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Game Day: Wichita at Evansville, January 3rd

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Game Day: Wichita at Evansville, January 3rd

Evansville, IN (Jan. 3rd) - Wichita heads to Evansville today to take on the IceMen for the first time this season. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UPWichita at Evansville - 5:15 p.m., Ford Center, Evansville, IN

WICHITAHOME: 5-8-1-2AWAY: 3-12-0-1OVERALL: 8-20-1-3

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, 7Assists: Joey Sides, 11Points: Andy Huff, 15+/-: Neal, +3PIM: Milan, 51

EVANSVILLEHOME: 5-9-3-0AWAY: 7-6-0-0OVERALL: 12-15-3-0

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Tyson Fawcett, 16Assists: Nathan Moon, 16Points: Tyson Fawcett, Daultan Leveille, 22+/-: Jordan Sims, +11PIM: Michael Trebish, 62

SEASON-SERIESJan. 3 Ford Center 5:15 p.m.Jan. 27 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Mar. 6 Ford Center 5:15 p.m.

Wichita is 0-0-0-0 vs. Evansville

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the first of three meetings this season between the Thunder and the IceMen. All-time, Wichita is 4-4-0 against Evansville and 3-1-0 on the road in the series.

PUTTING OUT THE FIRE - Wichita ended its six-game losing skid last night, beating Indy by the final of 2-1. The Thunder win the regular-season series against Indy, improving to 2-0-0-0. It was also the Thunder's first regulation win since November 25th and ironically, that came against the Fuel in a 5-1 win at home.

FIRSTS - Logan Nelson and Martin Nemcik provided the Thunder offense last night and each recorded their first goals in a Thunder uniform. Nelson has five markers on the season, including four that he scored with Quad City. Nemcik potted his first ECHL goal that helped the Thunder tie the game.

YOU AGAIN - Wichita finishes its three-game road trip today against the Evansville IceMen. This is the first trip to the Ford Center for the Thunder since the 2011-12 season when both teams were members of the CHL. Evansville won the last meeting against the Thunder on March 24th, 2012 by the final of 3-1.

FAMILIAR FACES - Three current players on the Thunder roster played in Evansville last year. With both Donnie Harris and Peter Sakaris out of the line-up, Brandon Martell will be the only one facing his old team today. Martell played in 52 games last season for the IceMen. Michael Trebish, who played in Wichita last season, will face his old team for the first time this season.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Wichita plays its second game of 2016 on the road today against the IceMen. The Thunder end their three-game road trip this afternoon and return home on January 8th against Tulsa.

THUNDERBOLTS...Andy Huff leads the team in goals (7) and points (15)...Landon Oslanski leads the team in shots with 79...Wichita is 6-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-5-0-1 when tied after one... Wichita is 6-6-1-3 in one goal games...Wichita is 1-1-0-0 in four-goal games...

EVANSVILLE NOTES - Tyson Fawcett needs two points to equal his totals during his rookie year last season in Brampton, currently with 22 (16g, 6a)...Nathan Moon has 17 points in 25 games since being acquired from Colorado...Evansville gave up three-unanswered goals last night and lost in OT to Missouri 4-3 at home...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are six other games tonight in the ECHL. Greenville takes on Manchester. Cincinnati plays in South Carolina. Adirondack goes to Reading. Norfolk is in Wheeling. Elmira takes on Toledo. Florida goes to Orlando.

UP NEXT - Wichita will return to action with a home-and-home series against the Tulsa Oilers starting next Friday at INTRUST Bank Arena 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.