Tarantulas Get First Back-to-Back Wins
The Topeka Tarantulas notched their first back-to-back wins in franchise history Friday night, and did so in convincing fashion, riding goalie David St. Germain and rookie newcomer Garett Cameron to a 4-0 victory over the Memphis Riverkings in Landon Arena. St. Germain stopped all 26 Memphis shots to earn his first shutout of the season.
"It was basically the easiest game I had to play all year because the guys played so good in front of me," said St. Germain.
Cameron, who was signed to a contract Tuesday to replace forward Kelly Miller, contributed two assists on the first two goals of the game. He was brought in to provide some offense for a goal-starved Tarantula squad.
"It's nice to have the coach expect you to come in and put up numbers," said Cameron. "Hopefully we'll keep clicking and continue winning."
The Tarantulas out shot the Riverkings 45-26, including putting up 20 shots in the second period against Memphis goalie David Lemanowicz. Defenseman Frederick Jobin notched the first goal of the game at 10:22 of the first period on a wrist shot from the point that proved to be the game winner.
Another newcomer, rookie center Max Bull, notched his first professional goal at 11:11 in the third, making his mark in his first game with the Arachnids. Topeka also netted goals from forwards Tab Lardner and Dallas Flaman.
The Tarantulas return to action at 7:35 tomorrow night at Landon Arena to take on Brenden Morrow and the Oklahoma City Blazers. Doors open at 5 p.m. for Faith Night, featuring a concert at 5:30 by musical group NRG and an appearance by former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel.
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