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Tarantulas Win First Home Game in Franchise History!

November 7, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

Finally a home win. The Tarantulas won 4-3 over Oklahoma City in a shoot-out. The Blazers got on the board first in the 2nd period but Topeka came back with a goal by Cosmo Dupaul with 1:31 left in the 2nd.

Topeka got on the board first in the 3rd period with a goal by Vin Hellemeyer in his first game with the Tarantulas. It was followed up by a goal by Tab Lardner making the score 3-1. But the Blazers rallied back with a goal with 5:26 left. Oklahoma City pulled their goalie and came up with a goal by Bryan Forslund with 10 seconds left in the game.

The game went into OT. No goal was scored, so they went into a shootout. The Blazer's first shooter Pat Hallett scored. Topeka finally scored with their 4th shooter Cosmo Dupaul. It went into sudden death with Peter Robertson scoring the game winning goal against his former team.

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