Game Day Capsule: Tulsa at Wichita, November 28th

Saturday, November 28 2015 1:44 PM

Wichita, KS (Nov. 28th) - Wichita returns home this evening to host the Tulsa Oilers for the second time this season. Get caught up on the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.

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

WICHITA
HOME: 5-5-0-1
AWAY: 1-6-0-0
OVERALL: 6-11-0-1

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Baptista, Lowe, Martell, Sakaris, Huff, Miller, 4
Assists: Sakaris, 8
Points: Sakaris, 12
+/-: Baptista, +4
PIM: Milan, Peckham, 37

TULSA
HOME: 4-3-1-0
AWAY: 2-4-0-1
OVERALL: 6-7-1-1

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Brewer, 5
Assists: Pleskach, Brown 10
Points: Pleskach, 14
+/-: Konan, +8
PIM: Gagnon, 46

SEASON-SERIES
Oct. 16     3-2, W
Nov. 11    2-1, W (SO)
Nov. 27    2-0, L
Nov. 28    INTRUST    7:05 p.m.
Dec. 18    BOK            7:05 p.m.
Dec. 19    BOK            7:05 p.m.
Dec. 26    INTRUST    7:05 p.m.
Jan. 8      INTRUST     7:05 p.m.
Jan. 9      BOK             7:05 p.m.
Feb. 14    BOK            7:05 p.m.
Apr. 6      INTRUST     7:05 p.m.
Apr. 8      INTRUST     7:05 p.m.
Apr. 9      BOK             7:05 p.m.

Wichita is 2-1-0-0 vs. Tulsa this season

HEAD-TO-HEAD – This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Oilers. All-time, Wichita is 133-111-23 against Tulsa and 74-49-12 at home in the series.

TODAY – Wichita finishes a busy November home schedule this evening as the Tulsa Oilers make their second trip to the Air Capital. The two teams played a tight hockey game last night with the Oilers claiming a 2-0 victory for their first win in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. After tonight, the Oilers will close the weekend with a Sunday matinee against Missouri. The Thunder will begin a seven-game road trip on December 5th in Missouri followed by a trip to Rapid City, SD and three in Colorado against the Eagles. Adam Pleskach leads the Oilers with 14 points (4g, 10a) followed by Dennis Brown who has 11 (1g, 10a). Wichita is led by Peter Sakaris, who has 12 points (4g, 8a) and Andy Huff with 11 points. (4g, 7a)

CARR SLOWS THUNDER – Wichita was unable to find the back of the net last night in a 2-0 loss at Tulsa. In his first start against the Thunder this season, Kevin Carr claimed his second shutout of the season. He improved to 13-2-0-0 all-time against the Thunder, which includes a 12-2-0-0 record a season ago. It was also the fourth time this season the Thunder were shutout.

HOME COOKING – The Thunder finishes off a long run of home games tonight after spending much of the month of November at home. Wichita will have played eight games at home this month before heading on the road for seven-straight games. The Thunder is 2-8-0-1 in Novemer and 2-4-0-1 at home

MILESTONES – Ian Lowe is nearing several milestones. He hit 100 ECHL points on Wednesday night with an assist. He needs 17 more games to have played in 300 as a pro. He also needs seven more points to hit the 200 point plateau. The fifth year pro out of Bradwardine, BC is currently in his fourth season in the Air Capital. 158 of his 193 points have come donning Thunder blue.

MULTI-POINT – Danick Gauthier and Andy Huff led the way up front for the Thunder offense on Wednesday. Gauthier recorded his first two-goal game of the season. Huff had a goal and an assist, which is his second multi-point game of the season.

THUNDERBOLTS...Peter Sakaris leads the team in shots with 48...Paxton Leroux and Daniel Johnston made their Thunder debuts on Wednesday night with each recording an assist...Erick Lizon had his first point of the season on Wednesday... Wichita is 4-0-0-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 3-3-0-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 4-3-0-1 in one goal games..Wichita outshot their opponent for just the fifth time this season on Wednesday and is 2-3-0-0 in that span...

TULSA NOTES – Ben Walker was returned to Tulsa while Jussi Olkinuora was recalled to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League...Dennis Brown has assists in five of the last six games, recording eight helpers in that span...Adam Pleskach had a hat trick, the fourth of his career, last Saturday against Allen...Christophe Lalancette has six points in his first five games as a pro...Tulsa has power play goals in four of their last six outings...

AROUND THE ECHL – There are 12 other games tonight in the ECHL. Greenville is in Reading. South Carolina heads to Orlando. Adirondack plays at Elmira. Manchester stays in Norfolk. Toledo goes to Fort Wayne. Brampton is in Wheeling. Indy stays in Missouri. Cincinnati plays at Quad City. Allen remains in Utah. Florida takes on Colorado. Idaho goes to Rapid City. Evansville plays at Alaska.

UP NEXT – Wichita starts a seven-game road trip on Saturday, December 5th at Missouri.

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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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