Wichita Thunder 3 at Brampton Beast 1
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 3-0-3, +3, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 20 GP, 11-10-21, +6, 14 PIM, 66 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 34 PIM, 23 SOG
A night after being held of the score sheet in a 3-1 loss, the Wichita Wizard notched his first career hat trick to propel the Thunder to their own 3-1 road win against Brampton and earning First Star honors. After dueling to scoreless 1st and 2nd periods, the Beast jumped out to the 1-0 lead about midway through the 3rd period. And then Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier happened. About a minute later, Gauthier scored the equalizer unassisted, and followed up with the go-ahead marker with about three minutes left. Gauthier completed the natural hatter with an empty netter with 40 seconds remaining. Fellow Bolt prospect Dan Milan got the assist on the empty net insurance tally, leaving his mark on his former team. The road trip for the Thunder continues Sunday in upstate NY against the Elmira Jackals.