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Topeka erases deficit to stun Wichita Falls, 4-3


The Topeka RoadRunners rallied from two goals down to secure a 4-3 win over the Wichita Falls Wildcats.

Topeka let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. The RoadRunners took a 3-2 advantage on a goal by Luka Maver at 9:47 in the second period. Topeka found itself down 2-0 after Wichita Falls' Austin Albrecht put the puck home at 5:17 in the first period. After evening things up at 3-3 on a goal by Adam Goodsir at 19:49 in the second, the RoadRunners got the game-winner from Andrew Hart at 8:24 in the third period.


Maver had a great game for Topeka, netting two goals.

Topeka additionally got points from Ryan OConnor, who also had one goal and one assist and Hart, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, Topeka received assists from Cam Strong, who had two.

The Wildcats excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Wichita Falls forced the RoadRunners goalie Vladimir Cibulka to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.

Wichita Falls also got points from Goodsir, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Wichita Falls also got a goal from Jonathan Lazarus as well. More assists for Wichita Falls came via Noah Gilreath, Ben Lown, Max Reisinger, and Aleksi Poikola, who contributed one each.

Vladimir Cibulka made 28 saves for Topeka on 31 shots. The RoadRunners incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. The Wildcats' Julian Sime stopped 26 shots out of the 30 that he faced. Wichita Falls incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.