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Game Day: Tulsa at Wichita, January 8th

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Game Day: Tulsa at Wichita, January 8th

Wichita, KS (Jan. 8th) - Wichita returns home after a three-game homestand to host the Tulsa Oilers in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

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

WICHITAHOME: 5-8-1-2AWAY: 4-12-0-1OVERALL: 9-20-1-3Last 10: 3-4-1-2Streak: 2-0-0-0Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 22 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, Kenton Miller, 7Assists: Peter Sakaris, Landon Oslanski, 9Points: Andy Huff, 15+/-: Michael Neal, +2PIM: Dan Milan, 51

TULSAHOME: 8-6-2-1AWAY: 6-5-0-1OVERALL: 14-11-2-2Last 10: 6-2-1-1Streak: 0-1-0-1Rank: 3rd place, Central Division, 32 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Adam Pleskach, 12Assists: Dennis Brown, 15Points: Adam Pleskach, 24+/-: Dennis Brown, +14PIM: Mathieu Gagnon, 92

SEASON-SERIESOct. 16 BOK 3-2, WNov. 11 INTRUST 2-1, W (SO)Nov. 27 BOK 2-0, LNov. 28 INTRUST 4-2, LDec. 18 BOK 3-2, W (OT)Dec. 19 BOK 3-2, L (SO)Dec. 26 INTRUST 2-1, L (SO)Jan. 8 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Jan. 9 BOK 7:05 p.m.Feb. 14 BOK 7:05 p.m.Apr. 6 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Apr. 8 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Apr. 9 BOK 7:05 p.m.

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

HEAD TO HEAD - This is the eighth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Oilers. All-time, Wichita is 134-112-25 against Tulsa and 74-50-13 at home in the series.

GOALIE MATCH-UP - David Shantz has been solid against the Oilers this season, sporting a 1.55 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in five starts. Grant Rollheiser has appeared in two games against Tulsa, going 0-1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.43 and a save percentage of .909. With Kevin Carr suspended, Matt Grogan will make his first start of the season against the Thunder.

SERIES LEADERS - Kenton Miller leads Wichita with three goals and five points against the Oilers. Logan Nelson has four points (1g, 3a) in six games against Tulsa this season. Adam Pleskach leads the way for the Oilers, collecting five points (1g, 4a) in seven games against Wichita. Emerson Clark returns to the line-up while Mathieu Gagnon is still out on suspension.

ROSTER MOVES - Head Coach Kevin McClelland continued to re-tool his roster, acquiring Kale Kerbashian on Monday and releasing Joey Sides on Tuesday. Last season, Kerbashian had a career-high 62 points (21g, 41a) while splitting time between Evansville and Rapid City.

THREE POINTER - Wichita and Tulsa have played three-straight games that have gone either into overtime or a shootout. Wichita has played five of the last nine games past regulation and only two of the first seven games in the season-series have been decided by two or more goals.

HOME AND HOME - Tonight is the first of two-straight games between the Thunder and the Oilers in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. The two teams will play tomorrow night at the BOK Center in Tulsa to comeplete a home-and-home series.

THUNDERBOLTS...Andy Huff leads the team in goals (7) and points (15)...Landon Oslanski leads the team in shots with 81...Wichita is 7-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-5-0-1 when tied after one...Wichita is 7-6-1-3 in one goal games...Wichita is 1-1-0-0 in four-goal games...Kevin St. Pierre is 11-0 as an emergency back-up goaltender...

TULSA NOTES - Tulsa and Rapid City had a combined 216 penalty minutes last Saturday, resulting in suspensions to Mathieu Gagnon (eight games), Emerson Clark (one game) and Kevin Carr (three games)...Tulsa is fourth in shots against per game (26.86)...Aaron Harstad was recalled to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL)...

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

UP NEXT - Wichita heads to Tulsa tomorrow night to face the Oilers 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.