RoadRunners goaltender named NAHL Star of the Week

RoadRunners goaltender Matej Tomek is named the NAHL South Division Star of the Week.


Topeka goalie Matej Tomek, 17, was his usual, solid self this past weekend as the 1st place RoadRunners increased their lead in the South Division with a home sweep of the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The native of Bratislava, Slovakia, started and won both games, running his season record to 20-3-1.

For the weekend, Tomek stopped 57 of 59 shots, while allowing just one even-strength goal. On Friday, Tomek (6’3/180) stopped all 25 shots that came his way for his league-leading 6th shutout of the season in a 6-0 win. On Saturday, the North Dakota recruit stopped 32 of 34 shots and then stopped all five shooters in the shootout in a 3-2 win.

For the season, Tomek leads in the NAHL in goals against (1.59) and shutouts (6), is tied for the league-lead in wins with 6 and is 3rd in save percentage at 93.5%. “Matej was sold in each start this weekend. He held us in it early on Friday, and Saturday he closed the door and allowed us to win in a shoot out. His maturity in net has been fun to watch and he is a highly competitive individual,” said Topeka head coach Scott Langer.

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