New Faces From Familiar Places

A couple of new faces have joined the Topeka RoadRunners.

Both brought up from the Atlanta Capitals organization in the NA3HL, goaltender Kyle Konin and forward Joey Lajcaj are expected to bring an immediate positive impact to the RoadRunners.

Konin, who is a native of Kingston R.I., has been with the team over the last two weekends, playing backup goaltender duties. He has stepped into this role due to an injury to goaltender Emil Gransoe that kept him from a few games before he leaves for World JuniorsĀ  next week.

Konin posted a 9-3-2 record and a 2.31 goals against average with Atlanta this season. He also sported a .915 save percentage.

Lajcaj grew up in Farmington, Mich. and spent last season with the Cleveland Barons U18 and also with Atlanta. Lajcaj made the trip to Amarillo with the Runners last weekend but did not play. He played three games with Topeka early this season.

Lajcaj has 18 points in 11 games with the Capitals this season, scoring 8 goals and notching 11 assists. In 30 total games with Atlanta, he has tallied 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 total points.

Topeka is back in action this weekend, as they face the Odessa Jackalopes Dec. 8-10 at Landon Arena.