Wichita, KS (Dec. 17th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this morning that goaltender Tyler Bunz has been reassigned to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League by the Edmonton Oilers (NHL).
This is the second call-up of the season for the 22-year old netminder. Bunz is expected to join the Barons on their current road trip in Charlotte. He has played in six games for the Barons over the last two seasons and did not make an appearance during his first go-around earlier this year. Bunz ranks seventh in goals against average in the ECHL (2.39) and has a save percentage of .901. The St. Albert, Alberta native is tied for first overall in the league in shutouts with two.
Wichita heads out of town for the next two games starting tonight against the Tulsa Oilers at 7:00 p.m. The Thunder will travel to Allen for the first time this season on Friday, December 19th before returning home to host the Rapid City Rush on Sunday, December 21st. Bring your skates and join the players for a post-game skate after Sunday's tilt with the Rush.
Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com. About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.