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Thunder Weekly - October 26th Edition

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Thunder Weekly - October 26th Edition

Wichita, KS (Oct. 26th) - Wichita finished its first three-in-three of the season on Sunday afternoon at Quad City. The Thunder will look to rebound this coming week when they host the Colorado Eagles for the first time since 2010-11. Get ready for the week right here:


Friday, October 23rd Missouri at Wichita, 3-0 L-The Thunder and Mavericks faced-off for the first time this season. Both teams played a pretty even game until Missouri scored three goals in the third period. Wichita was unable to solve Mavericks' goalie Josh Robinson as Missouri would go on to a 3-0 win.

Saturday, October 24th Wichita at Missouri, 2-1 L-Wichita would try to play spoiler for the Mavericks home opener on Saturday night. Dalton Reum scored the game's first goal late in the opening frame. Missouri would take the lead and scored two goals in the second period. The Thunder were unable to pull even and Missouri claimed a 2-1 victory.

Sunday, October 25thWichita at Quad City, 5-2 L-Wichita wrapped up their weekend with a trip to the i-Wireless Center in Moline, IL. Quad City's Tanner Eberle scored twice in the opening period while Ian Lowe also found the net. The Mallards wouldn't look back as they pulled away with a 5-2 win over the Thunder.


Friday, October 30thColorado at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder.

Saturday, October 31st Colorado at Wichita, 1:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder.

**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: 2-3-0-0Home: 1-1-0-0Road: 1-3-0-0Last 10: 2-3-0-0Streak: 0-3-0-0Rank: 4th place Central Division, 4 points

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Miller, 2Assists: Gauthier, Lowe, Hosmer, 2Points: Lowe, Hosmer, 3+/-: Several tied at, +1PIM: Hosmer, 9

TIGHT - Despite the three losses this weekend, all three games were tight contests. Wichita and Missouri were scoreless through two on Friday night before two goals in 24 seconds gave the Mavericks the lead. Wichita grabbed a 1-0 advantage against the Missouri on Saturday night, but gave up two power play goals in the second and couldn't get another past Josh Robinson. The Thunder finished the weekend with a one-goal deficit late in the third and had a chance to tie it with a two-man advantage against Quad City. The Mallards killed off the power play and then pulled away with two man advantage goals of their own.

DMEN SCORING - Two of the three goals scored over the weekend came from the blue line. Dalton Reum scored his second goal as a pro on Saturday night, which was the lone tally for the Thunder against the Mavericks. His first professional goal came almost a year to the date, when he found the net against Tulsa on October 26th last season. Donnie Harris recorded his first in a Thunder uniform on Sunday afternoon in a losing effort at Quad City. Three of the Thunder's 10 goals scored so far this season have come from defensemen, with Brandon Martell scoring the other.

LOWE BALL - Ian Lowe found the back of the net for the first time this season on Saturday. The Thunder captain had 20 goals a year ago and finished with 58 points. He is currently tied with Todd Hosmer for the team-lead in points with three.

FIRST GOAL - Teams in the ECHL have had success in the early going scoring the first goal of the game. Wichita has scored the first goal three times and is 2-1-0-0 when they grab the lead. All four of the Thunder's points have come when the team lights the lamp before its opponent.

ICEMEN CONNECTION - The Thunder activated forward Peter Sakaris to the line-up this past weekend. Joining Donnie Harris and Brandon Martell, brings an Evansville IceMen connection to the Thunder line-up. Peter Sakaris added his first point in a Thunder uniform and created chances on Sunday afternoon. Harris added his first goal of the season and Martell had an assist on the Thunder's first goal on Sunday.

THUNDERBOLTS... Deluca leads the team with 15 shots... Both Hosmer and Lowe lead the team in scoring, having three points each... Wichita continues to be one of the least penalized teams in the league, averaging 12.20 penalty minutes per game...Wichita is 1-0-0-0 when leading after two...Wichita is 2-1-0-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 2-1-0-0 in one-goal games...

The Thunder returns home for a pair of games against the Colorado Eagles, starting on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Friday is Pink at the Rink, presented by RA Ruud and Son and Machinist Union Local Lodge 839. Saturday afternoon is the Halloween Extravaganza. Starting 1:05 p.m., bring the kids out for a costume contest and trick-or-treating before the game.

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

Season tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Call the Wichita Thunder office and visit with a season ticket rep today to learn more. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

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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.