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Thunder beats Rush 3-1

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 10:47 p.m.

Ian Lowe scored a goal in each of the first two periods, leading the Thunder to a 3-1 victory over the Rush on Tuesday in Rapid City, S.D.

Lowe scored the only goal in the first period, the broke a 1-1 tie with his goal at 16:44 of the second. Gregor Hanson’s empty-net goal in the final minute locked up the win.

Thunder goalie Torrie Jung made 22 saves.

Rapid City0101

First period — 1, Wichita, Lowe (Lutz, Trimm), 14:20. Penalties — Sawyer, RC (fighting major), 6:07; Boogaard, Wichita (fighting major), 6:07; VanderVeeken, RC (cross checking), 10:40; Lowe, Wichita (cross checking), 14:20; Behler, RC (cross checking), 17:16.

Second perioed — 2, Rapid City, Konle (Weselowski, Gruenke), 4:29. 3, Wichita, Martens, 16:44. Penalty — Hanson, Wichita (high sticking), 13:17.

Third period — 4, Wichita, Hanson (Summers, Flath), 19:07 (en). Penalties — Surma, RC (holding), 1:22; Flanigan, Wichita (roughing), 3:39; Gruenke, RC (roughing), 3:39; Peto, RC (hooking), 3:50. Martens, Wichita (tripping), 9:57; Boogaard, Wichita (roughing), 9:57; Gruenke, RC (roughing), 9:57; Madden, Wichita (cross checking), 11:10; Konkle, RC (cross checking), 12:17.

Power plays — Wichita 0 for 5, Rapid City 0 for 4.

Shots — Wichita 17-10-14—41, Rapid City 8-4-10—23.

Goalies — Wichita, Jung 23 shots, 22 saves; Rapid City, Battochio 40-38.

T — 2:25. A — 4,103.

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