Independence, MO (Jan. 6th) - Macoy Erkamps and Brandon Carlson recorded their first professional goals in a losing effort on Friday night as Missouri claimed a 5-4 overtime victory at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Wichita jumped out to a four-goal lead as Vincent Arseneau found the net at 6:20 of the first period. David Friedmann made a nice play after his initial shot was blocked and found Arseneau in the slot to make it 1-0. Jamie Doornbosch increased the lead to 2-0 at 14:04 as he stepped into the play and shoveled a pass from Ryan Tesink past Eamon McAdam.
In the second, Erkamps made it 3-0 on the power play at 2:47 as he blasted a one-timer through McAdam. Carlson scored 14 seconds later with a shot from the blueline and made it 4-0.
The Mavericks' comeback started two minutes later when Carter Verhaeghe wired one past Drew Owsley at 5:11. Zach Tolkinen cut the lead to 4-2 with 12 seconds left in the frame as he fired a slap shot from the point and recorded his third of the season.
Kevin Tansey found the net for the third time this year at 4:44 of the final period and cut the lead to one. Missouri tied it with just under four minutes left as Darren Nowick banged home a rebound and the game headed into overtime.
Wichita had several chances in the extra period, but McAdam stopped a two-on-one and a breakaway from Arseneau. Dan Correale recorded the game winner at 2:27 of overtime and gave Missouri a 5-4 victory.
Wichita earned a point for the first time in the last eight games. Three rookie defensemen found the net for the Thunder. Erkamps finished with a goal and an assist. Owsley took the loss, stopping 42 of 47 shots. McAdam claimed the win, stopping 24 of 28 shots he faced.
Wichita went 1-for-3 on the power play. Missouri was 1-for-5 on the man advantage.
The Thunder finishes the weekend with another meeting against Missouri starting at 7:05 p.m.
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