Roadrunners Recap: 11/20/22
Game #14: San Jose Barracuda (6) at Tucson Roadrunners (0)
SOG: SJ (40) – TUC (28)
PP: SJ (1/4) – TUC (0/5)
SAN JOSE SCORING: Danil Gushchin (3), William Eklund (4), Artemi Kniazev (1 SH), Thomas Bordeleau (5, 6 PP, 7)
ROADRUNNERS DROP SERIES FINALE WITH SAN JOSE BARRACUDA TO CLOSE OUT SIX-GAME HOME STAND
Tucson, Arizona – The Tucson Roadrunners wrapped up their six-game home stand at the Tucson Arena on Sunday with their second of two meetings with the San Jose Barracuda on the weekend. The Roadrunners fell to the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks to split the two-game set and move to 8-5-1-0 on the year overall. Sunday was also Community Giving Day at the Tucson Arena, as the Roadrunners honored mural artist Alejandra Trujillo and collected hundreds of items to donate to local Tucson families for Thanksgiving Dinner.
YA GOTTA SEE IT
Roadrunners forward Milos Kelemen laid a big hit on San Jose forward Scott Reedy in Sunday’s series finale with the Barracuda. The night before, Kelemen recorded a hat trick in a 6-3 come-from-behind win for Tucson. The 23-year-old from Slovakia has appeared in all 14 games for the Roadrunners and has recorded 11 total points (6g 5a).
DON’T OVERLOOK IT
SCORELESS STREAKS – The Roadrunners and goaltender Ivan Prosvetov held the Barracuda without a goal for the opening 27:35 of Sunday’s matchup at the Tucson Arena. Across the two-game weekend series, the Roadrunners shutout San Jose for a stretch of 71:20 from the first period of Saturday to the middle frame on Sunday. Prosvetov had previously kept San Jose scoreless for the final 47:14 of his first start of the season against the Barracuda on October 28 in San Jose, for an individual scoreless streak of one hour, 14 minutes and 49 seconds.
PHOTO OF THE GAME
Sunday’s series finale with the San Jose Barracuda represented Community Giving Day at the Tucson Arena. The Roadrunners began by honoring local Artist Alejandra Trujillo, who painted a Roadrunners-themed mural at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson on Grant Road. The team also collected frozen turkeys, canned goods, gift cards, and other non-perishable items to provide local Tucson families with Thanksgiving Dinners. In addition, Tucson Holiday Ice opened on Sunday outside the TCC, with a skating rink open to the public until mid-January.
THEY SAID IT