BOISE, ID (Jan. 25) – Wichita began a three-game series in Boise on Wednesday night, falling to Idaho by a 4-1 final at Idaho Central Arena.
The Steelheads scored three times in the second and pulled away for the victory.
Wichita got on the board first while Quinn Preston was serving a two-minute penalty for holding the stick. Brayden Watts created a turnover near the Thunder line, got a pass back off the rush from Ibragimov and he put it past Remi Poirier to make it 1-0.
Idaho tied the game at 1:49 of the second. Janis Svanenbergs cut across the grain and fired a wrist shot that got past Strauss Mann.
Justin Misiak scored at 3:17 to give the Steelheads the lead for good. Patrick Kudla swung behind the net, fed a pass to the slot and Misiak put it home. There was some contact near the right post as Wade Murphy was near the crease. The goal was reviewed but the official allowed the play to stand.
At 13:51, Ryan Dmowski made it 3-1 on the power play. He fired a one-timer from the right circle that beat Mann just inside the far post for his 17th of the season.
Justin Ducharme added an insurance goal at 10:42 of the third period to make it 4-1.
Wichita went 0-for-4 on the power play. Idaho was 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Watts has three goals in his last two games and four points over that stretch. Ibragimov has five points in his last two games.
The Thunder remains in Idaho for a rematch on Friday night at 8:10 p.m. against the Steelheads.
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