The Texas RoadRunners completed the second sweep of the Mid Cities Jr. Stars this past weekend on the road in Euless, TX. The Runners took game one on Friday 8-0, Saturdays score was 11-5 and Sunday’s final game between the two for the regular season ended 5-3.
TX RoadRunners 8 @ Mid Cities 0 – The Texas RoadRunners blanked the Mid Cities Jr. Stars by a score of 8-0. Jack Herron knocked home two goals while Tyler Love logged a goal and two assists. Samuel Bourdon, Tim Marsico and Jaron Ketterman all had a goal and an assist for Texas. Derek Boutin and Tyler Singpradith each got on the scoresheet with a goal. Hunter Hein was perfect in net, stopping all 22 shots fired his way. Robert Sullivan and Adler Hoagland combined for 58 stops for the Jr. Stars.
TX RoadRunners 11 @ Mid Cities 5 – The RoadRunners put on a dominant performance on Saturday, winning 11-5 over the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Tyler Love led the team in scoring with a hat trick as well as two assists. Right behind him was Jaron Ketterman, Samuel Bourdon, and Jack Klunk, who each scored two. Derek Boutin scored one goal and recorded three assists. Jack Herron put on an outstanding playmaking performance, with five assists. For the Jr. Stars, Colton Sebastian scored two goals and assisted on two. Ilnur Madiarov, Michael Kennedy, and Easton Walters each scored one. Kyle Russell tallied three assists for Mid Cities. Hunter Hein picked up the win in goal with 28 saves while Quillon Bowman turned aside 37 in the loss.
TX RoadRunners 5 @ Mid Cities 3 – The RoadRunners completed a three-game sweep of the Stars with a 5-3 win on Sunday. Tim Marsico had a hat-trick, which included a goal in the 1st period and two goals in the 3rd period. Derek Boutin and Samuel Bourdon also had goals in the RoadRunners win. Mid Cities got goals from Isaac Fuller, Michael Kennedy, and Ilnur Madiarov in the losing effort. Nash Wilson made 14 saves in the win, while Quillon Bowman made 39 saves in the loss.
The team has been playing well in the early stages of the 2021-2022 season and have shown signs that they could be around for awhile during a potential playoff run this year. “At times we show our full capability but there are also some issues with inconsistencies and we need to find a way to bring our top game every night.” States Head Coach Mike Beavis. Beavis went onto say that teams that will be around late in the playoffs are the teams that have the ability to elevate and hold the level of play needed to compete with the best of the best.
The Runners will get back on the ice Tuesday and get back to work on systems, conditioning and skill work this week as they get ready to host OKC the weekend after Thanksgiving. “We still have a lot to do with our guys. We need to eliminate bad habits all the while creating good habits. Keeping things simple is key, hard work with the attention to details. We are a blue collar team and will only be successful when we come to work each day. If we can accomplish that we will then be respected and earn notoriety within the league, until that time we will just be looked at as just another team.” added Beavis
The Runners will also be back out in the community this coming weekend as well as on Thanksgiving day working with some special events. (More on that coming up in the next few days)