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Thunder rally for win over Missouri

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Monday, March 11, 2013, at 6:57 a.m.

The Wichita Thunder rallied from a two-goal deficit for the second straight night, defeating Missouri 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday in Independence, Mo., for coach Kevin McClelland’s 300th career win.

Trailing 3-1 in the third period, Wichita evened the score in regulation on a pair of goals form Ian Lowe and Todd Griffith 36 seconds apart.

Lowe scored in round seven of the shootout for the win.

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First period

Scoring—1. Missouri, Kell (King, Thinel) 3:28. Penalties—Wichita, Griffith (boarding); Wichita, Summers (high sticking); Missouri, Emmerson (roughing); Missouri, Evan Vossen (cross checking).

Second period

Scoring—2. Wichita, Griffith (unassisted) 1:19; 3. Missouri, Courtney (Tochkin, Thinel) 18:00. Penalties—Wichita, Griffith (elbowing); Missouri, Hepditch (roughing); Wichita, Wight (hooking); Wichita, Inman (roughing); Missouri, Tochkin (roughin) 15:49.

Third period

Scoring—4. Missouri, Vossen (unassisted) 2:26; 5. Wichita, Loew (Robinson, Martens) 6:22; 6. Wichita, Griffith (Summers, Inman) 6:58. Penalties—Wichita, Madden (roughing); Wichita, Madden (unsportsmanlike conduct); Missouri, Kell (roughing) 6:03; Missouri, Kell (unsportsmanlike conduct).

Overtime

Scoring—none. Penalties—Wichita, Reaney (interference).

Shootout

Scoring—7. Wichita, Lowe.

Power play—Wichita 0 for 2, Missouri 1 for 4. Shots—Wichita 4-10-9-5-1—29, Missouri 8-18-9-1-0—36. Saves—Wichita, Jung 33 saves on 36 shots; Missouri, Corbell 25 saves on 28 shots. T—2:40. A—5,800.

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