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Wenatchee downs Topeka, 5-2
Story by Narrative Science.
Troy Loggins registered one point to lead the Wenatchee Wild to a 5-2 victory over the Topeka RoadRunners.
Wenatchee stifled Topeka's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Wild outdid their season average for goals scored. Wenatchee averages 2.8 goals per game.
Wenatchee also got points from James Mathias, who also had one goal and one assist, Nicklas Balboa, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, and Kyle Buffardi, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Wenatchee were Matthew Nuttle, who had two and Justin Plate, Christian Salvato, and River Rymsha, who contributed one a piece.
The RoadRunners' normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. Topeka averages 1.9 goal allowed per game. The RoadRunners were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 18 penalty minutes. With 31 shots on target during the contest, Topeka exceeded the 24.1 shots it averages per game this year.
The RoadRunners were led by Jerad Tafoya, who registered one goal. Tafoya scored 11:57 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Poulsen assisted on the tally. Topeka also got a goal from Michal Uhrik as well. More assists for Topeka came via Shawn Brennan and Jasen Fernsler, who each chipped in one.
Mackenzie Sawyer made 29 saves for the Wild on 31 shots. Wenatchee incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Drew Vogler rejected 19 shots on goal for Topeka. The RoadRunners registered zero goals on five power play opportunities.