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Game Day Capsule: Missouri at Wichita, November 8th

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Game Day Capsule: Missouri at Wichita, November 8th

Wichita, KS (Nov. 8th) - Wichita looks to get back on track this afternoon after falling last night to Missouri. Get ready for today's game against Missouri with our Game Day Capsule, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPMissouri at Wichita - 5:05 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

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

LEADING SCORERSGoals: Sakaris, Martell, 3Assists: Huff, 5Points: Sakaris, 7+/-: Sakaris, +5PIM: Milan, 30

MISSOURIHOME: 3-0-0-0AWAY: 4-2-0-1OVERALL: 7-2-0-1

LEADING SCORERSGoals: Root, 7Assists: Jones, 8Points: Root, 12+/-: Root, +7PIM: Sylvestre, 8

SEASON-SERIESOct. 23 INTRUST 3-0, LOct. 24 Silverstein 2-1, LNov. 7 Silverstein 1-0, LNov. 8 INTRUST 5:05 p.m.Nov. 13 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Nov. 14 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Nov. 21 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Dec. 5 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Dec. 31 Siverstein 7:05 p.m.Jan. 12 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Jan. 29 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Jan. 30 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Mar. 4 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Mar. 19 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Mar. 20 INTRUST 5:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-3-0-0 vs. Missouri

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 35-25-3 against Missouri and 20-12-2 at home.

TODAY - Wichita finishes its second three-in-three of the season this afternoon against the Missouri Mavericks. Last night, Missouri held on late for a 1-0 lead and improved to 3-0-0-0 in the Independence Cup Series. The Thunder are in the middle of a tough stretch, playing seven games in nine days. After today, Wichita will head to Allen on Tuesday followed by a home game on Wednesday night. Missouri will be off until next Friday when they travel back to the Air Capital.

INDEPENDENCE CUP - Wichita and Missouri will get a full helping of each other over the next two weeks. Starting tonight, the Thunder will see the Mavericks five of the next eight games. Once again, the teams are playing for the Independence Cup and currently, the Mavericks lead the season-series with back-to-back wins on October 23rd and 24th.

SUNDAY MATINEE - Today is one of just two meetings between Wichita and Missouri that will take place on a Sunday afternoon. Both of those meetings will be at INTRUST Bank Arena. Wichita lost its only Sunday game so far this season in Quad City on October 25th.

FINDING OFFENSE - Last night turned into a defensive dual betweeen the two teams. There were only a combined 10 shots in the first period before the game started to open up in the second. A total of 45 shots were fired on net with Matt Finn scoing the only goal. Wichita has scored just one goal in three meetings against Missouri this season.

MARTY - Brandon Martell recorded his third goal of the season that pulled the Thunder even on Friday night with the Mallards. He caught a beautiful feed across the crease and buried it past Brody Hoffman. Martell is tied for the team-lead with three goals and has scored in two of the last three games.

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 126 first goals scored so far, teams are 96-22-7-1 and good for a clip of .795 winning percentage. The Thunder have scored four first goals so far this season.

THUNDERBOLTS...Andy Huff has five assists in four games...Anthony Deluca leads the team in shots with 26...Wichita is seventh on the penalty kill (87.5%)...Dalton Reum has equaled his point totals from last season with two points...Wichita is 3-0-0-0 when leading after two...Wichita is 1-1-0-0 when leading after one...Wichita is 3-0-0-0 when leading after two...Wichita is 3-3-0-0 when outshot by the opponent...Wichita is 3-2-0-0 in one-goal games...Wichita is 3-1-0-0 when scoring first...

MISSOURI NOTES - Tyler Barnes was named as the Sher-wood Player of the Week last week...Jesse Root is tied for the league-lead with seven goals...Kellen Jones is tied for second in the league with eight assists...Jesse Root is third in the league in shots on goal (38)...Missouri is last in the league in penalty minutes per game (8.60)...Missouri is 6-0-0-0 when leading after two...Missouri is 2-0-0-0 when leading after one...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are five other games tonight in the ECHL. Manchester plays one more time at Brampton. Norfolk goes to South Carolina. Fort Wayne heads to Kalamazoo. Greenville plays at Reading. Florida heads to Orlando..

UP NEXT - Wichita continues on its tough stretch with a road match-up at Allen on Tuesday starting at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.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.