The Chase for the Kelly Cup begins with a Round 1 matchup between the Fort Wayne Komets and the Cincinnati Cyclones. Fort Wayne finished second in the Central Division with 98 points, 17 ahead of the Cyclones. Cincinnati won the season series between these two teams, 5-4-0-0.
The Wichita Thunder returned to Cincinnati looking to end their seven game road winless streak (0-6-1). Twice the team took a one goal lead, only to see the Cyclones tie the score each time, but Nick Latta’s goal with 2:24 left in the contest proved to be the game winner, as the Thunder went on […]
The Wichita Thunder have been struggling of late, dropping five straight on the road entering Saturday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Cyclones. That included losses to the Fort Wayne Komets where the team allowed nine goals and then eight, and so the team turned to Nick Riopel hoping he would turn the team’s fortunes. A […]
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 […]
It has seemed like a long time since the Wichita Thunder notched a win, exactly one month in fact. The team has struggled since its last victory, a 5-1 win over Allen on January 22, but this was a night for a lot of new things and for one “old” to help the team to […]
The Wichita Thunder dominated much of Wednesday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Cyclones, but three-goals in the span of less than four minutes put Cincinnati on top and they would win 4-3. Jordan Sims netted two third period goals to erase the deficit and put his team in front, thus giving Wichita their eighth loss […]