Matt Summers scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of overtime, giving the Thunder a 4-3 win over the Mavericks on Saturday night in Independence, Mo.
The Thunder has won three in a row.
Missouri led 1-0 entering the third period. Ian Lowe the score with a shorthanded goal at 6:18 of the third, RG Flath gave Wichita the lead with a score at 10:56. After the Mavericks pulled even, Mike Wilson scored at 13:54 to again give the Thunder a lead. Missouri forced overtime with a 6-on-4 goal with 1:10 left in the third period.
The win was the Thunder’s first in overtime this season after three losses.
The teams meet again Sunday afternoon at Intrust Bank Arena.
First period — none. Penalty — Pszenyczny (elbowing), 19:23.
Second period — 1, Missouri, Thinel (Courtney, Stephenson), 5:27 (pp). P enalties — Summers, Wichita (slashing), 4:43; M.Wilson, Wichita (hooking), 6:17; Stephenson, Missouri (interference), 13:39.
Third period — 2, Wichita (Lowe (Booras), 6:18 (sh). 3, Wichita, Flath (Summers, Martens), 10:56. 4. Missouri, Courtney (Stephenson, Thinel), 12:40 (pp). 5, Wichita, M. Wilson (Linden, Klempa), 13:54. 6. Missouri, King (Stephenson, Courtney), 18:50 (pp) (ea). Penalties — Flath, Wichita (high sticking), 4:41; Lowe, Wichita (hooking), 12:22; Booras, Wichita (holding), 18:32.
Overtime — 7, Wichita, Summers (Martens, Flath), 4:01.
Power plays — Wichita 0-2, Missouri 3-5.
Shots — Wichita 10-12-12-4—38, Missourui 12-11-8-3—35.
Goalies — Wichita, Nelson, 35 shots, 32 saves; Missouri, Owen 38-34.
T — 2:36. A — 5,850.