Wedgewood Senior Men
1. Phil Considine, Wayne Stevens, Bob Wilson, Wes Brooks, Ron Jones -5.
2. Milt Fowler, Rob Younkin, Don Koerber, Ray Ruggles -4.
3. Dennis Carter, Paul Flores, Roman Mannabach, Paul Normandin -1.
Closest to pin 3 — Ron Jones. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Milt Fowler.
Next play — 9 a.m. Thursday.
WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed veteran forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie while defenseman Trevor Brown has been signed to a two-way contract with Wichita and the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
Labrie is a 12-year pro who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring two goals with three assists in 46 games. He spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Labrie played in the American Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose, Peoria Rivermen, Norfolk Admirals, Syracuse Crunch, Rockford IceHogs, Milwaukee Admirals and Tucson Roadrunners. He scored 88 goals with 108 assists in 624 games. He helped lead Norfolk to the Calder Cup title in 2011-12.
Labrie scored five goals with seven assists in 52 playoff games.
Labrie also will serve as a player-assistant coach.
"Pierre-Cedric Labrie will be a valuable resource for our players this upcoming season," Wichita coach Malcolm Cameron said. "He brings tremendous experience at the National Hockey League and American Hockey League levels and has worn a letter for many seasons in the AHL. I will lean on him to work with our young players in skill development as well as him being a second set of eyes when preparing for our opponents. I look forward to seeing him compete for us this season and helping him in his introduction to coaching."
Brown will play for Wichita when he isn’t playing for San Antonio.
Brown is a fourth-year pro. He played 67 games with Wichita last season, scoring 10 goals with 26 assists. In the playoffs, he scored two goals with an assist. He also played a game with the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL.
Brown played with Brampton and Allen of the ECHL, scoring 11 goals with 25 assists in 91 games. He played three games with the St. John’s IceCaps of the AHL, scoring a goal.
Brown was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 149th overall.
"I'm extremely grateful to be joining the St. Louis Blues and San Antonio Rampage organizations," Brown said. "I give thanks to Head Coach Malcolm Cameron and the Wichita Thunder for providing me with the opportunity to play in all situations to grow my game this past year. I'm excited for to get things going for the upcoming season."
WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts survived a late comeback by the Lincoln Saltdogs to claim a 9-8 win Thursday night in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Wichita led 6-0 through three innings. The Saltdogs tied the game 8-8 with six runs in the sixth inning.
Tony Thomas hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh to break the tie.
Austin Boyle (2-0) tossed 1 2-3 innings in relief of Charlie Gillies for the win, allowing a run on three hits with a strikeout. Daniel Tillman threw 1 1-3 innings, striking out two for the save.
Jake Hohensee (0-3) took the loss for Lincoln.
John Nester went four for four hitting with a home run and three RBIs. Thomas went two for four. Logan Trowbridge added a three-run triple.
Brandon Jacobs went two for five for Lincoln with a grand slam. Cesar Valeria went three for five with an RBI.
Wichita is 51-32, 9 1/2 games behind Sioux City in the AA South with 17 games remaining. Lincoln is 40-42. Wichita opens a three-game homestand against the Chicago Dogs at 7:05 p.m. today.
Bircher, Hohensee (L, 0-3) 5 and Herrera; Gillies, Boyle (W, 2—0) 6, Campbell 8, Tillman (S, 24) 8 and Nester. HR — L: Jacobs (19). W: Thomas (20), Nester (7). Time — 3:11. Attendance — 1,237.