Wichita, KS (March 7th) - Wichita played three games in three nights in three different cities this past weekend. Look back at the week that was in this edition of Thunder Weekly.
LAST WEEK'S GAMES -
Friday, March 4th Wichita at Missouri, 3-2 W (SO) -Watch highlights HERE
Saturday, March 5th Wichita at Quad City, 3-2 W (OT) -Watch highlights HERE
Sunday, March 6th Wichita at Evansville, 4-2 W -Watch highlights HERE
THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)
Saturday, March 12th Wichita at Allen, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, inside the Wichita Ice Center.
Sunday, March 13th Wichita at Allen, 4:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, 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**
WICHITAHOME: 7-14-3-4AWAY: 7-19-3-2OVERALL: 14-33-6-6Last 10: 4-2-2-2Streak: 3-0-0-1Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 40 points
TEAM LEADERSGoals: Kale Kerbashian, Kenton Miller 13Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 21Points: Kale Kerbashian, 34+/-: Michael Neal, -3PIM: Dan Milan, 116
WEEK IN REVIEW - Wichita headed out on the road for three-straight this past weekend in three different cities. The Thunder won on Friday night by the final score of 3-2 in a shootout at Missouri with the game winner coming from newcomer Miles Koules. He followed that up with the game-winner on Saturday night at Quad City in overtime, giving Wichita a 3-2 victory. On Sunday afternoon, the Thunder stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to knock off the Evansville IceMen by the final of 4-2.
KOOL IT - Miles Koules was acquired in a trade with the Quad City Mallards before the start of the team's seven-game road trip in Allen. He provided plenty of heroics in his first two games in a blue sweater. He scored the game-winner on Friday night in the third round of the shootout and then knocked off his old team with a goal just 25 seconds into the overtime period on Saturday night. The Los Angeles, CA native has 14 points in 47 games this season.
BERGY - Domenic Alberga had a solid weekend for the Thunder. Playing with Ian Lowe and Michael Neal, the rookie forward from Maple, Ontario scored twice on Saturday night and followed that up with a goal and an assist on Sunday. He came into the weekend without a multi-point game in the Air Capital and finished with two points in back-to-back games and his first multi-goal game of the season.
BETWEEN THE PIPES - The Wichita goaltending was outstanding this past weekend. Sean Bonar went 2-0-0-0, winning Friday night against Missouri and Sunday afternoon against Evansville. He finished the weekend with a goals-against average of 1.92 and a solid .925 save percentage, stopping 49 of 53 shots and just four goals against. His best save came in the bottom of round three during the shootout against Missouri when he stopped Sebestien Sylvestre. Adrien Lemay stopped 29 of 31 on Saturday night during the team's overtime win against Quad City.
EXTRA TIME - Wichita's streak of playing past 60 minutes came to an end on Sunday. The Thunder appeared in three-straight games past regulation before a 4-2 win in Evansville. Wichita has played seven of its last 10 games into either overtime or a shootout. It was also the third time this season that the team had three or more games in a row go past the allotted time. Wichita leads the league in overtime games with 19.
TWO SPOT - Wichita fell behind 2-0 in back-to-back games over the weekend and found a way to come from behind to claim a victory. It was the first time this season that the team has been able to win a contest when trailing by two.
ON A ROLL - Wichita is 3-0-0-1 in its last four games and 4-2-2-2 over its last 10. The Thunder won three games in a row for the first time this year and also a season-high three straight on the road.
INDEPENDENCE CUP - The Thunder picked up its first win of the season in the Independence Cup Series against Missouri on Friday. It was the last time the two teams will play each other at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Wichita will host the Mavericks on March 19th and 20th to close out the season-series.
FINAL TWO - Wichita will head to Allen this weekend for the final two games of the season-series against the Americans. The Thunder are looking for their first win against Allen this year. The two teams will play Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (152)...Lowe and Andy Huff are tied for seventh in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski continues to lead defensemen with nine power play goals and is tied for second in power play points (17)...Dan Milan leads the team with 116 penalty minutes...Wichita recorded two power play goals on Sunday, which is just the second time this season that the Thunder has two in a game...Wichita is second in the league in minor penalties (324)...Wichita is 8-1-1-1 when leading after two...
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About the ECHLThe 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.