The Thunder are traveling down to the Owens Ice Arena in Peoria, IL in search of their first playoff win in several years. Wheaton enters into the playoffs with momentum, winning three games in a row, before Lewis defeated the Thunder in the final regular season game of the year. They split a pair of home games against Lewis last weekend, winning Friday night’s contest 5-4 in overtime before losing 6-3 the next night. Wheaton and Lewis will square off again in game one of the playoffs, with puck drop coming at 11:30 on Friday morning. The winner of that matchup will face the winner of the afternoon game featuring Western Illinois and Northern Illinois for the title. The championship game will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30, also at the Owens Arena.