Category: East Coast Hockey League

Stuart Skinner Blanks Rush to Send Thunder to Fifth Straight Win, 2-0

The Wichita Thunder looked to complete their three game weekend sweep of the Rapid City Rush on Sunday and were able to do so thanks to the second shutout of the season by goaltender Stuart Skinner in the 2-0 victory. The victory gave the Thunder five straight wins, their longest winning streak of the season,…

Dylan Wells Stymies Rush to Send Thunder to Fourth Straight Win, 4-1

The Wichita Thunder have found themselves on a roll of late, entering Saturday night’s contest looking for a season high fourth straight win. Thanks to another brilliant performance by Dylan Wells, the Thunder would skate away with the 4-1 victory moving them to within three points of the Rush for fifth place in the Mountain…

Three Goal First, Dylan Wells Send Thunder to 5-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder entered Saturday night’s game looking to earn their first three game win streak of the season as they welcomed the Rapid City Rush to town. Thanks to three first period goals eight minutes apart and 24 saves by Dylan Wells the Thunder skated away with a 5-1 victory. Mark MacMillan and Dyson…

Travis Brown Blasts Two Goals as Thunder End Skid, 5-2

The Wichita Thunder entered Tuesday night’s contest in the throes of a five game losing streak (0-4-1), hoping that they would change their fortunes at home. The Kansas City Mavericks had started the rut with a shootout loss back on November 17, but there would be no overtime in this contest. The Thunder dominated this…

Tyler Soy, Ryan Tesink Lead Oilers to 5-2 Victory

The Wichita Thunder returned home on Wednesday, looking to rebound after falling to the Tulsa Oilers on Tuesday, 4-2. It was two early goals that doomed the Thunder on Tuesday and that proved to be the case here as well, as the Thunder fell behind by two, battled back to tie the score before falling…

Shootout Goal by David Dziurzynski Gives Mavericks Comeback Victory, 4-3

A night after being shutout, the Kansas City Mavericks looked like they might fall for a second straight night, trailing the Wichita Thunder 3-1 entering the third period. However, the Mavericks would rally with two goals in the final fame and win it in a shootout thanks to David Dziurzynski, who had a goal and…

Greg Chase Delivers Shootout Win for Wichita Thunder, Ending Skid

The Wichita Thunder entered Sunday’s contest in the throes of a five game winless streak (0-2-3), hoping that the Allen American would be the remedy to their early season slump. The Thunder had already beaten Allen twice this season and four times the Thunder battled back from a goal down to tie the score. That…

Pair of Goals by Ully, Berry Sends Grizzlies to Sweep of Thunder

The Utah Grizzlies closed out their three game series against the Wichita Thunder on Friday, sweeping the three contests with a 6-3 victory. Cole Ully and Matt Berry each had two goals in the game, as Utah held off a late charge by Wichita to give the Thunder their fifth straight loss (0-2-3). The Utah…

Jake Marchment Nets Two to Give Utah Grizzlies Come

The Wichita Thunder had earned points in each of the previous three games, yet they had been bittersweet as the team lost each of those contests in overtime, including a 4-3 loss to the Utah Grizzlies last Sunday. They looked to snap that run with a late morning affair against Utah on Tuesday, who entered…

Dyson Stevenson Nets Two to Lead Thunder to 4-1 Victory over Americans

After splitting the first two regular season games between the Allen Americans and the Wichita Wingnuts in Kansas, the two bitter rivals traveled to Texas on Saturday for the Americans’ home opener. Thanks to two goals by Dyson Stevenson and a pair of goals by the Thunder in the first and second periods, Wichita handily…

Stuart Skinner Stones Americans in Shootout to Give Thunder Victory, 6-5

It was a wild affair in Wichita on Friday night as an eight goal second period turned a 1-0 Thunder lead into a 5-4 lead heading into the third. The Americans would tie the score, sending the game to a shootout where Stuart Skinner would make three great saves to help give the Wichita Thunder…

Dante Salituro Silences the Thunder in Americans 4-0 Victory

The Allen Americans looked to earn their first victory of the season on Saturday night, and do so on the home ice of their archrivals, the Wichita Wingnuts. Thanks to a goal and two assists by Dante Salituro and 34 saves by C.J. Motte, the Americans earned the victory, blanking the Thunder, 4-0. That moved…

Colorado Eagles Advance in Kelly Cup Playoffs with 5-3 Victory over Thunder

After losing the last two games at home, the Colorado Eagles were hoping that Wichita would prove to be as friendly as it had been in the first two games of this Kelly Cup first round matchup. Thanks to three points by Michael Joly, the Eagles were able to win their third game on the…

Dyson Stevenson Helps Thunder Stave-Off Elimination, 6-0

Faced with the very distinct possibility that their season was coming to an end, the Wichita Thunder put together their best all-around performance of the season, getting 29 saves from Shane Starrett and three points from Dyson Stevenson on their way to a 6-0 victory over the Colorado Eagles. That made the series 3-1 in…

Gabriel Verpaelst Leads Colorado Comeback, Eagles Up 3-0

For the third straight game, the Wichita Thunder found themselves on top, taking a 2-0 lead early in the second period, but the Colorado Eagles would respond with four unanswered goals to win Game 3 of their first round Kelly Cup matchup, 4-2. Gabriel Verpaelst led the comeback with a goal and assist in the…

Special Teams Puts the Colorado Eagles Up 2-0 on Wichita Thunder

The Colorado Eagles once again used their prolific special teams to take Game 2 of their series versus the Wichita Thunder. The Eagles scored two power-play goals and killed off six Thunder power-plays in downing Wichita 5-2. J.C. Beaudin and Drayson Bowman each had 2 assists for the Eagles. The Thunder were looking to get…