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Bunz Heading to Oklahoma City

Monday, February 1st
Bunz Heading to Oklahoma City

Wichita, KS (Feb. 10th) - 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 will be his third call-up of the season. The St. Albert, Alberta native has appeared in 17 games this season, going 6-10-0-1 with a goals against average of 2.97 and save percentage of .890. Bunz, a fifth round draft pick (#121 overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, is tied for sixth in the ECHL with two shutouts.

Wichita begins a three-in-three starting on Friday night against Missouri at 7:05 p.m. Go Red for Women's Heart Health this Friday as the Thunder honor Go Red Month. Fans can pick up free upper level ticket vouchers at all Kwik Shop locations and All Things BBQ, while supplies last. The team will be wearing special uniforms and auctioned off after the game to help benefit the American Heart Association. Sunday is Credit Union of America Buy-In Night. Stop at any CUA location and get a free upper level ticket voucher.

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.