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Ostapchuk leads yTopeka over xSugar Land, 8-3

Georgy Ostapchuk was all over the ice for the yTopeka Capitals, as he tallied two goals and three assists in yTopeka\’s 8-3 win over the xSugar Land Imperials.

Ostapchuk\’s tallies came at 5:55 into the third period to make the score 6-3 yTopeka and 18:40 into the third to make the score 8-3 yTopeka.

The Capitals pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 99 penalty minutes.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 15:43 into the third period. Six fighting penalties were dished out along with nine game misconducts.

yTopeka forced xSugar Land goalie Christopher Otap to work between the pipes, taking 68 shots. The Capitals surpassed their usual scoring output this season. yTopeka averages 4.9 goals per game. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

yTopeka additionally got points from Tommy Malkmus, who also registered one goal and one assist, Nick Rizzo, who also had one goal and two assists, Kole Hudson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Austin Petrie, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Drake Deberry, who also registered one goal and one assist. Dante Juris also scored for yTopeka. Other players who recorded assists for yTopeka were Connor Nicholas, who had two and Hardijs Kupaks and Benton Deanovich, who contributed one a piece.

The Imperials were often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and three majors for 93 minutes in penalty time. xSugar Land surpassed its season average of 25.0 penalty minutes per game.

The Imperials were helped by Matthew Winkle, who had one goal and one assist. Winkle scored 12:09 into the second period to make the score 4-2 yTopeka. Wayne Hubley picked up the assist. xSugar Land also got points from Aksel Campbell, who also racked up one goal and one assist. xSugar Land also got a goal from Cole Sharrah as well. More assists for xSugar Land came via Zachary Blohm and Jonathon Benavides, who each chipped in one.

Jude Hull rejected 13 shots on goal for the Capitals. yTopeka registered two goals on five power play opportunities. For the Capitals, Joe Stoneburner, Deanovich, and Deberry were ejected from the contest. Otap recorded 60 saves for xSugar Land. The Imperials registered one goal on eight power play opportunities. Team\’s Hubley, Campbell, and Chance Rickel were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.