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Thunder Weekly - December 21st Edition

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Thunder Weekly - December 21st Edition

Wichita, KS (Dec. 21st) - Wichita played three games before the Christmas break with a pair in Tulsa and finished the weekend at home against Cincinnati. Get caught up on the week that was in our Game Day Capsule:


Friday, December 18th Wichita at Tulsa, 3-2, W (OT)-Watch highlights here

Saturday, December 19th Wichita at Tulsa, 3-2, L (SO)-Watch highlights here

Sunday, December 20th Cincinnati at Wichita, 6-1, L-Watch highlights here

THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)

Saturday, December 26th Tulsa at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder.-First-ever Thunder 5K, presented by NovaCare, Complete Nutrition and Fleet Feet Sports Wichita

Sunday, December 27th Allen at Wichita, 5:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder.

**Pre-game begins 15 minutes prior to start of all games. All games can be heard on www.wichitathunder.com or on your smart phone with the Mixlr App using the keyword Wichita Thunder**

TEAM CAPSULEOverall: 6-18-0-2Home: 5-7-0-1Road: 2-11-0-1Last 10: 1-8-0-1Streak: 0-1-0-1Rank: 4th place Central Division, 16 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Huff, 7Assists: Sakaris, 9Points: Huff, 14 +/-: Neal, -1PIM: Milan, 45

SKID SNAPPED - Wichita entered the weekend looking to get back on track after dropping its previous seven contests. The Thunder did just that on Friday night in a 3-2 overtime win at Tulsa. Wichita earned a point in a shootout loss the following night and claimed three out of four points in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series.

OT WINNER - Danick Gauthier recorded his sixth goal of the season on Friday night and third in the last two games against the Oilers. His overtime winner helped Wichita to its first win that was decided in the extra session. Wichita is 3-2 in games decided past regulation.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Wichita remains at home for the next three games before heading out of town before the New Year. The Thunder hosts Tulsa on Saturday, December 26th, takes on Allen on Sunday afternoon and then finishes its brief home-stand with the Americans on Wednesday, December 30th.

STREAKIN' - Kenton Miller and Andy Huff have the hot hands as of late. Miller has points in the last three games (1g, 3a) while Huff had three goals this past weekend. Huff leads the team with seven goals and 14 points.

SOLID ACQUISITIONS - Dean Chelios and Landon Oslanski have fit in well since they were acquired in a trade with Alaska. Chelios has four points (2g, 2a) in eight games and recorded his second goal in a Thunder uniform on Saturday night. Oslanski has five points (1g, 4a) in eight games and has helped the power play. Three of his five points have come on the man advantage (1g, 2a).

SCORING EARLY - Out of the 51 goals the Thunder have scored this season, 22 of those have come in the first period.

MILESTONE - Ian Lowe is nearing a few more milestones. He is seven shy from appearing in his 300th game as a pro. He needs two more points to reach 200 in his career. With four more assists, he will have 100 in a Thunder uniform. The fifth-year pro out of Bradwardine, BC is currently in his fourth season in the Air Capital. 163 of his 198 points have come donning Thunder blue.

MILESTONE PART TWO - Erick Lizon appeared in his 200th ECHL game on Friday night. The 10-year pro out of Kitchener, Ontario ranks fourth all-time in Thunder history in majors (46), seventh in games played (235) and ninth in PIMs (566).

THUNDERBOLTS...Danick Gauthier leads the team in shots with 64......Wichita's penalty kill is ranked seventh at home (85.5%) and 12th overall (83.2%)... Wichita is 5-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 3-4-0-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 5-5-0-2 in one goal games...

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.