The three's-a-crowd goaltending situation has been worked out in fairly predictable fashion by the Wichita Thunder.
Peter Delmas, who signed a contract with the Thunder on Monday, and Marc-Antoine Gelinas, the team's hottest goalie, are on the active roster entering tonight's game against Mississippi at Intrust Bank Arena. Marty Magers has been placed on injured reserve.
Delmas (0-1-1) was assigned to the Thunder by the NHL's Montreal Canadians and could be called up to the higher-level American Hockey League at any time. Wichita is prepared, though, given that Magers was placed on IR retroactive to Nov. 6 and could play as soon as tonight if necessary, coach Kevin McClelland said.
In Delmas' first start, he impressed with 33 saves but suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to Bloomington. In his second start, he gave up six goals in a setback at Odessa.
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"We didn't give him much help," McClelland said. "We had some breakdowns."
Delmas, a second-round draft pick in 2008, has a 3.84 goals-against average and a .873 saves percentage. In two starts with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs, he was 1-0-1 (1.92 GAA, .933 SP).
"He's a young kid, just learning about the pro ranks," McClelland said. "He's got a lot of potential."
The 21-year-old Gelinas is 3-1 with a 1.75 GAA and a .943 SP. He is expected to start tonight for the Thunder, which has lost three straight games.
Notes — Mississippi averages a league-high 35.21 penalty minutes per game and also is No. 1 in majors with 27.... The Thunder is allowing 28.69 shots per game, second lowest in the CHL. The Thunder is fifth on the penalty kill at 85.2 percent.... The Thunder's Steve Kaunisto continues to lead the league at plus-11.... Mississippi defenseman Derek Landmesser was named to the CHL's all-decade team.... The Thunder is 6-6-1, has allowed 40 goals and has scored 40 goals.