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Bates' Late Goal Propels Thunder Past Mavericks

Sunday, March 19th
Bates' Late Goal Propels Thunder Past Mavericks

WICHITA, Kan. (March 18) – Peter Bates scored with 1:39 left in regulation, Roman Basran made 28 saves and the Thunder snapped a three-game losing skid on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory against Kansas City at INTRUST Bank Arena. 

Quinn Preston and Brett Boeing recorded goals and Cole MacDonald had two points. 

Preston gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead at 12:10 of the first. He won a faceoff to the right of Shane Starrett. MacDonald fired a wrist shot through traffic and Preston redirected it past him for his 21st of the season. 

In the second, Hugo Roy tied the contest at 10:02. He put home a pass during a two-on-one break from Casey Carreau and beat Basran for his 15th of the year.

Bates tallied the go-ahead goal at 18:21 of the third. Ryan Harrison was called for a cross-checking minor to give the Thunder their sixth power play. Michal Stinil stepped down the left wall and zipped a pass across to the backdoor to Bates. He tipped it home for his 14th of the year to make it 2-1. 

Kansas City called a timeout late in the contest and pulled Starrett. Boeing won a board battle for a loose puck and found an empty net at 19:46 to make it 3-1. 

Wichita went 2-for-6 on the power play. Kansas City was 0-for-5 with the man advantage. 

Preston had a goal and an assist. MacDonald has points in six-straight. McKay has assists in back-to-back games. Boeing recorded his first goal in a Thunder uniform since being acquired on Thursday. 

The Thunder heads back on the road for the next six games beginning on Wednesday night in Coralville, Iowa to face the Heartlanders.

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