The Wichita Thunder won for the second straight game, stopping the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 5-2 Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum.


The Wichita Thunder won for the second straight game, stopping the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 5-2 Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum.

Wichita broke things open with a three-goal second period to take a 4-0 lead.

Troy Ofukany scored a goal with two assists to lead Wichita. Chris Takir, Jason Duda, Jason Tessier and Jordan Hack each added a goal. Bryan Nathe and Chris Greene dished out two assists each.

Tim Boron stopped 32 of 34 Rio Grande Valley shots in goal for the win, improving to 3-8-1. Christian Boucher, 5-5-1, took the loss in goal for the Bees, stopping 31 of Wichita’s 36 shots.

Grant Goeckner-Zoeller scored a goal with an assist for Rio Grande Valley, 13-12-2. Aaron Lee added a goal. Both RGV goals came in the third period.

Wichita improves to 9-17-2 and hosts Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Kansas Coliseum.

Rio Grande V. 0 0 2 —2

Wichita 1 3 1 —5

FIRST PERIOD — Scoring: 1. W Tarkir (Rozendal, Nathe) 16:07. Penalties: R Dulle (interference) 1:24, W MacDonald (tripping) 7:10, W Hack (hooking) 17:51.

SECOND PERIOD — Scoring: 2. W Tessier (Bedard, Ofukany) 2:19-pp, 3. W Ofukany (Greene, Nathe) 3:09, 4. W Hack (Ofukany, Greene) 7:08. Penalties: R Lee (holding) :31, R Dulle (high sticking) :59, W Cassista (cross checking) 11:24, R McClellan (hooking) 16:55.

THIRD PERIOD — Scoring: 5. R Goeckner-Zoeller (Moore, Burns) 2:00, 6. W Duda (Cassita, Thompson) 14:10, 7. R Lee (Rankin, Goeckner-Zoeller) 19:45. Penalties: W Hack (hooking) 4:32, W Greene (high sticking) 6:26, W Cassista (hooking) 9:23, R Bennefield (holding) 16:45, W Ofukany (roughing) 17:45, R Dumoulin (roughing) 17:45.

Shots on goal — RGV 11-10-13—34, Wich. 13-13-10—36. Saves — RGV: Boucher (L, 5-5-1) 12-10-9—31. Wich.: Boron (W, 3-8-1) 11-10-11—32.

Power plays — RGV 0 of 6, Wich. 1 of 5. Penalties-minutes — RGV 5-10, Wich. 8-16.

Referee — Graber. Linesmen — Crowell, Sappo. Attendance — 5,109.