Category: Hockey

Zach O’Brien Aids in Wichita Thunder Ending Winless Streak, 4-2

For the second straight night, the Wichita Thunder jumped out to a big lead, this team getting ahead of the Missouri Mavericks 3-0 heading into the third period. However, despite the late run by the Mavericks that made this a one-goal game, the Thunder did not allow this game to get away from them, winning…

Thunder Squander Four-Goal Lead; Fall in Overtime, 5-4

The Wichita Thunder traveled to Independence, Missouri looking to snap an eight-game losing streak. They did come away with a point, but that was minimal consolation as the Thunder squandered a four-goal lead, giving up four unanswered goals in regulation before falling in overtime to lose 5-4. The contest extended the team’s winless streak to…

Jordan Sims Continues Thunder Woes, as Cyclones Win 4-3

The Wichita Thunder dominated much of Wednesday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Cyclones, but three-goals in the span of less than four minutes put Cincinnati on top and they would win 4-3. Jordan Sims netted two third period goals to erase the deficit and put his team in front, thus giving Wichita their eighth loss…

Ian Lowe’s Two-Goals Not Enough to Halt Thunder’s Losing Streak

The Wichita Thunder have been struggling to find some scoring of late, netting just two-goals in the five games prior to the team coming to take on the Tulsa Oilers this weekend. However, the offense has come alive in Tulsa, scoring six goals, including three Sunday evening, but the team still fell, as the Oilers…

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…