Category: Robert Pannier

Stuart Skinner Blanks Rush to Send Thunder to Fifth Straight Win, 2-0

The Wichita Thunder looked to complete their three game weekend sweep of the Rapid City Rush on Sunday and were able to do so thanks to the second shutout of the season by goaltender Stuart Skinner in the 2-0 victory. The victory gave the Thunder five straight wins, their longest winning streak of the season,…

Dylan Wells Stymies Rush to Send Thunder to Fourth Straight Win, 4-1

The Wichita Thunder have found themselves on a roll of late, entering Saturday night’s contest looking for a season high fourth straight win. Thanks to another brilliant performance by Dylan Wells, the Thunder would skate away with the 4-1 victory moving them to within three points of the Rush for fifth place in the Mountain…

Three Goal First, Dylan Wells Send Thunder to 5-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder entered Saturday night’s game looking to earn their first three game win streak of the season as they welcomed the Rapid City Rush to town. Thanks to three first period goals eight minutes apart and 24 saves by Dylan Wells the Thunder skated away with a 5-1 victory. Mark MacMillan and Dyson…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson – Season 4

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each week during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in general. Coach Johnson has the final say on all questions that will be used during the show.

Travis Brown Blasts Two Goals as Thunder End Skid, 5-2

The Wichita Thunder entered Tuesday night’s contest in the throes of a five game losing streak (0-4-1), hoping that they would change their fortunes at home. The Kansas City Mavericks had started the rut with a shootout loss back on November 17, but there would be no overtime in this contest. The Thunder dominated this…

Jaran Roste, Kyle Kilgore Lead Royals to 27-24 Victory

A week after recording two sacks and a forced fumble in the first round of the NCAA Division-III playoffs, DE Kyle Kilgore made his presence known against the Cardinals, recording three sacks and a forced fumble to help stymy the North Central College offense for much of this game as the Bethel Royals advanced to…

Tyler Soy, Ryan Tesink Lead Oilers to 5-2 Victory

The Wichita Thunder returned home on Wednesday, looking to rebound after falling to the Tulsa Oilers on Tuesday, 4-2. It was two early goals that doomed the Thunder on Tuesday and that proved to be the case here as well, as the Thunder fell behind by two, battled back to tie the score before falling…

Shootout Goal by David Dziurzynski Gives Mavericks Comeback Victory, 4-3

A night after being shutout, the Kansas City Mavericks looked like they might fall for a second straight night, trailing the Wichita Thunder 3-1 entering the third period. However, the Mavericks would rally with two goals in the final fame and win it in a shootout thanks to David Dziurzynski, who had a goal and…

Taylor Made with Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor, Jr. – Season 3

Hello everyone and welcome back to Season 3 of Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his insights about. In our first episode the Coach shares his thoughts about the Pipers football program through the first two weeks of the season, he discusses his thoughts on player safety, and we learn a secret talent about Coach Taylor. So let’s get right to Taylor Made.

Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton – Season 2

Welcome to Season 2 of Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton. Muskies Matters is a weekly program where fans can ask their questions and the Coach will provide his insights related to football, sports in general, or just about life. If you wish to have your question included during the show, email it to ColinBruton@MinorLeagueSportsReport.com. All questions are subject to the Coach’s final approval. Enjoy!

Warriors Word with Wisconsin Lutheran College Head Football Coach Dennis Miller

Welcome to the Warriors Word with Wisconsin Lutheran College Head Football Coach Dennis Miller. The Warriors Word gives fans the opportunity to ask the Coach questions about the Warriors, football or sports in general, or just ask his advice or thoughts on things going on in life. The show will be recorded each Tuesday afternoon and will be posted on Wednesdays each week.

This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow & Rob Pannier – Season 2

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.

Greg Chase Delivers Shootout Win for Wichita Thunder, Ending Skid

The Wichita Thunder entered Sunday’s contest in the throes of a five game winless streak (0-2-3), hoping that the Allen American would be the remedy to their early season slump. The Thunder had already beaten Allen twice this season and four times the Thunder battled back from a goal down to tie the score. That…

Pair of Goals by Ully, Berry Sends Grizzlies to Sweep of Thunder

The Utah Grizzlies closed out their three game series against the Wichita Thunder on Friday, sweeping the three contests with a 6-3 victory. Cole Ully and Matt Berry each had two goals in the game, as Utah held off a late charge by Wichita to give the Thunder their fifth straight loss (0-2-3). The Utah…

Jake Marchment Nets Two to Give Utah Grizzlies Come

The Wichita Thunder had earned points in each of the previous three games, yet they had been bittersweet as the team lost each of those contests in overtime, including a 4-3 loss to the Utah Grizzlies last Sunday. They looked to snap that run with a late morning affair against Utah on Tuesday, who entered…

2018 American Association Season in Review – Texas AirHogs

In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier begins a weekly series looking back at the 2018 American Association season. This week, Rob starts with the Texas AirHogs, discussing the team’s highlights as well as what to expect for the upcoming season. Also included in the article is a look at the team’s MVP and top pitcher as well as statistical leaders.

Dyson Stevenson Nets Two to Lead Thunder to 4-1 Victory over Americans

After splitting the first two regular season games between the Allen Americans and the Wichita Wingnuts in Kansas, the two bitter rivals traveled to Texas on Saturday for the Americans’ home opener. Thanks to two goals by Dyson Stevenson and a pair of goals by the Thunder in the first and second periods, Wichita handily…

Bethel Royals Defense Shucks Cobbers in 41-13 Thrashing

For the fourth time this season, the Bethel University defense held an opponent under 14 points, this time dominating the Concordia Cobbers in a 41-13 thrashing on Saturday. The Royals defense allowed just 30 yards passing and 136 yards of total offense to Concordia, allowing just eight first downs in the victory. The defense added…