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Puck Drop. Oct. 30, 2014

Puck Drop. Oct. 30, 2014

In case you missed the news with all of the World Series distractions the Wichita Thunder shutout the Tulsa Oilers last night for their first win of the season. The Thunder came close to winning on Sunday with their OT loss against Tulsa, but this win was truly sweet for the Thunder and their goalie Tim Boron.

The first goal came at 7:58 into the 2nd as the Thunder took advantage of Tulsa’s two penalties when Nikita Kashirsky and Stephen Schultz set up Alex Bourret for his first goal of the season and that what would end up as the game winning goal.

At 9:05 into the third Wichita had their 2nd goal of the night when Todd Hosmer scored off a great pass from Erick Lizon through the legs of a defender. The more I watch Lizon play this season the more I appreciate his hockey skill — sometimes he can just take your breath away with some nice moves and that was just one of them.

Tim Boron faced 27 shots and denied a couple of great Tulsa breakaways from Adam Pleskach and Charles Lechance, as well as a nice wrap around by Tom Mele. This was Boron’s 13th professional shutout and he handed Tulsa their first defeat of the season.

The three Stars of the game:
1. Wichita Thunder – Tim Boron
2. Wichita Thunder – Stephen Schultz
3. Wichita Thunder – Alex Bourret

No surprise the crowd in Wichita — recorded at 2,341 on the game sheet, but from my vantage point it looked no more than 300 — was a bit sparse last night as the Kansas City Royals played in Game 7 of the World Series.

The StoneWolf Cup series is now tied at 1-1 and the two teams meet again on Sunday, November 2 at 4:05 p.m. at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Be there!

  • Wichita Thunder game recap — “Tim Boron was at the top of his game on Wednesday night, stopping all 27 shots he faced including two breakaways to help the Thunder (1-1-1-0) claim a 2-0 victory over the Tulsa Oilers (2-1-0-0) on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena. Boron claimed his 13th professional shutout and second as a member of the Thunder while Alex Bourret and Todd Hosmer provided enough offense. Wichita evens the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series at 1-0-1-0 and will take on the Oilers this coming Sunday at 4:05 at the BOK Center.”
  • Tulsa Oilers game recap — “Through the first two games of the season, the Tulsa Oilers piled up 15 goals and never trailed.  The tables were turned on Wednesday night in Wichita as Thunder goaltender Tim Boron turned aside 27 Tulsa shots to give his squad a 2-0 victory in front of 2,341 at INTRUST Bank Arena.  Boron recorded the 13th shutout of his nine-year career and handed the Oilers their first loss of the young season.”
  • ECHL Game Summary
  • ECHL Game Sheet

StoneWolf Casino Cup Series: 1-1

  • Oct. 26: Wichita @ Tulsa — 5-6 in OT — Tulsa Win
  • Oct. 29: Tulsa @ Wichita — 2-0 — Wichita Win
  • Nov. 2: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Nov. 18: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Nov. 23: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Nov. 30: Tulsa @ Wichita
  • Dec. 10: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Dec. 17: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Feb. 21: Tulsa @ Wichita
  • Mar. 13: Wichita @ Tulsa
  • Mar. 21: Tulsa @ Wichita
  • Mar. 29: Tulsa @ Wichita
  • Apr. 8: Tulsa @ Wichita
  • Apr. 10: Tulsa @ Wichita