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Huge game by Fernsler boosts Topeka over Lone Star, 5-2

NYTX Arena    Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The Topeka RoadRunners' Jasen Fernsler had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing three assists in his team's 5-2 win over the Lone Star Brahmas.

Fernsler beat Jacob Nehama with a shot 8:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. Mike Gornall picked up the assist. Fernsler dished an assist on Kevin Fitzgerald's goal that made the score 2-1 Topeka at 11:22 into the second period. He then added assists on Gornall's goal at 6:59 into the third and on Andrew Roye's goal at 11:39 into the third.

Topeka's penalty kill excelled, as the RoadRunners gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.

Topeka was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 36 minutes in penalty time. The RoadRunners surpassed its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. Topeka stifled Lone Star's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. With 30 shots on target during the contest, the RoadRunners exceeded the 25.0 shots they average per game this year. Topeka surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, the RoadRunners average 2.9 goals per contest.

Topeka also got points from Gornall, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Roye, who also registered one goal and one assist. Topeka also got a goal from Peter Halash as well. In addition, Topeka received assists from Avni Berisha, Sam Rennaker, and Ryan Polin, who contributed one a piece.

The Brahmas racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 10 minors and two majors for 40 minutes in penalty time. Lone Star had been averaging 23.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Brahmas put 27 shots on net during the contest, more than the 15.4 they average per game. The defense for Lone Star played an important role offensively, racking up 12 shots on goal.

The Brahmas were helped by Cole Rose, who had one goal. Rose scored 5:06 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Anthony Mousseau assisted on the tally. Matt Lison also scored for Lone Star. Other players who recorded assists for Lone Star were Michael Crowley, Alex Dagnal, and Johan Steen, who each chipped in one.

Topeka's Drew Vogler stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced. The RoadRunners registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Topeka ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Brandon Vuic was ejected from the game. Nehama recorded 25 saves for Lone Star.