Category: Hockey

Danick Gauthier’s Late Goal Extends Thunder Losing Streak

The Wichita Thunder were finally able to snap their scoreless streak that saw the team go over 200-minutes between goals, but the Tulsa Oilers would still prevail, getting a goal from Danick Gauthier with 1:43 left in the game to give the Oilers the 5-3 win. That extended the Thunder’s losing streak to six. The…

Greger Hanson Records Hat Trick; Thunder Scoring Drought Continues

The Wichita Thunder saw their scoring drought reach 187:09 Friday night, thanks to Allen Americans goalie Jamie Murray, but it was Greger Hanson who stole the show, as the star forward recorded the hat trick to lead Allen to the 9-0 victory. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Thunder, including the…

Ville Husso Blanks Thunder to Lead Missouri Mavericks to 4-0 Victory

The final contest before Christmas proved to be anything but a merry event as the Missouri Mavericks came to Wichita and defeated the Thunder 4-0. Ville Husso blanked Wichita, stopping all 33-shots to give opponents their third shutout against the Thunder this season. Darren Nowick added a goal and an assist. The Mavericks dominated this…

Two Power-Play Goals by Greger Hanson Aid Allen Americans in 4-1 Victory

For the first 19-games of the season, the Wichita Thunder penalty killing unit was deadly good. However, the team has struggled on their special teams of late, and this came back to haunt them on this night as the Allen Americans used two power-play goals by Greger Hanson to back the outstanding goaltending of Jamie…

Power-Play Goals Aid Riley Gill, Americans in 6-1 Victory

A week ago Riley Gill blanked the Wichita Thunder (11-9-0-1), withstanding 45-shots in a 3-0 victory. Friday night, he would lead the Allen Americans (14-13-1-0) to a 6-1 win over the Thunder, this time aided by three power-play goals for his 12th win of the season. Allen would get on the board in the first…

Vincent Arseneau Nets Two Sending Wichita Thunder to 4-3 Victory

Sunday night, the Wichita Thunder earned their fourth win in their last five games, this time downing the Missouri Mavericks, 4-3. Vincent Arseneau continues to be a force since returning from injury, netting two goals, including the game winner, and adding an assist to lead the Thunder to back-to-back victories. The first period was dominated…

Martin Nemcik Delivers OT Goal to Give Thunder 5-4 Win

The Wichita Thunder entered Saturday’s game trudging through a five-game winless streak at home, and it looked like that streak would continue when the team fell behind 2-0 in the first period. However, the Thunder rallied to tie the game, and eventually led at one point before needing overtime to defeat the Allen Americans, 5-4.…

Mikhail Berdin Blanks Des Moines for First Career Shutout; Stampede Win, 2-0

It has been a tough early start to the season, but Mikhail Berdin has been a huge bright spot for the Sioux Falls Stampede. The goalie has been nothing short of brilliant through the first two months of the season, and his skills were on display Friday night as the netminder stopped 32-shots for his…

Louick Marcotte Sends Thunder to Second Straight Victory

For the first time in nearly three weeks, the Wichita Thunder have won back-to-back games, thanks to Louick Marcotte, who scored both goals to give the team a 2-1 victory over the Rapid City Rush. Scott Greenham was brilliant in net, stopping 35 shots in moving the Thunder to 9-7-0-1 on the season. The first…

Colin Swoyer, Power-Play Lead Stampede to 6-1 Victory

A struggling Sioux Falls Stampede team got just what the doctor order when Team USA came to town. Not only did the Stampede down their opponent by five, but three power-play goals, two by Colin Swoyer, helped power Sioux Falls to the 6-1 victory. A pair of first period goals would get the Stampede rolling.…

Ben Murphy Strikes Again for Tulsa Downing Thunder in Shootout

A night after Ben Murphy delivered a late goal in the third period in the Tulsa Oilers 4-2 victory over the Wichita Thunder, the forward was at it again. This time he would be the only player to score in a shootout following 65-minutes of hockey, spoiling a fantastic outing by Thunder goalie Drew Owsley.…

Eric MacAdams Helps End Sioux Falls Stampede Skid with OT Goal

The Sioux Falls Stampede entered Friday night’s game as losers of three-straight and four of their last five contests. It looked like they would be dropping their fourth in a row when they feel behind 2-0, but the Stampede rallied back to tie the game in regulation and then won on a goal by Eric…

Ben Murphy Crushes Thunder’s Comeback Hopes; Oilers Win, 4-2

Two early second period goals by the Tulsa Oilers put the Wichita Thunder in jeopardy of losing their fourth straight game, but the team showed a lot of grit in battling back to tie the game with about eight minutes left in regulation. However, Ben Murphy dashed those hopes when he scored with a little…