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Game Day: Missouri at Wichita, January 12th

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Game Day: Missouri at Wichita, January 12th

Wichita, KS (Jan. 12th) - Wichita plays an early week contest this evening against the Missouri Mavericks. Get ready for the game with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.

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

WICHITAHOME: 5-8-1-3AWAY: 4-13-0-1OVERALL: 9-21-1-4Last 10: 2-4-1-3Streak: 0-1-0-1Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 23 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, Kenton Miller, 7Assists: Ian Lowe,11Points: Ian Lowe, 17+/-: Michael Neal, +2PIM: Dan Milan, 51

MISSOURIHOME: 13-0-0-0AWAY: 15-3-1-1OVERALL: 28-3-1-1Last 10: 9-0-1-0Streak: 9-0-1-0Rank: 1st place, Central Division, 58 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Tyler Barnes, Jesse Root, 14Assists: Rocco Carzo, Tyler Barnes, 20Points: Tyler Barnes, 34+/-: Tyler Barnes, Bryce Aneloski, +21PIM: Andrew Courtney, 36

SEASON-SERIESOct. 23 INTRUST 3-0, LOct. 24 Silverstein 2-1, LNov. 7 Silverstein 1-0, LNov. 8 INTRUST 2-1, LNov. 13 INTRUST 7-2, LNov. 14 INTRUST 3-2, L (SO)Nov. 21 INTRUST 5-2, LDec. 5 Silverstein 5-2, LDec. 31 Siverstein 7-1, LJan. 12 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Jan. 29 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Jan. 30 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Mar. 4 Silverstein 7:05 p.m.Mar. 19 INTRUST 7:05 p.m.Mar. 20 INTRUST 5:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-8-0-1 vs. Missouri

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the 10th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 35-30-4 against Missouri and 20-15-1 at home in the series.

GOALIE MATCH-UP - Missouri's Josh Robinson has started in five games against the Thunder, going 5-0-0-0, with a 1.20 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. Grant Rollheiser has appeared in four games against the Mavericks, going 0-2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 3.24 and .903 save percentage. He left the game early on New Year's Eve with an apparent lower body injury. Rollheiser returned to action this past Saturday night against Tulsa.

SERIES LEADERS - Mason Baptista leads the Thunder in points scored in the season-series against the Mavericks (3g, 1a). Andrew Courtney (5g, 5a) and Rocco Carzo (1g, 8a) both have scored nine points in the season series versus the Thunder.

WORKING OVERTIME - Wichita has played seven of its last 11 games past regulation. The Thunder are 3-4 in shootout situations and 1-1 with games being decided in the overtime period. Wichita is 7-6-1-4 in one-goal games this season.

FITTING IN - Kale Kerbashian is already making an impact in just two games for the Thunder. He has three points (1g, 2a) in two games and is currently riding a three-game point streak (2g, 3a).

LAND OF OZ - Landon Oslanski has picked up his point production over the last three games. He has goals in back-to-back contests and points in his last three (2g, 1a).

RETURNING TO FORM - David Shantz has been solid in the month of January. Over his last three starts, the Hamilton, Ontario native is 2-0-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.26 and save percentage of .949. He has stopped 74 of 78 shots and only allowed four goals in his last three games.

THUNDERBOLTS...Landon Oslanski leads the team in shots with 88...Ian Lowe leads the team in points (17) and assists (11)...Christian Isackson recorded his first Thunder goal on Saturday night at Tulsa...Wichita is 7-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-6-0-1 when tied after one... Wichita is 1-1-0-0 in four-goal games...

MISSOURI NOTES - Josh Robinson has allowed two goals or less in 15 of his 19 appearances...Missouri is the league's least penalized team in the ECHL (9.70/game)...Missouri added Quinn Smith and Mike Donnellan to their roster prior to tonight's game...Colin Markison, Carter Verhaeghe and Patrick Cullity were recalled to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League (AHL)...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are three other games tonight in the ECHL. Orlando travels to Kalamazoo. Norfolk is in Adirondack. Alaska plays at Atlanta.

UP NEXT - Wichita heads to Utah for the first time ever on Friday night starting at 8:05 p.m. CST. The Thunder and Grizzlies will play a three-game set with game two on Saturday night and game three on Mondayafternoon.

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.