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Thunder Weekly, March 27, 2023

Monday, March 27th
Thunder Weekly, March 27, 2023

WICHITA, Kan. (March 27) – The Thunder traveled to Iowa for three games against the Heartlanders this past week. Get caught up on the team with this edition of Thunder Weekly, presented by BC Construction and Remodeling.


Wednesday, March 22Wichita at Iowa, 3-2 W (OT) recapWatch highlights HERE

Friday, March 24Wichita at Iowa, 3-2 L (OT) recapWatch highlights HERE

Saturday, March 25Wichita at Iowa, 4-2 W recapWatch highlights HERE

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

Wednesday, March 29Wichita at Utah, 8:10 p.m.

Friday, March 31Wichita at Utah, 8:10 p.m.

Saturday, April 1Wichita at Utah, 8:10 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: 10-20-2-0OVERALL: 30-28-6-0Last 10: 4-4-2-0Streak: 3-0-1-0Rank: 3rd, Mountain Division, 66 points, .516 winning %

TEAM LEADERSGoals: Michal Stinil, 27Assists: Michal Stinil, 44Points: Michal Stinil, 71+/-: Brayden Watts, +11PIM: Mark Liwiski, 185

BIG MAC – Cole MacDonald had a season-high three assists in a game on Saturday night against Iowa. He is fifth in the league in points by a defenseman with 47. He has two or more assists in three of his last four games. MacDonald is second in the league in power play assists with 24. 

BUCKEYE – Quinn Preston has goals in three of his last four games and points in four-straight (3g, 3a). He is fifth in the league in power play goals with 13. Preston is sixth in rookie scoring with 54 points. 

WELCOME BACK – Brayden Watts returned to the lineup on Friday night. He had been out since January 25 with an injury. The Bakersfield, California native had three points including a goal and an assist on Saturday. Watts has a career-high 56 points (23g, 33a) and needs one assist to set a new career-high in that category. 

100 – Michal Stinil has points in four-straight games, recording five points over that stretch. (2g, 3a). He is eighth in the league in scoring with 71 points, ninth in assists with 44. Stinil tallied his 100th ECHL point on Saturday.

KITTY BY THE DOOR – Roman Basran had a solid week against the Heartlanders. He went 2-0-1 in three starts last week with a 2.30 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He lowered his goals-against average to 2.89 and save percentage to .920. The rookie netminder out of Vancouver, British Columbia has appeared in nine-straight games and started the last seven for Wichita. 

THUNDERBOLTS...Gavin Gould has eight points in 11 games since coming over from Allen...Mark Liwiski is third in the league in penalty minutes (168)...Wichita is 19-6-3 when scoring first...Wichita is second at home on the power play (27.9%)...Wichita is third overall on the penalty kill (83.7%)...

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.