Jaron Ketterman helped the Texas RoadRunners stay atop the South Division thanks to taking 5 of 6 points
in a weekend series against El Paso.
The return of Reggie Roadrunner sparked a great weekend for the team. Reggie who made the trek from his home in Topeka for the weekend match-up with the El Paso Rhinos received a huge Texas welcome from the fans at the “Spirit Ice Arena” in Bryan / College Station on Friday evening. The team is very excited to hear that Reggie has decided to join the Texas Roadrunners as his new team and will take up permanent residence in Bryan / College Station Texas.
The team was sparked by Reggie and showed well on the ice this weekend taking five out of a possible six points during the three game set with El Paso, keeping them on top of the South division of the NA3HL in the early stages of the 21-22 season. The only bump in the road for the Runners was a tough shootout loss on Friday evening in a game that could have gone either way as both teams looked to make a statement.
El Paso 3 @ TX RoadRunners 2 (SO) – Payne Pent netted the deciding tally as the Rhinos traversed the state to knock off the RoadRunners 3-2 in a shootout. Connor Thompson and Landon Albrecht found twine for El Paso in regulation, matching goals from Texas’ Tyler Love and Spencer Platt. Between the pipes, El Paso’s Camden Pendleton stopped an impressive 42 of 44 shots for the win, outpacing a valiant 38-save effort from Texas’ Hunter Hein.
El Paso 2 @ TX RoadRunners 4 – Ty Neckar led the way for Texas with two goals on Saturday as the RoadRunners topped the Rhinos 4-2 at home. Samuel Bourdon and Jack Herron joined him in Texas’ goal column, while Noah Easterson and Colin Clough lit the lamp for El Paso. Hunter Hein and Nash Wilson combined for 28 saves in the win, outmatching Alex Smedley’s 29 saves for the Rhinos.
El Paso 1 @ TX RoadRunners 4 – Riley Hunt-Bahn opened the scoring for El Paso early in the second period, but the RoadRunners responded with four unanswered strikes to take a 4-1 win over the Rhinos on Sunday. Tyler Singpradith, Tyler Love, Jaron Ketterman and Tim Marsico fueled the torrid Texas resurgence, as Nash Wilson stopped 38 of 39 shots in his team’s win. El Paso’s Camden Pendleton finished with 47 saves on 51 shots between his team’s pipes.
“The guys played well, we had a couple mistakes Friday that cost us as well as a few missed opportunities that could have sealed the win for us but that’s how things go and it shows us that any team is capable of winning every night.” States Runners Head Coach Mike Beavis Coach Beavis went onto say that he was very proud of his teams effort on the weekend and is now setting his sights on Atlanta as the team will be back on the ice this week in preparation before hitting the road Thursday morning for their first road trip of the season.
Be sure to catch all the action for your Texas RoadRunners on the road in Atlanta VS the Capitals live from the Duluth Ice Forum in Duluth, GA. Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday @ 12:00 Noon All games are live on HockeyTV.com