WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 14) – Wichita couldn't hold onto a two-goal lead on Saturday night, falling to Allen by a 3-2 final at INTRUST Bank Arena.
Jake Wahlin and Dylan MacPherson provided the offense in the losing effort.
Chad Butcher and Liam Finlay tallied goals a minute apart late in the third period to push the Americans to their second win against the Thunder this weekend.
Wahlin gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead early in the first period. He jumped on a rebound near the right post and beat Luke Peressini for his eighth of the season.
In the second, MacPherson made it 2-0 with his sixth of the year. He took a pass near the left point and fired a shot past Peressini on the power play.
Jack Combs cut the lead to 2-1 with a one-timer from the left circle at 17:17 that beat Evan Buitenhuis.
In the third, Butcher tied the game at 15:10. He fired a one-timer after Grant Herbert stole a puck near the left circle. Hebert went down the slot and fed a pass over to Butcher near the edge of the left circle and beat Buitenhuis.
Finlay gave Allen its first lead at 16:11. He took a nice feed from Combs near the crease and beat Buitenhuis from in-close to make it 3-2.
Wichita pulled Buitenhuis for the extra attacker, but couldn't get another past Peressini.
Wichita went 1-for-5 on the power play. Allen was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Dickman earned an assist, giving him points three-straight. Liwiski, Ibragimov and Bates also grabbed helpers.
The Thunder finishes the weekend on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. as the Tulsa Oilers come to town.
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