RoadRunners return to home ice in division finals

The Topeka RoadRunners host Lone Star for games three and four of the NAHL South Division Finals.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka RoadRunners are two wins away from defending their NAHL South Division playoff title. Topeka and Lone Star are tied 1-1 in the best-of-five series.

“I think it’s important that we establish that as part of our culture and winning hockey games is important here,” Topeka RoadRunners head coach Scott Langer said. “Our guys are up to the task, they’re playing good hockey we just need a few bounces.”

Topeka claimed victory in game one of the series last Friday night in Texas, but lost in sudden death overtime in game two against the Brahmas.

“We love playing here,” Topeka RoadRunners forward Cam Strong said. “The fans give us a lot of cheering and we feed off them so we’ve always enjoyed playing on home ice and the mentality is the same.”

The RoadRunners and Brahmas split the regular season series 4-4 and it’s the same so far after two games in the NAHL South Division Finals.

“They should expect nothing but the best,” Topeka RoadRunners defenseman Will Scherer said. “We’ll come out fired up and we’ll take two. I’m hoping for it.”

Game three is Friday night at Landon Arena and game four is on Saturday. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m. Game five, if necessary, would be at Lone Star on Monday night.

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