The Missouri Mavericks winless streak reached four games (0-3-1) in a 4-1 loss to the Wichita Thunder on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena. 

The Missouri Mavericks winless streak reached four games (0-3-1) in a 4-1 loss to the Wichita Thunder on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena.  

Thunder forward Matt Robinson had a pair of goals and goaltender Adam Russo stopped all but one of the Mavericks’ 26 shots on goal. Alex Bourret had three assists for the Thunder and a total of four Wichita players had multiple-point games. After winning the first six games of the season, the Mavericks are now 1-4-2 in their last seven games and 7-4-2 overall. The Mavericks will return home for their next game tonight at the Independence Events Center against the Allen Americans.

“We have through the weekend to fix things or changes will be made,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said.

Wichita jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Robinson scored the opening two goals for the Thunder with the first coming on a nice backdoor pass from Thomas Beauregard at the 2:43 mark.  Robinson tallied a power play goal at 5:58, and the Thunder scored another goal just 10 seconds later to make it 3-0. Aaron Davis notched the third goal for Wichita on assists from the Hemingway brothers (Colin and Brett). Through one period, the Thunder took the three-goal lead into the first intermission and held a 15-5 edge in shots over the Mavericks.

Defenseman Mike Wakita scored his first goal of the season for the Mavs.