Roadrunners can't get a win for the captain

Roadrunners can't get a win for the captain
Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham performs the ceremonial puck drop on a night held in his honor (Photo courtesy: Tucson Roadrunners)

TUCSON, AZ - The San Jose Barracuda scored three power play goals en route to a 5-2 win over the Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday night.

Ryan Carpenter scored twice, opening the scoring with a power play goal at 9:00 of the first period and notching the eventual game-winning goal at 17:17 of the second period in a four-on-four situation.

Tucson rallied to grab the lead in the second period.  Brandon Troock scored to tie the game at 4:41 after a goalmouth scramble and Eric Selleck converted a stretch pass up the middle of the ice from Jamie McBain, beating Barracuda goaltender Troy Groesnick over the right shoulder at 7:51 to make it 2-1.

From there San Jose closed with four unanswered goals.

John McCarthy (1-1-2), Joakim Ryan (0-2-2) and Julius Bergman (0-2-2) each recorded two-point nights in the win.

The same two teams rematch tomorrow at 4:05 p.m.


  • San Jose did not score a five-on-five goal in the game.  Three were on the power play and one each shorthanded and four-on-four.
  • Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham was honored in a pre-game ceremony by the team.
  • The Roadrunners went scoreless in six power play chances while the Barracuda hit on three of their five opportunities.
  • Tucson and San Jose play three more times, once in Arizona and twice more in California.
  • Tucson has four home games remaining in the regular season schedule.

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