The Texas RoadRunners swept the NM Ice Wolves this past weekend and remain the top team in the South division of the NA3HL. The top two teams will meet in three weeks in Bryan / College Station as the Louisiana Drillers will be in town for a three game set to basically set the seeding for the Blaine Showcase that will take place December 18th – 20th in Blaine, MN.
New Mexico 4 @ TX RoadRunners 8: The Texas RoadRunners took a 8-4 win over the New Mexico Ice Wolves with a strong third period push. Texas added two goals to kick off the first period with Tyler Love netting two goals. Zak Wentworht and Ethan Secord answered back to even the game 2-2. Late in the opening period, Derek Boutin took back the lead for Texas to end the period 3-2. In the second both team scored as Matvey Ivanov and Ethan Secord scored for a 4-3 score. In the third the RoadRunners added 4 unanswered goals with Kyler Potlock scoring twice, TJ Lipsky, and Eitan Geralnik for a 8-3 lead. Evean Axtell added a late goal for the Ice Wolves for a 8-4 final.
New Mexico 2 @ TX RoadRunners 3: The Texas RoadRunners edged the New Mexico Ice Wolves, 3-2. New Mexico got on the board in the first period with Jo Kawagishi for a 1-0 lead. In the second, Eitan Geralnik evened up the game 1-1. In the final frame, Jack Herron and Logan Motz scored to get the RoadRunners ahead 3-1. Jaden Stiller added a late goal for the Ice Wolves for a 3-2 final.
Sunday Wrap-Up: RoadRunners continue to roll in South
New Mexico 0 @ TX RoadRunners 2: The RoadRunners blanked the Ice Wolves 2-0 thanks to a strong 36 save shutout performance from Hunter Hein. After a scoreless 1st, Derek Boutin picked up the first goal of the game 17 seconds into the 2nd period. Porter Wolk doubled the lead seven minutes into the final period. New Mexico’s Pierson Hiaslet made 15 saves in the loss.
“All in all I am happy with the weekend. We were short handed with a rash of injuries that we felt hurt our line-up big time but the rest of the guy’s all stood up and came to play. We have a couple weeks off to get back to healthy and prepare for Louisiana to come to town. If I was to say if this was a good time to be banged up I wouldn’t be joking.” states Coach Beavis
“The team battled through adversity this weekend to say the least. I was personally impressed with their effort late in the games as they showed their potential early on this season for sure.” added Coach Eric Brule
The Runners will get back to work this week and begin preparing for the Drillers that will come to town November 18-20 @ the Spirit Ice Arena in Bryan / College Station. This will be a huge battle for top spot in the NA3HL as both teams currently have 26 points in the standings with the Runners carrying a game in hand. Friday and Saturday games will begin at 7:30 PM CST and Sunday puck drop is 2:15 PM CST. Be sure to catch all the action live or as always on HockeyTV.com