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Game Day: Wichita at Allen, February 27th

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Game Day: Wichita at Allen, February 27th

Allen, TX (Feb. 27th) - Wichita looks to rebound after last night's loss with a trip to Allen tonight. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPWichita at Allen - 7:05 p.m., Allen Event Center, Allen, TX

WICHITAHOME: 7-14-3-4AWAY: 4-18-3-4OVERALL: 11-32-6-5Last 10: 1-6-2-1Streak: 0-1-0-0Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 33 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Kenton Miller, Ian Lowe, 11Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 20Points: Kale Kerbashian, 26+/-: Michael Neal, Dalton Reum, -4PIM: Dan Milan, 95

ALLENHOME: 14-6-2-1AWAY: 16-13-1-1OVERALL: 30-19-3-2Last 10: 5-3-1-1Streak: 1-0-1-1Rank: 2nd place, Central Division, 65 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Chad Costello, 21Assists: Chad Costello, 51Points: Chad Costello, 72+/-: Mike Gunn, +8PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 87

SEASON-SERIESNov. 10 AEC 5-2, LNov. 20 INTRUST 3-0, LDec. 27 INTRUST 3-2, L (OT)Dec. 30 INTRUST 4-3, LJan. 22 INTRUST 4-3, L (OT)Jan. 23 INTRUST 3-1, LJan. 24 AEC 5-4, LFeb. 6 AEC 5-3, LFeb. 26 INTRUST 1-0, LFeb. 27 AEC 7:05 p.m.Feb. 28 AEC 4:05 p.m.Mar. 12 AEC 7:05 p.m.Mar. 13 AEC 4:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-7-2-0 vs. Allen

HEAD TO HEAD - This is the 10th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-31-6 against Allen and 9-17-1 on the road in the series.

TODAY - Wichita begins a seven-game road trip tonight in the Dallas area against the Allen Americans. Four of the seven games during the road swing will take place at the Allen Event Center. The Americans hung on for a 1-0 win last night against the Thunder, with the only goal coming from Vincent Arseneau. Allen ended a four-game winless streak on the road with the victory and concluded a seven-game road trip themselves. The Americans are led by Chad Costello, who has 16 points (5g, 11a) against the Thunder. Chris Crane, Gary Steffes and Greger Hanson each have nine points in the season series. Christian Isackson leads Wichita with six points (2g, 4a) against Allen.

SHOOTING GALLERY - Despite the score last night, Wichita and Allen played an exciting contest that saw the two teams unload 77 shots on the two goaltenders. Joel Rumpel claimed his second shutout of the season, stopping all 48 shots while Sean Bonar was just as good at the other end. 48 shots were a season-high for Wichita and also saw 21 in the second period, also a single period high this year. The Thunder has 40 shots in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

CLOSE CALL - Allen leads the season-series, winning all nine games so far. Each contest has been competitive with five of the last seven meetings between the Thunder and the Americans being decided by a goal and the last trip for Wichita down to the AEC was a one-goal game late before an empty-netter sealed the outcome. Wichita is 8-9-6-5 in one-goal games this year.

60 MINUTES - Wichita's streak of finishing past regulation came to an end last night, which was stopped at four-straight games. The Thunder are 2-6 in games decided in the overtime session and 3-5 in games decided in the shootout.

TEXAS BOUND - Last night was the final meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans at INTRUST Bank Arena. The two teams will play the final four games of the season-series at the Allen Event Center, starting with tonight's game. Wichita finished 0-4-2-0 against Allen this season in the confines of the Bank.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (136)...Lowe and Andy Huff are tied for fourth in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski leads all blueliners in power play goals (9) and fourth in shots by a dman (127)...Dan Milan leads the team with 95 penalty minutes...Wichita is third in the league in minor penalties (279)...Wichita is 8-0-1-1 when leading after two...

ALLEN NOTES - Allen is 22-2-2 when scoring first...Chad Costello leasds the ECHL in points (71), power play assists (21) and 12th in goals (21)...Aaron Gens is tied for ninth in the ECHL in points for a dman (26)...Allen closes a seven-game road trip tonight...Allen is 16-1-1-0 when leading after one...Allen is 15-3-0 when leading after two...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 12 other games tonight in the ECHL. Reading goes to Adirondack. South Carolina plays at Florida. Greenville is in Toledo. Manchester heads to Norfolk. Tulsa goes to Fort Wayne. Indy is in Cincinnati. Wheeling hosts Elmira. Kalamazoo takes on Orlando. Rapid City stays in Quad City. Atlanta plays at Evansville. Alaska remains in Colorado. Idaho hosts Utah.

UP NEXT - Wichita remains in Allen for a Sunday matinee meeting against the Americans at 4:05 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 ECHLThe 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.