Game Day: Wichita at Missouri, January 29th

Friday, January 29 2016 6:36 AM

Independence, MO (Jan. 29th) - Wichita heads to Independence for a pair of games against the Mavericks starting this evening. Get ready with our Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule.

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP
Wichita at Missouri - 7:05 p.m., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence, MO

WICHITA
HOME: 6-10-2-3
AWAY: 4-15-2-1
OVERALL: 10-25-4-4
Last 10: 1-5-3-1
Streak: 1-0-0-0
Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 28 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Kenton Miller, Logan Nelson, 10
Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 15
Points: Kenton Miller, 22
+/-: Michael Neal, +2
PIM: Dan Milan, 61

MISSOURI
HOME: 15-1-0-0
AWAY: 17-4-1-1
OVERALL: 32-15-1-1
Last 10: 7-2-1-0
Streak: 1-0-0-0
Rank: 1st place, Central Division, 66 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Jesse Root, 18
Assists: Tyler Barnes, 27
Points: Tyler Barnes, 43
+/-: Tyler Barnes, +22
PIM: Andrew Courtney, 42

SEASON-SERIES
Oct. 23     INTRUST       3-0, L
Oct. 24     Silverstein    2-1, L
Nov. 7      Silverstein    1-0, L
Nov. 8      INTRUST       2-1, L
Nov. 13    INTRUST       7-2, L
Nov. 14    INTRUST       3-2, L (SO)
Nov. 21    INTRUST       5-2, L
Dec. 5      Silverstein     5-2, L
Dec. 31    Silverstein     7-1, L
Jan. 12    INTRUST        4-1, L
Jan. 29    Silverstein     7:05 p.m.
Jan. 30    Silverstein     7:05 p.m.
Mar. 4      Silverstein     7:05 p.m.
Mar. 19    INTRUST       7:05 p.m.
Mar. 20    INTRUST       5:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-9-0-1 vs. Missouri

HEAD-TO-HEAD - This is the 11th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 35-31-4 against Missouri and 15-15-3 on the road in the series.

TODAY - Wichita heads to Independence, MO for a pair of games starting tonight against the Mavericks. The Thunder snapped a nine-game losing skid on Wednesday night against Evansville with a 4-2 win. Missouri's last contest was also against the IceMen, winning 6-5 in overtime on Tuesday night. The Thunder are looking for their first win of the season against the Mavericks, who have taken all but one point in the Independence Cup Series.

GOALIE MATCH-UP - Josh Robinson has started in five games against the Thunder, going 5-0-0-0, with a 1.20 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. Grant Rollheiser has appeared in four games against the Mavericks, going 0-2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 3.24 and .903 save percentage.

SERIES LEADERS - Mason Baptista leads the Thunder in points scored in the season-series against the Mavericks with four (3g, 1a). Tyler Barnes (4g, 6a) and Rocco Carzo (1g, 9a) each have 10 points against Wichita this season.

CAREER NIGHT - Logan Nelson recorded his first pro hat trick and added an assist on Wednesday night to carry the Thunder to a 4-2 win over Evansville. The second-year pro out of Rogers, Minnesota had a career-high four points, which is also a season-high for a Thunder player in a single game this year. He has five goals in his last two games. It was also the first hat trick recorded by a Thunder player this season.

BASH BRO - Kale Kerbashian has made an impact since coming over from Rapid City. In 10 games with the Thunder, Kerbashian has 11 points (3g, 8a), including two assists on Wednesday night. He leads all Thunder players with 13 points in January (4g, 9a).

MILLER TIME - Kenton Miller has been one of the Thunder's most consistent players recently. In 12 games during January, Miller has scored 11 points (4g, 7a) and leads the team in points with 22 (10g, 12a).

700 - Head Coach Kevin McClelland is nearing a milestone, sitting just two games back of coaching in his 700th pro game of his career. The former Stanley Cup Champion is the Thunder's all-time winningest coach, going 186-149-43.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (108)...Kenton Miller and Logan Nelson lead theteam in goals (10)...Huff is tied for second in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski is tied for fourth in goals scored by a dman (9) and fifth in shots by a blueliner (106)...Dan Milan leads the team with 61 penalty minutes...Wichita is second in the league in minor penalties (221)...Wichita is 8-0-1-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 7-7-4-4 in one-goal games...

MAVERICKS NOTES - Tyler Barnes is third in the league in scoring (43) and tied for fifth in assists (27)...Jesse Root is tied for third in the league in goals (18)...Josh Robinson leads the league in goals-against average (1.83), wins (21) and set a new ECHL record with his 17th-straight win on Tuesday night...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 13 other games tonight in the ECHL. Quad City heads to Kalamazoo. Adirondack hosts Reading. Manchester goes to Orlando. Wheeling is in Elmira. Brampton travels to Toledo. South Carolina plays Norfolk. Greenville takes on Florida. Evansville is at Indy. Idaho takes on Atlanta. Cincinnati is at Fort Wayne. Tulsa goes to Allen. Rapid City travels to Utah. Alaska is at Colorado.

UP NEXT - Wichita stays in Independence tomorrow night against the Mavericks 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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