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Allen snags a win from Thunder

The only easy part of the aftermath of the Thunder’s 4-3 loss to Allen on Friday night was describing the emotion.

Thunder’s Duda eyes his own bench for coaching

The most impressive item on Jason Duda’s coaching resume came before Duda was even officially a coach.

Jeffrey Lutz’s CHL Report

Despite Tulsa’s and the Thunder’s precarious playoff positioning, Rodney Steven, co-owner of both Central Hockey League franchises, wouldn’t change his decision to branch out beyond the Thunder this offseason.

Thunder fall at Brampton

The Brampton Beast exploded for four goals in the second period on the way to a 4-1 win over the Wichita Thunder on Sunday in Brampton, Ont.

Thunder defeats Beast in shootout

Ian Lowe scored in the sixth round of a shootout, giving the Thunder a 4-3 win over the Brampton Beast on Friday night in Brampton, Ontario.

Jeffrey Lutz’s CHL Report

Thousands of kids grow up playing hockey in Canada, then they turn professional and sometimes never get the chance to play at home again.

Thunder salvage weekend with shutout victory

Matt Summers noticed something important about the Thunder’s effort Sunday in a 3-0 win over Missouri that was missing in Wichita’s two previous games, both losses.

Tulsa defeats Thunder 3-1

The Tulsa Oilers scored a quick goal and never relinquished the lead, beating the Thunder 3-1 on Saturday night in Tulsa.

Mavericks beat Thunder 4-1

Missouri beat the Thunder 4-1 Friday night at Intrust Bank Arena and Mavericks goalie Shane Owen stopped 36 shots. Just as convincing, according to Wichita coach Kevin McClelland, was the Thunder’s performance.

Thunder’s Klempa keeps one eye on another hockey team

The Thunder will spend the next two months fighting for a playoff spot, but there is a more immediate hockey matter on the mind of Wichita forward Tomas Klempa.

Jeffrey Lutz’s CHL Report (Feb. 5)

The Thunder is in ninth place in a league that sends eight teams to the playoffs, but circumstances may be lining up just right for Wichita to escape its precarious positioning.

Thunder defeats Allen once again

Matt Robinson scored two goals and the Thunder beat Allen for the second consecutive, winning 4-2 on Saturday in Allen, Texas.

Thunder’s quick flurry floors Allen

They may not be on track to meet in the Central Hockey League championship series again, but Allen and the Thunder have no trouble creating a finals-like atmosphere. Just give them a second.

Thunder willing to make moves as trade deadline nears

In recent seasons the Thunder may have looked to make a minor move at the Central Hockey League trading deadline, but Wichita was just as content to let the deadline come and go.

Thunder rallies past Denver 4-3 in OT

If any team is fit to handle the mystifying emotions of an unpredictable game, it’s the Thunder, which has had a hockey season reflective of such bemusement.

McClelland weathers storm with Thunder

To this point, the best indicator of how Thunder coach Kevin McClelland handles losing is his attitude following postseason defeats. In other words, McClelland doesn’t lose that often.

Rapid City puts away Thunder with third-period surge

The Wichita Thunder collapsed in the third period on Friday night, falling to the Rapid City Rush 6-3 in Rapid City, S.D.

Jeffrey Lutz’s CHL report (Jan. 22)

A well-rested Thunder produced three wins in three days last weekend. That’s essentially the last time Wichita will have the luxury of recovery this season, as the final 30 games include several clusters like the current one.

Thunder keep up winning ways

Just like any lasting New Year’s resolution, it may take a while before the Thunder’s January efforts produce tangible progress.

Thunder tops Missouri for third straight win

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.

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