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Oilers Slip Past Thunder 4-2

Monday, February 1st
Oilers Slip Past Thunder 4-2

Wichita, KS (Nov. 28th) - Wichita (6-12-0-1) was unable to hold onto to a pair of one-goal leads on Saturday night, losing to Tulsa (7-7-1-1) by the final score of 4-2 at INTRUST Bank Arena. Brady Ramsay broke a tie game in the third period with a shorthanded tally to help the Oilers win a fight-filled contest. Wichita drops to 2-2-0-0 in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series.

Danick Gauthier had a pair of goals in the losing effort to pace the Thunder offense.

The Thunder took the lead at 12:16 of the first period when a dump-in from Donnie Harris took a Wichita bounce off the corner boards, allowing Gauthier to get to it while Kevin Carr was out of the net. Tulsa tied the game after Ramsey created a turnover in the Thunder zone and scored on a wrap-around at 16:55. With less than a minute to go in the frame, Mathieu Gagnon took a two-minute boarding penalty and Wichita was able to capitalize. Gauthier potted his second of the first with one second on the clock, snapping a shot over Carr for his fifth goal of the season.

In the second, Christophe Lalancette recorded his third of the season at 2:50 with a rebound to the left of Grant Rollheiser to tie the game once again. The second frame consisted of four fights, three of which were one after the other. In the end, the two teams combined for 66 penalty minutes in the contest.

Ramsay scored the game-winner in the third period, potting a shorthanded goal with seven minutes left in regulation. Emerson Clark tallied an empty-netter with six seconds left to stall a Thunder comeback bid and the Oilers skated away with a 4-2 victory.

Wichita scored its first power play goal against Tulsa this season. Gauthier recorded his second multi-goal game of the week and fifth goal in his last four games. Rollheiser takes the loss, stopping 23 of 26 shots. Carr improves to 14-2-0-0 against the Thunder all-time, stopping 20 of 22 shots he faced.

The Thunder went 1-for-4 on the power play. Tulsa went 0-for-5 on the man advantage.

Wichita begins a seven-game road swing starting on Saturday, December 5th in Independence against the Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets 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.