RoadRunners Confound the Cats 2-1
The push for the Robertson Cup is starting off pretty well for Topeka. In their second-to-last game of the regular season, the RoadRunners jumped to an early two goal lead and hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats.
Peter Halash drew first blood for the RoadRunners, swatting a puck out of the air and into the Wildcat net at 9:46 of the opening period. A slashing call against Rudy Junda led to a powerplay goal by Tyler Andrew at 13:17, giving the Runners a 2-0 lead.
Goalie Evan Cowley would collect himself and hold the RoadRunners off for the rest of the game. But Spencer Viele was better, stopping all but one of the shots that came his way. That goal came at 17:02 in the third off the blade of Kyle Bauman. The lead was cut in half but not blown as the RoadRunners killed a penalty in the final minute, winning the night 2-1. In the loss, the Wildcats were eliminated from postseason contention as Corpus Christie secured fourth place with a win over Odessa.
The RoadRunners will close their regular season out tomorrow night against the Wichita Falls Wildacts. Fans can catch all the action at Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant at 7pm but get there early as seats are limited. Playoff dates have been announced. On Monday, April 1, tickets for the first round of the South Division playoffs go on sale to the general public. Games one and two will be at Landon Arena on Saturday, April 6 (7pm), and Sunday, April 7 (6pm). Tickets will also be available for the deciding game five of the series which will take place on April 19 if necessary. For more information on how to secure your Topeka RoadRunners playoff tickets, call 785-286-PUCK or visit the Expocentre Box Office.