The Wichita Falls Wildcats had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over the Topeka RoadRunners.
Jeff Baum had a great game for Wichita Falls, netting two goals. Baum's tallies came on the power play at 6:50 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and on the power play 19:41 into the first to make the score 4-2 Wichita Falls.
The Wildcats' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Wichita Falls' offense was clicking better than usual and put 31 shots on goal during the game, better than the 25.0 shots per game it averages.
Wichita Falls additionally got points from Austin Beaulieu, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Nick Rosa, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Wichita Falls included Adam Goodsir and Andre Pison, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Wichita Falls were Ben Lown, who had two and Holden Cronin, Ryan Burnett, Max Reisinger, Aleksi Poikola, Nikita Litviak, and Austin Albrecht, who each chipped in one.
Topeka was helped by Carlos Fornaris, who registered one goal. Fornaris scored 8:18 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Topeka. Jack De Matteo picked up the assist. Max Harper also scored for Topeka. In addition, Topeka received assists from Yu Hikosaka and Luka Maver, who contributed one each.
Justin Kapelmaster made 24 saves for the Wildcats on 26 shots. Wichita Falls incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Tyler Johnson recorded 25 saves for the RoadRunners. Topeka incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.