The Thunder let a two-goal lead slip away in the third period, losing to the Bloomington Prairie Thunder 5-4 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.
Matt Robinson gave the Thunder a 4-2 lead at 6:20 of the third period with a power-play goal. Bloomington responded with three goals in a five-minute stretch, capped by Jason Dale's goal at 13:34.
Robinson had a chance to tie the score when the Thunder was awarded a penalty shot with 1:04 left after Bloomington was called for delay of game, but goalie Marco Emond made the stop.
Wichita0 3 1—4 Bloomington1 1 3—5
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Scoring—1, Bloomington, Deleurme (Booras, Granbois), 2:53. Penalties— Galbraith, Wichita (cross checking), 3:31; Schwab, Wichita (hooking), 6:27; Mazur, Bloom (roughing),9:44; Toddington, Bloom (hooking), 19:47.
Scoring—2, Wichita, Hughes (Looby, Bennefield), 1:54. 3, Bloomington, Toddington (Mazur, Dale), 11:07 (pp). 4, Wichita, Tertrault (Robinson, Gale), 14:14. 5, Wichita, Bennefield (Tetrault, Delmas), 18:14. Penalties— Macdonald, Bloom (tripping), 4:21; Greene, Wichita (slashing), 9:35; Martens, Wichita (tripping), 10:52; Dawson, Bloom (interference), 16:10; Beaulieu, Bloom (holding), 19:24; Deleurme, Bloom (fighting), 19:53; Gale, Wichita (fighting), 19:53.
Scoring—6, Wichita, Robinson (Davis, Tetrault), 3:31 (pp). 7, Bloomington, Deleurme (Beaulieu, Lovell), 8:49 (pp). 8, Bloomington, Holmberg (Bagron, Dawson), 12:47. 9, Bloomington, Dale (Klotz, Snowden), 13:34. Penalties— Lovell, Bloom (holding), 1:49; Granbois, Bloom (slashing), 5:40; Wright, Wichita (hoding stick), 7:14; Macdonald, Bloom (delay of game), 10:52; Brown, Bloom (roughing), 10:52; Galbraith, Wichita (roughing), 10:52; Martens, Wichita (delay of game), 10:52; Dawson, Bloom (delay of game), 18:56; Deleurme, Bloom (fighting), 20:00; Galbraith, Wichita (fighting), 20:00.
Shots on Goal—Wichita 10-20-11—41; Bloomington 12-7-13—32.
Power-play opportunities—Wichita 1 of 8; Bloomington 2 of 5.
Goalies—Wichita, Delmas (32 shots-27 saves). Bloomington, Emond (41-37).
A—2,365. T— 2:25.