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Thunder tops Denver 5-3

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 12:17 a.m.

KevinYoung had two goals and an assist to help the Thunder beat Denver 5-3 on Friday in Denver.

The Thunder led 2-0 after the first period on the strength of two power-play goals, the first coming from Ian Lowe just 1:07 into the game.

Young scored a power-play goal in the second period, assisted on Matt Summers’ goal in the third and added an unassisted goal to make the score 5-2 at 12:17 of the third.


First period — 1, Wichita, Lowe (Flanigan, Griffith), 1:07 (pp). 2, Wichita, Trimm (Lutz, Lowe), 18:56 (pp). Penalties — Boilard, Denver (high sticking, double minor), :18; Lauridsen, Denver (high sticking), 1:51; Boogaard, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:36; Lutes, Denver (interference), 17:05.

Second period — 3, Denver, Gale (Smyth, Schwab), 7:44 (pp). 4, Wichita, Young (Summers, Lutz), 14:48 (pp). 5, Denver, Smyth (Schwab, Lauridsen), 19:20. Penalties — Reaney, Wichita (high sticking), 7:07; Lutes, Denver (hooking), 13:50.

Third period — 6, Wichita, Summers (Lut z, Young), 11:35. 7, Wichita, Young, 12:17. 8, Denver, Smyth (Towns, Fulghum), 18:35 (pp). Penalties — Flanigan, Wichita (slashing), 4:05; Mohr, Wichita (hooking), 10:30; Schwab, Denver (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:30; Lizon, Wichita (roughing), 18:21; Lizon, Wichita (fighting major), 18:21; Lizon, Wichita (instigator, game misconduct), 18:21; Chabot, Denver (fighting major), 18:21. .

Power plays — Wichita 3 of 5, Denver 2 of 4.

Shots — Wichita 17-7-8—32, Denver 9-9-15—33.

Goalies — Wichita, Regan 33 shots, 30 saves; Denver, Millan 32-27.

T — 2:26. A — 3,020.

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