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Allen edges Thunder

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.

Allen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and went on to beat the Thunder 5-3 on Tuesday night in Allen, Texas.

Wichita took one-goal leads twice in the second period, but each time the Americans responded. Jonathan Lessard put Allen ahead 4-3 with a goal at 11:40 of the third period. Phil Fox provided the final margin with an empty-net goal in the final minute as the Thunder pressed for a tying goal.

Jason Wilson, RG Flath and Jared Walker scored the Thunder goals. Jon Booras had an assist on Wilson’s goal for his team-leading 37th point. David Brown made 40 saves.

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First period — 1, Allen, Kerbashian (Hanson, Berube), 7:47. 2, Wichita, J.Wilson (Madden, Booras), 15:39. Penalties — Ludwig, Allen (holding), 1:38; Martens, Wichita (high sticking), 9:12; Booras, Wichita (high sticking), 16:17.

Second period — 3, Wichita, Flath, 1:09. 4, Allen, Fox (McMillin, Hanson), 12:56. 5, Wichita, Walker (Lizon, Donaghy), 14:58. 6, Allen, Ludwig (Bootland, Kerbashian), 15:42. Penalties — Booras, Wichita (hooking), 8:02; Fox, Allen (goalie interference), 10:45; Dudas, Wichita (holding), 19:35.

Third period — 7, Allen, Lessard (Kerbashian), 11:40. 8, Allen, Fox (Lavoie, Ludwig), 19:11 (en). Penalties — Fox, Allen (too many men), 9:19; Lowe, Wichita (diving), 15:43; Hanson, Allen (holding), 15:43.

Power plays —Wichita 0-3, Allen 0-4.

Shots — Wichita 11-3-9-—33, Allen 12-17-16—45.

Goalies — Wichita, Brown, 44 shots, 40 saves; Allen, Pitton, 33-30.

T — 2:13. A — 4,904.

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