INDEPENDENCE, MO (Feb. 7) – Wichita began the week on Tuesday night against Kansas City, falling 5-1 to the Mavericks at Cable Dahmer Arena.
Chris Van Os-Shaw tallied his first goal in a Thunder uniform in the losing effort.
The two teams skated through a scoreless opening period, combining for 21 shots. Wichita had three power plays in the frame, but couldn't get one past Shane Starrett.
In the second, Hugo Roy gave the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. Tommy Muck fired a shot from the deep slot on the power play and Roy tipped it past Evan Buitenhuis for his eighth of the year.
Van Os-Shaw tied it at 14:00 when he collected a beautiful pass from Quinn Preston and beat Starrett to the blocker side for his fifth of the season.
At 17:30, Kansas City took the lead for good after being awarded a four-on-three power play. Pascal Laberge tipped a shot from Jeremy McKenna past Buitenhuis for his 16th of the year to make it 2-1.
Jake McLaughlin increased the lead to 3-1 at 19:17. He skated in off the rush and beat Buitenhuis through the five-hole for his first of the season.
The Mavericks added two more in the third as Ryan Harrison and Joshua Lammon connected to close the scoring.
Wichita went 0-for-7 on the power play. Kansas City was 2-for-2 with the man advantage.
Mark Liwiski and Preston added helpers on the only Thunder goal of the game.
Wichita returns home on Friday, February 10 at 7:05 p.m. to host Kansas City.
Friday night is another QuikTrip Buy In and Toyota Community Night. Head over to any QT location to download your digital upper level ticket. Fans can also go over to Eddy's Toyota to grab a complimentary voucher that can be redeemed for a ticket. You can also redeem your ticket by clicking HERE.
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