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Thunder Shut Down by Missouri in 3-0 Loss

November 9, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

Wichita, KS - For the second time in the last three games, Wichita (1-7-3) failed to find the back of the net losing on Saturday night 3-0 at the hands of the Missouri Mavericks (8-0-0) at INTRUST Bank Arena. The loss extends the Thunder's winless skid to eight games. Wichita trails in the Independence Cup Series two games to none with the next meeting coming on November 30th.

Despite being outshot 13-7 in the first period, Wichita had a couple of power play chances in which Shane Owen was able to keep the game scoreless for the Mavericks.

Missouri struck first at the nine minute mark of the second period with a goal from Eric Castonguay. A long outlet pass caught the Thunder on a line change and Sebastien Thinel fed a pass to Castonguay who found himself alone on Taylor Nelson to give Missouri a 1-0 lead. Wichita continued to battle and thought it had tied the game late in the period. Matt Robinson found a rebound after a mad scramble ensued in front of the Maverick cage, but was unable to get it over the line with six seconds left on the clock and the Thunder trailed 1-0 heading into the final 20 minutes.

Early in the third period, Kyle Hood got into the act with a goal at 2:14 to push the Missouri lead to 2-0. Colt King recorded his third goal in the last two games at 9:55 to close out the scoring and gave the Mavericks their first win in Wichita since February 19th, 2012.

Nelson took the loss stopping 25 of 28 shots. Owen earned his first shutout of the year stopping all 27 shots he faced. Wichita went 0-for-4 on the power play while the Mavericks were 0-for-2.

The Thunder will travel to Tulsa on Tuesday night to begin a stretch of three-straight meetings against the Oilers. The two team's return to INTRUST Bank Arena for a pair of home games starting on Friday, November 15th at 7:05 p.m. Friday night is also Veteran's Night. All military personnel will receive a free ticket with a valid ID and their families can receive discounted tickets! Don't miss out as we honor the men and women that defend our great nation.

Individual game tickets are on sale now. Season tickets and mini plans are still available. Don't delay, contact the Wichita Thunder Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at (316) 264-4625. Stay up-to-date on all the news this off-season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.


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