Roadrunners whiz back to win home opener - Tucson News Now

Roadrunners whiz back to win home opener

TUCSON, AZ -

The Tucson Roadrunners overcame an early three-goal deficit to win a wild 6-5 affair in the team’s inaugural home opener on Friday night at a sold out Tucson Arena.
 
A capacity crowd of 6,521 saw the team bounce back after falling behind three goals just over five minutes into the game. 

Ultimately Eric Selleck’s game-winning goal came at 16:10 of the third period just as he stepped out of the penalty box and beat Stockton goalie Jon Gillies (27 saves) between the pads.
 
Selleck now has two consecutive game-winning goals

Jared Tinordi scored the first Roadrunners goal at Tucson Arena.

The Roadrunners killed six more penalties giving them now a stretch of 17-for-17 over the last three games, all wins.

Tucson’s next game will be Sunday against the Stockton Heat at 4:05 pm.  

Copyright 2016 Tucson Roadrunners. All rights reserved.

David Kelly contributed to this story.

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