Game Day: Wichita at Allen, February 28th

Sunday, February 28 2016 9:16 AM

Allen, TX (Feb. 28th) – Wichita ends a three-in-three this afternoon against Allen. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP
Wichita at Allen - 4:05 p.m., Allen Event Center, Allen, TX

WICHITA
HOME: 7-14-3-4
AWAY: 4-19-3-4
OVERALL: 11-33-6-5
Last 10: 1-6-2-1
Streak: 0-2-1-0
Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 33 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Kale Kerbashian, Kenton Miller, 12
Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 21
Points: Kale Kerbashian, 33
+/-: Paxton Leroux, -4
PIM: Dan Milan, 97

ALLEN
HOME: 15-6-2-1
AWAY: 16-13-1-1
OVERALL: 31-19-3-2
Last 10: 5-3-1-1
Streak: 2-0-1-1
Rank: 2nd place, Central Division, 67 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Chad Costello, 21
Assists: Chad Costello, 54
Points: Chad Costello, 75
+/-: Mike Gunn, +9
PIM: Dyson Stevenson, 87

SEASON-SERIES
Nov. 10    AEC            5-2, L
Nov. 20    INTRUST    3-0, L
Dec. 27    INTRUST    3-2, L (OT)
Dec. 30    INTRUST    4-3, L
Jan. 22     INTRUST    4-3, L (OT)
Jan. 23     INTRUST    3-1, L
Jan. 24     AEC            5-4, L
Feb. 6      AEC             5-3, L
Feb. 26    INTRUST    1-0, L
Feb. 27    AEC            7-4, L
Feb. 28    AEC            4:05 p.m.
Mar. 12    AEC            7:05 p.m.
Mar. 13    AEC            4:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-8-2-0 vs. Allen

HEAD TO HEAD – This is the 11th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. All-time, Wichita is 18-32-6 against Allen and 9-18-1 on the road in the series.

TODAY – Wichita ends a three-game mini series today against the Allen Americans. Last night’s contest was a complete opposite of Friday’s 1-0 nail biter. Wichita hopped out to a 3-1 lead, but Allen stormed back and claimed a 7-4 win, scoring four goals in the third with two from Aaron Gens. After today, Wichita will make one final trip to Allen on March 12th and 13th to close out the season-series. The Thunder are looking for their first win of the season against the Americans this afternoon. Chad Costello leads the way for the Americans against Wichita with 19 points (5g, 14a) while Chris Crane has 12 points (8g, 4a) including a pair last night. Kale Kerbashian had a hat trick last night and has nine points (4g, 5a) against Allen.

SHOOTING GALLERY – Despite the score on Friday night, Wichita and Allen played an exciting contest that saw the two teams unload 77 shots on the two goaltenders. Joel Rumpel claimed his second shutout of the season, stopping all 48 shots while Sean Bonar was just as good at the other end. 48 shots were a season-high for Wichita and also saw 21 in the second period, also a single period high this year. Last night, the two teams had five goals on just 13 shots in the first 11 minutes of the game.

CLOSE CALL – Allen leads the season-series, winning all nine games so far. Each contest has been competitive with five of the last eight meetings between the Thunder and the Americans being decided by a goal and the last trip for Wichita down to the AEC was a one-goal game late before an empty-netter sealed the outcome. Wichita is 8-9-6-5 in one-goal games this year.

HATS OFF – Kale Kerbashian recorded his first hat trick of the season last night. The two teams combined for 11 goals on 57 shots. Wichita found the net three times in the first while Allen scored four in the third period. Chris Crane finished with a pair of goals while Aaron Gens also had two. Kenton Miller had a goal and two assists for the Thunder.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (143)...Lowe and Andy Huff are tied for sixth in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski leads all blueliners in power play goals (9) and fourth in shots by a dman (134)...Dan Milan leads the team with 97 penalty minutes...Wichita is third in the league in minor penalties (292)...Wichita is 8-1-1-1 when leading after two...

ALLEN NOTES – Allen is 24-2-2 when scoring first...Chad Costello leasds the ECHL in points (75), power play assists (22) and 11th in goals (21)...David Makowski and Aaron Gens are tied for 12 in the ECHL in points for a dman (28)....Allen is 16-1-1-0 when leading after one...Allen is 15-3-0 when leading after two...Allen is 13-3-3-2 in one goal games...

AROUND THE ECHL – There are six other games tonight in the ECHL. Greenville heads north of the border to Brampton. Reading plays at Adirondack. Elmira takes on Wheeling. South Carolina remains in Florida. Rapid City heads to Missouri. Indy takes on Toledo.

UP NEXT – Wichita continues its seven-game road trip with a meeting in Independence against the Mavericks next Friday 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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