Thunder Weekly - March 14th Edition

Monday, March 14 2016 3:25 PM

Wichita, KS (March 14th) - Wichita closed out its seven-game road trip on Sunday afternoon in Allen. Look back at the week that was in this edition of Thunder Weekly.

LAST WEEK'S GAMES -

Saturday, March 12th
Wichita at Allen, 6-3 L
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Sunday, March 13th
Wichita at Allen, 3-2 L
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THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)

Tuesday, March 15th
Alaska at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, inside the Wichita Ice Center.

Wednesday, March 16th
Alaska at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, inside the Wichita Ice Center.

Saturday, March 19th
Missouri at Wichita, 7:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, inside the Wichita Ice Center.

Sunday, March 20th
Missouri at Wichita, 5:05 p.m., online stream only at mixlr.com. Search Wichita Thunder. Watch the game live at Pucks Sports Bar, inside the Wichita Ice Center.

**Pre-game begins 15 minutes prior to start of all games. All games can be heard on www.wichitathunder.com or on your smart phone with the Mixlr App using the keyword Wichita Thunder**

WICHITA
HOME: 7-14-3-4
AWAY: 7-21-3-2
OVERALL: 14-35-6-6
Last 10: 4-4-1-1
Streak: 0-2-0-0
Rank: 4th place, Central Division, 40 points

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Kale Kerbashian, 14
Assists: Kale Kerbashian, 23
Points: Kale Kerbashian, 37
+/-: Miles Koules, -2
PIM: Dan Milan, 116

WEEK IN REVIEW  Wichita finished its seven-game road trip with a pair of games last weekend at Allen. The Americans took both contests to close out the season-series, winning on Saturday night by the final of 6-3 and taking Sunday’s meeting with a 3-2 victory. The loss on Saturday night snapped the team’s three-game winning streak. Wichita returns home starting Tuesday for the next six games.

KERB CHECK – Kale Kerbashian recorded a goal and an assist on Sunday afternoon, giving him 11 points (5g, 6a) against his former team. He also had an assist on Saturday night. Since coming over from Rapid City, the Thunder Bay, Ontario native has 27 points (11g, 16a) in 27 games with the Thunder. He leads the team in points (37), goals (14) and assists (23).

KOOL AID – Miles Koules has been a solid addition to the Thunder line-up. He has five points in five games, including two assists in both games this past weekend at Allen. Overall, he has 18 points (4g, 14a) in 49 games during his rookie season.

FEELING BLUE – Wichita got offense from its defense on Saturday night to help the Thunder try to stay in the game. Dalton Reum scored five minutes after Allen took a 1-0 lead, which was his fourth of the year. Martin Nemcik added a third-period goal to cut the lead back to two. It was also his fourth goal of the season. Eric Springer added an assist on the Reum goal.

30 – Wichita has reached 30 or more shots in six-straight games. Over the weekend, the Thunder hit 40-plus in both meetings against the Americans and have hit 40 or more in three of the last five games.

MILESTONE – Head Coach Kevin McClelland is nearing two milestones behind the Thunder bench. He is 10 games shy of 200 wins and five games shy of coaching in his 400th game in his Thunder career.

HOME COOKIN’ – Wichita returns home for a heavy helping of home games down the stretch. Tomorrow, the Thunder will begin a six-game homestand tomorrow night against the Alaska Aces and will conclude with Quad City on Tuesday, March 29th. Wichita heads out to Rapid City for a pair at the beginning of April before finishing with two of three contests against the Tulsa Oilers at home to finish the season.

FIRST TIMER – Wichita will host the Alaska Aces for the first-time ever tomorrow and Wednesday night. This will be the sixth new opponent that the Thunder will see this season. Wichita won’t make a trip to Alaska this year.

INDEPENDENCE CUP – The Thunder picked up its first win of the season in the Independence Cup Series against Missouri on March 4th. Wichita will host the Mavericks on March 19th and 20th to close out the season-series.

THUNDERBOLTS...Ian Lowe leads the team in shots (166)...Lowe and Andy Huff are tied for seventh in the ECHL in shorthanded goals (2)...Landon Oslanski continues to lead defensemen with nine power play goals and is tied for second in power play points (17)...Dan Milan leads the team with 116 penalty minutes...Wichita is tied for second in the league in minor penalties (333)...Wichita is 8-1-1-1 when leading after two...

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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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