By the time it was safe for the Thunder to at least begin thinking about a win over Allen on Sunday and a perfect, six-point weekend in the midst of a playoff race, the Americans vanquished those thoughts.
Quad City scored twice Friday night against the Thunder on the power play – one was an empty-net goal in the final 90 seconds – and those goals are almost excusable. It’s difficult to defend five players with four.
When Ian Lowe was named Thunder captain early this month, he had scored in six straight games. That was in line with the qualities that made Lowe an easy choice for captain – he was picked more for what he does on the ice than what he says off of it.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.