. Mayo is the longest-tenured Roadrunner, and the only remaining player from the team’s inaugural season in 2016-2017.
Did You Know?
Forward Hudson Fasching and Head Coach Jay Varady have quite the player-coach connection in their four years apiece with the Roadrunners. Both Fasching and Varady joined the Roadrunners in the 2018-2019 season, both standouts in the league among their peers. Fasching and Varady both spent the majority of the 2020-2021 season up in Glendale with the Arizona Coyotes, Fasching as a member of the Taxi Squad, appearing in two games total for the Roadrunners, while Jay Varady was on the Coyotes bench as an Assistant Coach. With both back in Tucson this season, look for Varady to rely on Fasching to be a veteran presence and leader in the new-look Roadrunners lineup.
Golden Ticket Raffle
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Roadrunners will be continuing their Golden Ticket Raffle. This week’s partner is Mariachi Los Diablitos de Sunnyside High School, with all proceeds benefitting this program. TucsonRoadrunners.com/HHM has all the information about Sunnyside High School and their program.
Back On The Airwaves
The Tucson Roadrunners Happy Hour returns on Tuesday, October 5, from 5pm to 6pm on Fox Sports 1450 AM and the iHeartRadio app. Adrian Denny and Brett Fera will look ahead to the preseason slate of games in their first episode of the season, along with a very special guest. In addition to Roadrunners Happy Hour making its return, the Tucson Roadrunners Insider Podcast has moved to Mondays, where Adrian Denny and Jimmy Peebles drop new episodes every week, where they talk most things Roadrunners, as well as the wide world of sports in Southern Arizona. The half-hour podcast can be found on the iHeartRadio app.
(Photo Credits: Kate Dibildox/Chris Hook)