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Amarillo beats Topeka 4-3 after comeback scare

Amarillo    Sat, Oct 12, 2013

The Amarillo Bulls survived a determined comeback attempt by the Topeka RoadRunners on the way to a 4-3 win.

A goal by Matt Sieckhaus put Amarillo up 4-2 in the third period, but Topeka pulled to within one on Peter Halash's tally 18:56 into the third period.

The Bulls were paced by Sieckhaus, who registered one goal. Sieckhaus scored on the power play 18:37 into the third period to make the score Amarillo. Tyler Gernhofer assisted on the tally.

Amarillo racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and two majors for 36 minutes in penalty time. The Bulls surpassed its season average of 25.0 penalty minutes per game. Amarillo stifled the RoadRunners' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Bulls forced Topeka goalie Drew Vogler to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.

Amarillo additionally got points from Gernhofer, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Cody Gylling, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Amarillo also got a goal from Carter Penzien as well. Other players who recorded assists for Amarillo were Roman Ammirato, Brendan McGuire, Brady Ferguson, Kyle Gattelaro, and Mike Davis, who contributed one a piece.

The RoadRunners forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up nine minors and two majors for 48 minutes in penalty time. Topeka had been averaging 21.0 minutes in penalties per game. The RoadRunners put 34 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.2 they average per game.

Sly Sutter also scored for Topeka. More assists for Topeka came via Mike Gornall, Michal Uhrik, Clint Garris, Jerad Tafoya, and Ryan Polin, who each chipped in one.

Paul Berrafato recorded 31 saves for Amarillo. The Bulls registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Drew Vogler made 28 saves for Topeka on 32 shots. The RoadRunners registered zero goals on four power play opportunities.