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Thunder Drops Tight Contest On Saturday Night

Sunday, January 29th
Thunder Drops Tight Contest On Saturday Night

BOISE, ID (Jan. 28) – In a tightly contested game on Saturday, Wichita fell short for the second night in a row, 3-1, at Idaho Central Arena. 

Michal Stinil recorded his 20th goal of the season and Evan Buitenhuis stopped 32 shots in the losing effort. 

After a scoreless first, A.J. White gave the Steelheads a 1-0 lead. Matt Register held the puck in the zone after the Thunder failed to clear it. White tipped home a pass from Justin Ducharme and tallied his 14th of the year. 

Stinil tied it early in the third. Peter Bates created a turnover inside the Wichita zone, raced back up the ice and found Stinil across the slot.

At 7:35, Nick Canade intercepted a pass near the left circle and beat Buitenhuis to re-gain the lead. 

Buitenhuis was lifted for the extra attacker, but Ryan Dmowski found an empty-net at 19:20 to ice the game. 

Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power play. 

Stinil has goals in back-to-back games three over his last four outings and hit the 50-point plateau.

Wichita returns home on Saturday, February 4 to start a two-game set against Rapid City.

Join us for our first-ever Nickelodeon Blue's Clues and You Night, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, on Saturday, February 4. Get the Blue's Clues & You Poster four pack, which includes four goal zone tickets and two Blue's Clues & You posters for just $60 ($102 value). To purchase, use the code NICK by clicking HERE.

Sunday, February 5 is the return of Faith and Family Night, presented by Ozark Christian College, Wen Health and Wellness and The Law Office of David L. Miller, with a special start time of 2:05 p.m. Stay after the game for a postgame show with Illusionist Jared Hall. Buy tickets HERE.

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.

Several outstanding promotions remain on our schedule for the season. Click HERE to learn more.