WICHITA, KS – Two goals in each of the second and third periods combined with Bryan Hogan’s 27-save performance highlighted a 4-0, shutout win for the Wichita Thunder over the Arizona Sundogs on Sunday evening at Intrust Bank Arena.
The loss was Arizona’s final road game of the 2011-12 season. The Sundogs return home for three to close out the year.
After a scoreless first period, MVP-finalist Matt Robinson put the Thunder on the board 5:51 into the second. Alex Bourret then extended the lead with a shorthanded, breakaway goal midway through the frame off a feed from Kevin Seibel.
RG Flath made it a 3-0 lead for the Thunder at 6:39 of the third when a Sundog turnover left him alone in front of the net. Wichita added a power play goal from Kevin Young to cap the game’s scoring.
Hogan’s shutout improved his record to 10-1-0 since being traded to the Thunder from Dayton earlier this year.
Rookie Scott Bowles took the loss for Arizona, stopping 26.
Arizona finished 0-for-6 on the power play while Wichita went 1-for-3.
The Sundogs return home for the final three games of the regular season beginning on Wednesday when they host the Allen Americans at Tim’s Toyota Center at 7:05 PM. The action can be heard live on Cattle Country 94.3 FM.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Their sixth season is brought to you by Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel and the team will also host the 2012 CHL All-Star Game in January. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.