The Shreveport Mudbugs picked up their 20th victory of the season Thursday night, defeating the Topeka RoadRunners 3-1 at George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum.
Shreveport improved to 20-11-0-1. The Mudbugs are just five points behind second-place Wichita Falls in the North American Hockey League’s South Division with 41. Topeka, the division’s last-place team, dropped to 11-22-2-1.
The teams meet again Friday and Saturday night at George’s Pond. Both games start at 7:11.
After a scoreless first period, the Mudbugs’ Cameron Cook scored on a power play at the 4:44 mark of the second. After Topeka tied it at the 9:47 mark, Steven Mather scored to give Shreveport the lead for good with about six minutes remaining in the period.
Kieran Durgan scored the Mudbugs’ final goal 6:56 into the third period.
Brendan VanSweden and Jordan Fader had two assists each. Brendon Gyspers and Gueorgui Feduolov had one each.
Shreveport goalie John Roberts stopped 34 shots.
— Staff Reports