Category: Sports Writers

Sugar Land Skeeters Must Have Prospects Growing on Trees

American Association Daily will provide insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, the Sugar Land Skeeters have been making a lot of deals with American Association teams. This should have a dramatic effect on the playoff races for next season. 

Rick Forney Primed to Lead Winnipeg Goldeyes to a Three-Peat

American Association Daily examines Winnipeg Goldeyes Manager Rick Forney and the likelihood that he could lead his team to a third straight championship, plus transactions around the league are discussed.

Short-Handed Goals Send Grizzlies to 4-1 Victory over Thunder

The Wichita Thunder power-play has been as cold as the temperature in the city of late, converting on just 2 of their last 27 opportunities entering Saturday night’s game against the Utah Grizzlies. Not only did the cold spell continue, as the Thunder were 0-3, but they yielded two short-handed goals in the Grizzlies 4-1…

Kevin Carr in the Driver’s Seat in 4-2 Grizzlies Victory

The Utah Grizzlies sure proved to be bears on Friday night, using three unanswered goals to power them to a 4-2 victory over the Wichita Thunder. The big story on the night was the play of Kevin Carr, who made 25 saves, including two on breakaways, and Austin Ortega and Ryan Olsen each had 2…

The NBA G-League Showcase Begins!

The 14th annual NBA G-League showcase began on January 10th and will run through January 13th in Mississauga, Ontario–home of the Raptors 905–for the second year in a row. The league’s yearly scouting event will feature 26 games over the course of four days. The Showcase will be split between two courts: Hershey Centre, the…

Red Hot Kevin Dufour with Four Points as Thunder Cap Oilers, 4-3

When a team gets outshot by 20 shots in a contest, one would expect that team to be dominated, but that did not prove to be the case Wednesday night as the Wichita Thunder defeated the Tulsa Oilers, 4-3, in a game where Wichita never trailed. Rookie Kevin Dufour continued his hot run since joining…

Kalamazoo Power-Play Proves to Be Downfall for Thunder in 6-4 Loss

The Kalamazoo Wings entered Saturday night’s game converting just 14.3 percent of their power-play opportunities this season. However, on this night, they would be virtually unstoppable, scoring three goals with the man advantage, as the Wings downed the Wichita Thunder, 6-4. Travis Brown had a big night for Wichita, scoring a goal and adding 2…

Nick Bligh Leads Newcomers as Wichita Thunder Win, 6-3

If there is one thing that is true about Wichita Thunder head coach Malcolm Cameron, it is that he knows how to wheel and deal to help improve his team. Injuries and callups have necessitated making several deals already this season, and those deals have proven to be golden, no more so than Friday night…

2017-2018 NBA G-League Update: First Month’s Progress

With a month of NBA G-League action in the books, there are a handful of teams that look poised to have a great season and possibly make a title run. There are also a few teams that might be looking to change their strategy going forward if they want to salvage their season. Lets start…

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier

This Week in the Association is a program that gives fans insights from around the American Association, Independent Baseball’s premier league. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier, the show not only examines the happenings with the St. Paul Saints, but also looks at events going on throughout the league. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier,…

Olivier Archambault Helps Sends Thunder to Second Straight Loss, 7-3

Early on this season, the Wichita Thunder were dominating the ECHL thanks to outstanding goaltending that had them as the league leaders. However, the team gave up seven goals to the Kansas City Mavericks just before Christmas and gave up an equal amount coming out of the break, as Thunder would fall to the archrival…

Eric Freschi Leads Offensive Onslaught as Mavericks Win 7-4

With a victory on Friday night, the Wichita Thunder guaranteed that they will win the Independence Cup over the Kansas City Mavericks. However, no one should have believed that the Mavericks were going to roll over as a result. Saturday night they found themselves trailing twice in the first period, only to battle back to…

Johnny Daniels Makes Impressive First Impression; Thunder Win 5-1

They say that you never have a second chance to make a first impression, but newly acquired forward Johnny Daniels didn’t need to a second chance after his three point night in his debut helped power the Wichita Thunder to the 5-1 victory over Kansas City Mavericks. Ralph Cuddemi and Lane Bauer each had 3…

Garrett Ladd Nets Two in Tulsa Oilers 4-2 Victory over Thunder

The Wichita Thunder finally returned home after a tough road trip that saw the team go 1-4-0 during the trip. It was hoped that a good night’s sleep in their own beds and a little home cooking would be the remedy that would turn the team’s fortunes around, but that did not prove to be…

Jeremy Beaudry Helps Lead Thunder to 5-3 Victory over Steelheads

After dropping the first four games of their five game road trip, the Wichita Thunder finally got on the winning side of the ledger, downing the Idaho Steelheads 5-3 to even the two teams in the Mountain Division of the ECHL with 36 points each. Shane Starrett returned from Bakersfield to earn his eighth win…

Late Goal by Joey Ratelle Gives Eagles 4-3 Victory over Thunder

The Colorado Eagles will move to the American Hockey League next season, and the Wichita Thunder are not going to be shedding a tear about that whatsoever. The Eagles have long been a nemesis to the Thunder, and that proved to be the case Wednesday night as Wichita fell behind 3-0, battled back to tie…