Wichita Thunder

Allen’s onslaught flattens Thunder

Division-leading Allen scored eight goals in the final two periods on the way to an 8-2 win over the Thunder on Friday night in Allen, Texas.

Allen, which leads the ECHL Central Division by 13 points over Wichita, scored four goals on seven shots in the second period. The Americans’ Kyle Follmer had a hat trick in the third period —the final goal shorthanded.

Wichita took a 1-0 lead with Ian Duval’s goal 23 seconds into the game, the only goal of the first period. The Thunder led 2-1 on Todd Hosmer’s goal at 11:51 of the second, but the lead last for just 36 seconds before Allen pulled even on a score by Kevin Young. The Americans took the lead with two goals in the final two minutes of the second period.

Thunder defenseman Dan Milan was promoted to Syracuse of the AHL on Friday. Wichita added defenseman Mike MacIntyre, who was playing with Louisiana in the SPHL.

Wichita

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1

0

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Allen

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8

First period — 1, Wichita, Duval 6 (Kashirsky), :23. Penalties — Hosmer, Wichita (slashing), 11:10; Lowe, Wichita (holding), 11:58; Schultz, Allen (tripping), 12:15; Duval (bench unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:44.

Second period — 2, Allen, Barr 1 (Desocteaux, Lyon), 2:18. 3, Wichita, Hosmer 11 (Kashirsky), 11:51. 4, Allen, Young 4 (Gens, Schaafsma), 12:27. 5, Allen, Baker 6 (Schultz, Follmer), 18:19 (pp). 6, Allen, Messier 1 (Barr, Lyon), 19:05. Penalties — Messier, Allen (hooking), 6:18; Steffes, Allen (hooking), 8:43; Walker, Wichita (slashing), 9:17; Schultz, Allen (roughing), 9:17; Trebish, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:51; Lyon, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:51; Lower, Wichita (high-sticking double minor), 14:54.

Third period — 7, Allen, Follmer 2 (Steffes), 2:49. 8, Allen, Gens 5 (Costello, Ludwig), 15:44 (pp). 9, Allen, Follmer 3 (Descoteaux), 18:47. 10, Allen, Follmer 4, 19:01 (sh). Penalties — Young Allen (hooking), 4:10; Descoteaux Allen (tripping), 7:10; Gauthier Wichita (roughing), 9:43; Walker Wichita (holding), 14:35; Lizon Wichita (slashing, misconduct continuing altercation), 16:48; Trebish Wichita (double roughing), 16:48; Barr Allen (cross-checking, roughing), 16:48; Lyon Allen (slashing ), 17:34.

Shots — Wichita 6-16-8—30, Allen 11-7-12—30.

Power plays — Wichita 0 fo 6; Allen 2 fo 7.

Goalies — Wichita, Bunz 30 shots, 22 saves; Allen, Dell 30-28.

T — 2:29. A — 3,775.

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