Roadrunners stretch season-starting win streak to three

Tucson beat Bakersfield 2-1 Saturday night to move to 3-0 on the season

Roadrunners stretch season-starting win streak to three
Adam Helewka beat the clock with a goal Saturday night as time expired in the 2nd period (Photo courtesy: Bakersfield Condors) (Source: Bakersfield Condors)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson made it a weekend sweep of the first two games of their first road trip beating San Diego 3-2 on Friday night and Bakersfield 2-1 on Saturday.

The Roadrunners (3-0) got goals from Michael Bunting, Trevor Cheek and Trevor Murphy to race to an early 3-0 lead against the Gulls

Roadrunners Goaltender Hunter Miska had a career-high 42 saves

Tucson now has a 2-0 lead over San Diego in the I-8 Border rivalry.

The Roadrunners scored a pair of second period goals and made it stand up in their win over the Condors.

For the second time this season Tucson began a game by giving up a short-handed goal in the first period.

The Roadrunners would strike in the second, with Hudson Fasching’s first goal as a member of the club.

Adam Helewka broke the 1-1 tie as the clock expired on the second session.

Led by a nine-save third period from Adin Hill, the Roadrunners held off a late push from Bakersfield.

Hill takes his second victory in as many starts this season with the win, stopping 25/26 in total.

Tucson wraps up the three-game road trip in San Jose on Monday night.

The Roadrunners and San Jose are the only two undefeated teams in the Pacific Division. Faceoff at 7 p.m.

Tucson returns home to T-C-C Arena on Friday night to face Rockford.

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