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Roadrunners to host three holiday games in 2017-18

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 22:06:44-04
The Tucson Roadrunners announced their 2017-18 season schedule today.  
Tucson will play 34 home and 34 road games beginning at Tucson Arena on Saturday, October 7 against the rival San Diego Gulls at 7:05 p.m.
This will be the Roadrunners second AHL season, and it will feature four new opponents: the Chicago Wolves (January 26 and 27), Cleveland Monsters (November 3 and 4), Iowa Wild (October 27 and 28) and defending Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins (April 6 and 7) all come to town for the first time in 2017-18.
Tucson will host three holiday games this season including Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11 versus Bakersfield, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15 against San Diego and Presidents' Day on Monday, February 19 versus Bakersfield.
A convenient schedule showcases 27 of the team's 34 home games being played on weekends or holidays. Tucson's longest homestand of the season is six games and begins October 27 through November 11.  The Roadrunners will play a pair of games December 22 and 23 and will finish the 2017-18 regular season with four of its last five games at home including the regular season finale on Saturday, April 14 against San Diego.