RoadRunners Derek Boutin tallied his 100th career NA3HL point Saturday night VS The Mid Cities Jr. Stars in 102 games played.
The Texas RoadRunners kept their hold on first place in the NA3HL South Division this weekend with a three game sweep of the Mid Cities Jr Stars in Euless, TX.
TX RoadRunners 8 @ Mid Cities 1: The RoadRunners went into Mid Cities and dominated, their outpour of offense being highlighted by a hat trick performance from Tyler Love. After a scoreless opening frame, Matvey Ivanov, Jack Herron, and Love all found twine in the 2nd period. Love, Kyle Portlock, Tyler Singpradith, and Luke Weisman poured on more goals in the 3rd period. Mid Cities’ lone goal came midway through the 2nd period from Brendon Zeis, his 3rd of the season. Jimmy Packee was nearly perfect between the pipes, making 31 saves on 32 shots for the RoadRunners. Garrett Johnson kept out 58 shots in the loss.
TX RoadRunners 8 @ Mid Cities 0: The RoadRunners defeated and shutout Mid Cities 8-0 thanks to a 38 save performance from their netminder Nash Wilson. In the opening period, Derek Boutin tallied a pair of goals while Jake Sherry, Tyler Love, and TJ Lipsky also found the back of the net. Porter Wolk extended the lead with a score in the 2nd period. Jack Herron and Love buried more goals in the final frame to extend the lead even further. Garrett Johnson made 56 saves for Mid Cities.
TX RoadRunners 4 @ Mid Cities 2 – Four different players scored for the RoadRunners and Eitan Geralnik had three assists as Texas completed a three-game sweep against the Stars thanks to a 4-2 win on Sunday. Matvey Ivanov, Jack Herron, Kyle Portlock, and Tyler Love had the goals for the RoadRunners, while Keegan McArthur and Joseph Duncan scored for Mid Cities. Alex Opalacz made 15 saves in the win, while Cole Eckert made 48 saves in the loss.
The Runners moved to the number 4th spot in the NA3HL and remains in first in the South Division with a few games in hand over several teams that are trying to close the gap. “We had a bit of a slow start after the Thanksgiving break but got things going in the second period on Friday. I was not too happy with the execution of our systems on Sunday and felt we did just enough to get the win. To be a top team guys will have to learn to make other teams play to their level VS playing down to opponents at times, consistency is key. ” States Runners coach Mike Beavis
The Runners will need to bring just that mentality to Louisiana next weekend as the team will face off against the Drillers for the battle for first place. The Drillers trail the Runners by one point in the South but have also played four more games than the current first place RoadRunners. The games will be in Lafayette, LA. Friday, Saturday and Sunday all at 4 PM and as always live @ hockeytv.com