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Topeka wins tough contest against Odessa, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Topeka RoadRunners and the Odessa Jackalopes were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Topeka made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Tyler Poulsen secured the win for the RoadRunners with a goal in the second period.
In the losing effort, Odessa was sparked by Alex Alger, who registered two goals. Alger scored the first of his two goals at 15:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Odessa. Rif Taff picked up the assist. Alger's next tally made the score 4-3 Topeka with 1:14 left in the third period.
In a losing effort, the Jackalopes were paced by Alger, who had two goals.
Topeka put 31 shots on net during the contest, more than the 26.1 it averages per game.
Topeka additionally got points from Peter Halash, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Topeka also got a goal from Jake Kamrass as well. More assists for Topeka came via Andrew Roye, who had three and Jasen Fernsler, Jerad Tafoya, and Ryan Polin, who contributed one a piece.
Odessa was often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and one major for 19 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 16.0 minutes per game the Jackalopes had been spending in the box. Odessa relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Alger, Lukas Laub and Taff took 17 of the team's 31 shots.
Other players who recorded assists for Odessa were Connor Chambers, who had one.
The RoadRunners' PJ Bridges stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Topeka totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-6 on the power play. Yoshihiro Kuroiwa rejected 27 shots on goal for the Jackalopes. Odessa registered one goal on four power play opportunities.