The Colorado Eagles will face off against the Tucson Roadrunners for the first time since February.
The three meetings of the two teams earlier this season ended in two Eagles’ wins and one loss for Colorado in overtime. Forwards Jayson Megna and Liam O’Brien led the scoring against the Roadrunners with 3 goals and 2 goals respectively. Jean-Luc Foudy notched 4 assists in those three games, and the Eagles used a different goaltender in each matchup. Hunter Miska, Peyton Jones, and Trent Miner each got a turn in net with Miska stopping 27 of 28 shots, Jones stopping 22 of 26 shots in the overtime loss, and Miner stopping 20 of 20 to earn his first professional shutout before eventually rejoining his junior team.
Colorado outshot Tucson in each of those three games while going 0-for-13 on the power play and 7-for-8 on the penalty kill over the series. Three of Tucson’s top forwards have since been recalled to the parent Arizona Coyotes in Michael Bunting, Kyle Capobianco, and Lane Pederson. Capobianco and Pederson are currently on Arizona’s taxi squad. Tucson goaltender Ivan Prosvetov was recently reassigned to the Roadrunners from Arizona’s taxi squad.
Eagles at Roadrunners
Tucson Convention Center - Tucson, Arizona
7:30 PM MST
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Logan O’Connor, Jacob MacDonald, Kyle Burroughs, Liam O’Brien, Kiefer Sherwood, Dan Renouf, Keaton Middleton, Miikka Salomaki, Martin Kaut, Adam Werner, and Conor Timmins are all currently recalled by the Colorado Avalanche. Forward Jayson Megna was reassigned to the Eagles on Wednesday.
Thursday’s matchup is the fourth matchup between the clubs this year. Colorado has a 17-7-1-0 record against Tucson since joining the AHL. It is the fourth of six times the teams will face off this season.
Tucson Roadrunners defenseman Cameron Crotty played with Colorado Eagles forward Shane Bowers at Boston University during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
Tucson Roadrunners defenseman Viktor Soderstrom was picked 11th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, just five spots ahead of Colorado Eagles forward Alex Newhook, who was picked 16th overall the same year.