WICHITA, Kan. (April 5) – Wichita returned home from a six-game road trip on Wednesday morning, snapping a three-game losing skid with a 3-1 win over Tulsa at INTRUST Bank Arena.
In his Thunder debut, Trevor Gorsuch stopped 36 shots. Michal Stinil and Peter Bates each had two points while Jay Dickman had a goal.
With the win, Wichita moves back into fourth place pending the outcome of tonight's action in the Mountain Division.
Tulsa put on the pressure in the first period, firing the first eight shots on net. Gorsuch steadied the Wichita defense and the game headed into the second looking for someone to break the deadlock.
Jay Dickman potted his 25th of the year at 4:34 of the second to make it 1-0. He found a rebound near the left post and beat Riley Morris.
At 5:05, Stinil buried a wrist shot from the left faceoff dot for his 28th of the season to make it 2-0.
Dante Sheriff cut the lead to 2-1 at 18:42. He came around the Thunder net, fired a shot from the left circle that appeared to hit a skate and got past Gorsuch.
In the third, Bates made it 3-1 at 7:14. Stinil battled near the crease for a rebound and Bates slipped it over the goal line for his 18th of the year.
Wichita missed three empty-net chances down the stretch with Morris at the bench for the extra attacker, but held off the Oilers for the win.
Both teams went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Dickman has four goals over his last three games. Stinil has points in seven of his last eight. Bates has four goals in his last five games.
The Thunder remains at home tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. to host the Rapid City Rush.
Thursday is Awful Nite. The promotions are expected to be awful, so come join us as we host Rapid City. Buy Tickets here.
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.
For just $20, get a ticket to the game and a limited edition Autism Acceptance Night t-shirt. Use the code ACCEPT when you check out.
Looking to bring the family? Take advantage of our Ollie's Family Four Pack for April 7. Get four tickets, a $20 Ollie's Bargain Outlet gift card and four team photos for just $40. Use the code FUN when you check out. Buy tickets here.
Single game tickets are on sale. 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.