Category: Hockey

Darik Angeli Proves to Be Gold in Leading Tulsa Oilers to 4-3 Victory

The Wichita Thunder found themselves quickly trailing in Wednesday night’s contest, falling behind 3-0 before attempting to rebound. However, a Darik Angeli goal 24-seconds into the third period, his second goal of the game, thwarted a late Thunder comeback and the Tulsa Oilers won a tight affair 4-3. That moved the Oilers to 12-5-1-0 and…

Four-Goal Third Period Gives Alaska Aces Comeback Victory, 6-4

For about fifty minutes of Sunday evening’s competition the Wichita Thunder were dominating the Alaska Aces, controlling the tempo of the game and leading 3-2. However, the final 10:17 would see the Aces net four on their way to a 6-4 victory. The first half of the first period was a physical affair as both…

Michael Garteig Silences Thunder; Alaska Aces Win, 5-0

Following the Wichita Thunder’s 5-1 victory Friday night, Head Coach Malcolm Cameron expressed his concerns that the Alaska Aces would come out for Saturday’s game on fire, looking to take control of the game early. That is exactly what they did, peppering Drew Owsley for 22-shots in the first period and netting an early goal…

Nathan Moon Makes Great First Impression; Thunder Win, 5-1

With less than a week with the Wichita Thunder, Nathan Moon made an impressive first impression with his new team, scoring two of the Thunder’s first three goals in leading Wichita to a 5-1 victory over the Alaska Aces. Friday night’s contest was the first of the three-game set between the two teams, and gave…

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…

Emilio Pettersen Tallies Last Minute Goal to Give Lancers 4-3 Win

The Sioux Falls Stampede continued their struggles Friday night, rallying from down two goals early to tie the score with just a little less than four minutes left in the game, only to see Emilio Pettersen break their hearts when he scored with 27 seconds left in the contest to give the Omaha Lancers the…

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…

Matthew Murray Blanks Stampede in Leading Fargo Force to 6-0 Victory

After Thursday night’s game against the Fargo Force, the Sioux Falls Stampede have to be glad that they will not have another contest on Thursday until February. The rare mid-week affair saw Matthew Murray blank the Stampede and Shane McMahan score a hat trick to lead the Force to a 6-0 victory that dropped Sioux…

Eric MacAdams Completes Comeback Victory; Stampede Win in OT, 5-4

The largest crowd of the season packed the Premier Center Saturday night, hoping to see their Sioux Falls Stampede move within a point of getting out of last place in the Western Conference of the USHL. It looked like Lincoln was going to extend their lead over the Stampede in the conference when they took…

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…

Mikhail Berdin Stops Record 59-Shots to Lead Sioux Falls to 2-1 Victory

The shots kept coming from the Muskegon Lumberjacks Friday night as they peppered Mikhail Berdin with 60-shots. However, the Sioux Falls Stampede goalie stood tall, stopping all but one of those shots to lead the Stampede to the 2-1 victory. The 59-saves set a franchise record and moved the goalie to 4-5-1 on the season.…

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…

Casey Mittelstadt Nets Two to Lead Green Bay Gamblers to 4-2 Victory

A night after falling to the Sioux Falls Stampede, 7-2, the Green Bay Gamblers headed back to Wisconsin with a split of the two-night series, downing the Stampede 4-2. Casey Mittelstadt scored two-goals and Maksim Zhukov stopped 22-shots to lead the Gamblers to the victory, moving their record to 6-4-0-0 on the season and dropping…

Stampede Roll Snake Eyes on Gamblers to End Skid, 7-2

The Sioux Falls Stampede won the first two games of the 2016-17 USHL season, but have struggled mightily since, going scoreless in the last five. It has been a lack of scoring that had really hurt the Stampede, but Friday night they got back into the win column with an offensive outburst that included three-goals…

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…