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Game Day Capsule: Allen at Wichita, November 20th

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Game Day Capsule: Allen at Wichita, November 20th

Wichita, KS (Nov. 20th) - Wichita continues its six-game homestand this evening against the Allen Americans. Get ready for tonight's match-up here:

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

WICHITAHOME: 4-3-0-1AWAY: 1-5-0-0OVERALL: 5-8-0-1

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Sakaris, Baptista, Lowe, 4Assists: Sakaris, Huff, 6Points: Sakaris, 10+/-: Sakaris, Huff, Baptista, +3PIM: Milan, 30

ALLENHOME: 4-2-0-0AWAY: 6-3-0-0OVERALL: 10-5-0-0

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Pierro-Zabotel, Roy, 5Assists: Costello, 13Points: Costello, 17+/-: Pierro-Zabotel, +5PIM: Nikkel, 32

SEASON-SERIESNov. 10 AEC 5-2 LNov. 20 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Dec. 27 INTRUST 5:05 p.m.Dec. 30 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Jan. 22 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.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 0-1-0-0 vs. Allen this season

HEAD TO HEAD - This is the second meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-25-4 against Missouri and 9-10-3 at home in the series.

TODAY - Wichita continues its six-game homestand tonight against the Allen Americans. This is the first trip of the season for Allen to the Air Capital. Both teams are coming off of losses at the hands of the Missouri Mavericks. The Thunder gained a point in a shootout loss last Saturday by the final of 3-2 while the Americans went to Independence on Tuesday, losing by the final of 4-1. Tonight begins a stretch of five games in the season-series between the two teams that will take place at INTRUST Bank Arena.

STANDINGS - Wichita gained a point last Saturday, giving the Thunder a two-point lead over Tulsa for third place in the division with 11 points. Wichita has played three more games than the Oilers, who have only played 11 so far this season. Missouri and Allen are separated by three points for first place with the Mavericks holding the division lead with 23. Allen is in second with 20 points and has played one more game than the Mavericks.

FIRST FOR EVERYTHING - Dalton Reum had a big week last week, recording three points in four games and had his first two-point outing of his career on Saturday. The third-year blueliner has already beat his career-mark in goals this season and has been very active on the offensive side of things for the Thunder.

FIRST GOAL - Teams in the ECHL that have scored first have had the upper hand so far to this point in the season. Out of the 184 first goals scored so far, teams are 137-33-8-6 and good for a clip of .783 win¬ning percentage. The Thunder have scored five first goals so far this season and stopped a streak of not scoring the first goal last Saturday, which ended at seven-straight games.

LOWE - Ian Lowe had two goals last week. He scored on Tuesday night in Allen, which was a short¬handed goal. He followed that up with his fourth of the season on Saturday night against Missouri. RECENT ACQUISTIONS - The Thunder made several moves of the past couple of weeks. Wichita acquired forward Logan Nelson in a trade with Quad City. Thunder also acquired defensemen Eric Springer from the Atlanta Gladiators and Daniel Johnston from the Idaho Steelheads. The Thunder also waived forward Todd Fiddler and defenseman Ryan Ruikka.

CLOSE CALL - Wichita has appeared in eight games decided by one goal, going 4-3-0-1 over that span. Only Idaho has appeared in more one-goal games.

THUNDERBOLTS…Anthony Deluca leads the team in shots with 35...Mason Baptista, Peter Sakaris, Lo¬gan Nelson and Ian Lowe are tied for the team-lead with four goals...Wichita is 3-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 1-1-0-1 when leading after one... Wichita is 1-2-0-0 when outshooting the opponent...Wichita is 4-3-0-1 in one-goal games...Wichita is 3-1-0-1 when scoring first...

ALLEN NOTES - Chad Costello is second in the league with 17 points and tied for first with 13 assists...Eric Roy leads all defenseman with five goals...Joel Rumpel is tied for the league-lead with nine wins...Tristan King has goals in consecutive games...Allen has the second most road wins in the West (6)...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 12 other games tonight in the ECHL. Elmira is at Reading. Norfolk travels to Manchester. South Carolina is at Greenville. Toledo is at Brampton. Wheeling takes on Florida. Indy goes to Cincinnati. Kalamazoo goes to Fort Wayne. Missouri is at Tulsa. Alaska heads to Quad City. Orlando takes on Evansville. Idaho plays at Colorado. Utah is at Rapid City.

UP NEXT - Wichita remains home tomorrow night to take on the Missouri Mavericks starting at 7:05 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 ECHL

The 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.