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Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Missouri, November 7th

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Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Missouri, November 7th

Independence, MO (Nov. 7th) - Wichita looks to get back on track this evening after falling last night to Quad City. Get ready for today's game against Missouri with our Game Day Capsule, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPWichita at Missouri - 7:05 p.m., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena WICHITAHOME: 3-1-0-0AWAY: 1-3-0-0OVERALL: 4-4-0-0 LEADING SCORERSGoals: Sakaris, Martell, 3Assists: Huff, 5Points: Sakaris, 7+/-: Sakaris, +5PIM: Milan, 30

MISSOURIHOME: 2-0-0-0AWAY: 4-2-0-1OVERALL: 6-2-0-1 LEADING SCORERSGoals: Root, 7Assists: Barnes, Jones, 7Points: Root, Barnes, 11+/-: Root, +6PIM: Sylvestre SEASON-SERIESOct. 23 INTRUST 3-0, LOct. 24 Silverstein 2-1, LNov. 7 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Nov. 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 0-2-0-0 vs. Missouri HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the third meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 35-24-3 against Missouri and 15-12-3 on the road in the series.

TODAY - Wichita is in the middle portion of a three-in-three tonight, heading to Independence to resume their Independence Cup rivalry with the Missouri Mavericks. The Thunder are coming off a 4-2 loss last night at Quad City while the Mavericks were idle. Missouri leads the division with 13 points, one point ahead of Allen while the Thunder is currently tied for third with Tulsa with eight points. After tonight, the two teams will head to Wichita tomorrow afternoon to close the weekend at 5:05 p.m. Jesse Root (7g, 4a) and Tyler Barnes (4g, 7a) lead the way for the Mavericks. Wichita is led by Peter Sakaris (3g, 4a) and Andy Huff (1g, 5a).

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.

SAKARIS STREAKING - Peter Sakaris has been a nice addition to the Thunder line-up. He has points in four-straight games, collecting an assist on Mason Baptista's goal last night. He has three goals and four assists over that span.

MARTY - Brandon Martell recorded his third goal of the season that pulled the Thunder even last 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 112 first goals scored so far, teams are 85-19-7-1 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 three games...Anthony Deluca leads the team in shots with 19...Wichita is ninth on the penalty kill (86.8%)...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 3-1-0-0 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...Tyler Barnes and Kellen Jones are tied for second in the league with seven assists...Jesse Root is tied for scecond in the league in shots on goal (36)...Missouri is last in the league in penalty minutes per game (8.11)...Missouri is 5-0-0-0 when leading after two...Missouri is 3-1-0-0 when leading after one...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 13 other games tonight in the ECHL. Greenville heads to Reading. Florida takes on Orlando. Elmira plays at South Carolina. Manchester goes to Brampton. Adirondack takes on Toledo. Wheeling goes to Norfolk. Kalamazoo takes on Fort Wayne. Quad City travels to Indy. Evansville heads to Cincinnati. Tulsa is in Colorado. Allen stays in Rapid City. Atlanta goes to Idaho. Utah remains in Alaska.

UP NEXT - Wichita returns home tomorrow afternoon against Missouri starting at 5:05 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.