Game Day: Allen at Wichita, December 30th

Wednesday, December 30 2015 2:04 PM

Wichita, KS (Dec. 30th) - Wichita plays its final home game of 2015 tonight against the Allen Americans. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP
Allen at Wichita - 7:05 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

WICHITA
HOME: 5-7-1-2
AWAY: 2-11-0-1
OVERALL: 7-18-1-3

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Andy Huff, 7
Assists: Peter Sakaris, 9
Points: Andy Huff, 14
+/-: Michael Neal, +1
PIM: Dan Milan, 45

ALLEN
HOME: 7-5-1-0
AWAY: 10-7-0-0
OVERALL: 17-12-1-0

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Chad Costello, 11
Assists: Chad Costello, 28
Points: Chad Costello, 39
+/-: Mike Gunn, +8
PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 62

SEASON-SERIES
Nov. 10    AEC            5-2, L
Nov. 20    INTRUST   3-0, L
Dec. 27    INTRUST   3-2, L (OT)
Dec. 30    INTRUST   7:05 p.m.
Jan. 22    INTRUST   7:05 p.m.
Jan. 23    INTRUST   7:05 p.m.
Jan. 24    AEC           4:05 p.m.
Feb. 6      AEC           7:05 p.m.
Feb. 26   INTRUST   7:05 p.m.
Feb. 27    AEC          7:05 p.m.
Feb. 28    AEC          4:05 p.m.
Mar. 12    AEC          7:05 p.m.
Mar. 13    AEC          4:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-2-1-0 vs. Allen

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-26-5 against Allen and 9-11-4 at home in the series.

TODAY - Allen and Wichita faced each other on Sunday afternoon with the Americans claiming a 3-2 overtime win at INTRUST Bank Arena. After tonight, the Thunder will not see Allen until a three-game set towards the end of January when Wichita hosts Allen on January 22nd, 23rd and then heads to Allen on the 24th. Both teams will travel to Missouri after the game as the Thunder take on the Mavericks on New Year's Eve and the Americans face Missouri on New Year's Day.

GOALIE MATCH-UP - Riley Gill improved to 2-0 against the Thunder this season, winning 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday afternoon. With Joel Rumpel on IR, Gill has had to be the workhorse for the Americans. He is sporting a GAA of .97 and a save percentage of .974 against the Thunder. Grant Rollheiser has seen Allen twice, going 0-1-1-0 with a GAA of 3.89 and save percentage of .879. He was solid on Sunday afternoon in the losing effort making 31 saves.

SERIES LEADERS - Chad Costello leads all scorers in the season-series with six points (3g, 3a). Eric Roy has three goals and four points against Wichita. Logan Nelson leads the way for the Thunder against Allen with two points (1g, 1a) while four other players have registered goals against the Americans.

SPRING INTO ACTION - Eric Springer scored his first goal of the year to tie the game late in the third period. The Wrightstown, WI native now has four points (1g, 3a) in 15 games with the Thunder. It was also his first goal in a Thunder uniform.

TWO-FOR-TWO - Joey Sides and Michael Neal had two points apiece this past weekend. Neal scored the only goal for Wichita on Saturday night and added an assist on Sunday. Sides has assists in back-to-back games.

THUNDERBOLTS...Andy Huff leads the team in goals (7) and points (14)...Landon Oslanski leads the team in shots with 71...Wichita is 5-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 3-4-0-1 when tied after one...Wichita is 5-5-1-3 in one goal games...Wichita is 1-1-0-0 in four-goal games...

ALLEN NOTES - Chad Costello leads the league in assists with 28 and is tied for first in power play helpers (12).....Eric Roy is tied for eighth in rookie scoring with 21 points (8g, 13a) and tied for fifth in game winning goals (3)...Joel Rumpel is tied for second in wins with 11, sixth in saves (468) and ninth in minutes played (1,008)...Riley Gill is tied for second with two shutouts...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are four other games tonight in the ECHL. Norfolk goes to Atlanta. Evansville plays at Quad City. Elmira travels to Toledo. Colorado is in Idaho.

UP NEXT - Wichita hits the road for the next three games starting tomorrow night at Missouri on New Year's Eve at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

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About the ECHL

The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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