Wichita Thunder

Thunder ties record with 11th straight loss

Colorado scored four goals in the first 9:19 of the second period to blow open the game, and went on to defeat the Thunder 8-2 on Wednesday in Loveland, Colo.

The loss was the 11th straight for Wichita, tying the franchise record set in the 1992-93 season.

The eight goals allowed were a season high.

Wichita led 2-1 after the opening period, with Mark Belanger getting both goals.

Aaron Schneekloth scored goals 10 seconds apart early in the second period to put the Eagles ahead 3-2. A power play goal by Ryan Tobler and a penalty shot by Brett Lutes extended the lead. The penalty shot was awarded when the Thunder's Jason Woll took down Lutes in front of the crease.

Wichita2 0 0—2 Colorado1 4 3—8

First Period—1, Colorado, McLeod (Lutes, McGrane), 2:11 (pp). 2, Wichita, Belanger (Hanson, Thompson), 14:43 (pp). 3, Wichita, Belanger, 19:42. Penalties— Thompson, Wich (slashing), :58; Beatty, Colo (tripping), 6:45; Filipic, Colo (slashing), 10:21; Thurston, Colo (hooking), 12:49; Woll, Wich (tripping), 15:32.

Second Period—4, Colorado, Schneenkloth (Tobler, Ulanski), 3:48. 5, Colorado, Schneenkloth (Ulanski), 3:58. 6, Colorado, Tobler (Nelson, Ulanski), 5:11 (pp). 7, Lutes (penalty shot), 9:19. Penalties— Deleurme, Wich (tripping), :34; Woll, Wich (board checking) 4:49; Adamek, Wich (interference), 5:11; Penner, Colo (tripping) 10:00; Kovalcik, Wich (too man men) 11:29; Jackson, Colo (tripping), 16:17..

Third Period—8, Colorado, Nelson (Jackson, Ulanski), 5:36. 9, Colorado, Lutes (McGrane, Thurston), 12:04. 10, Colorado, Thurston (Haddon, Foster), 17:16. Penalties— Penner, Colo (elbowing) 1:50; Adamek, Wich (fighting major), 11:52; Filipic, Colo (fighting major), 11:52; Kovalcik, Wich (fighting major) 11:53; Penner, Colo (fighting (major), 11:53; Penner, Colo (elbowing) 17:58.

Shots on Goal—Wichita 7-7-7—21. Colorado 9-10-15—34.

Power-play opportunities—Wichita 1 of 7; Colorado 2 of 6.

Goalies—Wichita, Campbell (12 shots-8 saves), Horrell (22-18). Colorado, Mole (21-19).

A—5,289. T— 2:30.

Referee—Peter Friesema. Linesmen— Jason Griffis, Eric Von Feldt.

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