1. Home
  2. News
  3. Thunder Weekly, March 20, 2023

Thunder Weekly, March 20, 2023

Monday, March 20th
Thunder Weekly, March 20, 2023

WICHITA, Kan. (March 20) – The Thunder hit the road last week to the Black Hills to face the Rapid City Rush. Get caught up on the team with this edition of Thunder Weekly, presented by BC Construction and Remodeling.


Friday, March 17Wichita at Kansas City, 5-2 L recapWatch highlights HERE

Saturday, March 18Kansas City at Wichita, 3-1 W recapWatch highlights HERE

THIS WEEK'S GAMES – (All times are Central)

Wednesday, March 22Wichita at Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 24Wichita at Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 25Wichita at Iowa, 7:05 p.m.

**All games can be heard on Mixlr by searching Field Pass Hockey or on your smart phone with The Field Pass Hockey App. Watch every game live on FloHockey**

**Join Matthew Harding before every home game for the Field Pass Hockey Pregame Show. The show starts at 6:40 p.m. for home games and 3:40 on Sunday**

WICHITAHOME: 20-8-4-0AWAY: 8-20-1-0OVERALL: 28-28-5-0Last 10: 2-7-1-0Streak: 1-0-0-0Rank: 5th, Mountain Division, 61 points, .500 winning %

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Michal Stinil, 25Assists: Michal Stinil, 42Points: Michal Stinil, 67+/-: Brayden Watts, +11PIM: Mark Liwiski, 168

BIG MAC – Cole MacDonald has points in six-straight games, recording eight points (4g, 4a) in that span. He is fifth in scoring for defenseman with 42 points, second in power play assists for defenseman with 21, tied for first for defenseman with six power play goals and tied for first in power play points for a defenseman with 27. 

BUCKEYE – Quinn Preston returned to the lineup on Friday night. He missed the last two games of the Rapid City series with an injury. Preston netted a goal and an assist on Saturday night, including a power play goal to get the scoring started. He has a goal and an assist in two of his last three games. The Ohio State product has 50 points (21g, 29a) in 51 games this season. 

BOEING 737 – Brett Boeing was acquired in a trade last week and made his Thunder debut on Friday night. He tallied his first goal in a Thunder uniform on Saturday to ice the game. Boeing has 16 points (5g, 11a) in 48 games between Toledo, Reading and Wichita this year. 

BATES MOTEL – Peter Bates recorded his fourth game-winner of the season on Saturday, He scored with less than 2 minutes on a power play to help Wichita to the win. Bates has 30 points (14g, 16a) in 59 games this season.

WELCOME BACK – Chris McKay returned to the lineup after missing a month with an injury. He has assists in back-to-back games. McKay has 13 points (2g, 11a) in 33 games this year. 

THUNDERBOLTS...Quinn Preston is tied for tied for eighth among rookies with 21 goals and seventh in rookie scoring with 50 points...Mark Liwiski is third in the league in penalty minutes (168)...Wichita is 17-8-2 when scoring first...Wichita is second at home on the power play (27.9%)...Wichita is fifth overall on the penalty kill (83.2%)...

Our annual Education Day Game, presented by Butler Community College and Golden Plains Credit Union, is coming soon. If you're a teacher or work with a local school, contact our office and ask for Tucker to bring your class out as we host the Tulsa Oilers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Click here to buy tickets.

Autism Acceptance Night, presented by Wichita State University Communications Sciences and Disorders, is nearing as well. Join us on Friday, April 7 as we host the Rapid City Rush. We'll create a more sensory friendly environment for the game, reduce the lighting and loud music and more as we raise acceptance for those with Autism. 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.