Tucson Roadrunners’ Road Ahead: Week of March 22, 2021

Upcoming Games 
Friday, March 26: Tucson at Ontario, 6:00pm 
Saturday, March 27: Tucson at San Diego, 7:00pm 

Who’s on the Schedule 
The Tucson Roadrunners will be back on the road for a repeat of last weekend’s California road trip against the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls. The Roadrunners are a combined 4-4 against these two squads on the season and have faced one of these teams in each of their last six games. They’ll face the Reign first on Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m. MST. You can listen to the game in Tucson on FOX Sports 1450 AM and on the iHeart Radio app or watch the game on AHL TV. 

Come See Us Live 
The Roadrunners return home Wednesday, March 31, for the first of three games with the Henderson Silver Knights at the Tucson Arena. Limited single-game tickets are available to purchase at TucsonRoadrunners.com/WelcomeBack. This year marks Henderson’s first year in the AHL, and Tucson will be looking to start off the head-to-head record in their favor with a series win against the Silver Knights. 

Hayton Heating Up 
Tucson Roadrunners forward Barrett Hayton recorded three assists in the two weekend games with the San Diego Gulls, including assists on each of Michael Bunting’s power-play goals on Sunday. Hayton has appeared in the last twelve games for the Roadrunners, and recorded his first goal of the season Tuesday, March 16 versus the Ontario Reign. 

Ivan is Back 
Goaltender Ivan Prosvetov is back with the Tucson Roadrunners after a stint up in Glendale with Arizona Coyotes. Prosvetov, who started the first six games for the Roadrunners this season, made his return to game action Sunday night against San Diego. He stopped 34 shots, including some key saves on breakaways and odd-man rushes to keep the Roadrunners in the game early on. 

Did You Know? 
Tucson Roadrunners standout Michael Bunting scored two power-play goals Sunday night versus the San Diego Gulls, making him the sole leader for power-play goals throughout the AHL. Bunting, who is the all-time franchise leader in games played, goals and points, is currently third in the AHL in total points with 19. He played all 58 games for the Roadrunners last season and has appeared in all 16 games this season. 

Play Along With Us At Home 
Roadrunners Play, an interactive fan experience, goes live for every Tucson Roadrunners game. Fans can play along at Roadrunnersplay.com and make their predictions for a chance to win one of several Roadrunners-themed prizes. Sunday featured 50 different winners, as a conclusion to Fan Week. The top winners received prizes from Casino Del Sol, including room nights and dining credits. 

Around the Pacific Division 
While the Roadrunners won’t take the ice until Friday night against Ontario, there will be plenty of AHL Pacific Division action this week. The other six teams in the division will all face-off on Wednesday, March 24, with San Jose visiting Bakersfield, San Diego taking on Ontario, and Colorado clashing with Henderson. 

Our Next TV Appearance 
The Roadrunners will be back on The CW Tucson for their third televised game of the season Saturday, April 3. “Voice of the Roadrunners” Adrian Denny will be joined on the broadcast by Alex Kinkopf from ArizonaCoyotes.com, as they take on the Henderson Silver Knights at the Tucson Arena. 

On the Air 
The Tucson Roadrunners Happy Hour airs every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm on Fox Sports 1450 AM and the iHeartRadio app. Adrian Denny and Brett Fera talk all things Roadrunners and what’s going on in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Roadrunners Insider Podcast drops every Thursday, where Adrian Denny and Jimmy Peebles break down the recent Roadrunners performances and look ahead toward the weekend’s slate of games throughout the AHL and NHL. The half-hour podcast can be found on the iHeartRadio app. The Tucson Roadrunners will be back on The CW Tucson Saturday, April 3, against the Henderson Silver Knights. Adrian Denny and Alex Kinkopf will have the call. If that’s not enough Tucson Roadrunners, Roadrunners reports can be heard every weekday on all Tucson iHeartRadio stations, and the Roadrunners Hockey Weekend can be heard there as well. 

(Photo Credits: Kate Dibildox/Chris Hook)