Category: Hockey

Wichita Thunder Set for Changes for 2017-18 Season; Oilers New Affiliate

The Wichita Thunder had a big announcement scheduled for Tuesday. The announcement surrounded that fact that the team was going to end their one-year affiliation with the Ottawa Senators, but before the announcement could be given, the ECHL released a statement that the Thunder would be switching divisions for the upcoming season. The ECHL’s Board…

Garrett Ladd Delivers OT Game-Winner in Oilers 2-1 Win

Tuesday night’s outstanding goaltender battle pitted Jonah Imoo and Scott Greenham against one another, and both goalies were absolutely brilliant, keeping this a 1-1 battle into overtime. That is when Garrett Ladd earned the Tulsa Oilers the victory with a breakaway goal that downed the Wichita Thunder, 2-1. The Tulsa Oilers would take the lead…

Matt DeBlouw Delivers Last Minute Game-Winner for Thunder, 5-3

This season it has seemed that the last-minute goal has always been against the Wichita Thunder even against the Missouri Mavericks. Nearly two months ago, a late goal in Missouri sent the two teams into overtime, where the Mavericks won, and it looked like this game would be the fifth straight OT affair in Independence.…

Seven Unanswered Goals Lead Missouri Mavericks to 8-2 Win

The Missouri Mavericks found themselves trailing 2-1 early in Saturday’s contest versus the Wichita Thunder. However, the team caught fire, netting seven straight goals, including four in the second period, on their way to an 8-2 victory. Dane Fox lead the way with 4-points for the Mavericks and Zach Nagelvoort earned his first career professional…

Alex Brooks Gives Mavericks 3-2 Victory in Overtime

For the fourth time this season the Wichita Thunder played an extra frame against the Missouri Mavericks in Independence. Sadly, for the third time, the Mavericks would come out on top as Alex Brooks spoiled an outstanding outing by Drew Owsley to give Missouri the 3-2 victory. For the second straight game the Wichita Thunder…

Vincent Dunn Delivers OT Goal to Give Thunder 2-1 Victory over Mavericks

The Wichita Thunder have not had much success in overtime against the Missouri Mavericks this season. In their three previous games that went to an extra frame, the Mavericks wound up with the two points, but that was not to be the case on this evening. Vincent Dunn came up with a huge goal following…

Drop the Gloves with Wichita Thunder Head Coach Malcolm Cameron

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…

Allan McPherson’s 2-Assists Aid Greenville in 3-2 Victory

A night after putting up four assists against the Wichita Thunder, Alan McPherson was back at it again, adding two more assists in leading the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to a 3-2 victory over the Thunder. The early matinee saw the home team fall behind twice only to tie the score and then win on a…

Michael Joly Nets Four to Send Swamp Rabbits to 7-3 Victory

The Wichita Thunder finally made their trip to Greenville to take on the Swamp Rabbits, but they couldn’t be happy with the results. This was a set of two games that was supposed to be played in December, but a malfunction at the stadium led to a postponement. The struggling Thunder made the 16-hour trip…

Louick Marcotte Nets Two for Thunder, But Tulsa Wins 3-2

For the second straight game, the Wichita Thunder found themselves trailing by three-goals, this time to the Tulsa Oilers. Also for the second straight contest the team mounted a rally, but this time they were able to fully comeback and tie the score, despite two outstanding goals by Louick Marcotte, as Wichita fell, 3-2. That…

Andrew Panzarella Continues Thunder Slide with Late Goal; Mallards Win 6-4

The Wichita Thunder showed a lot of heart Sunday evening, falling behind 3-0, before battling back to tie the score. However, after tying the game at four, the Quad City Mallards got a goal from Andrew Panzarella with a little over six minutes left to down the Thunder 6-4. That continues Wichita’s slide, which has…

Trevor Cheek Nets the Hat Trick as Komets Win, 6-0

The Wichita Thunder find that their woes continued Saturday night, as they dropped their 15th game in their last 16, this time losing to the Fort Wayne Komets, 6-0. The Komets put on an impressive offensive showcase, led by Trevor Cheek, who recorded a hat trick with goals in each period, and Garrett Bartus blanked…

Joel Rumpel Outduels Drew Owsley in 2-0 Cyclones Victory

It was a great goaltending battle at US Bank Arena Friday night, but Joel Rumpel proved to be a little better, blanking the Wichita Thunder in leading the Cincinnati Cyclones to the 2-0 victory. Rumpel made 27-saves, while Thunder goalie Drew Owsley stopped 35-shots in a battle that had a playoff atmosphere and saw both…