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Third Period Helps Thunder Skate Past Mavericks

Monday, March 7th
Third Period Helps Thunder Skate Past Mavericks

INDEPENDENCE, MO (March 6) - Wichita scored three times in the third period to climb back against Kansas City, 5-3, on Sunday at Cable Dahmer Arena. 

Cam Clarke led the way with three points while Jay Dickman added a goal and an assist. Jake Theut claimed the win, stopping 24 shots. 

The Thunder hopped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Stefan Fournier put home a rebound on the power play at 2:35 to make it 1-0.

At 14:03, Peter Crinella made it 2-0 with his 22nd of the season. He came around the net and batted home a backhand near the right post. 

In the second, Kansas City scored three in just over a three-minute span to take a 3-2 lead. John Schiavo tallied his first of two at 9:37. He muscled off a defenseman near the net and lifted a shot over Theut, who tried to poke it away from the crease.

At 12:04, Darik Angeli tapped home a beautiful pass from Ben Johnson to tie it at two.

Schiavo made it 3-2 at 12:53 as he put home a rebound for his sixth of the year. 

Alex Peters got the rally started at 7:32 of the third. He came in off the rush, caught a pass from Brayden Watts and beat Matt Greenfield over the shoulder on the power play to tie it at three.

At 12:27, Schmitz gave the Thunder their second lead of the night as he put home a pass from Jay Dickman for his sixth of the year. 

With the goalie lifted, Wichita held the Mavericks at bay and Dickman tacked on an empty-netter with five seconds left to make it 5-3. 

Wichita went 2-for-4 on the power play and killed off all six Kansas City chances.

Fournier has points in four-straight and points in eight of his last nine. Crinella has goals in back-to-back games and points in four-straight. Stinil added an assist, giving him helpers in four-straight and points in his last five. 

The Thunder are off until March 16 with a trip to Allen to face the Americans at 7:05 p.m.

Single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Wichita Thunder office located at 505 W. Maple, Suite 100, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekday game days, the Thunder office closes at 4 p.m. Click here to purchase online!

Fans can also purchase tickets at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starting at noon on weekend game days.