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Growlers Win First-Ever Meeting vs. Thunder

January 27, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release


WICHITA, Kan. - Newfoundland scored three times in the first period and held down the Thunder offense in a 3-0 win on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Evan Buitenhuis made 39 saves in the losing effort.

The Growlers didn't take long to jump out to a lead, scoring all three of their goals in the first. Ben Finkelstein scored at :21, intercepting a pass near the Thunder line and fired a shot past Buitenhuis for his third of the season.

At 6:03, Newfoundland made it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal from Todd Skirving. Orrin Centazzo made it 3-0 at 17:07 when he walked off the right wall and fired a shot past Buitenhuis to the glove side for his 12th of the year.

The Growlers were awarded six power plays, but the Thunder penalty kill held them off the board.

Wichita was held to 19 shots on net, which ties a season-low for fewest shots on net in a game.

The Thunder remains at home on Saturday night against Tulsa starting at 7:05 p.m.

Single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Wichita Thunder office located at 505 W. Maple, Suite 100, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekday game days, the Thunder office closes at 4 p.m. Click here to purchase online!

Fans can also purchase tickets at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starting at noon on weekend game days.

Season tickets for the 2021-22 season are still available. Join Thunder Nation today and lock in your seat(s) for all 36 home games at INTRUST Bank Arena.


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