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NEWS & STATS

Game #28 - Tucson at Ontario

By: Alex Kinkopf
 
 
TUCSON ROADRUNNERS 2, ONTARIO REIGN 1
Final | 0:00 Remaining
 
 
Tucson (15-9-2-1) at Ontario (15-12-1-1)
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m. MST
Citizens Business Bank Arena | Ontario, California
 
Reference: Media Kit | Box Score
 

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Stats/Scoring

SOG - TUC 21; ONT 26
PP – TUC 1/3; ONT 0/5
 
FIRST PERIOD:
 
1) TUC PPG - Mike Sislo (Dakota Mermis, Lane Pederson) 14:00
 
SECOND PERIOD:
 
2) TUC - Nick Merkley (Tye McGinn, Kyle Wood) 12:35
 
THIRD PERIOD:
 
3) ONT - Philippe Maillet (Mike Amadio, Stepan Falkovsky) 18:03
 

Roadrunners Lineup

FORWARDS
TYE MCGINN (16) - DYLAN STROME (91) - NICK MERKLEY (38)
MICHAEL BUNTING (27) - LANE PEDERSON (18) - MIKE SISLO (9)
JENS LOOKE (24) - TYLER GAUDET (10) - CONOR GARLAND (8)
*RYAN KUJAWINSKI (17) - TREVOR CHEEK (39) - RYAN MACINNIS (72)*
 
DEFENSEMEN
JOEL HANLEY (44) - ADAM CLENDENING (4)
DAKOTA MERMIS (43) - DYSIN MAYO (37)
KYLE CAPOBIANCO (23) - KYLE WOOD (3)
 
GOALTENDERS
ADIN HILL (33)
HUNTER MISKA (35)

Notes

Pregame:

  • Adin Hill leads the team out onto the ice for warm-ups. He'll be making his 13th start of the season. He is 2-0-0 against the Reign this season with a 1.50 GAA and a .951 SV%.
  • Kyle Wood enters the lineup for the first time during the road trip. He hasn't played since December 23, sitting out the team's previous two games.
  • The club's fourth line includes a game-time decision between Ryan Kujawinski, Trevor Cheek, Artur Tyanulin, and Ryan MacInnis.
  • Artur Tyanulin will serve as the scratch among the aforementioned group.

First Period:

  • Mike Sislo, on the Roadrunners' first power play of the evening, rifles home a one-time shot from the left point to give the Roadrunners a 1-0 lead with four minutes left in the opening frame.
  • Adin Hill stops all seven shots he faced. Tucson outshoots Ontario by a 9-7 count.

Second Period:

  • Roadrunners kill off a ton of penalty kill time early in the period, including a 5-on-3.
  • Nick Merkley wires home his team-leading 15th goal of the season upon an offensive zone faceoff win, getting a shot through traffic from atop the right circle to give the Roadrunners a 2-0 lead.
  • Ontario outshoots Tucson by a 9-5 count.

Third Period:

  • Ontario spoils Adin Hill's shutout bid with 1:57 left to play.

Highlights

  • Mike Sislo pounds home his 10th goal of the season to give the Roadrunners a 1-0 lead with four minutes left in the first period.

  • Nick Merkley scores his 15th of the season to give the Roadrunners a 2-0 lead in the second period.


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