Wichita (5-4-1) was unable to find the back of the net on Saturday night, losing to the Rapid City Rush (5-4-0) by the final of 4-0 at INTRUST Bank Arena. Tim Boron shined in goal for the Rush as he was able to earn his eighth pro shutout of his career. With the loss, Wichita has their four-game winning streak snapped. Wichita will head to North Richland Hills, TX to close out the weekend against the Brahmas tomorrow afternoon.
Rapid City was able to fend off four Thunder power plays in the second period and scored the first goal of the game at 7:15. Jared Brown got behind the Thunder defense and scored a break-a-way goal to make it 1-0 for the visitors. Rapid City scored first for the second-straight game against the Thunder. Through two periods, Wichita was ahead in the shot department, 28-11 but couldn't put one past Boron.
Rapid City scored three times in the third period, getting goals from Scott Wray, John Snowden and Jarret Konkle to skate away with a 4-0 win. Boron stopped all 37 shots he faced while Regan made 17 saves on 21 shots. Wichita went 0-for-7 on the power play while the Rush went 1-for-4.
The Thunder will head out on Sunday to take on the Fort Worth Brahmas at 4 p.m. This is the first meeting between the two teams since last year's CHL Playoffs. Wichita returns to home-ice on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th. For tickets, call 755-SEAT, visit the INTRUST Bank Arena box office or online at www.selectaseat.com .