Jacks Drop Lopsided Tilt in Topeka, 5-0



Oct. 6, 2012



Theut stops 24 in second consecutive start for Odessa.


TOPEKA, KS– In the second of a three-game weekend set in Topeka, the Odessa Jackalopes fell to the Topeka RoadRunners 5-0 on Saturday at Landon Arena inside the Kansas ExpoCentre. With the loss, the Jacks fell to 3-4-1 on the season and with seven points, remain tied for fourth place in the NAHL’s South Division standings.

One night removed from a thrilling, last-second win over the ‘Runners, the Jackalopes faltered on Saturday, allowing a pair of first-period goals, to Drew Kariofiles and former Jackalope Tyler Poulsen respectively, and two second period power-play goals, to leading Topeka scorers Sean Gaffney and Kyle Sharkey, to leave Odessa in a 4-0 hole entering the final frame.

The only goal of the third period also went to Topeka, as sizable winger Collin Montgomery notched his second goal of the season at 19:04 to seal the win for the RoadRunners.

In his fifth appearance, fourth start and second straight start in net for Odessa, Washington, Michigan native Jake Theut stopped 24 of the 28 shots he faced through two periods before fellow Michigander Blake Wojtala took over in relief for the Jackalopes, stopping five of the six third period shots directed his way.

Next up for the ‘Lopes, it’s the rubber match of a three-game weekend set with Topeka, the final road game for the Jacks versus the RoadRunners in the 2012-13 season, with the opening faceoff set for 6:05 pm on Sunday at Landon Arena.

In 2012-13, the Odessa Jackalopes drop the puck on their second season as a member of the North American Hockey League. Season ticket packages for the Jacks’ sophomore campaign 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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