Wichita Thunder defenseman Jason Tessier scored three goals in a 6-3 win over the Tulsa Oilers Friday in Central Hockey League play in Tulsa.


Wichita Thunder defenseman Jason Tessier scored three goals in a 6-3 win over the Tulsa Oilers Friday in Central Hockey League play in Tulsa.

Tied 2-2 after the first period, Wichita scored three goals in the second period to take a lead the Thunder would not relinquish. Tessier scored the first two goals of the second period, both on power plays. His third goal was an empty-netter with 35 seconds left in regulation.

Tessier is a six-year pro in his first season with Wichita.

Troy Ofukany added a goal with an assist for Wichita. Bryan Nathe and Curtiss Patrick each scored a goal. Jordan Hack had two assists.

Jeff Christian scored a goal with an assist to lead Tulsa, 8-14-3. R.J. Linder and Jake Riddle each added a goal.

Wichita goalkeeper Krister Toews stopped 30 of 33 shots on goal to claim the win. Guy St. Vincent, a former Thunder player, took the loss.

Wichita improves to 8-17-2 and hosts Rio Grande Valley at 7:05 p.m. today.

Wichita 2 3 1 6

Tulsa 2 0 1 3

FIRST PERIOD Scoring: 1. W Ofukany (Hack) 7:22, 2. T Linder (Christian, Collins) 8:20-pp, 3. T Christian (Beausoleil) 8:48, 4. W Patrick (Ofukany, Hack) 9:26. Penalties: T Beausoleil (holding) :40, W MacDonald (slashing) 7:40, T Kovalcik major (fighting) 8:24, W Bernier major (fighting) 8:24, T Hodge (holding stick) 11:48, W Tessier (tripping) 12:35.

SECOND PERIOD Scoring: 5. W Tessier (Cassista) 7:41-pp, 6. W Tessier (Greene, Bedard) 14:44-pp, 7. W Nathe (Thompson) 15:43. Penalties: T McConnachie (holding stick) 5:54, T St. Vincent (handling puck) 5:54, T Kovalcik (roughing) 11:22, W Rozendal (roughing) 11:22, T Hodge (unsportsmanlike conduct) 13:37, T Kovalcik (holding) 13:37, T Beausoleil major (fighting) 18:43, W Hack major (fighting) 18:43.

THIRD PERIOD Scoring: 8. T Riddle (Kennedy) 3:37, 9. W Tessier (unassisted) 19:25-en. Penalties: W Byrnes (tripping) 7:28, W Thompson (hooking) 16:24.

Shots on goal Wich. 12-19-435, Tul. 11-9-1333. Saves Wich.: Toews (W, 6-5-1) 9-9-1230. Tul.: St. Vincent (L, 3-4-0, 59:25, 5 ga) 10-16-329.

Power plays Wich. 2 of 6, Tul. 1 of 3. Penalties-minutes Wich. 7-20, Tul. 9-24.

Referee Mallin. Linesmen Wedlake, Collier. Attendance 5,347.