Goaltending proves costly as ‘Runners fall to Bulls

Richard Kelly

Another third period comeback seemingly put the Topeka RoadRunners in the driver’s seat Wednesday night with momentum on their side and most of the third period remaining.

But the Amarillo Bulls weren’t too keen on that idea.

In Game 2 of the Robertson Cup for each team, Jordan Davis had a hat trick, including the game-tying goal 5:14 into the third period, but Dan Sherer put a shot behind goaltender Eric Rohrkemper only 27 second later, leading the Bulls to a 4-3 victory over the RoadRunners.

Topeka stormed back from a 3-1 deficit, scoring their early third period goal to tie the game and scoring a goal at 19:04 of the second period to make it a 3-2 contest.

The first period began solid, as Davis scored at the 6:47 mark to put Topeka in the lead. However, Joe Kozlak evened the score at 17:28.

Two of Davis’ goals came on the powerplay, making Topeka 2 for 4 with the man advantage while Amarillo went 0 for 3.

The RoadRunners outshot the Bulls 29-17 but Rohrkemper was only able to stop 13 of the 17 shots he faced.

Topeka potentially plays their final game of the postseason on Thursday when they face the Michigan Warriors at 7:35 p.m.