Category: Wichita Thunder

Van Stralen, Cuddemi Help End Thunder Winless Skid, 2-1

The Wichita Thunder entered their contest against the Idaho Steelheads on a six-game winless streak (0-4-2), and it looked like that streak may reach seven when Idaho scored just 2:20 into the contest. However, the Thunder got goals from Ralph Cuddemi and Guillaume Lepine to go along with 32 saves from Nick Riopel to end…

Trevor Cheek Leads Fort Wayne Komets to Victory, 5-3

The Wichita Thunder had been tough to beat when they entered the third period leading in games this season, but they were unable to hold a 3-2 lead Tuesday night against the Fort Wayne Komets, giving up three unanswered goals to fall 5-3. Trevor Cheek led the way for Fort Wayne, scoring 2 goals and…

Ryan Misiak Leads Grizzlies Mauling of Thunder, 7-3

After dropping their last two games at home to the Colorado Eagles, the Wichita Thunder traveled 15 hours to Utah to take on the Grizzlies Friday night. It was a difficult night in goal for Wichita, as Utah scored seven goals on just 22 shots on their way to the 7-3 victory over the Thunder.…

Brady Shaw Scores Two to Lead Colorado Eagles to 5-3 Comeback Win

The Wichita Thunder welcomed the Colorado Eagles to INTRUST Bank Arena on Tuesday, the team that is first in the Mountain Division. The Thunder jumped out to a 3-1 lead early in the second, but three unanswered goals allowed the Eagles to take the lead and they held on for the 5-3 victory despite 16…

Wichita Thunder Sweep Rush with Victory in Shootout, 3-2

The Wichita Thunder were looking to earn their fourth straight game with a sweep of the Rapid City Rush. Great defense had helped the Thunder win the first two games, and thanks to another outstanding outing by Wichita’s Nick Riopel and Rush’s Christian Frey, this was a tight contest as well, which would eventually go…

Guillaume Lepine, Jon Puskar Lead Thunder to 3-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder were looking to add a little more breathing room between themselves and those chasing them in the playoff race, and thanks to three unanswered goals they skated away with a 3-1 victory over the Rapid City Rush, which moved them four points ahead of the Allen Americans, Kalamazoo Wings, and Cincinnati Cyclones.…

Ralph Cuddemi Scores Two to Lead Thunder to 3-1 Win

After a six game road trip where the team went 1-4-1, the Wichita Thunder returned home to the friendly confines of INTRUST Bank Arena where they were 15-8-2 entering their contest against the Rapid City Rush. Thanks to two goals by Ralph Cuddemi and 27 saves by Shane Starrett, the Thunder were able to win…

Nick Latte Delivers Late Goal to End Thunder’s Road Woes, 3-2

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…

Justin Danforth Gives Cyclones 5-4 Victory in Overtime

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…

Shaquille Merasty, Wichita Thunder Put in Superheroic Performance in 4-1 Victory

Two nights after being dominated by the Tulsa Oilers in Oklahoma, 6-3, the Wichita Thunder were looking for a super hero like performance, and thanks to a smothering defense that limited the Oilers to just 30 shots, the Thunder were able to skate away with the 4-1 victory. On Batman night at INTRUST Bank Arena,…

Allen Americans Hang on for 5-2 Victory over Thunder

A night after losing to the Wichita Thunder 3-0, the Allen Americans would jump out to a three goal lead and looked like they were in complete command. However, goals by Mark MacMillan and Chad Butcher made this a one goal game, yet, the Americans would hang on for the 5-2 victory. Jeremy Brodeur made…

Shane Starrett Blanks Americans; Thunder Win 3-0

The Wichita Thunder were looking for their second straight victory in Allen, and goaltender Shane Starrett brought his “A” game to help make that reality, blanking the Allen Americans in the 3-0 victory. Starrett stopped 33 shots in recording his professional shutout, and Mark MacMillan and Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin each added 2 assists in the win.…

Wichita Loves Ralph Cuddemi in Thunder 3-1 Victory

Coming out of the All-Star break, both the Wichita Thunder and Colorado Eagles were looking to get the second half of the season off to a fast start. Colorado entered the contest 13 points ahead in the standings, but it was the Thunder who looked like the first place team, getting two goals from Ralph…

Short-Handed Goals Send Grizzlies to 4-1 Victory over Thunder

The Wichita Thunder power-play has been as cold as the temperature in the city of late, converting on just 2 of their last 27 opportunities entering Saturday night’s game against the Utah Grizzlies. Not only did the cold spell continue, as the Thunder were 0-3, but they yielded two short-handed goals in the Grizzlies 4-1…

Kevin Carr in the Driver’s Seat in 4-2 Grizzlies Victory

The Utah Grizzlies sure proved to be bears on Friday night, using three unanswered goals to power them to a 4-2 victory over the Wichita Thunder. The big story on the night was the play of Kevin Carr, who made 25 saves, including two on breakaways, and Austin Ortega and Ryan Olsen each had 2…

Red Hot Kevin Dufour with Four Points as Thunder Cap Oilers, 4-3

When a team gets outshot by 20 shots in a contest, one would expect that team to be dominated, but that did not prove to be the case Wednesday night as the Wichita Thunder defeated the Tulsa Oilers, 4-3, in a game where Wichita never trailed. Rookie Kevin Dufour continued his hot run since joining…

Kalamazoo Power-Play Proves to Be Downfall for Thunder in 6-4 Loss

The Kalamazoo Wings entered Saturday night’s game converting just 14.3 percent of their power-play opportunities this season. However, on this night, they would be virtually unstoppable, scoring three goals with the man advantage, as the Wings downed the Wichita Thunder, 6-4. Travis Brown had a big night for Wichita, scoring a goal and adding 2…

Nick Bligh Leads Newcomers as Wichita Thunder Win, 6-3

If there is one thing that is true about Wichita Thunder head coach Malcolm Cameron, it is that he knows how to wheel and deal to help improve his team. Injuries and callups have necessitated making several deals already this season, and those deals have proven to be golden, no more so than Friday night…