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Game Day: Allen at Wichita, January 23rd

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Game Day: Allen at Wichita, January 23rd

Wichita, KS (Jan. 23rd) - Wichita and Allen play the middle of a three-game set tonight in the Air Capital. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPAllen at Wichita - 7:05 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

WICHITAHOME: 5-9-2-3AWAY: 4-14-2-1OVERALL: 9-23-4-4Last 10: 2-4-3-1Streak: 0-3-3-1Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 26 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, Kenton Miller, 9Assists: Ian Lowe, 14Points: Ian Lowe, Kenton Miller, 20+/-: Michael Neal, +1PIM: Dan Milan, 59

ALLENHOME: 9-6-2-1AWAY: 13-8-0-0OVERALL: 22-14-2-1Last 10: 6-2-1-1Streak: 3-0-1-1Rank: 2nd place, Central Division, 47 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Chad Costello, 15Assists: Chad Costello, 41Points: Chad Costello, 56+/-: Mike Gunn, +7PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 74

SEASON-SERIESNov. 10 AEC 5-2, LNov. 20 INTRUST 3-0, LDec. 27 INTRUST 3-2, L (OT)Dec. 30 INTRUST 4-3, LJan. 22 INTRUST 4-3, L (OT)Jan. 23 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Jan. 24 AEC 4:05 p.m.Feb. 6 AEC 7:05 p.m.Feb. 26 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Feb. 27 AEC 7:05 p.m.Feb. 28 AEC 4:05 p.m.Mar. 12 AEC 7:05 p.m.Mar. 13 AEC 4:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-3-2-0 vs. Allen

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the sixth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-27-6 against Allen and 9-12-5 at home in the series.

TODAY - Wichita and Allen play the second game of a three-in-three against each other this afternoon. Both teams have played in three-straight overtime games over the last week. Wichita lost on Saturday and Monday to Utah, both by the final of 3-2 and then lost last night against the Americans, 4-3. Allen lost in a shootout to Cincinnati last Sunday by the final of 4-3 and then lost by that same score on Monday afternoon to the Cyclones. Last night's 4-3 outcome was also the final score during the last meeting between the Thunder and the Americans. Wichita has lost both games in the season-series that has gone into overtime. In fact, the last three games in the series have been decided by one goal.

GOALIE MATCH-UP - Joel Rumpel is 2-0 against the Thunder this season, winning last night's game 4-3 in overtime. With Riley Gill out with a concussion, Rumpel with have to take over the workload for the Americans. He is sporting a GAA of 2.47 and a save percentage of .914 against the Thunder. Grant Rollheiser has seen Allen twice, going 0-1-1-0 with a GAA of 3.89 and save percentage of .888.

SERIES LEADERS - Chad Costello leads all scorers in the season-series with 11 points (4g, 7a). David Makowski has two goals and four points in four games against Wichita. Michael Neal and Christian Isackson each have four points in five games against the Americans.

OVERTIME - Wichita lost last night to Allen in overtime, 4-3. It was the third-straight game that the Thunder lost in overtime over the last seven days. Since December 18th, Wichita has played a ton of games lately past regulation, appearing in nine of its last 16 contests that needed either overtime or a shootout. Wichita is 7-6-4-4 in one-goal games this season, tied for third in the league.

KERBY - Kale Kerbashian found Christian Isackson to get the Thunder on the board last night. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has points in his last four contests (2g, 4a) and eight in his last seven games since coming to Wichita. This weekend will be his first meeting against his former team since joining the Thunder. Kerbashian played two seasons in Allen, winning two CHL titles.

THREE-IN-THREE - Wichita and Allen are in the middle of a three-in-three with the first two games taking place in Wichita. After Saturday's game, the Thunder will travel down to Allen to face the Americans on Sunday afternoon. The two teams will play one more three-in-three this season towards the end of February. Wichita has one more home game against the Americans on February 26th and then will finish the season-series with four-straight at the Allen Event Center.

RED HOT - Kenton Miller has been the Thunder's hottest player as of late. He scored his ninth goal of the season last night and has points in his last six games, which is a season-long streak for a Thunder player (2g, 4a).

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe and Kenton Miller each have 20 points for the team-lead...Andy Huff and Kenton Miller lead the team in goals (9)...Huff is tied for second in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski is tied for eighth in power play goals (7)...Dan Milan leads the team with 59 penalty min¬utes...Wichita is 7-0-1-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-6-1-1 when tied after one...

ALLEN NOTES - Allen is 16-4-0 when scoring first...Chad Costello leads the ECHL with 56 points (15g, 41) and power play assists (18)...Allen is second in the Western Conference with 667 PIM...Allen has played in three-straight games past regulation, going 1-2 in that span...Gary Steffes leads the team with six power play goals...Costello and David Makowsi each have points in five-straight...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 11 other games tonight in the ECHL. Manchester hosts Adirondack. Evansville plays at Atlanta. Greenville is in South Carolina. Utah goes to Toledo. Elmira heads to Norfolk. Quad City is in Indy. Fort Wayne takes on Cincinnati. Kalamazoo is in Wheeling. Tulsa travels to Missouri. Colorado plays at Rapid City. Idaho is in Alaska.

UP NEXT - Wichita heads to Allen tomorrow afternoon starting at 4:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

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About the ECHLThe ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.