Wichita, KS (Jan. 9th) - Wichita played three games this past week. Look back at the week that was in this edition of Thunder Weekly.
LAST WEEK'S GAMES -
THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)
Tuesday, January 10th Indy at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.
Friday, January 13th Wichita at Allen, 7:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.
Saturday, January 14thMissouri at Wichita, 8:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.-Thunderdog's Birthday Bash, presented by Sonic Drive-In
**All games can be heard on www.wichitathunder.com or on your smart phone with the Mixlr App using the keyword Wichita Thunder**
**Join Matthew Harding and Zach Courter before every home game for the Sin Bin Wichita Thunder Pregame Show. The show starts at 6:20 p.m. for every game expect Sunday home games, which starts at 3:20 p.m. You can listen on the Mixlr App.**
WICHITAHOME: 7-12-0-0AWAY: 5-4-1-1OVERALL: 12-16-1-1Last 10: 1-8-1-0Streak: 1-0-1-0Rank: 6th, Central Division, 26 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Alexis Loiseau, 15Assists: Alexis Loiseau, Nathan Moon, 11Points: Alexis Loiseau, 26+/-: David Friedmann, +7PIM: Ryan Tesink, 72
LAST WEEKEND - Wichita started the week with a 4-3 loss against the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Thunder led 2-1 in the third, but Jordan Sims recorded a pair of goals to help start a rally and Colin Mulvey's goal proved to be the game-winner. Gabriel Gagne recorded two goals in the losing effort. On Friday, Wichita traveled to Missouri to start a two-game weekend set against the Mavericks. The Thunder lost in overtime on Friday by the final of 5-4, but rebounded on Saturday night to take a 4-2 victory. Wichita grabbed three of a possible four points against their archrival in the Visit Wichita, Visit Independence Cup Series.
DEFENSE FIRST - Three rookie defensemen recorded goals for the Thunder on Friday night. Macoy Erkamps and Brandon Carlson tallied their first goals of their pro careers and Jamie Doornbosch added his fourth of the season.
BACK ON TRACK - Alexis Loiseau scored on Saturday night, which was his first goal since December 2nd. he also added an assist on Friday night. Loiseau set a new career-high, potting his 15th goal of the season. He was recently named to the ECHL All-Star Game in Glens Falls, New York.
TWO - Gabriel Gagne returned to the Thunder line-up on Wednesday night and made the most of his playing time. He had his first multi-goal game of his career. The former second round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators has nine points (5g, 4a) in 15 games. He was reassigned to the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators on Thursday after the game.
THREE - Gerrad Grant continues to produce for the Thunder. He recorded points in both games this past weekend and has six points (2g, 4a) in his last five games.
PLAYING CATCH UP - The Thunder have played the fewest amount of games in the ECHL. Wichita has played just 30 games and only 11 of those have been on the road. The month of January will consist of a lot of travel as the Thunder play just four times at INTRUST Bank Arena.
NEXT ON THE LIST - Head Coach Malcolm Cameron is closing in on another milestone. He sits at 329 wins in the ECHL and needs five more victories to pass Frank Anzalone for sixth place all-time.
SPARTAN - Matt DeBlouw has goals in back-to-back games and four points in his last four outings (2g, 2a). He almost recorded his first of the night in the first period on Saturday, but his wrist shot clanked off the cross bar. The rookie forward from Michigan State University has 12 points (4g, 8a) in 24 games this season.
SHORT - Wichita has been deadly with a man down this season. The Thunder are tied for third with eight shorthanded goals. Vincent Arseneau is tied for the league-lead with four points scored shorthanded, three of which are goals.
THUNDERBOLTS... Wichita is second in the league in penalty minutes per game (19.67) and is averaging one major penalty per contest...Zach O'Brien recorded two assists in his debut on Saturday night...Wichita is 6-1-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 5-4-0-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 8-9-0-1 when outshot by its opponent...Wichita is 7-1-1-1 when leading after two...
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