TUCSON, Ariz — Friday night will be the Tucson Roadrunners fourth home opener, and there are three players who have played for Tucson in each of the franchise's four seasons.
Left wing Michael Bunting, defenseman Dysin Mayo, and goalie Adin Hill have seen everything from the Craig Cunningham's cardiac arrest, to a season in which they had the most regular season points in the western conference, to last season's missing of the playoffs.
"I'm really excited," said Bunting. "I love the city. I love the fans, here. It's a great place to play. It's definitely up there with the top three teams to play for in the minors."
"I'm happy to be back," said Mayo. "I was kind of nervous going into the offseason, and I didn't know what was going to happen, but when I got the call to resign here, I was excited to be back in Arizona."
"It's exciting," said Hill. "We got great fans, here as you can see. I'm excited to get after it, and hopefully, we can get back to the playoffs this year."
The Roadrunners play San Antonio at 7:00 pm at the Tucson Arena. Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. when players begin arriving at the TCC on a red carpet.