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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 22, 2011
Brett Hemingway's goal in the sixth round of the shootout gave the Thunder a 3-2 win over the Rapid City Rush on Friday night at INTRUST Bank Arena. The Thunder jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, thanks to goals by Brett Hemingway and a beautiful shorthanded tally by Matt Robinson. Rapid City tied things up in the second on power play goals by Shawn Limpright and Les Reaney. The teams played scoreless hockey through the third period and overtime, setting up the shootout. In the shootout the Thunder led 1-0 on a goal by Robinson, before Collin Circelli tied it up again on Rapid City's last attempt.
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By Jenn Bates and Eyewitness Sports | March 6, 2011
The Wichita Thunder has officially clinched a berth in the 2011 Central Hockey League playoffs. By virtue of the Evansville IceMen's 5-1 loss to the Fort Wayne Komets earlier this afternoon, the Thunder has guaranteed at least an eighth place finish in the Turner Conference. It is the Thunder's first playoff berth since the 2006-07 season, and 10th overall in franchise history.  With 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule, Wichita will now focus on earning its highest possible seed for the tournament.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | February 15, 2011
The Wichita Thunder won 3-0 over the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at the Century Tel Center on Tuesday night. Marc-Antoine Gelinas set a new Thunder single-season record with his fourth shutout of the year.  Gelinas stopped all 36 Mudbugs' shots, including a staggering 21 in the final period. Gelinas made several brilliant saves from close range throughout the game, and was helped by a number of defensive plays in a third period that saw Wichita get outshot 21-0. Aaron Davis put Wichita in front 1-0 with a shorthanded goal at the 5:14 mark in the first.
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By Steve Schuster and Thunder Media Relations | November 9, 2010
The Wichita Thunder signed goaltender Peter Delmas to a five-game contract on Tuesday. Delmas (pronounced DELL-mah) appeared in two AHL games this season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, saving 56 of a combined 60 shots (.933).  On October 29th, the Bedford, Nova Scotia native earned his first professional victory, saving 32 of 33 versus Toronto.  Delmas also appeared in two games at the Major Junior level this season for the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads. Delmas is a former second round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2008.
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By Jenn Bates and Eyewitness Sports | March 12, 2011
The Wichita Thunder lost 4-1 to the Allen Americans at the Allen Event Center on Saturday night. Allen cracked a scoreless tie at 18:23 in the first on the power play.  Colton Yellow Horn carried the puck in front of the crease and made a backdoor pass that deflected off of Nino Musitelli's skate and into the net.  After the officials reviewed the call, the goal was allowed to stand. After Brian McMillan's goal at 4:35 in the second gave Allen a 2-0 lead, Bobby Hughes responded 32 seconds later to bring the Thunder back within one.  Hughes led a two-on-one rush into the slot and scored on a snapshot past the right of Americans' goaltender Chris Whitley.
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By Steve Schuster and Thunder Media Relations | November 18, 2010
The Wichita Thunder lost 6-2 to the Odessa Jackalopes at the Ector County Coliseum on Thursday night. Leading 3-2, Odessa scored three times in the third period to take control of the game.  Mike Ramsay scored twice in the period, including a goal 11 seconds into the frame to give Odessa a 4-2 advantage.  After Sebastien Thinel scored his second of the night at 12:07, Ramsay found the back of the net again at 13:25 for the game's final goal. The teams traded goals during a fast-paced second.
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By Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | August 12, 2010
The Wichita Thunder added muscle to their lineup on Thursday, signing defensemen Ryan Hand and Peter Stevens, as well as right wing Adam Knight. Hand split time in the ECHL last season with Utah and Reading, totaling 80 PIM in only 26 games played.  The 25-year old spent 2008-09 in the CHL with Laredo and Rapid City, posting 125 PIM in 38 contests.  A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Hand played four years in the Major Juniors with the QMJHL's Baie-Comeau Drakkar from 2002-2006.  The six-foot one scrapper collected 642 PIM in 152 career games at the junior level.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | January 27, 2012
The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League announced Friday the signing of defenseman Francis Trudel. The Drummondville, PQ native is a former teammate of Alex Bourret and will be in the line-up this weekend. Trudel (5'11", 195-lbs) began the season with the Sheffield Steelers of the British Elite League. The 29-year old is in his fourth season as a professional, having played two years in Norway and a season in Italy. Prior to turning pro, he spent four seasons of college hockey at the University of Moncton from 2004-08 and recording 64 points in 122 games.
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January 14, 2012
Dustin Donaghy scored twice and Chris Chappell added his third of the season, but Wichita (22-9-2) was unable to overcome Rapid City (19-12-2) as the Rush won 5-3 on Saturday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Wichita is 3-1-0 against the Rush this season and remains in first place by one point in the Berry Conference. Dustin Donaghy (1) got things going for Wichita at the 5:46 of the first period when he tipped home a Daniel Tetrault feed. Rapid City tied the game at one when they broke in on an odd-man rush and Scott Wray tied it at 10:11.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | January 1, 2012
Matt Summers scored a goal in each period and Thomas Beauregard tallied the game winner with three minutes left to give Wichita (20-8-1) a 7-5 win against the Evansville IceMen (15-9-2)at the Ford Center Saturday night. Nick Schneider scored the first goal at 9:46 to give Evansville a 1-0 lead. Matt Summers (10) answered for the Thunder to tie the game at one just 30 seconds later. The Icemen regained the lead with a pair of power play goals, the first coming from Brian Bicek at 11:26 to make it 2-1. Todd Robinson added another one for Evansville on the man advantage two minutes later to make it 3-1. Thomas Beauregard (14)
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Wichita Thunder and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 26, 2013
A shoot-out erupted at the Denver Coliseum on Friday night, with the Denver Cutthroats scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to upend the Thunder 6-4 in the front half of a back-to-back between the two teams. Jason Wilson scored twice in his Thunder debut while Andrew Martens added a goal and an assist in the losing effort. Wichita drops to 1-2-1 on the season with one more meeting with the Cutthroats tomorrow night at the Denver Coliseum.   Both teams got on the scoreboard in the opening frame with the Thunder drawing first blood.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 26, 2013
AJ Gale scored with 3:26 left in the extra session to hand Wichita its first overtime loss of the season on Saturday night, dropping a 6-5 decision to Denver at the Denver Coliseum. Matt Robinson scored two goals and Nick McParland had three points to pace the Thunder. Wichita claims a point, but sees its record drop to 1-2-2 on the season.    The two teams began the game at a rapid pace with the top two lines getting the call early on. Denver's Daniel Barnes was called for a tripping penalty five minutes into the game and gave the Thunder an early chance with the man advantage, which was outstanding the night before.
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Wichita Thunder and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 25, 2013
The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, prepare for two games this weekend against the Denver Cutthroats and continue to make changes to its line-up, signing second-year forward Nick McParland to a contract today. He will be in the line-up tonight as the team makes it lone trip to the Rocky Mountains. McParland, 26, turned pro last year playing eight games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. A native of Schreiber, ON, he played a four-year career at Lake Superior State University (NCAA DI)
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 23, 2013
Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Chicago (7-0) remained the only unbeaten team in the preseason behind Rose, who hit three 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes. He scored 26 points on 6-of-15 shooting in 34 minutes. Luol Deng had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago. Kevin Durant's 22 points in 32 minutes and Jeremy Lamb added 19 points for the Thunder (3-3)
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by Lauren Seabrook and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 23, 2013
The people of Wichita definitely know how to "Thunder Up. " With no NBA team in Kansas, many fans in Wichita have adopted the Oklahoma City Thunder as their team. The restaurants and bars have been filled all night, and the hotels around downtown are sold out. But the party downtown got started way before tip-off. Fans took full advantage of "Thunder Alley" hours before the game. Some came from Oklahoma. Others, like the Loftis Family, traveled even farther - Virginia Beach, Va.  Mom Kaely is originally from Wichita, and dad Spencer is from Oklahoma.
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 EYEWITNESS NEWS | October 23, 2013
Wichita Transit will provide free Q-Line shuttle service to the Oklahoma City Thunder /Chicago Bulls NBA game on Wednesday October, 23, at the INTRUST Bank Arena. The public can park at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and ride the Q-Line shuttles to INTRUST Bank Arena from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Arena doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The shuttle bus will run approximately every 15 minutes.  The free shuttle service will operate after the event to return people to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
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by Adam Knapp and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 23, 2013
More than 15,000 people will pack Intrust Arena tonight to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, which is the closest thing Kansas has to an NBA team. Local businesses are feeling the love. Hotels are booked. Bars are booming. Downtown Wichita has turned into Oklahoma City North. "A lot of people from out of town and the surrounding area come downtown, and their first impression of this area is vibrant," said Bryan Shapiro of Fat Tony's on east Douglas. "And they want to come back.
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Thunder press release | October 22, 2013
 The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, driven by Toyota, announced several roster moves today, including the signing of New York Rangers product Jason Wilson and re-signing of forward Jared Walker, who began the season on the training camp roster. The Thunder also announced that forward Matt Summers has been placed on the 30-Day IR and waived forwards Nik Yaremchuk and Jake Hendrickson. Wilson, 23, has been assigned to the Thunder after playing last season for the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL and the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. A native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward was drafted by New York in the fifth round (#130 overall)
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Wichita Thunder and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 12, 2013
Matt Summers scored the only goal during a five-player shootout on Saturday afternoon to give Wichita a 4-3 victory over the Tulsa Oilers at the Wichita Ice Center. Both teams played in their only exhibition game to conclude training camp with the regular season kicking off next week.  Evan Carriere got the scoring started at 11:21 of the first period right after the Thunder were able to kill off a penalty and gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Wichita tied the game 43 seconds later as Burke Gallimore found a loose puck and buried it at 12:03 .  The Thunder took a 2-1 lead in the second period when Paul Kurceba got it back on the blue line and fired a shot towards the net that found its way through.
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Wichita Thunder and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 7, 2013
The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League announced today the final roster for training camp, which got underway this morning at 10 a.m. The Thunder will carry 28 players at camp including nine players who are returning from last year's squad. Several new players were announced today including forwards Jeff Martens and Jake Hendrickson and defensemen Nick Schneider and Zack Firlotte. Martens, 30, returns to the states after playing overseas a year ago. He split time between the Friesland Flyers in the Netherlands, recording 27 points (13g, 14a)
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