DAYTON, Ohio — The Wichita Thunder defeated the Dayton Gems 4-3 at Hara Arena on Sunday evening.
Lance Galbraith and A.J. Gale scored 12 seconds apart, turning a late one-goal deficit into a 4-3 lead.
With Dayton leading 3-2, Galbraith scored to the right of Gems' goaltender Jeff Jakaitis on a rebound during a Thunder power play at 16:47. With the teams back at even strength, Gale struck at 16:59, cashing in his own rebound in front of the crease, again to Jakaitis's right side.
Matt Robinson snapped a 1-1 tie 28 seconds into the third with a power play goal, but the Gems moved in front on goals from Matthew McCue at 5:21 and Mike Vaskivuo at 15:41.
Aaron Davis broke a scoreless tie at 5:20 in the second period, banging in a backdoor pass from Matt Robinson on a Thunder power play. Jonathan Ornelas tied it at 15:20 in the period, cutting through the slot and shooting over the left shoulder of Marc-Antoine Gelinas from just inside the left circle.