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Wichita Opens Three-Game Series Tonight vs. Rapid City

January 13, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release


WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, returns home tonight to start a three-game series against the Rapid City Rush.

The Thunder are coming off a 2-1 win on Tuesday night in Kansas City. Rapid City lost last Sunday at home to Iowa, 9-1.

Wichita last saw the Rush over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Thunder leads the season-series 2-0-1, winning on November 27, 6-4, and November 28, 3-2 in a shootout. All-time, Wichita is 44-42-11 against Rapid City and 19-24-5 at home against the Rush.

The Thunder are in seventh place with 28 points, one point back of Allen for sixth. Rapid City is in fourth place with 33 points. The first six games of the season-series takes place in Wichita.

Both teams have seen plenty of player movement this week. Rapid City will be without their top two scorers as Logan Nelson and Max Coatta were loaned to Tucson. Wichita received Jay Dickman, Alex Peters and Evan Buitenhuis back from the AHL. Stefan Fournier and rookie forward Joe Manchurek were signed on Monday.

Alec Butcher, Gabriel Chabot and Tristan Thompson lead the Rush with 20 points. Brayden Watts leads the Thunder with 30 points. Carter Johnson and Jay Dickman are second with 25.

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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