Wichita, KS (Feb. 2nd) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield and powered by Toyota, returns home tonight after a three-game road trip to host the Tulsa Oilers in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series.
Tonight is the 295th all-time meeting between the Thunder and the Oilers. Wichita lost at the BOK Center on Wednesday by the final of 6-3. The loss was the first for Wichita on the road in the season-series this year. Tulsa has won their last three while Wichita is trying to break a two-game slide. Wichita is three points ahead of Tulsa with four games in hand. With Allen's win last night, Tulsa moves back into fifth place by one point.
Wichita is in the middle of a long stretch of road games, which will be nine of 10 contests away from home. After tonight, the Thunder will head east for six-straight beginning next Wednesday in Fort Wayne. Tulsa will play a heavy schedule of home games over the next few weeks. Including Tuesday night, the Oilers have eight of the next 12 contests at the BOK Center.
Charlie Sampair leads the Oilers with six points (4g, 2a) against the Thunder and had a hat trick on Wednesday. Mark MacMillan (3g, 3a) and Kevin Dufour (2g, 4a) each have six points against Tulsa.
The Thunder begins a six-game road trip starting tomorrow night in Quad City at 7:05 p.m. There won't be a Thunder radio broadcast for tomorrow night's game. Fans can watch live on ECHL-TV, at Pucks Sports Bar or by going to the Quad City Mallards website.
Tonight is Twister City Harley-Davidson Night. The team will be wearing Batman-themed uniforms that fans can bid on during the silent auction, which will take place on the concourse during the game.
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