It was a complete opposite for The Springfield Jr. Blues from Friday to Saturday. After coming from behind to win Friday 5-3, Springfield had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in regulation on Saturday night but fell to the Topeka Roadrunners 3-2 in overtime at The Nelson Center
Defenseman Chase Mickelson gave Springfield their first lead on a power-play goal assisted by Matt Long and Max Nylander at 11 minutes 15 seconds into the first period. Topeka however tied the game with a goal with 1:07 left in the first
Forward Brandon Puricelli made it 2-1 Springfield on a goal assisted by Fabio Hollenstein and Chase Mickelson at 4:56 into the second period. But Topeka’s was able to tie the game just over 4 minutes later.
Neither team scored in the third period taking the game to overtime. Topeka was able to score the winning goal in the extra time frame to seal a 3-2 victory.
Topeka outshot Springfield 46-41. Mike Robinson was in goal for Springfield stopping 43 of 46 shots.