For two years, Colin Chaulk, Nick Boucher, Leo Thomas, Brent Henley, Frankie DeAngelis and Kaleigh Schrock have heard and read others question their three championships from the now-defunct International Hockey League. They’re getting a little tired of it. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Sometime next week, the Thunder will return to Wichita. Just days ago, that idea probably had most thinking of celebratory occasions — either returning home to win the CHL championship or revel in having won it on the road.
Two days has changed plenty regarding the circumstances of an eventual homecoming. Read more at: kansas.com
He did it in Game 1 Saturday with a flurry of saves in the third period of a tied game, and he saved them again early in Sunday’s Game 2, a 6-3 victory that gave Fort Wayne a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Read more at: journalgazette.net/
They were all for naught. Read more at: journalgazette.net
Komets center Colin Chaulk says at this time of year tired is for losers. If that’s the case – the Komets are proving to have a surplus of energy. The K’s routed Wichita 6-3 in game two of the CHL Finals to take a commanding 2-0 series lead as the action shifts to Fort Wayne.
The Thunder actually held an early 1-0 lead following a Kevin Seibel goal midway through the first period. A little over three minutes later, however, J.M. Rizk netted the equalizer and the blow out was on. Read more at: wane.com
The Fort Wayne Komets became just the second team in CHL history to win the first two games of the Finals on the road as they take a commanding 2-0 lead over the Wichita Thunder thanks to their 6-3 win on Sunday in Wichita. Fort Wayne used a huge second period scoring three goals on 17 shots to earn their fourth straight win in the post-season. Read more →
The Scoop: Fort Wayne jumped out to a first period lead yesterday and despite Wichita fighting back to tie the game, ended up with the 5-3 victory and a 1-0 series lead in the quest for Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup.
A win by Fort Wayne on Sunday would mean that winning just two of the upcoming three games in Fort Wayne starting Thursday, Read more →
Nick Boucher saw just five Thunder shots in the first period but was very busy in the final two frames turning aside 25 of 28 shots for 30 saves in the game. Read more →
But not everyone had as big an impact. Read more at: journalgazette.net
“Molle is just a special defenseman,” Sims said.
So it wasn’t surprising that Sims had Molle in the lineup for Game 7 of the Turner Conference finals – a 6-4 victory over the Missouri Mavericks on Thursday – and he started again Saturday night in the opening game of the President’s Cup finals against the Wichita Thunder. Read more at: journalgazette.net
The Thunder had more new feelings than just playing in the CHL finals for the first time since 1998, but the thrill of the first foray into the final round was overwhelmed by other uncharted territory that wasn’t as welcoming.
Wichita hadn’t lost at home during the playoffs, nor had it fallen behind in either of its previous postseason series, but Fort Wayne ended those streaks with a 5-3 win on Saturday night in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series at Intrust Bank Arena. Read more at: kansas.com
It’s doubtful they could face a tougher situation than they did in Game 1 of the Central Hockey League’s Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals. After beating Missouri in Game 7 of the semifinals on Thursday, the Komets had to travel 15 hours on Friday and then take on the team with the best home record in the league. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
The win gives the Komets a 1-0 series advantage and hands the Thunder their first home ice of the post-season (6-1). Read more →
When John-Scott Dickson fired the puck past Fort Wayne goaltender Nick Boucher at the 14:50 mark of the third period Thursday, the rookie forward thought there was still a chance for his Missouri Mavericks to get past the Komets in Game 7 of the Turner Conference finals. Read more at: examiner.net
It would go into the cliché Hall of Fame, except it’s completely true, especially after the Komets lost the first two games of the Central Hockey League’s Turner Conference finals at home and then rallied to force a Game 7. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
Fort Wayne Komet defenseman Bryant Molle may only be a rookie, but he’s played the sport of hockey long enough to learn that at this point in the season, there is no such thing as being healthy. The Alaska native also comprehends the importance of being reliable to his teammates. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
It may not have the marquee value of a series against Missouri, but for Thunder players Thomas Beauregard, Adam Russo and Daniel Tetrault, there is no detracted meaning from playing Fort Wayne in the Central Hockey League finals, which begin Saturday night at Intrust Bank Arena. Read more at: kansas.com
-Wichita has yet to lose a game on home ice in the playoffs going 6-0 so far. They have home ice advantage in the Finals thanks to winning the CHL’s regular season championship (Bud Poile Governors’ Cup). Read more →