By about the midway point of the third period, it was apparent that the Thunder’s missed scoring opportunities weren’t an offshoot of bad luck but the consequences of facing a hot goalie.
Breakaways turned away, rebounds rebuffed, slap shots slapped down —all the work of Tulsa’s Shane Madolora. Peppering him with so many shots wasn’t the approach the Thunder wanted, anyway, and all it got the team was a 4-1 defeat at Intrust Bank Arena. Read more at: kansas.com
Courtesy of: wichitathunder.com – Jon Booras has been red-hot for the Thunder (6-11-4) and continued on his torrid pace, netting the game-winner with just over eight minutes remaining in regulation to claim a 2-1 victory over the Missouri Mavericks on Friday night at the Independence Events Center. Booras finished with a goal and an assist while Ian Lowe had two points as well. Continue reading »
Courtesy of: wichitathunderhockey.com – After giving up a three-goal lead, Wichita (5-11-4) mirrored what the visitors were able to do in the second period, scoring five unanswered goals in the third to skate away from the Missouri Mavericks (12-4-1) on Thursday night with a 8-6 victory at INTRUST Bank Arena. Matt Robinson and Jesse Dudas each potted two goals while 12 different players recorded points on the night. Wichita has won three of its last four contests and pulls even in the Independence Cup standings 2-2-0 with another meeting looming tomorrow against the Mavericks. Continue reading »
The Central Hockey League announced today that Wichita Thunder’s goaltender Taylor Nelson has been named the Oakley Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the period ending December 1, 2013.
In recognition of his achievement, Nelson will receive a special gift from Oakley. To learn more about all of Oakley’s products, visit www.oakley.com. Read more at: centralhockeyleague.com
Courtesy of: wichitathunder.com – RG Flath scored in the fourth round of the shootout to help Wichita (4-11-4) skate past the Missouri Mavericks (12-3-1) on Saturday night by the final of 3-2 at the Independence Event Center. Jon Booras recorded his first multi-goal game of the season, recording both Thunder tallies in the opening frame. Wichita trails 2-1 in the Independence Cup Series and faces the Mavericks two more times next week. Continue reading »
Courtesy of: wichitathunder.com – The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, continued to re-tool its line-up and announced several moves this afternoon. The team has signed goaltender David Brown and waived netminder Torrie Jung. Also, defenseman Karl Linden has been traded to the St. Charles Chill for future considerations. Finally, defenseman Jon Madden has been activated off IR. Brown and Madden are expected to be in tonight’s line-up against Brampton as the Thunder close out its season-long six-game home-stand. Continue reading »
The Thunder’s win over Brampton on Wednesday night didn’t erase its problems as much as it forced an examination of just how poor Wichita played in the first fourth of the season.
Wichita owns the worst goal differential in the Central Hockey League, being outscored 61-41. The goal total is the worst in the league, though no team has played more games than the Thunder, and Wichita has one fewer home loss than the top five teams combined. Read more at: kansas.com
Courtesy of: wichitathunder.com – Over the last two seasons, Wichita (3-10-4) has had a distinct home-ice advantage winning 49 games at INTRUST Bank Arena. This year has been a different story as the Thunder went into Wednesday’s game looking for its first home win through the first nine contests played in its own building. Behind two power play goals, Wichita hung on to knock off the Brampton Beast (8-8-1) by the final of 3-2. Continue reading »
Courtesy of: wichitathunder.com – The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, announced several roster moves this afternoon, including the addition of Erick Lizon (LYE-zon) who has been assigned by the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Continue reading »
Blue no more
The Thunder is well-represented among the Central Hockey League leading scorers and goaltenders — for those who have a good memory.
On those lists are several players who used to play in Wichita, but not many who currently do. Read more at: kasnsas.com
The Thunder is making more mistakes this season than in recent years, and that makes the mistakes more magnified.
Miscues, especially at critical times, can cancel out the improved energy and effort from the Thunder Saturday night, and they can wipe away what appear at the time to be game- or even season-changing moments. Read more at: kansas.com