Sunday, April 22, 2018

Van Stralen Plays Hero as Wichita Forces Semifinal Series Back to Air Capital

WICHITA, Kan. - Ryan Van Stralen has been a tremendous late-season pick-up for Wichita Thunder head coach Malcolm Cameron and on Saturday night, he proved his worth, potting two goals -- including the game-winner, as the Thunder forced a game six of the Mountain Division Semifinals on Monday night in Wichita

Wichita Thunder Extends Semifinal Series, Earns First ECHL Playoff Win

WICHITA, Kan. - With their backs against the wall, it was "all hands on deck" for the Wichita Thunder in game four of their Mountain Division Semifinal series against the Colorado Eagles Friday night.

Wichita Thunder on Brink of Elimination After Game Three Loss

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita has now lost their last four playoff games, dating back to the 2013 CHL Finals against Allen. Colorado, meanwhile, has eleven straight playoff games dating back to the 2016 Western Conference Finals against Toledo

Wichita’s Special Teams Falter Again in Game Two Loss

WICHITA, Kan. - Heading into game two of their Mountain Division series with the Colorado Eagles, the Wichita Thunder needed to do everything right..including on special teams.

Eagles’ Special Teams the Difference in Game One

WICHITA, Kan. - Playoff hockey finally returned to Wichita on Sunday afternoon. The Wichita Thunder played their first home playoff game since Friday, May 10, 2013, a span of 1,800 days between home playoff games. 

The Sin Bin Provides Extensive Coverage of Minor League Hockey Playoffs

WICHITA, Kan. -  With the race on to crown three league champions over the next two months, The Sin Bin will provide readers & listeners in-depth coverage of the 2018 playoffs across minor league hockey.

Mountain Division Semifinal Preview: #1 Colorado Eagles vs. #4 Wichita Thunder

WICHITA, Kan. - The Colorado Eagles kick off their final Kelly Cup Playoff run in Wichita, where they will take on a familiar foe, the...

Allen Falls to Wichita, Martinson Comments, Reinforcements Coming & More

ALLEN, Texas - Nothing has come easy for the 2017-18 version of the Allen Americans so it is no surprise when they had the chance to put some distance between themselves and the other teams they are battling for a playoff spot, they came up short.
Shane Starrett (WIC) making a save on an Allen chance. Photo: Ed Bailey/The Sin Bin

Wichita Wraps Home Schedule With Big Win Over Allen

WICHITA, Kan. - To say Wichita and Allen have been locked in a tight battle all year is an understatement-and-a-half. Entering Tuesday's game, Allen had a slight lead in goals, Wichita had a scant lead in shots, both teams had been stout on the power-play, and each side will contend they won more fights during the season series.

Allen/Wichita Preview, Mountain Division Playoff Race Update

ALLEN, Texas - It is game day and the Allen Americans are in Wichita to take on their biggest rival. It would be a big game under normal circumstances but these aren't normal circumstances since one of these teams might be playing golf next week, while the other is playing hockey.