Monday September 16, 2013



Former Jacks Goalie Blake Wojtala hands the Jacks their third straight loss.


TOPEKA, KS – With back to back losses in Wichita Falls in their rearview, the Odessa Jackalopes looked for a fresh start this evening in Topeka. Standing in their way was an old friend who wore the Jacks logo just a season ago. Trenton, MI native Blake Wojtala made his first career start with the Topeka RoadRunners this evening and he did not disappoint any of the 1,224 fans in attendance tonight at the Landon Arena.


The Jackalopes got their chances in the first period, including two breakaway opportunities. One for Miami (OH) commit Alex Alger and the other for Lukas Laub. Both were stoned cold by Wojtala. The RoadRunners got two goals in the period from Cash Seraphim (Sair-uh-fim) and took a 2-0 into the dressing room.


The ‘Runners added to their lead 1:37 into the second period on Cody Champagne’s first goal of the season. Then, Andrew Roye (ROY) scored on a screened shot from the point. The powerplay goal gave the ‘Runners a  4-0 lead. Louis Dell Ermo (Louie DELL-ar-MO) scored even strength at 11:47 to give the RoadRunners a 5-0 after two. The Jacks outshot the RoadRunners, 15-9 in the period.


In the third, Wojtala continued to shut the door for the ‘Runners and Andrew Roye added his second goal of the game at 3:25. The RoadRunners defense shut down the Jackalopes staggering offensive and Wojtala held on to the shutout and his first career win as a RoadRunner.


The Jacks head to Blaine, MN for the NAHL Showcase on Wednesday, September 18th through Saturday, September 21st. You can hear all the games live on Classic Rock 102.1 KFZX or watch on FASTHockey. Check jackalopes.org for game times.





In 2012-13, the Odessa Jackalopes completed their second season as a member of the North American Hockey League and 16th campaign in franchise history. Season ticket packages for the 2013-14 season of Jackalopes hockey are available now starting at just $179. To reserve your seats, contact the Jackalopes’ ticket office today at 432-552-7825 or log on to www.jackalopes.org for more information.


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