Category: Hockey

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…

Robbie Beydoun Corrals Stampede in Black Hawks 5-2 Victory

The Sioux Falls Stampede returned home Saturday night after dominating Cedar Rapids the night before. The team was looking to open with their third straight victory, but Waterloo Black Hawks goalie Robbie Beydoun had other ideas. He stopped 31 of 33 shots Saturday, and Emil Ohrvall scored two goals to lead the Black Hawks to…

Austin Albrecht Helps Sioux Falls Stampede Roll Over Cedar Rapids, 8-3

The Sioux Falls Stampede traveled to Cedar Rapids Friday night in their first road contest of the year. After the 8-3 outcome, it looked like the Stampede were enjoying the friendly confines of of Cedar Rapids Ice Arena more than the RoughRiders were, as Austin Albrecht led the team with a goal and three assists,…

Eric MacAdams Leads Way in Sioux Falls Stampede’s Shootout Victory

The Sioux Falls Stampede opened the 2016-2017 USHL season with a dramatic shootout victory over the Tri-City Storm. A crowd of 9,014 at the PREMIER Center celebrated the victory, giving the team their second straight season opening victory. Eric MacAdams led the way for the Stampede, scoring a goal and gathering an assist in regulation…

Sioux Falls Stampede 2016-2017 USHL Season Preview

This should be another exciting season for the Sioux Falls Stampede. This team is two seasons removed from winning the Clark Cup, and is poised to return to the Cup Finals because of a deep roster and the superior coaching of Scott Owens and his staff. There is no reason to think that this team…

Colorado Eagles fall to playoff-bound Utah, 3-2 in OT

In what the Colorado Eagles would call a playoff tune-up game, the Grizzlies from Utah entered the contest viewing it as a must-win. Utah entered the game needing to record a win to clinch a playoff spot in the very strong Western Conference of the East Coast Hockey League. The Eagles playoff schedule and opponent were…

Grant Rollheiser Shutouts Allen, Wichita Thunder Win 4-0

They say that for a team to make a real run in the playoffs they need their goalie to get hot at just the right time. If that is the case then the Wichita Thunder should be in real good shape. Thunder goalie Grant Rollheiser remained hot, shutting out the Allen Americans on route to…

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…