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Wichita Continues Heroes Weekend Tonight Vs. Rapid City

Saturday, November 18th
Wichita Continues Heroes Weekend Tonight Vs. Rapid City

WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 18) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, continues their three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. against Rapid City at INTRUST Bank Arena. 

This is the second meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Rush. All-time, Wichita is 58-52-12 against Rapid City and 35-23-6 at home against the Rush.

Last night, the Thunder skated out to a three-goal lead and held off a comeback attempt from the Rush to earn a 4-2 victory. 

With the win, Wichita moves into a third-place tie with Tulsa in the Mountain Division. Rapid City sits in fifth place with nine points. 

The Thunder will look to extend their home winning streak to five tonight. The Rush have lost four in a row. 

Peter Bates continues to be red-hot for the Thunder. He has goals in four-straight after tallying his eighth of the season last night. Bates also added two helpers, giving him nine points over his last four games. He is tied for fifth in goals. 

Michal Stinil recorded three points in last night’s win over Rapid City. He finished with a goal and two helpers. Stinil notched his third multi-point outing of the season, first three-point game of the year and first two-assist game. 

Lleyton Moore tallied his second goal of the season last night. The rookie defenseman has 10 points (2g, 8a) in 13 games this year. 

THUNDERBOLTS...Jeremy Masella is fourth in penalty minutes (39)...Xavier Pouliot is fifth in penalty minutes (35) and fourth in minor penalties (10)...Bates is tied for fifth in goals (8) and third in shooting percentage (34.8%)...Trevor Gorsuch is sixth in minutes played (391) and fourth in saves (238)...Lleyton Moore is third in power play assists for rookies (5) and fifth in power play points for rookies (6)...Ryan Finnegan is tied for first in rookie shooting percentage (28.6%)...Wichita is fifth overall on the power play (23.3%)...

RUSH NOTES – Matt Radomsky leads all rookies goaltenders with 248 saves and is tied for second in the league in minutes played (475)...Rapid City averages just 10 penalty minutes per game...Blake Bennett is tied for fourth in shooting percentage (33.3%)...

Join us tonight for Heroes Weekend, presented by Kansas Strong, Case & Associates, Golden Plains Credit Union and Bonefish Grill.

The team will be wearing a special uniform to honor all of our heroes. Get the Heroes weekend four-pack that includes four tickets, two aviator sunglasses and a free Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill for just $80. Click HERE for Friday, HERE for Saturday and HERE for Sunday.

Fans can also come catch the Joint Services game. Join us as we honor our military starting at 5:15 p.m. with the doors opening at 5 p.m.

Single game tickets are now on sale. Buy tickets for any game this season and come watch the 32nd year of Thunder hockey. Click here to purchase today.

The 2023-24 schedule is now available. Start planning now as we get ready for our 32nd year as a professional franchise and 10th in the ECHL. Click here to learn more and click here to download the schedule right to your calendar.

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