Category: Hockey

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…

Early Outburst Gives Allen Americans Win Over Wichita Thunder

Fans of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) have known the truth for some time. The Allen Americans are pretty good. There is a reason they have the best record in the league, and the Wichita Thunder got to see first-hand Sunday evening why this is so. Two first period goals got the Americans going…

Wichita Thunder Dominate in 4-1 Win Over Brampton Beast

The Wichita Thunder got back in the win column Friday night with a 4-1 win over the Brampton Beast. The victory moved the Thunder one point ahead of the Rapid City Rush in the Central Division, with a chance to extend that lead Wednesday night when they welcome the Rush to Wichita for a head-to-head…

Colorado Eagles Clipped by Alaska Aces, 3-1

The Colorado Eagles once again fell to the visiting Alaska Aces, this time 3-1. The game had a very similar feel to Wednesday night’s game, as physical play and goaltending were the story. The refs let both teams play a hard-hitting game again on the forecheck and the backcheck, which kept the crowd involved when…

Colorado Eagles Fall to Alaska Aces, 2-1

The Colorado Eagles dropped the opener of a 6-game home stand to the Alaska Aces 2-1 in a shootout in front of 5,289 fans. Goaltending was the story of the game, as both goalies had over 30 saves. Early on, however, it seemed as if it may be a high-scoring affair, when the Eagles tied…