WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs for the Wichita Thunder has been one filled with ups and downs.
After Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Eagles, the Thunder were down 3-0 in the series.
However in the past two games, the Thunder have rattled off 11 goals, including a game winner by Ryan Van Stralen early in overtime during Saturday's 5-4 win.
Thunder forward Dyson Stevenson says being down just one game in the series and returning to their home ice at Intrust Bank Arena, it is anyone's series now.
"Every game since being down 3-0, we've all came into the dressing room knowing we have to win and we've been a lot more serious and just the fact knowing we could be leaving each other made us play a lot harder, and like I said, we are working hard, and it's an important game, if we get it to Colorado, anything can happen," said Stevenson.
Head coach Malcolm Cameron says this isn't the first time in his coaching career he has had to climb out of a 3-0 hole.
"For me, I've been down 0-3 in a series before, in this league, and fought back to have a game seven, this group here is very reminiscent that team that I coached in Cincinnati in '03, where they won't be denied," said Cameron.
Game 6 between the Thunder and Eagles will be Monday night at Intrust Bank Arena.
The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m.