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Hockey in Topeka is Back with a Bang

October 17, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

The Topeka Tarantulas opened up the 2004-2005 season with an exhibition victory over the Memphis RiverKings, 5-2.

After a scoreless first period, Frederick Jobin tallied a goal at 13:17 of the first period with the assist to Troy Mann. After falling behind, 2-0 to the Tarantulas, Memphis tried to mount a comeback when Peter Aucoin scored at the 2:34 mark of the third period. The comeback fell short as Topeka scored two more goals coming off the sticks of Troy Brummett and Brandon Upstone.

David St. Germain was named the McDonald's player of the game, making 18 saves on the evening.

The Tarantulas continue their exhibition schedule as they board the bus for Wichita tomorrow. Topeka will take on the Thunder to close out their exhibition season.

Central Hockey League action is back at the Landon Arena next Friday, October 22nd. The Tarantulas play host to the Wichita Thunder at 7:35 pm. The first 2,500 fans will receive magnetic schedules courtesy of KTPK 106.9.

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