The RoadRunners built on their lead in the NA3HL south division this past weekend with a three game sweep of the Mid Cities Jr Stars.
Mid Cities 1 @ TX RoadRunners 8: The Texas RoadRunners turned away the Mid Cities Jr. Stars with a 8-1 score. In the first period, the RoadRunners added three unanswered goals with Jake Sherry, Kyle Portlock and Eitan Geralnik for a 3-0 score. The Stars added a late goal with Keegan Mcartur to end the period, 3-1. The RoadRunners finished off the game adding three goals in the second period with Eitan Geralnik, Jake Sherry, and Jt Brugaletta scoring and then in the third period with Gerlanik netting a hat-trick goal and Tyler Singpadith scoring for a final of 8-1. Alex Opalacz took the win in net, stopping 23 Stars shots.
Mid Cities 3 @ TX RoadRunners 6: The Texas RoadRunners ran past the Mid Cities Stars with a final score of 6-3. The RoadRunners opened up the first period with a 3-0 lead with Kristoffer Svensson scoring and Tyler Love scoring twice. In the second, Texas added two more goals as Matvey Ivanov and Nick Lucas scored for a 5-0 lead. The Stars added a late goal from Micheal Kennedy, 5-1. In the third Matvey Ianov added his second of the night for a 6-1 RoadRunners lead. The Stars added back-to-back goals with Grant Hanifen and Dakota Brandom to end the game with a final score of 6-3. Nash Wilson took the win in net for Texas stopping 24 shots.
Mid Cities 1 @ TX RoadRunners 6 – The RoadRunners cruised to a three-game sweep of the Stars as Jack Herron had two goals and an assist in a 6-1 win on Sunday. Texas jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Tyler Love and TJ Lipsky in the 1st period. Towards the end of the period, Brendon Zeis scored for the Stars to make it 2-1. Matvey Ivanov added a goal for the RoadRunners in the 2nd period to make it 3-1 and then Herron scored twice in the 3rd period along with a goal from Eitan Geralnik to make it a 6-1 final. Jimmy Packee made 14 saves in the win, while Cole Eckert made 65 saves in the loss.
The Runners are back on the ice this week preparing for a three game homestand VS the Atlanta Capitals. The teams will face off Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM at the “Spirit Ice Arena” in Bryan / College Station and will also play Sunday at 2:15PM.
With last weekends sweep of the Mid Cities Jr Stars the RoadRunners were able to maintain control of first place in the NA3HL as well as the second best winning percentage in the entire 34 team league. With the NA3HL Top Prospect tournament fast approaching this means a great deal to the RoadRunners players and staff as Head Coach Mike Beavis will be at the helm of the Division team and will have an astounding five players attend the tournament representing the team and their division. The TPT is held in conjunction with the NAHL TPT and attracts a very large number of PRO, College, NAHL and USHL scouts over the two day event. Player nominations have been submitted to the NA3HL for the event and the divisional rosters will be announced in the next few days.