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FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON STEELHEADS PUT UP EIGHT GOALS IN VICTORY

Wednesday, November 1st
FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON STEELHEADS PUT UP EIGHT GOALS IN VICTORY

FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON STEELHEADS PUT UP EIGHT GOALS IN VICTORY

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Steelheads (4-1-0-0, 8pts) defeated the Wichita Thunder (3-4-0-0, 6pts) by a final score of 8-2 Friday night at the Idaho Central Arena in front of a crowd of 4,743 fans. Idaho will host Wichita Friday and Saturday at 7:10 p.m. 

Wade Murphy (3rdscored 26 seconds into the game giving Idaho a 1-0 lead on a low wrist shot from the left circle. Jay Dickman (4th) scored a power-play goal for the Thunder at 6:41 to even the score. Idaho would regain the lead thanks to a rebound goal from Aaron Aragon (2nd) at 7:10. Mark Rassell (5th) made it 3-1 with a man advantage tally at 12:23 at the side of the crease on a setup from Ty Pelton-Byce and Murphy. The Steelheads led 3-1 after the opening 20 minutes of play and outshot the Thunder 14-9. 

The Steelheads rattled off three goals in the opening 7:33 of the middle frame to take a 6-1 lead. Dawson Barteaux (1stfound the back of the net with a wrist shot from inside the top of the right circle into the top right corner. Francesco Arcuri (1st) scored his first professional goal at 4:34 capitalizing on a two on one setup by Aragon. Wade Murphy (4th) notched the Steelheads second power-play goal of the night at 7:33 on a low wrist shot from the left circle finidng the bottom right corner. At 15:18 Nick Canade took a hit up towards the facial area from Kelly Bent who was assessed a five-minute major for interference and a five-minute fighting major as Wade Murphy stepped in stepping up for Canade. At 16:21 A.J. White (2nd) cashed in on the power-play on a beautiful passing play from Seamus Donohue and Keaton Mastrodonato. Idaho led 7-1 after 40 minutes of play and outshot the Thunder 16-10 in the frame. 

Jeremy Masella (1st) pulled the Thunder within six on a great individual effort with 5:23 remaining in the game. Seamus Donohue (1sttipped toed around a Wichita defender in the left circle and fired a low wrist shot 46 seconds later to cap off the 8-2 win. 

Bryan Thomson made 28 saves on 30 shots in the victory. Beck Warm allowed six goals in 19 shots in 27:33. Trevor Gorsuch made 18 saves on 20 shots in 32:27 of relief.  

BOX SCORE

ICCU Three Stars

  1. Wade Murphy (2-1-3, Fighting Major – Gordie Howe Hat Trick) 
  2. Francesco Arcuri (1-0-1, +1, 3 shots) 
  3. Bryan Thomson (28 saves) 

GAME NOTES

  • Idaho finished 3-for-4 on the power-play while Wichita was 1-for-5. 
  • Idaho outshot Wichita 39-30. 
  • Idaho is 18-7-6 all-time vs. Wichita and 8-5-5 at the Idaho Central Arena 
  • Nick Nardella (IR), Willie Knierim (DNP), Demetrios Koumontzis (IR), Jade Miller (IR), and Ben Zloty (INJ) did not dress for Idaho. 
  • A.J. White extended his point streak to five games and recorded his 88th goal as a Steelhead moving him into second all-time in the Steelheads ECHL era. 
  • Wade Murphy tallied a Gordie Howe Hat Trick and is now tied for second in the league with four goals. He has goals/points in back-to-back games (3-1-4). 
  • Mark Rassell scored for his fourth straight game and is tied for first in the league with five goals. 
  • Francesco Arcuri scored his first professional goal while Seamus Donohue scored his first ECHL goal. 

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