The Chicago Wolves fell 4-3 to the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in their second and final preseason contest.
Shaw opened the scoring 5:26 into first period, deflecting a centering pass into the net past Tucson netminder Erik Kallgren (30 saves). Tucson’s Nate Schnarr scored at the 17:40 mark of the first on the power play to even the score 1-1.
Jones regained the lead 9:59 into the second frame when a shot from defenseman Brayden Pachal went off the end boards and bounced directly to Jones, who slid the puck under Kallgren for a 2-1 advantage,
Jeremy Gregoire scored for Tucson to tie it at 2-2 before Andy Miele tallied a goal at 18:28 to send the Roadrunners into the locker room with a 3-2 lead.
Leschyshyn knotted the game 9:37 into the final period on the power play, slamming home a Paul Cotter rebound to make it 3-3.
Tucson’s Jalen Smereck sent a shot off the post and in at the 13:15 mark of the third to make it 4-3 Roadrunners. The Wolves killed off a late 5-on-3 that included a five-minute major, but didn’t have enough time to forge the game’s fourth tie.
The Western Conference champion Wolves open the 2019-20 regular season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Allstate Arena. The first 5,000 fans receive a 2019 Western Conference championship banner courtesy of Jewel-Osco.