November 27, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Wichita Thunder
LAST WEEK'S GAMES -
Tuesday, Nov. 20th Wichita 3 Missouri 2
Wednesday, Nov. 21st WICHITA 5 Bloomington 1
Friday, Nov. 23rd WICHITA 4 Quad City 3
Saturday, Nov. 24th WICHITA 5 Fort Worth Brahmas 4
**Caps designates home
THIS WEEK'S GAMES -
Friday, Nov. 30th Wichita at Denver 8:05 p.m. (times are local)
Saturday, Dec. 1st Wichita at Denver 8:05 p.m.
RADIO - Friday, Nov. 30th 1550 KKLE
Saturday, Dec. 1st 92.7 KWME, 1550 KKLE
Thunder Practice Schedule - Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. INTRUST Bank Arena
**Pre-game begins 20 minutes prior to start of all games. All games can be heard on www.wichitathunder.com or on your smart phone with the Tune-In Radio App using 1550 KKLE**
WIN STREAK AT FOUR - Wichita righted themselves this past week after a brief two-game skid. The Thunder extended their winning streak to six games in Independence on Tuesday night before returning home to upend the Bloomington Blaze for the first time this season by the final of 5-1 on Wednesday night. After the Thanksgiving break, Wichita won a pair of one-goal games to push their winning streak to four. On Friday night, Wichita outpaced the Quad City Mallards, winning 4-3 and held on late Saturday night against the Fort Worth Brahmas by the final of 5-4.
ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO- RG Flath picked up five points last week and reached one of three big milestones for his career. He recorded his 100th pro assist during Friday's win against the Mallards and moved that much closer to hitting the other two. He is six goals shy of reaching 100 for his career and five points from hitting the 200-point barrier. Yesterday, he was named as the Oakley CHL Player of the Week for his efforts in the Thunder's four-game win streak over the Thanksgiving holiday.
IRON MAN- After Friday night's game, Travis Wight will have played in 150-straight games in a Thunder uniform. The University of Maine product came to Wichita in 2010-11 and has played in all 66 games the past two seasons. The Thunder record for consecutive games played in a Thunder blue is held by Thunder Assistant Coach Jason Duda, who played in 225-straight games from March 3rd, 2000 to November 18th, 2003.
LEADERBOARD- Greger Hanson propelled himself ahead of teammate Chad Painchaud for the team-lead in points with 20 and is tied in fifth place in the league. The Northern Michigan product also leads all rookies in points with eight goals and 12 assists. Painchaud is tied for seventh with 19 points (4g, 15a) and Matt Summers is in a log-jam in 10th place with 18 points.
SECOND PERIOD SUCCESS- Wichita's ability to get the puck to the net in the second period has allowed them to outscore their opponents 25-16. The Thunder is outshooting the opposition 194-154 in the second and leads the league in second period shots.
LETTING IT FLY- Wichita has outshot their opponents in 13 of their 17 games this season and are 6-5-2 when they out - shoot the other team. Wichita is fourth in the league in shots for per game (33.06) and leads the league in shots against per game (26.53)
CUTTING THE POWER- The Thunder penalty killing unit has been stingy during the month of November. With one game left, Wichita has only allowed a power play goal to the opposition in three contests. In fact, over the last six games, Wichita has killed off all 18 chances with a man in the penalty box. Overall, Wichita is second in penalty killing, having killed off 58-out-of-66 chances and operating at a clip of 87.9%.
RESTORING ENERGY - Conversely, the power play has started to click after being held off the score-sheet for four-straight games. Over the last four, Wichita is 6-for-19 with the man advantage (31.6%) including scoring at least one power play goal in the last four contests. On Saturday night, Wichita went 3-for-5 against the Brahmas which was the fifth time the Thunder had scored at least two or more goals with the man advantage. Wichita is 7-2-1 when scoring on the power play.
SEE-SAW- Dave Inman and Kevin Young keep switching places on the leaderboard for scoring by defenseman. After Saturday's game, Young remains in third place with 14 points (4g, 10a) while Inman is tied in fourth place with 13 points (3g, 10a).
THUNDERBOLTS... Chad Painchaud is tied for second in assists (15)...Greger Hanson is tied for third in 3 Stars (16)...RG Flath leads the league in plus/minus (+12)...Kevin Regan leads the league in minutes played (665:56)...Wichita is second in goals scored (63)... Aaron Boogaard is third in penalty minutes (53) and majors (7)...Wichita is 7-1-1 when leading after one...Wichita is 7-0-0 when leading after two periods...Wichita is 0-1-1 when tied after one...Wichita is 1-0-1 when tied after two...When trailing after one, Wichita is 3-3-0...When trailing after two, Wichita is 2-5-1...When scoring first, Wichita is 5-1-1...In 1-goal games, Wichita is 4-2-2... In 4-goal games, Wichita is 3-1-0...
UPCOMING WEEK- Wichita will be out of town for the next three games, beginning Friday, November 30th in Denver for their first-ever meeting against the Cutthroats. The Thunder's next home game is not until December 7th when the Tulsa Oilers come to town for the first time since opening weekend. For tickets, call 755-SEAT, visit the INTRUST Bank Arena box office or online at www.selectaseat.com .