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Wichita Begins Three-Game Series Tonight At Idaho

Wednesday, January 25th
Wichita Begins Three-Game Series Tonight At Idaho

BOISE, ID (Jan. 25) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, heads on the road tonight at 8:10 p.m. to start a three-game series against Idaho. 

This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Steelheads. All-time, Wichita is 12-9-5 against Idaho and 3-5-2 on the road against the Steelheads. 

This is the only trip of the season for the Thunder to Idaho Central Arena. Wichita went 1-1-1 to start January against Idaho. The Thunder lost on January 4 to the Steelheads, 5-3, won on Friday, January 6, 4-1, and then lost on January 7 in overtime, 3-2. 

The Thunder concluded a five-game homestand last Saturday night with a 7-1 win over Kansas City. The Steelheads lost on the road at Rapid City on Saturday night, 5-4. 

Wichita sits 10 points behind Idaho in the standings for first place in the Mountain Division. The Steelheads leads the league with 59 points. 

Serving the second game of his two-game suspension, Wichita will be without Michal Stinil tonight. Jay Dickman filled in on the Kid Line on Saturday against Kansas City and recorded a goal and an assist. Leading the way with four points was Timur Ibragimov, who netted his first pro hat trick. 

THUNDERBOLTS...Evan Buitenhuis is fifth in minutes played (1381) and fourth in saves (755)...Michal Stinil is third in scoring with 48 points, first in power play assists (18) and first in power play points (24)...Mark Liwiski is second for rookies with 79 penalty minutes...Wichita is 16-2-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 6-3-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 10-5-3 in one-goal games...Wichita is 18-9-3 when being outshot by its opponent...

IDAHO NOTES – Ryan Dmowski is eighth in the league with 41 points...Remi Poirier leads the league in goals-against average (1.78)...Adam Scheel is fifth in goals-against average (2.43)...Owen Headrick is first (35) and Patrick Kudla is second in scoring by defenseman with 31...

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.