Wichita, KS (Jan. 11th) - Wichita begins a busy week tomorrow night against the Missouri Mavericks. Get caught up on last week with our Wichita Brewing Company Thunder Weekly:
LAST WEEK'S GAMES -Friday, January 8th Tulsa at Wichita, 2-1 L (SO) -Watch highlights here
Saturday, January 9thWichita at Tulsa, 6-4 L-Watch highlights here
THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)
Tuesday, January 12thMissouri at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder.
Friday, January 15thWichita at Utah, 8:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, located inside the Wichita Ice Center
Saturday, January 16thWichita at Utah, 8:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, located inside the Wichita Ice Center
**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: 9-21-1-4Home: 5-8-1-3Road: 4-13-0-1Last 10: 2-4-1-3Streak: 0-1-0-1Rank: 4th place Central Division, 23 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Andy Huff, Kenton Miller, 7Assists: Ian Lowe, 11Points: Ian Lowe, 17+/-: Michael Neal, +2PIM: Dan Milan, 51
WEEK IN REVIEW - Wichita played a home-and-home series with the Tulsa Oilers this past weekend. On Friday, Wichita trailed 1-0 heading into the second, but Landon Oslanski's goal evened things up at one. The Oilers eventually won the contest, 2-1 in a shootout. The two teams followed up a low scoring contest with a combined 10 goals on Saturday night with Tulsa edging out Wichita by the final of 6-4.
CLOSE CALLS - Wichita and Tulsa continue to play tight hockey games in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. Friday's shootout loss marked the fourth-straight game between the two teams that went past regulation and three in a row that needed a shootout to decide the outcome. In fact, six of the nine meetings have been decided by one goal.
WORKING OVERTIME - Wichita has played seven of its last 11 games past regulation. The Thunder are 3-4 in shootout situations and 1-1 with games being decided in the overtime period. Wichita is 7-6-1-4 in one-goal games this season.
MILESTONES - Ian Lowe appeared in his 300th career game as a pro this past Friday. He also netted his 200th pro point and 100th assist in a Thunder uniform on Saturday. The Bradwardine, Manitoba native has 168 points (68g, 100a) in Thunder blue. He also has points in three games (1g, 3a).
FITTING IN - Kale Kerbashian is already making an impact in just two games for the Thunder. He has three points (1g, 2a) in two games and is currently riding a three-game point streak (2g, 3a).
LAND OF OZ - Landon Oslanski has picked up his point production over the last three games. He has goals in back-to-back contests and points in his last three (2g, 1a).
RETURNING TO FORM - David Shantz has been solid in the month of January. Over his last three starts, the Hamilton, Ontario native is 2-0-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.26 and save percentage of .949. He has stopped 74 of 78 shots and only allowed four goals in his last three games.
WESTERN BOUND - Wichita will hit the road later this week for its first-ever trip to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Grizzlies. The two teams will play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday and then a Monday afternoon meeting on Martin Luther King Day.
THUNDERBOLTS...Landon Oslanski leads the team in shots with 88...Ian Lowe leads the team in points (17) and assists (11)...Christian Isackson recorded his first Thunder goal on Saturday night at Tulsa...Wichita is 7-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 4-6-0-1 when tied after one... Wichita is 1-1-0-0 in four-goal games...
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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.