Category: Hockey

Late Goal by Joey Ratelle Gives Eagles 4-3 Victory over Thunder

The Colorado Eagles will move to the American Hockey League next season, and the Wichita Thunder are not going to be shedding a tear about that whatsoever. The Eagles have long been a nemesis to the Thunder, and that proved to be the case Wednesday night as Wichita fell behind 3-0, battled back to tie…

Chad Butcher Nets First Goal in Leading Thunder to 3-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder would see the friendly confines of INTRUST Bank Arena for the last time in two weeks, as Wednesday night’s contest was the last home game before the team begins a six game road trip. Early on the team looked sluggish but, after falling behind 1-0, scored three unanswered goals on their way…

Cuddemi Nets the Hat Trick as Thunder Down Wings 7-3

The Wichita Thunder played host to the Kalamazoo Wings for the second time in franchise history and dominated this contest from start to finish, defeating the visitors 7-3, tying a season high in goals for the team. Matt DeBlouw and Ralph Cuddemi each netted 2 goals in the contest, and Travis Ewanyk had 2 assists.…

Joel Rumpel Clips Wings; Thunder Win 4-1

If it had seemed that the Wichita Thunder hadn’t faced the Kalmazoo Wings in forever that is because they hadn’t. These two teams had never faced each other before, and the Thunder proved to be quite inhospitable to their guests, dominating the score in a 4-1 victory that moved Wichita to 14-2-2 (30 points), extending…

Mark MacMillan Sends Thunder to Overtime Victory, 3-2

The Wichita Thunder travelled to Moline, Illinois to take on the Quad City Mallards on Friday night, looking to get back in the win column after a 3-2 OT loss to Kansas City the night before Thanksgiving. Thanks to Mark MacMillan and his two goals, including the winner in overtime, the Thunder came away with…

Stephon Williams Outduels Shane Starrett to Lead Americans to 3-2 Win

The Allen Americans have been a nemesis to the Wichita Thunder for years, and that continued on Saturday night when they used early goals in the first and second periods to back the stellar goaltending of Stephon Williams on their way to a 3-2 victory. The Thunder scored two power-play goals, but that was not…

Tyler Parsons Silences the Thunder in 2-1 Mavericks Victory

The Kansas City Mavericks had been winless in their first three contests of the season against Wichita this season, but that streak came to an abrupt end on Wednesday night. Tyler Parsons only allowed one goal, saving 38 shots to lead the Mavericks to the 2-1 victory over the Wichita Thunder. Darren Nowick gave his…

Mark MacMillan with Three Points, Helps Thunder Earn 10th Win

The Wichita Thunder continued the hottest start in franchise history, moving to 10-1-0 in the 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Mavericks. Mark MacMillan helped lead the way to victory, scoring a goal and adding 2 assists, and Travis Brown added 2 assists of his own. Joel Rumpel saved 26 shots for his fourth win…

Power-Play Helps Thunder Tame the Mavericks, 6-2

It took a little while to get it going, but the power-play for the Wichita Thunder is really starting to click. After failing to score with the man advantage through the first four games of the season, the Thunder scored four times on the power-play Friday night on their way to a 6-2 victory over…

Drop the Gloves with Wichita Thunder Head Coach Malcolm Cameron – Season 2

Drop the Gloves is a weekly program where fans send in their questions about the Wichita Thunder, hockey or sports in general, or they can simply send in their questions about things going on in their life and receive straight answers from Wichita Thunder Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. The Coach is a straight shooter, and…

Shane Starrett Sparkles in Wichita Thunder 4-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder finished their mini-road trip on Saturday night, traveling two and a half hours north to take on the Kansas City Mavericks. Thanks to the outstanding play of goaltender Shane Starrett, who saved 33 shots through the first two periods, the Thunder were able to overcome the early onslaught, and used four unanswered…

Joel Rumpel Keeps Thunder Undefeated in 3-1 Victory over Tulsa

The Wichita Thunder headed to the road for the first time this season, looking to keep their undefeated streak alive. They had won their first four games of the season at home, but were traveling to Tulsa to take on an Oilers team that has traditionally been a nightmare for this team. However, it was…

Thunder Weekly: Sweep of Rapid City Keeps Wichita Undefeated

The Wichita Thunder end the second weekend of the 2017-18 ECHL Season with 8 points after sweeping the Rapid City Rush on Saturday and Sunday. That puts the team tied for the Mountain Division lead with the Colorado Eagles, and the two rivals are tied with the Florida Everblades for the best record in the…

Early Onslaught Sends Wichita Thunder to 5-2 Victory

For the first ten minutes of Sunday afternoon’s game, the Wichita Thunder absolutely dominated their contest against the Rapid City Rush, using an early five goal onslaught to take a commanding lead. However, the Rush showed a lot of heart, dominating much of the last 50 minutes of the game, but goaltender Shane Starrett played…

Zach O’Brien Nets Two to Lead Wichita Thunder to 3-1 Victory

After winning their first two games of the season over the Indy Fuel, the Wichita Thunder continued their four-game homestand Saturday night against the Rapid City Rush. This was a game dominated by the Thunder, as they outshot Rapid City 34-25 on their way to a 3-1 victory. Zach O’Brien scored two goals for Wichita…