Last night on the road, the Roadrunners won their first game of the season against the Bakersfield Condors, AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers. Adin Hill got his first shutout of the season and Dylan Strome had 2 assists as Tucson (1-1-0) won a by a decisive 4-0 margin.
The first period ended in a 0-0 tie, with the Roadrunners registering 6 shots on goal to the Condors’ 11. The scoreless tie was broken just 47 seconds into the second period as Mike Sislo scored his first of the season for Tucson with the primary and secondary assists going to Nick Merkley and Dylan Strome respectively.
Later in the second, Ryan MacInnis would also get his first on the season on the with the lone assist once again going to Dylan Strome. MacInnis’ goal would close out the scoring for the second, giving Tucson a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.
In the third, the Roadrunners would strike again on the powerplay as Nick Merkley would score an unassisted goal. Less than a minute later, Tyler Gaudet would score Tucson’s fourth and final goal of the night off of Kyle Capobianco’s assist.
Dylan Strome, former third overall pick had an immediate impact in his first game with Tucson, being named the third star of the night. Tucson Goaltender, Adin Hill’s shutout earned him the first star of the night honors; and Nick Merkley’s one goal, one assist outing, made him the second star of the game.
The Roadrunners four-game road trip continues when they travel east to take on the Chicago Wolves in a pair of games this Saturday and Sunday.