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Wichita kicks off the three-game series tonight at Idaho


January 25, 2023 – ECHL (ECHL) – Wichita Thunder press release

BOISE, ID — The Wichita Thunder, an ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, and Toyota-powered, hit the road at 8:10 p.m. tonight to start a three-game series against Idaho.

This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Steelheads. All time, Wichita is 12-9-5 against Idaho and 3-5-2 on the road against the Steelheads.

This is the Thunder’s only trip of the season to the Idaho Central Arena. Wichita went 1-1-1 against Idaho in early January. The Thunder lost to the Steelheads on January 4, 5–3, won on Friday, January 6, 4–1, and then lost on January 7 in overtime, 3–2.

The Thunder capped off a five-game home Saturday night with a 7-1 win over Kansas City. The Steelheads lost on the road to Rapid City on Saturday night, 5-4.

Wichita sits 10 points behind Idaho in the standings for first place in the Mountain Division. The Steelheads lead the league with 59 points.

Serving the second game of his two-game suspension, Wichita will be without Michal Stinil tonight. Jay Dickman took part in the Kid Line against Kansas City on Saturday and recorded a goal and an assist. Leading with four points was Timur Ibragimov, who scored his first professional hat-trick.

THUNDERBOLTS…Evan Buitenhuis is fifth in minutes played (1381) and fourth in blocks (755)…Michal Stinil is third in scoring with 48 points, first in power play assists (18) and first in power play points ( 24) )…Mark Liwiski is second in rookie with 79 penalty minutes…Wichita is 16-2-1 when leading after two…Wichita is 6-3-0 when tied after one. ..Wichita is 10-5 -3 in one goal games…Wichita is 18-9-3 when defeated by his opponent…

IDAHO NOTES – Ryan Dmowski is eighth in the league with 41 points… Remi Poirier leads the league in goals against average (1.78)… Adam Scheel is fifth in goals against average (2.43)… Owen Headrick is first (35) and Patrick Kudla is second in scoring for defenseman with 31…

Join us for our first ever Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues and You Night, presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas on Saturday, February 4th. Get the Blue’s Clues & You Four Poster Pack, which includes four Goal Zone tickets and two Blue’s Clues & You posters for just $60 ($102 value). To purchase use the code NICK.

Sunday, February 5 is the return of Faith and Family Night, presented by Ozark Christian College, Wen Health and Wellness and The Law Office by David L. Miller, with a special start time of 2:05 pm Stay after the game for a postgame show with illusionist Jared Hall.

Tickets for the single match are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets online here, at the INTRUST Bank Arena Select-A-Seat box office, or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.

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