The Topeka RoadRunners, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are proud to announce that goaltender Matej Tomek has been selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (90th overall) in the NHL’s Entry Draft earlier today in Sunrise, FL.
Tomek, at 6’3” and 181 lbs. was the NAHL’s Goaltender of the Year, posting a record of 24-7-2 with a 1.83 GAA and a save percentage of .928% including six shutouts. The 18 year old native of Bratislava, Slovakia is committed to play Division I hockey for the University of North Dakota this fall.
Team Owner Don Stone II stated, “Congratulations to Matej and his family.” He would add, “Our organization exists to help players develop to reach their goals. The whole organization works extremely hard behind the scenes to promote players to the next level and watching a player reach his ultimate goal makes the entire organization extremely proud.”
Topeka Head Coach and GM Scott Langer adds “He’s an exceptional young man who has worked very hard to earn this opportunity. The Flyers organization is getting a solid asset, and we look forward to following his progress.”