INDEPENDENCE, MO (Feb. 28) – Wichita finished a four-game road trip on Tuesday night, losing to Kansas City by a 4-1 final at Cable Dahmer Arena.
Jay Dickman tallied his 19th of the season in the losing effort.
Nick Pastujov made it 1-0 midway through the first period. Justin Kapelmaster made the initial save on a shot from Josh Lammon. Pastujov stayed with the play and put home a rebound for his 13th of the year.
In the second, Dickman tied it at 14:29 as he hammered home a one-timer from the right circle with assists to Peter Bates and Cole MacDonald.
Luke Stevens gave the Mavericks the lead for good at 18:25. He fired a one-timer off the rush from the top of the left circle past Kapelmaster's glove for his 11th of the year.
Keeghan Howdeshell made it 3-1 just four minutes in the third period. He took a pass across the goal-mouth from Hugo Roy for his 12th of the season.
Cole Coskey made it 4-1 at 15:34 to close the scoring.
With the loss, Kansas City moves into third place two points behind the Thunder in the Mountain Division and hands the Thunder their fifth-straight loss.
Wichita was 0-for-4 on the power play. Kansas City was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Dickman has points in two of his last three games. MacDonald added his 29th helper of the year.
The Thunder returns home on Friday at 7:05 p.m. to host the Utah Grizzlies for the first time this season.
Star Wars Night is coming soon. Join us on Friday, March 3 as we try to take down the evil Sith Lord, Utah Grizzlies. Come meet characters from the 501st Legion on the concourse.
The team will be wearing a special Mandalorian-themed uniform that will be auctioned off live after the game. A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefits the Wichita Youth Hockey Association.
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Sunday, March 5 is another Sunday Funday, presented by Boulevard Theatres. Everyone in attendance gets a complimentary movie ticket. Season ticket holders can stay afterwards and skate with the team. Buy tickets HERE.
This Sunday is also CrossWinds Casino Night. The first 1,000 fans in the building will receive a foam puck, courtesy of CrossWinds Casino.
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.
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