The Tulsa Oilers shut out the Wichita Thunder 4-0 on Wednesday night in the first meeting this season between the longtime hockey rivals.
The loss was Wichita sixth straight and dropped the Thunder (1-5-3) to ninth place in the 10-team CHL standings. The win was just the second this season for the Oilers.
Brandon Coccimiglio had two goals and an assist for Tulsa, which scored three third-period goals to knock out the Thunder. Coccimiglio’s first goal at 7:45 of the first was the only score of the first two periods. Tulsa pulled ahead 2-0 when he scored at 38 seconds into the third.
Tulsa outshot Wichita 33-17, and the Thunder managed just four shots on goal in the third period. Wichita goalie Taylor Nelson suffered his first loss in regulation time this season.
The Thunder plays at Missouri on Friday, then comes home Saturday to face the Mavericks.
First period — 1. Tulsa, Coccimiglio (Bocknek, Pleskach), 7:45. Penalties — none.
Second period — none. Penalties — Tallent, Tulsa (tripping), 7:32; Booras, Wichita (hooking), 12:55; Robinson, Wichita (tripping), 14:01.
Third period — 2, Tulsa, Coccimiglio (Pleskach, Barlock), :38. 3, Tulsa, Beausoleil (Tallent, Gordon), 13:40. 4, Tulsa, Pleskach (Coccimiglio, Macaulay), 17:30. Penalty — Macaulay, Tulsa (tripping), 15:00.
Power play —Wichita 0 for 2, Tulsa 0 for 2.
Shots — Wichita 6-7-4—17 ; Tulsa 9-18-6—33.
Goalies — Wichita, Nelson 33 shots, 29 saves; Tulsa, Madolora 17-17.
T — 2:27. A — 3,218.