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Thunder Weekly, October 15th

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Thunder Weekly, October 15th

Wichita, KS (Oct. 17th) - Wichita opened its 25th season in the Air Capital this past Saturday night. Look back at the week that was in this edition of Thunder Weekly.


Saturday, October 15th Tulsa at Wichita, 4-3 L -Watch highlights HERE

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

Friday, October 21st Missouri at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com.

**Pre-game begins at 6:20 p.m. with The Sin Bin Pre-game show. All games can be heard on www.wichitathunder.com or on your smart phone with the Mixlr App using the keyword Wichita Thunder**

WICHITAHOME: 0-1-0-0AWAY: 0-0-0-0OVERALL: 0-1-0-0Last 10: 0-1-0-0Streak: 0-1-0-0Rank: T-5th, Central Division, 0 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Alex Krushelnyski, Landon Oslanski, Jack Rodewald, 1Assists: Mitch Holmberg, Louick Marcotte, James Melindy, 1Points: Six player with 1 point+/-: Logan Nelson, +2PIM: James Melindy, 7

WEEK IN REVIEW - Wichita kicked off its 25th Anniversary season on Saturday night against their longtime rival, Tulsa. It was the 277th all-time meeting between the two franchises. The Thunder jumped out to a quick 2-1 lead before the Oilers scored the next three. Wichita rallied twice to make it a one-goal deficit, but couldn't hold off Tulsa, losing 4-3.

LAND OF OZ - Landon Oslanski picked up where he left off last season, scoring his first goal of the year on Saturday night and his 11th in a Thunder uniform. His goal cut the Oilers lead to 3-2 near the midway point of the final period. The Camrose, Alberta native is two points shy of 100 for his career (31g, 67a).

KRUSH TIME - Alex Krushelnyski didn't waste any time getting the Thunder on the board, scoring on a breakaway less than three minutes into the game. The Los Angeles, CA native needs seven goals to reach 50 for his career.

RODE TRIP - With the net empty, Jack Rodewald scored with 1:30 on the clock to push the deficit back to one and give Wichita a chance to tie the game. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native recorded 18 goals during his rookie season in Orlando and is one goal shy of 20 for his career. Interestingly enough, Rodewald played his junior hockey for Head Coach Malcolm Cameron when both were with the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats.

WELCOME BACK - Malcolm Cameron coached his first pro game since the 2010-11 season when he was behind the bench of the Elmira Jackals. Saturday's home opener was his 619th all-time game behind the bench and 5556th in the ECHL. He is 317-173-70 all-time after Saturday's loss.

THUNDERBOLTS... James Melindy had an eventful debut, scrapping in the second and adding an assist in the third…Wichita killed off all four Tulsa power plays including one two-man advantage…Wichita hosted its largest home opening crowd in franchise history (12,231)…Jack Rodewald led all shooters with seven shots on net…Wichita had 17 shots in the third period….

Individual tickets for all Thunder home games are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Contact a Thunder representative at the office today to learn more about our great season, group and other ticket packet opportunities!

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