Thunder Concludes Brief Road Swing Today in KC

Saturday, October 28 2017 2:00 PM

Independence, MO (Oct. 28th) - Wichita heads to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena today to face the Kansas City Mavericks. Get ready for the match-up with this Game Day Capsule:

TODAY'S MATCH-UP
Wichita at Kansas City - 7:05 p.m. CST, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

WICHITA
HOME: 4-0-0-0
AWAY: 1-0-0-0
OVERALL: 5-0-0-0
Last 10: 5-0-0-0
Streak: 5-0-0-0
Rank: 2nd, Mountain Division, 10 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Kyle Platzer, 5
Assists: Kyle Platzer, 4
Points: Kyle Platzer, 9
+/-: Kyle Platzer, +7
PIM: Dana Tyrell, 11

KANSAS CITY
HOME: 0-0-0-0
AWAY: 3-1-0-0
OVERALL: 3-1-0-0
Last 10: 3-1-0-0
Streak: 2-0-0-0
Rank: 2nd, Central Division, 6 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Matt Robertson, 4
Assists: Alex Brooks, Darren Nowick, 3
Points: Matt Robertson, 6
+/-: Jared VanWormer, Matt Robertson, +2
PIM: Troy Donnay, 18

SEASON-SERIES
Oct. 28th      Silverstein                      7:05 p.m.
Nov. 10th     Silverstein                      7:05 p.m.
Nov. 11th     Silverstein                      7:05 p.m.
Nov. 15th     INTRUST Bank Arena   7:05 p.m.
Nov. 22nd    Silverstein                      7:05 p.m.
Dec. 6th       INTRUST Bank Arena   7:05 p.m.
Dec. 22nd    INTRUST Bank Arena   7:05 p.m.
Dec. 23rd     INTRUST Bank Arena   7:05 p.m.
Mar. 20th      Silverstein                      7:05 p.m.

Wichita is 0-0-0-0 vs. Kansas City


HEAD TO HEAD - This is the first meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Mavericks. All-time, Wichita is 42-40-8 against Kansas City and 18-20-7 against the Mavericks on the road in the series.

SPECIAL - Wichita killed off eight Tulsa power plays on Wednesday night, improving its penalty kill percentage to 84%. The Thunder also added a power play goal for the second game in a row.

THREE'S COMPANY - The line of Kyle Platzer, Matt DeBlouw and Zach O'Brien have combined for 19 points (9g, 10a) in the first five games.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Kyle Platzer was named as the Sher-wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week on Tuesday. He extended his point-streak to five games with his fifth of the season on Wednesday. The Waterloo, Ontario native has goals in four of the first five games of the season and is tied for second overall in points with nine (5g, 4a).

HONEY BADGER - Joel Rumpel stopped 37 of 38 shots on Wednesday night and improved to 3-0-0-0 on the season. The Swift Current, SK native is third in the ECHL in goals-against average (1.67) and fourth in save percentage (.950). He is tied for the league-lead in wins with three.

GAME WINNER - Mark MacMillan recorded his second game-winning goal of the season Wednesday night. MacMillan and Travis Ewanyk are tied for the league-lead in game-winners with two.

FIVE - Wichita opened the season winning its first five games. The best start in franchise history came back during the 2004-05 season when the Thunder went 8-0-0 to start the year.

THUNDERBOLTS... Kyle Platzer leads the team in plus/minus (+7)...Lane Bauer is third in rookie shooting percentage (40%)...Wichita is first in goals against per game (2.00).....Wichita is 2-0-0-0 in one-goal games...Wichita is 4-0-0-0 when leading after one...Wichita is 4-0-0-0 when leading after two...Wichita is 2-0-0-0 when being outshot by its opponent...Wichita is outscoring its opponent 10-1 in the first...

KANSAS CITY NOTES - Kansas City beat Kalamazoo on Wednesday morning in a shootout, 4-3...Tonight is the Mavericks first home game of the season...Matt Robertson is tied for eighth in goals with four...Mike McMurtry and Matt Robertson are tied for third in power play goals with two each...

AROUND THE ECHL - There are 10 other games today in the ECHL. Greenville takes on Manchester. Toledo heads to Adirondack. Indy is in Florida. Cincinnati travels to Kalamazoo. South Carolina visits Norfolk. Orlando hosts Atlanta. Idaho travels to Quad City. Allen stays in Tulsa. Colorado is in Rapid City. Worcester is at Utah.

UP NEXT - Wichita returns home next Friday against Allen starting at 7:05 p.m.

 


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