Wichita Thunder

Thunder defeats Mallards again

The Thunder scored three third-period goals and Tyler Bunz made 33 saves in a 4-1 win over the Quad City Mallards on Friday in Moline, Ill.

The game was scoreless for 38 minutes until Nikita Kashirsky put the Thunder ahead 1-0 late in the second period.

Quad City tied the score at 5:59 of the third period, but Wichita regained the lead 44 seconds later on a goal by Jared Walker. Ian Duval made it 3-1 at 13:36, and Danick Gauthier got his team-leading 15th goal with an empty-netter at 18:05.

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Quad CIty

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First period — none. Penalties —Tulupov, Wichita (boarding), :32; Manfredo, QC (interference), 4:11; Walker, Wichita (trupping), 10:33; Fox, QC (roughing), 14:01; Hosmer, Wichita (roughing), 16:15; Pusa, QC (roughing), 16:15.

Second period — 1, Wichita, Kashirsky 7, 18:09. Penalties — Hosmer, Wichita (slashing), :49; Lamoureux, QC (tripping), 4:39; Lizon, Wichita (holding), 10:17; Lizon, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:29; Mondredo, QC (roughing), 15:40; Bunz, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.

Third period — 2, QC, Monfredo 6 (Lamoureux), 5:59. 3, Wichita, Walker 6 (Gauthier, Tulupov), 6:43. 4, Wichita, Duval 4, 13:36. 5, Wichita, Gauthier 15 (Flath, Milan), 18:05 (en). Penalties — Eviston, QC (high-sticking), 1:34; Lizon, Wichita (charging), 7:18; Duffy, QC (hooking), 7:18; Lamoureux, QC (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:09; Milan, Wichita (holding), 18:53.

Power plays — Wichita 0 for 6, Quad City 0 for 7.

Shots — Wichita 8-9-10—27, Quad City 16-5-13—34.

Goalies —Wichita, Bunz 34 shots, 33 saves; Quad City, Mosher 26-23.

T — 2:19. A — 5,236.

Evansville at Thunder

When: 7:05 p.m. Saturday

Where: Intrust Bank Arena

Records: Evansville 10-18-2-2, Wichita 17-11-2-4

Broadcast: wichitathunder.com

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