Roadrunners Beat San Diego 2-1 before 4,341 at school day game

Tucson is now 3-1 to start the AHL season

HIGHLIGHTS: Roadrunners 2, San Diego 1

TUCSON — The high-pitched cheering ringing from the rafters of the Tucson Arena was enough to give an edge to the Tucson Roadrunners in Tuesday morning’s Kids School Day game against San Diego.

The Roadrunners defeated the Gulls by a final score of 2-1 before 4,341 fans in a crowd made up mostly of K-8 students from Pima County Schools.

Tucson forward Hunter Drew, a former San Diego Gull, scored one of Tucson’s two goals. Dylan Guenther added the second to break a 1-1 tie early in the 3rd period.

Matthew Villalta was phenomenal in the net stopping 22-of-23 shots in the contest.

Roadrunners goaltender Matthew Villalta joined D.K. on the Sports Tip after a 2-1 victory over San Diego

Next up for the Roadrunners (3-1) is a two-game weekend home series with the Bakersfield Condors this coming Friday and Saturday.

Both games will face off at 7 p.m.

Defensemen Curtis Douglas celebrates on the Tucson bench with teammates after Hunter Drews first period goal. (Photo courtesy: Tucson Roadrunners/Kate Dibildox)


  • SHOTS ON GOAL: TUC (35) – SD (23)
  • POWER PLAY: TUC (0/3) – SD (0/5)
  • SAN DIEGO SCORING: Trevor Carrick (1)
  • TUCSON SCORING: Hunter Drew (1), Dylan Guenther (2)

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