NEWS & STATS
Game #28 - Tucson at Ontario
By: Alex Kinkopf
December 31, 2017 4:41 PM
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
SOG - TUC 21; ONT 26
PP – TUC 1/3; ONT 0/5
1) TUC PPG - Mike Sislo (Dakota Mermis, Lane Pederson) 14:00
2) TUC - Nick Merkley (Tye McGinn, Kyle Wood) 12:35
3) ONT - Philippe Maillet (Mike Amadio, Stepan Falkovsky) 18:03
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)*
JOEL HANLEY (44) - ADAM CLENDENING (4)
DAKOTA MERMIS (43) - DYSIN MAYO (37)
KYLE CAPOBIANCO (23) - KYLE WOOD (3)
ADIN HILL (33)
HUNTER MISKA (35)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ontario spoils Adin Hill's shutout bid with 1:57 left to play.
- 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.