Wichita, KS (Feb. 13th) - Wichita played four games in five nights 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)
Wednesday, February 15thRapid City at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.
Friday, February 17thToledo at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.-Barry Sanders Bobblehead Giveaway, first 1,000 fans, presented by Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas
Saturday, February 18thToledo at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.-Toothbrush Holder Giveaway, first 1,000 kids 12 and under, presented by R.A. Ruud and Son, Police vs. Fire game at 5 p.m., presented by Alef's Harley Davidson
Sunday, February 19thWichita at Tulsa, 4:05 p.m., online stream at mixlr.com and ECHL TV.
**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 except Sunday home games, which starts at 3:20 p.m. You can listen on the Mixlr App.**
WICHITAHOME: 9-16-0-0AWAY: 6-10-3-1OVERALL: 15-26-3-1Last 10: 1-7-2-0Streak: 0-7-2-0Rank: 6th, Central Division, 34 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Vincent Arseneau, 12Assists: Matt DeBlouw, 17Points: Matt DeBlouw, 28+/-: David Friedmann, +3PIM: James Melindy, 115
LAST WEEKEND - Wichita finished its six-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Missouri Mavericks. The Thunder led 1-0 until the final two minutes when Matt Finn tied the game with a slap shot from the blue line. Finn scored the game-winner with less than a second on the clock in the OT session to help Missouri claim a 2-1 victory. Wichita returned home on Wednesday night to begin a three-game series against the Colorado Eagles. The visitors took all three meetings, winning 5-3 on Wednesday, 5-2 on Friday and a 4-2 victory on Saturday night.
MILESTONES - Ian Lowe set two milestones on Saturday night. He recorded his 200th point in a Thunder uniform, playing in his 300th career game in the Air Capital. He moves into select company as only six players in franchise history have reached the 200-point plateau. He needs four points to move ahead of Mark Karpen, who is currently in fifth place all-time with 203 points.
CAREER HIGH - Matt DeBlouw recorded his 11th goal of the season on Saturday night. His career-high in college was 10 during his freshman year at Michigan State University. He has points in four of his last five games (3g, 2a).
MARCO POLO - Louick Marcotte started to find his touch over the last five games. He scored in three-straight and has points in four of his last five games (3g, 2a).
UP THE LADDER - Jamie Doornbosch and Ryan Rupert were both called up yesterday in separate transactions. Doornbosch, who will make his second trip to the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators, was signed to a PTO while Rupert was recalled to Binghamton. Doornbosch had points in four-straight games (2g, 5a) before Saturday night. Rupert tallied 16 points (6g, 10a) in 19 games for the Thunder since being assigned on New Year's Eve.
HOME STAND - Wichita continues its six-game home stand this week against Rapid City and Toledo. It will be the first time since the 2014-15 season that the Rush will come to the Air Capital. Toledo will make their first-ever trip to Wichita on Friday and Saturday night.
NEXT ON THE LIST - Head Coach Malcolm Cameron is closing in on another milestone. He sits at 332 wins in the ECHL and needs one more victory to pass Frank Anzalone for sixth place all-time. He is also close to moving into ninth place all-time in games coached in league history with 600, which he reached on Saturday night. He would pass Nick Vitucci, who has coached 604 games.
THUNDERBOLTS... Vincent Arseneau is tied for the league-lead with five shorthanded points and leads the league with four shorthanded goals...Wichita is second in the league in shorthanded goals (11)...Wichita is fourth in the league in penalty minutes per game (18.51)...Wichita is 10-2-1-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 5-8-1-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 7-8-1-0 when outshooting its opponent...
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