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.