NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Tarantulas win fourth straight

November 15, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

In front of 2,862 at the Kansas Coliseum, the Topeka Tarantulas defeated the Wichita Thunder, 4-2. Not only did the Tarantulas win their fourth straight, but they became the first team to beat the Thunder (8-1) this season.

Wichita began the scoring when Ryan McLean put one past David St. Germain at 2:59 into the first period. The teams went to their locker rooms with Wichita ahead 1-0 after the first.

The Tarantulas came flying out of the gates in the second period with goals from Vin Hellemeyer (Peter Robertson, Dallas Flaman) at 8:23, and Chris Brannen (Mike Lukajic, Andy Fermoyle) at 17:08.

Topeka padded their lead with a goal off the stick of Mike Lukajic (Cosmo Dupaul, Garett Cameron) at :50 of the third period. With the Tarantulas leading 3-1, the Thunder tried to mount a comeback when Nate Metcalf scored at 12:30.

After Jason Duda took at roughing penalty at 18:12 of the third, Cosmo Dupaul put it away for the Tarantulas, when he netted an empty net power play goal.

With the win the Tarantulas improved to 5-6.

The Tarantulas loaded the bus tonight after the game and are headed to Fort Worth to take on the Brahmas Tuesday night at 7:30. Fans can listen to the game on 1490 AM KTOP or on the Tarantulas website by clicking Live Broadcasts on the homepage.

• Discuss this story on the Central Hockey League message board...

Central Hockey League Stories from November 15, 2004


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Topeka Tarantulas Stories



Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew