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Game Day: Wichita at Utah, January 18th

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Game Day: Wichita at Utah, January 18th

West Valley, UT (Jan. 18th) - Wichita and Utah play for the final time this afternoon. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TODAY'S MATCH-UPWichita at Utah - 2:35 p.m., CST, Maverik Center, West Valley, UT

WICHITAHOME: 5-9-1-3AWAY: 4-14-1-1OVERALL: 9-23-2-4Last 10: 2-5-2-1Streak: 0-3-1-1Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 24 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, 9Assists: Ian Lowe, 13Points: Ian Lowe, 19+/-: Michael Neal, 0PIM: Dan Milan, 57

UTAHHOME: 13-7-1-0AWAY: 9-6-1-0OVERALL: 22-13-2-0Last 10: 6-4-0-0Streak: 4-0-0-0Rank: 1st place, West Division, 46 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Barry Almeida, 17Assists: Charles Sarault, 25Points: Charles Sarault, 34+/-: Eric Knodel, +12PIM: Shayne Taker, 43

SEASON-SERIESJan. 15 Maverik Center 7-3 LJan. 16 Maverik Center 3-2 L (OT)Jan. 18 Maverik Center 2:35 p.m. CST

Wichita is 0-1-1-0 vs. Utah

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the final meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Grizzlies.

TODAY - Wichita plays its final game in the Salt Lake area this afternoon against the Utah Grizzlies. The Thunder lost on Saturday night to Utah in overtime by the final of 3-2. Wichita earned a point, but remains 14 back of Tulsa for third place in the Central Division. Utah moved seven points ahead of Idaho for first place in the West wth the Steelheads loss to Tulsa.

SHORTIE - Kenton Miller recorded his eighth goal of the season on Saturday night while the Grizzlies were on the power play. Wichita has shorthanded goals in back-to-back games, but has yet to win when recording a shortie this season. Miller extended his point-streak to four games (1g, 3a).

OZ FEELING IT - Landon Oslanksi blasted one on the power play through Matt Hackett on Saturday night, giving him four goals in his last five contests. All four have come on the man advantage, giving him seven power play goals on the season.

STREAKING - Several players are on point-streaks. Eric Springer, who had his first multi-point game of the season last night with two assists, has five helpers in his last four games. Ian Lowe has assists in his last two outings and points in five of his last six (1g, 5a). Kale Kerbashian also has assists in back-to-back games and points in five of his last six (2g, 5a).

SPECIAL TEAMS - Saturday night's game was again dominated by special teams as there were 14-combined power plays. Wichita went 1-for-7 on the power play, extending its streak to finding the back of the net on the man advantage to six games (6-for-31, 19.4%).

OVERTIME - Utah claimed a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night, dropping Wichita to 1-2 in games decided in the overtime period. Since December 18th, Wichita has played half of its games past regulation, appearing in seven of its last 14 contests that needed either overtime or a shootout. Wichita is 7-6-2-4 in one-goal games this season, tied for third in the league for the most one-goal outcomes.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in points (19), assists (13) and shots (96)...Andy Huff leads the team in goals (9) and is tied for second in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski is tied for seventh in power play goals (7)...Dan Milan leads the team with 57 penalty minutes...Erick Lizon was suspended indefinitely and will miss today's game...Wichita is 7-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-6-0-1 when tied after one...Wichita is 1-2-0-0 in four-goal games...

UTAH NOTES - The Grizzlies are 16-3-0-0 when scoring first and 19-5-1-0 when leading or tied after one...Ryan Faragher is tied for second in wins with 16...Barry Almeida is tied for second with 17 goals and has seven markers in the last three games...Charles Sarault is tied for fourth in assists (25)...Ryan Walters is second in the league in game winning goals (6) and is seventh in shots on goal (117)...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are four other games today in the ECHL. Greenville is at Atlanta. Adirondack takes on Reading. Brampton travels to Elmira. Cincinnati is at Allen.

UP NEXT - Wichita returns home on Friday night to start a three-in-three against the Allen Americans.

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.