The Topeka Capitals had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over the Sugar Land Imperials.
Sugar Land was unable to stop the Capitals from sending pucks towards the net, and Topeka eventually piled up 55 shots on goal.
Topeka additionally got points from Connor Nicholas, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Topeka included Jaydn Munnelly and Dante Juris, who scored one goal each. In addition, Topeka received assists from Austin Petrie, Brandon Hawkins, Spencer Sabourin, and Seth Kamrass, who each chipped in one.
The Imperials were held below their usual level of production. Sugar Land averages 3.6 goals per game. The Imperials\’ offense were handcuffed by the Capitals\’ defensive play, and Sugar Land managed only nine shots on goal during the game.
Mike McElroy made eight saves for Topeka on nine shots. The Capitals totaled 29 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. For Topeka, John Crusinberry was ejected from the game. Colton Anderson rejected 51 shots on goal for Sugar Land. The Imperials totaled 31 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play.