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Thunder Weekly, January 10

January 10, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release


WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 10) - Wichita continued its five-game series against Kansas City this past weekend. Get caught up on the team with this edition of Thunder Weekly.

LAST WEEK'S GAMES -

Friday, January 7

Wichita at Kansas City, 4-2 L

Saturday, January 8

Wichita at Kansas City, 2-1 W

THIS WEEK'S GAMES - (All times are Central)

Tuesday, January 11

Wichita at Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, January 13

Rapid City at Wichita, 7:05 p.m. Throwback Thursday.

Friday, January 14

Rapid City at Wichita, 7:05 p.m. CARES Night.

Saturday, January 15

Rapid City at Wichita, 7:05 p.m. #ILOVEWICHITA Night.

**All games can -be heard on Mixlr by searching The Sin Bin or on your smart phone with The Sin Bin App**

**Join Matthew Harding and Matthew Will before every game for the Sin Bin Wichita Thunder Pregame Show. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. for home games and 6:40 p.m. for road games. For Sunday home games, the show starts at 3:30 p.m. and 25 minutes before puck drop on the road. You can listen on the Sin Bin app.**

WICHITA

HOME: 6-7-3-0

AWAY: 5-9-1-0

OVERALL: 11-16-4-0

Last 10: 1-6-3-0

Streak: 1-0-0-0

Rank: 7th, Mountain Division, 26 points

TEAM LEADERS

Goals: Carter Johnson, 11

Assists: Brayden Watts, 23

Points: Brayden Watts, 30

+/-: Sean Allen, Nick Minerva, +2

PIM: Sean Allen, 83

STREAK SNAPPED - Wichita entered the weekend looking to snap a winless skid. After falling on Friday night against Kansas City, the Thunder came back on Saturday night and claimed a 2-1 win. The victory snapped a 14-game winless skid. The last win that the Thunder had came back on December 1 in a shootout victory against Iowa.

SNOWMAN - Brayden Watts added two more points over the weekend. He set a new career-high with 23 assists and needs one more point to set a new career-high in that category. Last season, he tallied 30 points (10g, 20a). Watts has points in eight-straight games, netting 11 points over that span (2g, 9a). Watts is tied for 10th in scoring and second in the league in assists.

WINNER - Olivier Rodrigue was assigned to Wichita before the weekend. The Edmonton Oilers draft pick played both games against Kansas City. He earned his first ECHL win on Saturday night, making 37 saves. He also stopped 37 in Friday night's 4-2 loss against the Mavericks.

WELCOME BACK - Garrett Schmitz has been a welcome addition back to the Thunder lineup. He has points in three of his last four games and scored his second of the season on Saturday night.

ROOKIE SCORING - Carter Johnson tallied his 11th of the season on Friday night. The rookie forward from Miami (OH) is third in the rookie scoring race with 25 points.

SPECIAL - Wichita has power play goals in its last five games. Over that stretch, the Thunder are 5-for-20 (25%). Wichita killed off all eight power plays over the weekend against Kansas City. The Thunder are ranked third overall, operating at 84.7%.

FIRSTS - Wichita has had a knack for scoring first this season. The Thunder are tied for third in that category (18 times) with a 8-8-2-0 record. Wichita has scored first in three-straight games.

THUNDERBOLTS... Tyler Jeanson recorded his first career game-winner on Saturday night...Sean Allen is fifth in penalty minutes (83) and tied for fourth in major penalties (5)...Cam Clarke is tied for eighth among defenseman with 15 assists...Wichita is 6-3-1 when leading after one...Wichita is 6-2-2 when leading after two...Wichita is 2-0-0 in four-goal games...

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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