Category: East Coast Hockey League

Alexis Loiseau Nets Two in Wichita Thunder 5-3 Victory over Fort Wayne

The Wichita Thunder came out flying Sunday afternoon, jumping out to a 5-0 lead midway through the second period before holding off a late Fort Wayne Komets rally to win 5-3. Alexis Loiseau led the attack, scoring two of the first three goals by the Thunder and adding an assist in the victory, and Scott…

Jamie Phillips Rebounds to Shutdown Thunder; Oilers Win 3-1

A night after Tulsa Oilers goalie Jamie Phillips yielded five goals, the netminder stopped 19 of the 20 shots that the Wichita Thunder took against him Saturday night, guiding his team to a 3-1 victory. Two third period goals by Tyson Wilson and Emerson Clark, coming less than three and a half minutes apart, gave…

Mitch Holmberg Leads Wichita Thunder to 4-3 Victory Over Oilers

The archrival Tulsa Oilers came to town Friday night to open a home-and-home series with the Wichita /Thunder. The Oilers entered the contest with a ECHL leading 20-points, 12-points ahead of the Thunder, but Wichita has six games in hand. Wichita was looking to cut into that lead and, thanks to Mitch Holmberg, that is…

Utah Grizzlies Claw Way to 5-3 Victory Over Wichita Thunder

A night after falling 6-2 to the Wichita Thunder, the Utah Grizzlies ended the Thunder’s four-game winning streak with two goals in each of the first two periods on their way to a 5-3 win. It was a game that saw the Grizzlies answer Wichita goals with goals of their own on three separate occasions…

Offensive Onslaught Backs Owsley in Wichita Thunder Victory, 6-2

The Wichita Thunder (4-1-0-0) entered the third period of their contest with the Utah Grizzlies Friday night clinging to a 3-2 lead behind goalie Drew Owsley. However, Blake Tatchell set up two early third period goals, and the Thunder would score three in the final frame to coast to a 6-2 victory at home. That…

Chris Rumble Gives Wichita Thunder 4-2 Comeback Victory

The Wichita Thunder had an early morning tilt with the Atlanta Gladiators Thursday, and looked like their alarm clocks did not wake them up early enough. The Thunder fell behind 2-0 into the second period but, for the third time this season, Wichita overcame an early deficit to come from behind to win. Chris Rumble’s…

Third Period Rally Makes Winners of Wichita Thunder, Drew Owsley

The Wichita Thunder made their first ever trip to North Charleston on Tuesday night, taking on the South Carolina Stingrays. For 40 minutes of this contest the home town Stingrays were very rude hosts as Adam Carlson blanked the Thunder, giving his team a 1-0 lead entering the third period. However, a three-goal frame vaulted…

Scott Greenham Stops 39-Shots in Leading Wichita Thunder to 4-1 Win

Game 2 of the 2016-2017 season, saw the Wichita Thunder welcome the Missouri Mavericks (0-3-0-0) to INTRUST Arena Friday night. After falling on opening night 4-3, the Thunder looked to even their record and, thanks to two short-handed goals and a power-play goal, they would skate away with a 4-1 victory. That evened the Thunder…

Colorado Eagles fall to playoff-bound Utah, 3-2 in OT

In what the Colorado Eagles would call a playoff tune-up game, the Grizzlies from Utah entered the contest viewing it as a must-win. Utah entered the game needing to record a win to clinch a playoff spot in the very strong Western Conference of the East Coast Hockey League. The Eagles playoff schedule and opponent were…

Grant Rollheiser Shutouts Allen, Wichita Thunder Win 4-0

They say that for a team to make a real run in the playoffs they need their goalie to get hot at just the right time. If that is the case then the Wichita Thunder should be in real good shape. Thunder goalie Grant Rollheiser remained hot, shutting out the Allen Americans on route to…

Tulupov Gives Wichita Thunder Needed Victory in OT

With the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) season rapidly coming to a close, every game is crucial, especially for a team on the outside of the playoff hunt that would very much like to re-insert itself into the conversation. That is where the Wichita Thunder lie, in ninth place in the Western Conference. However, when…

Wichita Thunder Tame Brampton Beast, 5-2

In the last three games the Wichita Thunder had to rally from two goal deficits in all three contests to gain points, finishing with two overtime wins and a shootout loss. They have proven to be the kings of the comeback, but no need to get the heart pumping late in this one. On this…

Wichita Thunder’s Comeback Falls Short, Fall in OT

The never say die Wichita Thunder mounted another great comeback Sunday afternoon, coming back from three goals down to force overtime. Eventually the Kansas hockey team fell short in the shootout, but what looked like a sure loss resulted in a point for the Thunder, keeping them one point behind Rapid City for third in…

Wichita Thunder Win in OT Again, Down Brampton Beast 5-4

If the Wichita Thunder are looking for a slogan, it could easily be “We are never out of it.” For the second straight game the team proved this moniker to be true, battling back from a two-goal deficit late and winning in overtime. With the win Wichita (27-21-2-5) moved to third in the Central Division,…

Wichita Thunder Down Rapid City Rush in OT

With the season winding down, the Wichita Thunder find themselves in must win games virtually every night, and when they play teams above them in the standings those games are even more critical to win. Wednesday night the Thunder were in one of those games, and came away dramatic with a 3-2 win over the…

Colorado Comeback! Colorado Eagles Beat Bakersfield Condors 6-5

True Grit. Yes, that is the title to a popular John Wayne movie, but it is also what the Colorado Eagles showed on Wednesday night. The Eagles looked dead to rights. But that’s why hockey has 3 periods. After trailing 3-0 after the first, Colorado mounted an improbable comeback to win 6-5. A lot of the…