ALLEN, TX (Dec. 12) - Jack Combs scored a controversial goal in the third and Allen tacked on another to sweep the weekend series against the Thunder on Sunday, winning 4-2 at CUTX Arena.
Brendan van Riemsdyk finished with two points and Carter Johnson collected his seventh of the year.
Wichita struck first halfway through the opening period as van Riemsdyk made it 1-0. Hausinger found him up the ice for a breakaway and he beat Francis Marotte with a backhand for his second of the year. Tyler Poulsen tied it at 12:43 as he found a rebound in front of Evan Buitenhuis and put it home to make it 1-1.
Wichita re-took the lead at 3:38 of the second. Carter Johnson fired home a one-timer from the right circle with assists to Jay Dickman and van Riemsdyk. At 14:35, Allen tied it once again on the power play as Nolan Kneed put home a loose puck across the crease for his third of the year.
Combs gave Allen a 3-2 lead at 7:58 of the third. Chad Costello fired a shot from the blueline that Combs got a piece of and went in. It appeared that his stick was above the cross bar, however the goal was allowed to stand and was never reviewed. Wichita pulled Buitenhuis with a minute left, but Costello found an empty net and made it 4-2.
van Riemsdyk finished with a goal and an assist and has goals in back-to-back games. Johnson has goals in back-to-back games. Dickman extended his point-streak to 13 games with an assist.
The Thunder heads out West next week to Utah to face the Grizzlies starting on Wednesday night.
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