Rapid City scored twice in the third period and beat the Wichita Thunder 2-1 on Saturday night in Rapid City, S.D.
The game was scoreless for the first 39 minutes. The Thunder went ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal from Lance Galbraith in the final minute of the second period.
Rapid City tied the score on Konrad Reeder's goal at 5:27, then took the lead two minutes later on a goal by Jamie Carroll.
Wichita0 1 0 — 1 Rapid City0 0 2 — 2
First Period—No Scoring. Penalties— Richards, W (interference) :29; Schwab, W (hooking) 4:31; Schultz, RC (slashing) 7:51; Reaney, RC (cross checking) 18:05.
Second Period—1, Wichita, Galbraith (Schwab) (pp) 19:04. Penalties— Donaghy, W (slashing) 2:43; Eade, RC (holding) 5:47; Scoran, W (cross checking) 9:42; Kalinchuk, RC (tripping) 11:28; Carroll, RC (slashing) 13:59; Wray, RC (interference) 17:39; Eade, RC (hooking) 20:00.
Third Period—2, Rapid City, Reeder, (Flamminio, Menel) 5:27. 3, Rapid City, Carroll (King) 7:30. Penalties— Martens, W (charging) :46; Reaney, RC (roughing) 8:49; Tetrault (interference) 11:42; Marten, W (roughing) 17:19; Hughes, W (abuse of officials) 20:00.
Power Plays—Wichita 1-8, Rapid City 0-7. Shots— Wichita 11-10-6—27; Rapid City 14-11-10—35. Saves— Wichita, Gelinas 35 shots, 33 saves; Rapid City, Battochio 27-26. Referee— Geoff Miller. Linesmen— John Grandt, Seth Mukai. A— 4735.