Allen, TX (Dec. 16th) - Wichita travels to Allen today for the first time this season. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.
TODAY'S MATCH-UPWichita at Allen - 7:05 p.m. CST, Allen Event Center, Allen, TX
WICHITAHOME: 7-7-0-0AWAY: 4-1-0-1OVERALL: 11-8-0-1Last 10: 4-5-0-1Streak: 2-0-0-0Rank: 5th, Central Division, 23 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Alexis Loiseau, 14Assists: Nathan Moon, 11Points: Alexis Loiseau, 23+/-: Vincent Arseneau, +4PIM: James Melindy, 41
ALLENHOME: 5-6-0-0AWAY: 8-7-1-0OVERALL: 13-13-1-0Last 10: 5-4-1-0Streak: 0-1-1-0Rank: 4th, Mountain Division, 27 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Greger Hanson, 13Assists: Chad Costello, 25Points: Chad Costello, 37+/-: Joel Chouinard, +14PIM: Derek Mathers, 119
SEASON-SERIESDec. 9 INTRUST 3-0, LDec. 10 INTRUST 5-4, W (OT)Dec. 11 AEC 7:05 p.m.
Wichita is 1-1-0-0 vs. Allen
HEAD TO HEAD - This is the third meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 19-35-7 against Allen and 9-20-2 on the road in the series.
TODAY - Wichita heads to Allen tonight for the first time this season to face the Americans. The Thunder are coming off a 4-3 victory against Missouri while Allen lost on Wednesday night against the Colorado Eagles by the final of 5-4. Tonight will be the third meeting between the two teams in the last eight days and the third of six meetings in the last two weeks. Wichita and Allen split their weekend set this past Friday and Saturday with Allen winning 3-0 on Friday night and the Thunder claiming a 5-4 overtime victory on Saturday.
ST. VINCENT - Vincent Arseneau recorded three points (2g, 1a) on Sunday afternoon to help pace the Thunder offense to a 4-3 win over Missouri. He tallied five points (3g, 2a) in back-to-back games last weekend. The Quebec native returned to the line-up last Friday after being out since the second game of the season.
SWEET LOU - Louick Marcotte continued his hot streak over the weekend. He tallied a goal on Saturday night and two points on Sunday against Missouri. The second-year forward from Longueuil, Quebec has four goals in his last four games and six points in his last five games (4g, 2a).
SINKER - Ryan Tesink recorded his first goal of the season on Saturday and followed that up with two more assists on Sunday. He has six points in his last five games (1g, 5a).
SHORTIE - Wichita recorded three shorthanded goals over the weekend and moved into a first-place tie with seven on the season. The Thunder scored twice with a man down on Saturday and then added another on Sunday afternoon. Wichita has scored two shorthanded goals in a game twice so far this season and is 5-0-0-0 when scoring a shortie.
NEXT ON THE LIST - Head Coach Malcolm Cameron won two more games over the weekend, improving on his all-time ECHL mark to 328 wins. He is currently in seventh place and needs five more victories to pass Frank Anzalone for sixth place.
THUNDERBOLTS... Alexis Loiseau and Vincent Arseneau are tied for first in shorthanded goals (2)...Drew Owsley is 11th in GAA (2.55) and tied for fifth with Scott Greenham in save percentage (.925)...Wichita is 6-1-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 3-6-0-0 when trailing after two...Wichita is 7-6-0-1 when outshot by its opponent...
ALLEN NOTES - Allen traded Alex Guptil to Indy for Randy Cure and the ECHL rights to Alex Lavoie...Chad Costello is tied for first in the ECHL in scoring with 37 points (12g, 25a) and first in assists...Joel Chouinard is sixth in plus/minus (+14)...
AROUND THE ECHL - There is 12 other games today in the ECHL. Reading goes to Greenville. Orlando plays at Kalamazoo. Elmira is at Manchester. Adirondack is in Brampton. Florida hosts Atlanta. Norfolk plays at South Carolina. Indy is at Cincinnati. Fort Wayne travels to Wheeling. Colorado visits Tulsa. Alaska is at Missouri. Toledo heads to Utah. Rapid City visits Idaho.
UP NEXT - Wichita returns home on Sunday afternoon to face the Allen Americans at 4:05 p.m.
Wichita returns home on Sunday afternoon to host the Americans for Star Wars Night. Meet your favorite Star Wars' characters during the game and stay afterward to bid on the special Han Solo themed uniforms that will be auctioned off after the game. All proceeds will benefit the Wichita Youth Hockey Association.
Individual tickets for all Thunder home games are now on sale. 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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