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Runners set for double dip in Cali

(Cover photo courtesy: Tucson Roadrunners) (Cover photo courtesy: Tucson Roadrunners)

The Tucson Roadrunners (0-1) will play on the road twice this weekend before the team’s inaugural home opener.

Tucson takes on the Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) tonight at 7:30 and then will travel down the Bakersfield for a game Saturday night against the Condors (Edmonton Oilers).

The Roadrunners are coming off a season-opening 5-3 loss to the San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks).

Craig Cunningham scored the first goal in team history at 2:17 of the second period Friday night. The goal, a power play marker, would be his first of two on the night and he finished with a total of three points (2-1-3).

Kyle Wood scored his first professional goal at 14:15 of the third period on the power play. Earlier in the night he picked up his first pro point with an assist on Cunningham’s first goal at 2:17 of the second period.

All three Roadrunners goals came via the power play as the team went 3-for-6 (50%) with the man advantage.

Tucson has not named a captain for the 2016-17 season yet, electing to instead put the “A” on the jersey of three players: Chris Mueller, Craig Cunningham and Eric Selleck.

Four rookies were in the lineup for Tucson Friday night: Wood, Brendan Perlini, Conor Garland and Ryan MacInnis.  Perlini recorded his first professional point with an assist while Garland made his pro debut.

The Roadrunners play their first home game at Tucson Arena on Friday, October 28 against the Stockton Heat.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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