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Travel schedule doesn’t make it easier on Thunder

The Thunder play three of four games at home this weekend, but are doing it in the least convenient way possible. Stockton lost to Idaho 4-2 Wednesday at Stockton Arena, and meets the Steelheads again in Friday in Stockton. But the Thunder has to travel to Ontario on Saturday for a night contest, and back [...]

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Tremblay injured in Thunder’s win

The Thunder won a game but will have to wait for word as to whether it has lost a player for a while. In Stockton’s 3-2 win on Friday, Nick Tremblay left the gave after taking a hard hit from Utah’s Danick Paquette with 12:46 left in the second period. Riley Wetmore went after Paquette [...]

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The Thunder’s big weekend by the numbers

Thunder coach Rich Kromm called this a huge weekend for his team. But what would make it a successful one? The Thunder plays Utah Friday and Saturday and Las Vegas on Sunday at Stockton Arena. This is a great chance to try to make a move up the playoff seedings, and with less than a [...]

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Thunder defense is The Force at Star Wars Night

Goalie Parker Milner and a determined Stockton Thunder defense put on quite a display In front of a huge, light saber-waving crowd at Stockton Arena. Milner earned a 1-0 shutout versus Utah, his second of the season. He made a single goal by Greg Miller stand up and got plenty of help from his blue [...]

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A sad goodbye to the ECHL’s Bay Area team

So long, San Francisco Bulls. We hardly know ya. Which of course, was a big part of the problem. Not enough people visited the Bulls’ well-past-retirement-age antiquated arena to get to know you. That, combined with other financial woes and the failure to get an infusion of cash were the reasons the Bulls ceased operations. [...]

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It’s official: Calls upset Thunder coach

Rich Kromm was clearly not happy about the officiating in the third period of the Thunder’s 4-2 loss to San Francisco on Friday. Was he correct? To a point. And the problem was more about what wasn’t called than what was. First, it should be noted that officials can be an easy excuse, and Stockton [...]

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Different look awaits next Thunder game

Friday’s game will certainly look different at Stockton Arena. But will it play different? The Thunder and San Francisco Bulls will play on the Stockton Arena ice which is adorned with paintings of more than 800 youngsters, courtesy of the “Kids Take Over Stockton Arena” promotion following Sunday’s 5-1 Stockton win against the Bulls. The [...]

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Thunder earns feisty win as kids take over Stockton Arena

Before a bunch of youngsters went out and painted its ice with everything from flowers to turtles, the Thunder finished 2013 with a very good performance. It beat the S.F. Bulls 5-1 at Stockton Arena, thanks mostly to a four-goal first period and a fine outing by goalie Parker Milner, who got a much-needed win. [...]

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A win and a bit of a rest

The Thunder won its first game in 13 days on Saturday, and will get a chance to enjoy it for a little while. Stockton beat the Idaho Steelheads 4-3 to end a five-game winless streak. It was the Thunder’s first real slump of the season, and it certainly had its ugly moments. After a very [...]

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Ontario beats Thunder in sudden-death shootout

The Ontario Reign won its third consecutive game against the Stockton Thunder, but it needed an eight-round shootout to pull it off. Ontario’s Matt Register scored in the top of the eighth round and Stockton couldn’t respond as the Reign won 3-2 Wednesday in front of a crowd of 9,584 at Citizens Business Bank Arena [...]

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