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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Thunder opens semis with win over Brahmas 

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  • WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder went two for two on the power play, opening the semifinal series of the Central Hockey League Miron President’s Cup playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Fort Worth BrahmasWednesday at Intrust Bank Arena.?R.G. Flath score two goals for the Thunder. Kevin Young scored a goal with two assists. Chad Painchaud added a goal. Andrew Martens dished out two assists. Greger Hansen and Neil Trimm each added an assist.?Wichita goalkeeper Torrie Jung had 22 saves against 23 Fort Worth shots. Jung also had an assist. Jung is 5-0 in goal in the playoffs this season.?Shawn Szydlowski scored for Fort Worth with assists from Sy Nutkevitch and Tomas Klempa. Kristofer Westblom had 29 saves in goal.?Game two is set for 7:05 p.m. today at Intrust Bank Arena.?NEW TEAM GETS NAME — An expansion team for the 2013-14 season, the Brampton, Ontario, Canada team will be known as the Brampton Beast. Other finalists in the franchise’s name the team contest included Bandits, Blizzard, Vipers and North Stars. An expansion team for St. Charles, Mo., also has been added for next season.

    Ft.Worth 1 0 0 —1?Wichita 1 2 1 —4

    ?FIRST PERIOD — Scoring: 1. FW Szydlowski (Klempa, Nutkevitch) 7:44, 2. W Young (Hansen, Reaney) 9:52. Penalties: W Inman (boarding) 11:44, W Summers (interference) 11:44.?SECOND PERIOD — Scoring: 3. W Painchaud (Young, Martens) 7:12-pp, 4. W Flath (Young, Martens) 14:22-pp. Penalties: FW Ruwe (roughing) 6:44, W Robinson (slashing) 11:28, FW Schneider (tripping) 13:15.?THIRD PERIOD — Scoring: 5. W Flath (Trimm, Jung) 19:42-en. Penalties: W Trimm (elbowing) 15:56.?Shots on goal — Fort Worth 7-9-7—23, Wichita 12-12-9—33. Saves — Fort Worth: Westblom (L, 3-2, 57:18, 3 ga) 11-10-8—29. Wichita: Jung (W, 5-0) 6-9-7—22.?Power plays — Fort Worth 0 for 4, Wichita 2 for 2. Penalties-minutes — Fort Worth 2-4, Wichita 4-8.?Referee — Blazic. Linesmen — Gawryletz, Sappo. Attendance — 2,452.?CHL Semifinals?(Best of seven)?Wichita vs. Fort Worth?Wichita leads 1-0?Wednesday: Wichita 4, Fort Worth 1?Today at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.?April 18 at Fort Worth, 7:30 p.m.?April 20 at Fort Worth, 7:30 p.m.?April 21 at Wichita, 5:05 p.m. (if necessary)?April 23 at Fort Worth, 7:00 p.m. (if necessary)?April 24 at Wichita, 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

      

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