Fuel Blank Thunder in Front of 7,000-Plus
Wichita, KS - Quentin Shore registered a natural hat trick and Gordon Defiel stopped 35 shots to help Indy blank Wichita by the final of 5-0 on Saturday night in front of 7,000-plus fans at INTRUST Bank Arena.
Indy got off to a good start just 2:54 into the first period. Alex Brooks carried the puck into the right corner, fired a shot along the goal line and former Thunder forward Ryan Rupert tipped it through Ty Rimmer to make it 1-0.
In the second, it was the Quentin Shore show as he scored a natural hat trick to give the Fuel a 4-0 advantage. His first came at 1:27 with assists to Woody Hudson and Josh Shalla. He netted his second of the frame at 14:38 as he cut through the slot and fired it past Rimmer's blocker to make it 3-0. His hat trick goal came at 17:33 as he came down on a two-on-one and beat Rimmer to the glove side for his 14th of the year.
Ryan Rupert tacked on a power play goal at 9:29 of the third period to increase the lead to 5-0. Logan Nelson fired a shot from the left circle that caught the iron, redirected right to Rupert and he found the net for his second of the contest.
The Thunder closes a three-in-three tomorrow afternoon against the Fuel starting at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday is Autism Awareness Night, presented by Grasshopper Mowers, Heartland Credit Union and Spirit Aerosystems. The team will be wearing a special puzzle piece uniform that will be auctioned off during the game. Bid on your favorite players jersey during our silent auction on the concourse.
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