ALLEN, Texas — Trailing 2-0 entering the third period, Wichita (30-12-2) exploded for four unanswered and won the battle for first place, 4-2, against the Allen Americans (26-11-7) Thursday night at the Allen Event Center. Dustin Donaghy, playing against his former team, had his second multi-goal game of the season and Jarred Mohr also added a pair for the Thunder. It was the first win in regulation against Allen all-time and the first win at the Allen Event Center. Wichita increases its lead by three points over the Americans for first place in the Berry Conference and is the first team to 30 wins this season.
Allen took advantage of a late penalty in the first period to grab a 1-0 lead as newcomer Adam Pineault scored with six seconds to go in the period. The Americans added to their lead in the second as Colton Yellow Horn took a pass from behind the Thunder net and made it 2-0. Wichita had several odd-man chances, but unable to solve Allen goalie Rejean Beauchemin.