RoadRunners Announce Playoff Dates
Topeka, KS – March 27, 2013 – The Topeka RoadRunners have announced the dates for the first round of the NAHL South Divisional Playoffs. The best-of-five series will begin on Saturday, April 6 (7pm), and Sunday, April 7 (6pm), against the Texas Tornado.
After games one and two, the series will move to Frisco, Texas. Game three will take place on Friday, April 12, with game four coming on Saturday, April 13 (if necessary). If the series is tied after game four, the deciding fifth game will be played at Landon Arena on April 19.
“We feel that we’re hitting the second season with the right level of drive and intensity,” said Head Coach Scott Langer. “As our team looks to step it up and advance, we’re hoping that our fans bring their ‘A’ game and turn the Expocentre into a hostile environment.”
The Divisional Playoffs consists of two five-game series to determine the South Champion who will go on play for the Robertson Cup in Frisco, Texas. Last season, the Texas Tornado were the Robertson Cup Champions. In 12 games head-to-head this season, Topeka has a record of 9-2-1 against Texas. During their series this past weekend, the RoadRunners clinched second place over Texas to gain home ice for the upcoming first round of the playoffs.
Tickets for the first round of the South Division Playoffs can be purchased at the Kansas Expocentre Box Office. For more information about these and other upcoming events, call 785-286-PUCK or visit the RoadRunners website at www.topekaroadrunners.com
Over 100 RoadRunners players have earned scholarships to Div. I schools. While the RoadRunners commitment to excellence on the ice is strong, their determination to give back to the community off the ice is even more so. With partnerships with the VA Hospital, the National Guard, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, St. Francis Hospital, The United Way, the Topeka Rescue Mission, SADD, local law enforcement and firefighters, the RoadRunners have endeavored to help make Topeka an even better place to live.