Third-period mistakes sink Thunder in 4-2 loss to Rush

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90The 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:

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Rapid City beats listless Thunder 4-1

rapid_city_rush_100x100Until fewer than six minutes remained in Wichita’s game Friday night against Rapid City, there was no evidence – at least for those not in attendance – that a Thunder player had even taken part.

No goals, no penalties. Nothing. And no enthusiasm from usually passionate fans by the end of a 4-1 loss to the best team in the league, plainly conveying the separation between Wichita and the Central Hockey League’s elite. Read more at:

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Thunder Shut Down by Boron in 4-1 Loss

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90Courtesy of: – Rapid City netminder Tim Boron has a history of shutting down his former team and that continued on Friday night as Wichita (2-9-4) was stymied in a 4-1 loss to the Rush (11-1-0) at INTRUST Bank Arena. Jesse Dudas scored the Thunder’s only tally of the night and his second of the season to negate any thoughts of a shut out for the visitors from the Black Hills. Wichita drops to 0-2-0 against Rapid City this season with another meeting tomorrow night against the Rush. Continue reading »

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Thunder newcomers still have faith in team’s foundation

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90Ryan Hand has been a part of two surprising Thunder teams. The first was when Wichita was rebuilding under first-year coach Kevin McClelland three seasons ago. Hand returned to the Thunder this season only to see it begin crumbling down.

Outside of a core group that has helped the Thunder to three consecutive postseason appearances under McClelland, including two straight years in the Central Hockey League finals, many Wichita players share similar stories. Read more at:

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Thunder Add Speed and Toughness to Roster

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, added speed and toughness to its roster today with the signing of forwards Alexandre Carrier (CARE-ee-ay) and Matthew Kirzinger. To make room, forward Thomas Beaureguard and defenseman Kalvin Sagert have been waived. Continue reading »

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Thunder Upended 7-4 by Tulsa Friday Night

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90On a night when the local military personnel were honored for their great service, Wichita (2-8-3) was unable to hold onto an early lead losing Friday night to the Tulsa Oilers (5-6-2) by the final of 7-4 at INTRUST Bank Arena. Andrew Martens led the way for the Thunder scoring a pair of first-period goals. Wichita trails in the StoneWolf Casino Cup series two games to one with the last of three-straight meetings against Tulsa tomorrow night. Continue reading »

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Thunder Ends Skid with Convincing 6-1 Win at Tulsa

wichita_thunder_curved_2_90x90Searching for its first regulation victory of the season, Wichita (2-7-3) won in convincing fashion on Tuesday night, skating past the Tulsa Oilers (4-6-2) by the final of 6-1 at the BOK Center. Nick McParland and Matt Robinson each had a pair of goals to pace the Thunder. Wichita evens up the StoneWolf Casino Cup series at one game a-piece with two more meetings against Tulsa later this week. Continue reading »

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