Jr. Blues Top RoadRunners 2-1
RoadRunner fans must feel like Santa left them all a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas. The RoadRunners (19-8-5) dropped their fourth straight game Friday night, falling to the Jr. Blues by a score of 2-1.
Despite having only five shots on goal midway through the second period, Springfield’s Mitch Rogge made the sixth one count at 6:45 to give the Jr. Blues a 1-0 lead. The RoadRunners would counter almost eight minutes later with a goal from Brandon Brossoit at 14:35.
The tie would be short lived.
With RoadRunner fans still on their feet celebrating Brossoit’s goal, Ryan Atkinson scored unassisted at 14:58 to give Springfield a 2-1 edge. Topeka was unable to muster a score in the third period and Springfield held on for the win.
With the loss, the RoadRunners fall eight points behind Amarillo in the division and for points behind Texas for second place. They will shrug it off and return to the ice Saturday night for the second and final game of the series against the Jr. Blues. Saturday night is Scout Night at Landon Arena. All Topeka area Boy and Girl Scouts will receive a RoadRunners Hockey badge for attending the game. For more information on tickets, call 785-286-PUCK or visit the Expocentre Box Office.