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Thunder Returns Home Tonight To Host Mavericks

Saturday, December 3rd
Thunder Returns Home Tonight To Host Mavericks

WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 3) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, returns home tonight at 7:05 p.m. to continue a three-in-three this weekend against Kansas City. 

Last night, the Mavericks took a 2-0 lead in the first period, but failed to hold on and Wichita climbed back for a 3-2 overtime victory.

With the win, the Thunder moved two points ahead of Kansas City in the standings with 20 points and alone in second place. The Mavericks are tied for third place with Rapid City with 18 points. 

Both teams are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games coming into tonight. Wichita improved to 2-0-1 against Kansas City in the season-series. All-time, Wichita is 83-58-22 against Kansas City and 43-27-7 at home against the Mavericks. 

Stefan Fournier recorded his seventh goal of the season last night. The veteran forward needs four goals to reach 100 ECHL markers and needs eight assists to reach 100 for his career. 

Brayden Watts scored the game-winner in overtime last night. Watts has scored the last two overtime winners for the Thunder. He has points in nine-straight games, recording 14 points (7g, 7a) .

Connor Walters tallied his first multi-point game last night. He assisted on both of Brayden Watts’ goals. Walters has four assists in eight games this season.

Wichita improved to 5-2 in games decided in overtime this year with a 3-2 win against Kansas City last night. The Thunder are now 1-1 in overtime games against the Mavericks.  

The Thunder outshot Kansas City last night 30-29. It was just the second time this season that the Thunder have outshot their opponent. Wichita is 1-1-0 when firing more shots than the other team and 7-5-2 when being outshot by its opponent. 

Wichita earned its fourth come-from-behind win last night when trailing by a 2-0 deficit. Two of those wins have come against Kansas City. 

THUNDERBOLTS...Stefan Fournier is tied for second with three game-winning goals and first in power play goals (5)...Mark Liwiski is tied for fourth for rookies with 28 penalty minutes...Evan Buitenhuis is third in saves (358)...Wichita is 7-1-2 in one-goal games...

MAVERICKS NOTES – Jeremy McKenna was named ECHL Player of the Week, netting six points in three games against Rapid City...McKenna is third in the league in points with 24...Tristan Mullin is fifth in goals with 11...

Saturday is Teddy Bear Toss Night, presented by Hajoca. Help us win in our competition against the Kansas City Mavericks. The losing team will have to keep a stuffed animal in their office with the opposing team's jersey for the rest of the season. All the donated stuffed animals will be distributed by the team to those in need for the holiday. Click here to buy tickets.

Bid on the TMNT jerseys live on the DASH Auction App, presented by J.P. Weigand & Sons Auction Division. The auction is currently live and will run until Saturday, December 3. Click here to place your bid.

The holidays are coming fast. There's no better way to take care of the Thunder fan in your life with a holiday package with us. Click here to learn more about some of the great offers as the Thunder Saves Christmas!

Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online here, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.

Season tickets for the 2022-23 campaign are still on sale. Fans can pay in full and receive 10% off. Lock in your seats for every game and enjoy all the benefits. Click here to learn more.