Logan Motz and the Texas RoadRunners wouldn’t stand for the Texas Brahmas clinching the Regular season South Division title on Tuesday afternoon. The Runners wanted an opportunity this coming weekend to take back what they feel is theirs.
TX Brahmas 1 @ TX RoadRunners 3 – The RoadRunners not only slammed the door on the Brahmas clinching the South Division, but they put themselves in the driver’s seat to do so themselves as they beat the Brahmas on Tuesday, 3-1. The RoadRunners went ahead 1-0 in the 1st period with a goal from Adrian Sanchez. In the 2nd period, the lead increased to 2-0 as Porter Wolk scored for the RoadRunners. Early in the 3rd period, the Brahmas cut the lead down to 2-1 on a goal from Beau Kralovec, but the RoadRunners would net an insurance goal later in the period from Derek Boutin to secure the 3-1 win. Hunter Hein made 27 saves in the win, while Brendan Forden made 25 saves in the loss. The regular season is now over for the Brahmas who sit atop the South with 70 points and 34 wins. With three games remaining the RoadRunners need just two wins and/or four points against El Paso to win the regular season crown.
The Runners will host El Paso this weekend in a three game set which could lead to the first divisional regular season title for Head Coach Mike Beavis and his team. “The guys played well on Tuesday and the rivalry between us and the Brahmas is certainly growing. We now have to focus one day at a time for the upcoming weekend as well as the playoffs. Each game is huge and we must be committed to our systems and the task at hand.” States Runners Coach Mike Beavis.
Taking four out of a possible six points this weekend would be a great accomplishment for the RoadRunners as it would net them the franchises first ever divisional regular season title. The team would then secure home team advantage throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs depending on their advancement.
Game one of the three game series to close out the regular season will take place at Spirit Ice Arena this Friday @ 7:30 PM CST This will also be a tribute to our age out players with a short introduction to each of our players that will be leaving the program at the conclusion of the post season.
Game two will also be held at Spirit Ice on Saturday with the same 7:30 PM puck drop. This night will be a very special night with our Billet families as we honor the heart of our program by introducing all of our host families before puck drop in one of the programs most thankful events of the year.
The final game of the regular season will be held at 5:30 PM also in front of our hometown crowd at Spirit Ice Arena. Please come out to Cheer on your Texas RoadRunners and send them off to the Fraser Cup playoffs with a bang this weekend. Tickets for a three games will be sold at the door each game but if you can’t make it out, keep in mind that all RoadRunners and NA3HL games are broadcast live @ hockeytv.com