Game Day: Wichita at Missouri, January 30th

Saturday, January 30 2016 7:08 AM

Independence, MO (Jan. 30th) – Wichita and Missouri play for the second-consecutive night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Get ready for the game 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: 4-16-2-1
OVERALL: 10-26-4-4
Last 10: 1-6-3-0
Streak: 0-1-0-0
Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 28 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Kenton Miller, Logan Nelson, 10
Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 16
Points: Kenton Miller, Kale Kerbashian, 22
+/-: Michael Neal, +3
PIM: Dan Milan, 65

MISSOURI
HOME: 16-1-0-0
AWAY: 17-4-1-1
OVERALL: 33-15-1-1
Last 10: 7-2-1-0
Streak: 2-0-0-0
Rank: 1st place, Central Division, 68 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Jesse Root, 19
Assists: Tyler Barnes, 27
Points: Tyler Barnes, 43
+/-: Tyler Barnes, Jesse Root, +22
PIM: Andrew Courtney, 44

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  2-1, L
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 0-10-0-1 vs. Missouri

HEAD-TO-HEAD – This is the 12th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 35-32-4 against Missouri and 15-16-3 on the road in the series.

TODAY – Wichita finishes up a two-game swing tonight against the Missouri Mavericks in the Independence Cup Series. The Thunder are looking for their first win in the season-series after losing a close one last night by the final score of 2-1. After tonight, the two teams will not play again until the beginning of March and will see each other three times in the month. Missouri leads the Central Division with 68 points while the Thunder are in fourth place with 28 points. Rocco Carzo leads the way with 11 points against the Thunder (1g, 10a) while Tyler Barnes has 10 points (4g, 6a). Mason Baptista has four points (3g, 1a) against the Mavericks through 11 games.

700 – Head Coach Kevin McClelland will reach a milestone tonight, coaching in his 700th game. The former Stanley Cup Champion is the Thunder’s all-time winningest coach, going 186-150-43. Overall, he is sporting a 373-257-69 record during his 11-year career.

NAIL BITER – Wichita fought back into the game last night, but couldn’t overcome Missouri’s quick start. Wichita is tied with Manchester and Greenville for the most one-goal games in the league (7-8-4-4).

BASH BRO – Kale Kerbashian has made an impact since coming over from Rapid City. In 11 games with the Thunder, Kerbashian has 12 points (3g, 9a), including an assist in last night’s game. He leads all Thunder players with 14 points in January (4g, 10a).

END OF THE MONTH – Wichita closes out the month of January tonight with one more meeting at Missouri. The Thunder finished up their home portion on Wednesday, going 1-2-1-1 during the month. Overall, Wichita is 3-6-3-1 in January and are 3-1-0-0 on Wednesday nights at home so far this season.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (110)...Kenton Miller and Logan Nelson lead the team 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 (107)…Dan Milan leads the team with 65 penalty minutes...Wichita is second in the league in minor penalties (230)…Wichita is 8-0-1-1 when leading after two...

MAVERICKS NOTES – Tyler Barnes is third in the league in scoring (43) and tied for seventh in assists (27)...Jesse Root is tied for third in the league in goals (19)...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 11 other games tonight in the ECHL. Adirondack hosts Reading. Greenville stays in Florida. Wheeling is at Elmira. Idaho remains in Atlanta. South Carolina plays at Norfolk. Fort Wayne takes on Toledo. Indy hosts Evansville. Quad City is at Cincinnati. Allen heads to Tulsa. Rapid City remains at Utah. Alaska plays at Colorado.

UP NEXT - Wichita returns home to start February next Friday against Colorado 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.

 

-Thunder-

 

**photo credit to John Howe