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Game #15 – Roadrunners at Gulls

Game #15 – Roadrunners at Gulls

Game #15 – Tucson Roadrunners at San Diego

8:00 p.m. MST, Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California



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Referees: Jordan Watt (83) Brandon Schrader (46)

Linespersons: Nikolaus Diehr (31) Jacob Fraser (4)

The 8-5-1-0 Tucson Roadrunners head out on the road to begin a five-game road trip across the state of California. The first stop on the trip is Wednesday night at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, as Tucson will take on the 6-10-0-0 San Diego Gulls for the first time this season to reignite the I-8 Border Rivalry. The Roadrunners take a nearly identical roster into the start of the road trip, with the only recent move being that the Arizona Coyotes have assigned forward Liam Kirk from the Roadrunners to the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL.

Three Things
1) The Roadrunners enter the midweek matchup with San Diego having won two of their last three contests to close out a six-game home stand at the Tucson Arena. Tucson’s 17 standings points are tied for second in the AHL’s Pacific Division, and their 3.21 goals per-game average is the second highest in the Division behind Calgary and Coachella Valley. Meanwhile, the Gulls are one of two teams in the Pacific Division with a sub-.500 winning percentage (Henderson) but are coming off a strong 6-1 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins. The matchup between Tucson and San Diego is the third game on the Gulls current four-game home stand, and the first stop on the Roadrunners five-game road trip that will take them to San Diego, Ontario and San Jose.

2) Tucson and San Diego are meeting Wednesday night for the first time since the final three games of the 2021-2022 campaign. The Roadrunners ended last season on a two-game win streak with back-to-back victories over the Gulls at the Tucson Arena. The first of two Roadrunners wins was fueled by a three-point night from Colin Theisen (1g 2a) and a four-goal second period by Tucson for a final score of 6-2. The season finale the following night was a back-and-forth 3-2 shootout win for the Roadrunners, as Colin Theisen scored one of two shootout goals and backstop Ivan Prosvetov went two-for-two against the Gulls in the shootout to finish 2021-2022 on a high note.

3) Third-year Roadrunners forward Mike Carcone has put up impressive individual performances against Tucson’s I-8 Border Rival since arriving to the desert in 2020-2021. While he wasn’t with…

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