Wichita Thunder

Thunder hockey wins third straight game

The Thunder's Ryan Tesink takes a shot against Tulsa in the first period on Oct. 15 at Intrust Bank Arena.
The Thunder's Ryan Tesink takes a shot against Tulsa in the first period on Oct. 15 at Intrust Bank Arena. Correspondent

The Thunder won its third straight game, defeating the Atlanta Gladiators 4-2 on Thursday morning in Duluth, Ga.

Trailing 2-1 into the third period, Wichita forward Alexis Loiseau scored 38 seconds into the period to tie the game. Chris Rumble scored with 7:17 remaining to take the lead for good, then Gabriel Gagne scored with 3:52 remaining for an insurance goal.

The Thunder was to continue its four-game road trip through the South with games Friday and Saturday night in Greenville, S.C., against the Swamp Rabbits. But the Swamp Rabbits announced Thursday afternoon that the games have been postponed because the arena is unable to maintain its ice due to a problem with the ice chiller.

Wichita’s next home game is Nov. 4 against Utah.

Wichita

0

1

3

4

Atlanta

1

1

0

2

First period

Scoring — 1, Atlanta, White 1 (Shiplo), 4:22. Penalties — None.

Second period

Scoring — 2, Atlanta, Murovich 4 (White), 4:03. 3, Wichita, Marcotte 1 (Krushelnyski), 12:43. Penalties —Higgs Atl (charging), 14:14.

Third period

Scoring — 4, Wichita, Loiseau 2 (Krushelnyski), 0:38. 5, Wichita, Rumble 2 (Marcotte, DeBlouw), 1:03. 6, Wichita, Gagne 1 (Loiseau), 16:08. Penalties — Gagne Wic (high-sticking), 10:59.

Shots on goal — Wichita 10-18-11-39. Atlanta 10-10-8-28.

Power play — Wichita 0-1, Atlanta 0-1.

Goalies — Wichita, Greenham 2-1-0-0 (28 shots-26 saves). Atlanta, Racine 0-1-0-0 (39-35).

A — 3,132.

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