WICHITA, Kan. — Behind a two-goal performance from Chris Chappell and outstanding play from Adam Russo, Wichita took Game one of the Berry Conference Finals with a 3-1 win over the Texas Brahmas Friday night at INTRUST Bank Arena. RG Flath added his third goal in two games as the Thunder closed out the contest scoring three unanswered.
Texas continued the Thunder's recent trend by scoring the first goal of the game at 6:06 of the first period. Chad Woollard was able to come into the zone and found Sy Nutkevitch who made it 1-0 for the Brahmas. Wichita has yet to score the first goal of a game in the post-season.
In the second, Wichita climbed back and took its first lead of the game with two second-period goals. Flath (7) skated through center and let a wrist shot fly that beat Brahmas starter Brad Fogal to tie the game at one. Chappell (1) gave the Thunder a 2-1 lead off a face-off for his first playoff goal of his career.