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Game Day: Wichita at Allen, January 24th

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Game Day: Wichita at Allen, January 24th

Allen, TX (Jan. 24th) - Wichita heads to Allen today to close out a three-in-three against the Americans. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPWichita at Allen - 4:05 p.m., Allen Event Center, Allen, TXWICHITAHOME: 5-10-2-3AWAY: 4-14-2-1OVERALL: 9-24-4-4Last 10: 2-4-3-1Streak: 0-4-3-1Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 26 pointsTEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, Kenton Miller, 9Assists: Ian Lowe, 14Points: Ian Lowe, 21+/-: Michael Neal, +1PIM: Dan Milan, 61ALLENHOME: 9-6-2-1AWAY: 14-8-0-0OVERALL: 23-14-2-1Last 10: 6-2-1-1Streak: 4-0-1-1Rank: 2nd place, Central Division, 49 pointsTEAM LEADERSGoals: Chad Costello, 15Assists: Chad Costello, 43Points: Chad Costello, 58+/-: Greger Hanson, +8PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 74SEASON-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 4:05 p.m.Feb. 6 AEC 7:05 p.m.Feb. 26 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Feb. 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 0-4-2-0 vs. AllenHEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the seventh meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-28-6 against Allen and 9-13-5 at home in the series. TODAY - Wichia heads to Allen to close out a three-in-three against the Americans. Last night, Allen scored two-third period goals and skated away with a 3-1 victory over the Thunder. The Americans have taken the first two games during the weekend, winning on Friday night in overtime. Allen gained ground on Missouri, who lost last night at home against Tulsa. Wichita is 14 points back of the Oilers for third place in the Central while the Americans are 15 shy of the Mavericks for first place. Chad Costello leads Allen with 13 points (4g, 9a) against the Thunder. David Makowski has seven points in the season-series (2g, 5a). Christian Isackson leads the way for Wichita with five points (2g, 3a). 60 - Both teams played in three-straight games that were decided past 60 minutes before last night's outcome. Wichita lost a pair of overtime games at Utah and then dropped another in OT on Friday night against Allen. The Americans lost in a shootout a week ago, lost in overtime on Monday and then won Friday's meeting against Wichita. Since December 18th, Wichita has played a ton of games lately past regulation, appearing in nine of its last 17 contests that needed either overtime or a shootout. Wichita is 7-6-4-4 in one-goal games this season, tied for third in the league.BACK ON TRACK - The Thunder power play found the back of the net last night, going 1-for-5 on the man advantage. After finding the back of the net on the power play in six-straight, Wichita had failed to score with the extra man in its last two games. Last night's goal by Ian Lowe was also the first power marker of the season for the Thunder against the Americans. THREE-IN-THREE - Wichita and Allen close out a three-in-three this afternoon at the AEC. Allen has taken the first two games on the weekend. The two teams will play one more three-in-three this season towards the end of February. Wichita has one more home game against the Americans on February 26th and then will finish the season-series with four-straight at the Allen Event Center.700 - Head Coach Kevin McClelland is nearing a milestone, sitting just four games back of coaching in his 700th pro game of his career. The former Stanley Cup Champion is the Thunder's all-time winningest coach, going 185-148-43. THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team with 21 points and 14 assists...Andy Huff and Kenton Miller lead the team in goals (9)...Huff is tied for second in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski is tied for eighth in power play goals (7)...Dan Milan leads the team with 61 penalty minutes...Wichita is 7-0-1-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-6-1-1 when tied after one...ALLEN NOTES - Allen is 17-4-0 when scoring first...Chad Costello leads the ECHL with 58 points (15g, 43) and power play assists (18)...Allen is second in the Western Conference with 684 PIM...Allen is 6-2-1-1 in their last 10 games...Gary Steffes leads the team with six power play goals...Costello and David Makowski each have points in six-straight...AROUND THE ECHL - There are four other games tonight in the ECHL. Manchester hosts Adirondack. Fort Wayne goes to Indy. Utah takes on Toledo. Idaho stays in AlaskaUP NEXT - Wichita will return home to host the Evansville IceMen for the first time this season on Wednesday, January 27th 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.Follow along with us on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter (@wichita_thunder), Snapchat (wichthunder), Instagram (Wichita_Thunder) and LinkedIn, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.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.