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Flath’s two goals key Thunder win

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 6:43 a.m.

R.G. Flath scored two goals — including the 100th of his career — to lead the Wichita Thunder to a 5-4 win over the Tulsa Oilers on Sunday in Tulsa, Okla.

Tied 2-2 after the first period, Wichita scored three goals in the scond period to take a lead that would stick despite a scoreless third period.

Flath, Neil Trimm and Greger Hanson all found the back of the net for the Thunder in the second. Tulsa’s Drew Fisher finished with a hat trick.

Wichita went 3 for 9 on the power play.

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First period—1. Tulsa, Fisher (Schafer, Mariani) 6:59; 2. Wichita, Flath (Martens, Summers) 10:52; 3. Wichita, Martens (Trimm, Young) 12:42; 4. Tulsa, Fisher (Gordon, Erickson) 15:46. Penalties—Tulsa, Barlock (interference); Wichita, Flath (tripping); Wichita, Mohr (hooking); Tulsa, Buvinow (cross checking); Tulsa, Amesbury (roughing); Wichita, Trimm (tripping); Wichita, Boogard (abuse of officials).

Second period—5. Tulsa, Fisher (unassisted) 2:03: 6. Wichita, Flath (Wight, Martens) 7:03; 7. Wichita, Trimm (Robinson, Lowe) 7:27; 8. Wichita, Hanson (Martens, Flath) 9:03. Penalties—Tulsa, Barlock (hooking); Wichita, Robinson (tripping); Tulsa, Schafer (cross checking); Wichita, Inman (elbowing); Tulsa, Beausoleil (hooking); Tulsa, Fleck (hooking); Wichita, Summers (holding).

Third period—9. Tulsa, Erickson (Gordon) :41. Penalties—Wichita, Mohr (high sticking); Tulsa, Cramer (tripping); Wichita, Lowe (Holding); Tulsa, Gordon (hooking).

Power plays—Wichita 3-9; Tulsa 2-9.

Shots—Wichita 11-20-10—41; Tulsa 10-6-11—27.

Goalies—Wichita, Jung 23 saves on 27 shots; Tulsa, Clarke 17 saves on 22 shots, Madolora 19 saves on 19 shots.

T—2:30. A—3,321.

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