Wichita Thunder

Rapid City powers past Thunder

Rapid City scored three power-play goals and beat the Thunder 6-3 on Tuesday night in Rapid City, S.D.

The Rush led 2-1 after the opening period thanks to two man-advantage goals sandwiched around Kurtis Bartliff’s first goal of the season for the Thunder.

Rapid City had the only score in the second period, then went up 4-1 with a goal 37 seconds into the third period.

The Thunder used a power-play goal by Danick Gauthier to make it 4-2, but the Rush’s Daniel Tetrault responded less than two minutes later to restore the three-goal edge. RG Flath got his first goal of the season for the Thunder later in the period.

Tetrault, 35, who has had two stints with the Thunder during his career, had three assists in addition to his goal Tuesday.

The teams will play again Wednesday in Rapid City.

Wichita

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Rapid City

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First period — 1, RC, Chabot 4 (Tetrault, Clarke), 4:01 (pp). 2, Wichita, Bartliff 1 (Hosmer), 6:45. 3, RC, Oslanski 3 (Schultz, Soudek), 14:59 (pp.). Penalties — Miller, Wichita (roughing) 0:30; Faryna, RC (roughing), 0:30; Wilson, Wichita (hooking), 3:43; Reum, Wichita (fighting major), 9:50; Faryna, RC (fighting major), 9:50; Stroh, RC (cross checking), 10:55; Schultz, Wichita (delay of game), 14:39; Trebish, Wichita (cross checking), 15:46; Hauswirth, RC (hooking), 18:18.

Second period — 4, RC, Schultz 3 (Tetrault, Oslanski), 15:17 (pp). Penalty — Tulupov, Wichita (hooking), 13:49.

Third Period — 5, RC, Barczuk 4 (Faryna, Tetrault), 0:37. 6, Wichita, Gauthier 4 (Wilson, Schultz), 4:39 (pp). 7, RC, Tetrault 1 (Stroh), 6:03. 8, RC, Brannon 1 (McParland, Hauswirth), 11:02. 9, Wichita, Flath 1 (Gauthier), 14:33. Penalties — Weselowski, RC (interference), 2:24; Stroh, RC (hooking), 4:10; Walker Wichita (fighting major), 16:26; Chabot RC (fighting major), 16:26; Milan Wichita (fighting major), 19:26; Hauswirth RC (fighting major), 19:26.

Shots — Wichita 11-12-12—35, Rapid City 11-8-7—26.

Power plays — Wichita 1 of 4, Rapid City 3 of 4.

Goalies — Wichita, Boron 26 shots, 20 saves; Rapid City, Savage 35-32.

T — 2:26. A — 3,419.

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