Game Day Capsule: Colorado at Wichita, October 31st

Saturday, October 31 2015 12:59 PM

Wichita, KS (Oct. 31st) - Wichita and Colorado finish a two-game set this afternoon on Halloween. Get ready for today's match-up with this Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP
Colorado vs. Wichita - 1:05 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

WICHITA
HOME: 2-1-0-0
AWAY: 1-2-0-0
OVERALL: 3-3-0-0

LEADING SCORERS
Lowe: 4 points (2g, 2a)
Deluca: 4 points (1g, 3a)
Martell: 3 points (2g, 1a)

COLORADO
HOME: 1-3-1-0
AWAY: 0-2-0-0
OVERALL: 1-5-1-0

LEADING SCORERS
Ostrow: 5 points (2g, 3a)
Bootland: 5 points (1g, 4a)
Daavettila: 5 points (1g, 4a)

SEASON-SERIES
Oct. 30 5-2, W
Oct. 31 INTRUST Bank Arena, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 9 Budweiser Events Center,8:05 p.m.
Dec. 11 Budweiser Events Center, 8:05 p.m.
Dec. 12 Budweiser Events Center, 8:05 p.m.
Feb. 5 INTRUST Bank Arena, 7:05 p.m.


HEAD TO HEAD - This is the second meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Eagles All-time, Wichita is 21-29-4 against Colorado and 15-11-2 at home in the series. The Thunder and Eagles will play six games against one another.

THUNDER TOP EAGLES - Wichita got off to a quick start when newcomer Todd Fiddler scored just 18 seconds into the game. Colorado's Trent Daavettila tied the game midway through the first. Wichita re-gained the lead, scoring three goals before the first period was over. Dalton Reum extended the lead to 4-1 in the second as his shot from the point beat Colorado goaltender Jacob DeSerres. Mason Baptista scored the Thunder's fifth goal of the game just under two minutes into the third period.

HALLOWEEN MATINEE - Wichita is 5-3-0 all-time on Halloween. The last time the Thunder played on the spookiest day of the year was in Tulsa back during the 2010-11 season. Wichita won the contest by the final score of 8-0.

THUNDERBOLTS...Rookie Anthony Deluca leads the team in shots (18) and is tied for the team-lead in points (4)...Three Thunder defense¬man have goals so far (Martell, Harris, Reum) which account for just over 30% of Wichita's total goals on the season...Wichita has scored six of their 16 goals in the second period...Last night newcomer Todd Fiddler scored his first goal in his first game in a Thunder uniform...Wichita is 3-1-0-0 when scoring first.

COLORADO NOTES - Collin Bowman is second among defensemen with three goals...Darryl Bootland returns to the Air Capital for the first time in two seasons, having played for Allen in 2012-13 when he met the Thunder in the CHL Finals...Colorado has the 4th ranked power play at 23.8%.

AROUND THE ECHL - There are eight other games today in the ECHL. Evansville heads to Greenville. Idaho plays at Utah. Alaska goes to Rapid City. Orlando plays at Reading. Manchester is at Elmira. Cincinnati takes on Fort Wayne. Quad City goes east to Wheeling. Missouri is in Allen.

UP NEXT - Wichita travels to the i-Wireless Center to take on the Quad City Mallards on Friday November 6th.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.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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