Thunder Resumes StoneWolf Casino Cup in Tulsa

Friday, March 31 2017 2:59 PM

Tulsa, OK (March 31st) - Wichita travels to Oklahoma today to take on Tulsa in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. Get ready for the match-up with this Wichita Brewing Company Game Day Capsule:

TODAY'S MATCH-UP
Wichita at Tulsa - 7:05 p.m. CST, BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

WICHITA
HOME: 10-23-0-0
AWAY: 8-18-5-1
OVERALL: 18-41-5-1
Last 10: 1-7-2-0
Streak: 0-5-2-0
Rank: 7th, Central Division, 42 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Louick Marcotte, 15
Assists: Matt DeBlouw, 21
Points: Matt DeBlouw, Louick Marcotte, 34
+/-: Jeremy Beaudry, -4
PIM: James Melindy, 203

TULSA
HOME: 15-14-4-0
AWAY: 11-19-2-2
OVERALL: 26-33-6-2
Last 10: 1-6-1-2
Streak: 0-5-1-2
Rank: 5th, Central Division, 60 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Darcy Murphy, 18
Assists: Patrick Watling, 23
Points: Patrick Watling, 35
+/-: Chris Joyaux, +8
PIM: Emerson Clark, 158

SEASON-SERIES
Oct. 15     INTRUST    4-3, L
Nov. 11    INTRUST    5-3, W
Nov. 12    BOK            3-1, L
Nov. 23    INTRUST   4-3, L
Nov. 25    INTRUST   4-2, L
Nov. 26    BOK            2-1, L (SO)
Dec. 31    BOK           5-3, L
Jan. 1       BOK           5-3, L
Feb. 19    BOK           5-0, L
Mar, 3      INTRUST   3-2, L
Mar. 4      INTRUST   3-2, W (SO)
Mar. 31    BOK           7:05 p.m.

Wichita is 2-8-0-1 vs. Tulsa


HEAD TO HEAD – This is the 12th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Oilers. All-time, Wichita is 136-123-28 against Tulsa and 60-67-14 on the road in the series.

TODAY – Wichita begins a three-in-three tonight with a trip to Tulsa to take on the Oilers in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series. Both teams are looking to break long winless streaks. Wichita is winless over its last seven games while the Oilers are winless in their last eight. The Thunder lost on Tuesday night to Quad City 4-1. Tulsa is coming off a loss to Allen last weekend by the final score of 4-3. Christophe Lalancette leads the Oilers with 10 points (2g, 8a) in nine games against the Thunder. Shawn Bates and Adam Pleskach each have nine points (5g, 4a) in the season-series against Wichita. Louick Marcotte (2g, 4a) and Matt DeBlouw (1g, 5a) have six points against Tulsa this season.

SHOOTING GALLERY  Wichita has had plenty of scoring chances over the last 13 games. The Thunder have fired 30 or more shots over that span and have reached 40 shots in four of the last seven games.

WORKING OT  The Thunder played back-to-back overtime games last weekend and came out on the losing end in both contests. Wichita and Missouri have played four-straight games at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena past regulation with the Mavericks taking three of the four in overtime. Wichita is 3-5 in games decided in the extra period and have appeared in 10 games past regulation.

CAREER HIGH  Louick Marcotte recorded his 15th goal of the season last Saturday night. He needs one more to equal his totals from last season, his rookie year, in Adirondack where he collected 16 goals. He has already set a new career high in assists (19) and points (34).

DOORNY  Jamie Doornbosch returned from Binghamton on March 7th and picked up where he left off when he was called up to the Senators. He has 10 points (2g, 8a) in his last 10 games.

FIRST TIMER  Jeremy Beaudry recorded his first professional goal on Sunday afternoon. He buried a one-timer from the deep slot on the power play that tied the game at one against Quad City. The rookie defenseman from Montmagny, Quebec joined the team on March 14th after playing three seasons at the University of Quebec-Trois-Rivieres.

THUNDERBOLTS... Vincent Arseneau is tied for fourth with five shorthanded points and tied for first with four shorthanded goals...Wichita is fifth in the league in shorthanded goals (12)...Wichita is fourth in the league in penalty minutes per game (18.03)...Wichita is ninth in the league in shots for per game (32.82)...Wichita is tied for second to last in games past regulation (10)...Wichita is 12-2-2-1 when leading after two...Wichita is 7-11-1-0 when tied after one...Wichita is 8-14-4-0 when outshooting its opponent...

TULSA NOTES – Darcy Murphy has points in four of his last five games (1g, 3a)...Danick Paquette has five goals and four fights in his last eight games...P.J. Musico has started seven consecutive games for the Oilers, the second longest streak of the season behind Colin Stevens (12)...

AROUND THE ECHL – There are 11 other games today in the ECHL. Elmira takes on Adirondack. Atlanta goes to Greenville. Norfolk heads to Reading. Orlando visits South Carolina. Indy heads to Toledo. Florida hosts Kalamazoo. Fort Wayne travels to Cincinnati. Brampton is at Wheeling. Alaska takes on Quad City. Utah is in Rapid City. Colorado visits Idaho.

UP NEXT – Wichita returns home on Saturday night to host Missouri at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for all Thunder home games are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Contact a Thunder representative at the office today to learn more about our great season, group and other ticket packet opportunities!

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