ALLEN, TX – Wade MacLeod and Michael Brodzinski each had three points and Riley Gill collected his third shutout of the year against Wichita, helping Allen to a 7-0 victory on Wednesday night at the Allen Event Center.
MacLeod netted his sixth of the season at 10:55 when he tipped a pass on net and found a loose puck near the crease to make it 1-0. Zach O’Brien, Ryan Rupert, and Louick Marcotte had several chances, but couldn’t finish on a passing play near the end of the opening frame.
In the second, Allen scored three times to grab a 4-0 lead through two. Chad Costello made it 2-0 after tipping home a pass from Spencer Asuchak near the crease. Tyler Barnes made it 3-0 at 9:18 when he had his first shot stopped by Scott Greenham. He stayed with the play and put home the rebound near the left post. Greger Hanson scored at 19:39 as he caught a pass through the slot and beat Greenham with a backhand to make it 4-0.
MacLeod netted his second of the game at 5:13 of the third period. He caught a pass through the slot and beat Greenham, who was screened and made it 5-0. Brodzinski scored the next to two to cap off a 7-0 win. His first came at 7:15 as he took a shot from the right point. His second came at 13:10, firing another shot from the blue line that got through traffic.
Greenham suffers the loss, stopping 29 of 36 shots. Gill earns his league-leading seventh shutout of the season, stopping all 29 shots he faced.
Wichita didn’t register a power play, while Allen was 2-for-3 on the man advantage.
The Thunder are off until Saturday night as they make their last trip to the BOK Center to face the Oilers at 7:05 p.m.