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Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Tulsa, November 18th

Monday, February 1st
Game Day Capsule: Wichita at Tulsa, November 18th

WICHITAHOME: 3-4-0-0AWAY: 1-1-1-1OVERALL: 4-5-1-1, 10 points LEADING SCORERSS. Schultz, 12 pts (3g, 9a)Gauthier, 11 pts (5g, 6a)Lowe, 9 pts (1g, 8a) TULSAHOME: 3-2-1-0AWAY: 2-2-0-0OVERALL: 5-4-1-0, 11 points LEADING SCORERSBooras, 15 pts (3g, 12a)Pleskach, 14 pts (10g, 4a)Caig, 12 pts (7g, 5a) HEAD TO HEAD - This is the fourth of 15 meetings between the Thunder and the Oilers. Wichita is 1-0-1-1 this season vs. Tulsa. All-time, Wichita is 130-103-20 and 57-58-10 on the road against the Oilers.

GROWING OLD - Tonight' match-up features two of the oldest minor league franchises in professional sports. Wichita and Tulsa joined the former CHL in 1992-93, tying them in sixth all-time with the Mississippi RiverKings of the SPHL and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, which have all been around for 23 seasons. Wichita and Tulsa will meet for the 254th time this evening in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series, with Tulsa up 2-1-0-0 in three previous meetings. FORMER FACES - Two former Thunder players are having good starts so far through 10 games for the Oilers. Jon Booras is tied for second in the ECHL with 12 assists and leads the team with 15 points. Nathan Lutz has eight points so far through 10 contests for the Oilers.

OFFENSIVE COMPARISON - Tulsa has the highest scoring offense in the ECHL, averaging 4.2 goals per game, but is last in the league in goals against per game (4.3) Wichita is averaging 2.6 per game while giving up 3.3 goals per game. The Thunder are averaging 29.2 shots per game and are second in the ECHL for fewest shots allowed per contest at 25.5 per game. Tulsa is averaging 29 shots per game and allowing 31.1 shots per contest.

STREAKING - Stephen Schultz took over the team-lead in points and has scored in four-straight. He had three multi-assist games this past week including two on Saturday and Sunday over the weekend. The Westbury, New York native finished with seven points (1g, 6a) during the team's four games. Tulsa's T. J. Caig is on a five-game point streak since November 4th, scoring seven points over that span (3g, 4a).

MILLER TIME - Kenton Miller has been a thorn in the side of his old team. On Sunday night, he tallied a power play goal and had an assist. It was the third power play marker he has scored against Missouri this season. In three meetings against the Mavericks, Miller has five points (3g, 2a) and has fired 15 shots on net. All four of the goals he has scored this season have come on the power play.

75 - RG Flath continues to move up in the record books in a Thunder uniform. He had two goals last week and now has 75 in a Thunder uniform, putting him in ninth place all-time.

THUNDERBOLTS… Kenton Miller is tied for first in power play goals (4)...Jared Walker needs four more to equal the amount of goals he scored in each of his first two seasons as a pro (9)...Wichita has gone 6-for-20 over the last five games on the power play, good for a 30% clip...Wichita is second in the league in shots against per game (25.45)...Wichita has fired 30 or more shots in five straight games, averaging 34.6 over that stretch...Wichita is 2-2-0-1 when leading tied after two periods…Wichita is 3-3-0-1 when outshooting the opponent…Wichita is 3-1-0-0 in two-goal games...

TULSA NOTES - Adam Pleskach is tied for the league-lead in goals (10)...T.J. Caig is tied for eighth with seven goals...Jon Booras is tied for the league-lead in assists (12)...Scott Macaulay is tied for second on defensive scoring (11 pts)...Tulsa is first in goals for per game (4.20), but dead last in goals allowed per game (4.30)...Tulsa is 4-0-0-0 when leading after the first period and 4-1-0-0 when scoring first...Tulsa is 0-2-1-1 when tied after the first period...Tulsa is 1-2-0-0 when outshooting their opponents...

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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.