Gulls Offense Erupts Against Roadrunners

San Diego ties franchise record to end losing streak

Entering Friday night’s game against Tucson at Valley View Casino Center, the Gulls had lost four straight home games, scoring a total of six goals. That is something that’s very rare for them. Since entering the American Hockey League for the 2015-16 season, San Diego has been one of the best home teams in the land.

When the levee breaks, it breaks in a big way.

The Gulls tied a franchise record with eight goals in an 8-3 win over the Roadrunners. One of the issues they’ve had is their parent club, the Anaheim Ducks, have been ravaged by injuries so a lot of the guys who would be in San Diego are in the NHL. Reinforcements arrived and they made an impact.

Eric Fehr made his Gulls debut and scored a pair of goals. He nearly had a hat trick but in the 3rd period had a shot hit the bar and ricochet away. This was the first time Fehr had appeared in an AHL game since the 2007-08 season when he was with the Hershey Bears. Since then he’s been in the National Hockey League and lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup as a member of the 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Another newcomer, Kyle Thomas, who was playing in his third game with his new club got his first goal in a San Diego sweater. But the star of the night was a guy who arrived last year.

Spencer Abbott scored two goals and had two assists. The four-point night ties a single-game franchise record. Mitch Hults, Mike Liambas and Andy Wellinski scored the other Gulls goals. San Diego hosts Tucson again on Saturday night … which is the ever-popular Star Wars night at the artist formerly known as the Sports Arena.

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