TULSA, Okla. — The Wichita Thunder defeated the Tulsa Oilers 7-6 at the BOK Center on Tuesday night.
Matt Robinson became the first Thunder player since March of 2006 to score four goals in a game, helping Wichita snap Tulsa's six-game winning streak.
Tied at 5-5 in the third period, Robinson notched the Thunder's first hat trick since December of last year with a drive past Oilers' goaltender Ian Keserich at 5:52. Robinson scored his fourth of the game at 9:50, shooting into an open left side of the net while Keserich was committed to his right. The Oilers made it 7-6 on a goal from Harrison Reed at 13:55, but Wichita's defense withstood over a minute of extra attacker time to preserve the win.
Chad Costello netted the first goal of the night at 7:13 in the first. With a delayed penalty on the Thunder, Costello shot the puck off Marc-Antoine Gelinas' back which then rolled into the net. After the Thunder went ahead 2-1, Jack Combs tied the game with seven seconds left in the period, using a shot from the right circle on a Tulsa power play.