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Thunder Closes Holiday Weekend this Afternoon vs. Rapid City

November 28, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

Wichita Thunder forward Matteo Gennaro (center) vs. the Rapid City Rush
Wichita Thunder forward Matteo Gennaro (center) vs. the Rapid City Rush
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WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, closes a five-game homestand this afternoon at 4:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush.

Last night, the Thunder won a high-scoring battle against the Rush, tallying three goals in the third period and winning 6-4. 13 different players recorded points. Jay Dickman, Brayden Watts, Matteo Gennaro and Peter Crinella each finished with a goal and an assist.

With the win, Wichita moves within three points of first place behind Utah and Idaho. Rapid City remains in fourth place with 14 points, three ahead of Tulsa, Kansas City and Allen, who all have 13 points.

Today is the last of three meetings between the Thunder and the Rush this week. Wichita has taken three out of a possible four points from Rapid City.

Evan Buitenhuis continues to be a workhorse for the Thunder. He has started every game so far this season for the Thunder. He pushed his goals-against down to 2.35. Buitenhuis is first in minutes played (843), tied for second in wins (8), first in saves (436) and fifth in save percentage (.930). He is one shy of the franchise record, which was set by Bobby Desjardins during the 1992-93 season.

Lukas Parik comes into the game with a record of 4-1-1-0 and a 2.30 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. He started Wednesday night's game against the Thunder, winning 2-1 in overtime.

Logan Nelson leads the Rush with 18 points. Stephen Baylis is second with 13. Jay Dickman leads the Thunder with 15 points. Matteo Gennaro is second with 14.

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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Wichita Thunder forward Matteo Gennaro (center) vs. the Rapid City Rush
Wichita Thunder forward Matteo Gennaro (center) vs. the Rapid City Rush


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