Caps Sweep The Stars
The rest of the division is a little harder to see in the rearview mirror after another sweep by the Capitals this weekend. Second-place Dallas scored four points to Topeka's nine, falling for the eighth and ninth time to the Caps this season.
Georgy Ostapchuk, Trenton Faber, and Austin Petrie had a goal and an assist each to lead the Caps on Saturday night. Tied at one after the first period, Petrie and Ostapchuk made it 3-1 heading into the third. Nolan Stanley, Jayden Munnelly, and Connor Nichols posted three more goals to seal the deal at 6-2 Caps.
Sunday afternoon, Joe Stoneburner put on a one man show by scoring both goals in the first period for a 2-0 lead. Lone Star rebounded in the second with goals from Blake McIntyre and Colin South, tying the game at two. In the final frame, Connor Nichols fired the game winner at 5:40 and the defense held the Junior Stars the rest of the way towards a 3-2 victory.
The Caps and Stars do battle again next weekend at Dallas. Catch all of the live streaming action on www.fasthockey.com. Topeka's next scheduled home game is March 1st. For more information on tickets, call 785-286-PUCK or visit www.topekaroadrunners.com