Wichita Thunder

Ian Keserich not fazed by exhibition showing

You might be worried about Ian Keserich's performance in the team's first exhibition hockey game. He isn't.

Keserich gave up three goals while sharing time with newcomer Mark Sibbald in the Thunder's 7-6 victory over Tulsa on Friday.

"I'm trying to implement some new things I learned this summer," Keserich said. "I was disappointed in the goals I let in, but the good news is the mistakes I made are easy to fix. The first goal is not one you'll be seeing in the regular season, I can tell you that.

"I think everyone would agree I looked a little tense out there. By the second period, I got in the mode and started stopping shots and seeing the ice better. I understand fans probably weren't real happy with what happened, but me and the boys are getting our routines down and in order right now."

On your radio dial — For the first time since the 1990s, every Thunder game will be on the radio. Most broadcasts will be on KWME, 93.5-FM, the same station that carried the Wingnuts baseball team. If there is a scheduling conflict, games will air on KKLE, 1550-AM, said Terry Elliot of Press Box Productions. All of the games will be streamed live on the Internet, too.

Last season, the Thunder games were only available on webcasts.

"I'm excited to give fans another way to follow the team," general manager Joel Lomurno said.

Going old school — The team is returning to a traditional Thunder look with its jerseys. Colors are black and royal blue. The style is similar to the road uniform of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. The front of the uniforms will have the player's number on the right chest — it's been several years since that was a feature — along with the team logo. The purple on the logo has been replaced with silver.

Etc.— Forward Garett Cameron was waived on Tuesday.... Mike McQuilliam, an on-air personality at KFDI-FM, is the new public address announcer.

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