1. Home
  2. News
  3. Thunder Downed On Saturday Night By Stingrays

Thunder Downed On Saturday Night By Stingrays

Saturday, January 27th
Thunder Downed On Saturday Night By Stingrays

CHARLESTON, SC (Jan. 27) – Wichita played the second of a three-game set against South Carolina on Saturday night, losing 5-1 at North Charleston Coliseum. 

Michal Stinil netted his 17th of the season in the losing effort. 

Austin Magera opened the scoring just 3:50 into the game. He fired a sharp-angle shot over the shoulder of Trevor Gorsuch for his 16th of the year and made it 1-0. 

In the second, Kevin O'Neil made it 2-0. He came in off the rush and fired a shot past Gorsuch's glove for his 10th of the season. 

Stinil connected at 15:38 to cut the lead to one. Roman Kinal held the puck in at the Stingrays line and found Stinil at the right circle. He fired a one-timer past Garin Bjorklund to make it 2-1. 

Just three minutes later, Tyson Empey scored on the power play to make it 3-1. 

Magera tallied his second of the game at 19:36 and extended the lead to 4-1. 

Empey added his second marker of the night at 12:14 of the third to close the scoring. 

Wichita went 0-for-3 on the power play. South Carolina was 2-for-5 on the man advantage.

Stinil has six goals in his last five games. Peter Bates netted an assist, giving him 25 helpers on the season. 

The two teams close their three-game series at 2:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum.

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

Season tickets for the 2023-24 season are still on sale. Save money by reserving your seats for all the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of every game. Click here to learn more.