Wichita, KS (April 8th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, close their inaugural season in the ECHL with a pair of home games this coming weekend. Friday night is Student Rush Night, presented by Kansas National Guard and Saturday is the annual Alumni Game, Fandemonium, presented by WTI and Team Photo Night, presented by Green Lantern, Eaton Place, U.S Air Force and Newman University.
On Friday night, local area colleges will be in attendance with a chance for one high school and one adult student to win one of two $500 scholarships. Students can register at the USD 259/LEARN table on the concourse behind section 101. Each student will need to visit the colleges in attendance and get their passport stamped in order to qualify. The winners will be announced after the second intermission. High school and college students with a valid ID can get into the game for just $2.
Saturday night is the annual Alumni Game, Team Photo giveaway and Fandemonium Night. The first 2,500 fans that come through the doors will receive this year's team picture. Before the game, the team awards will be handed out on the ice. Fans will have a chance to walk out with something during the contest as giveaways and promo items from local businesses and partners will be tossed into the crowd. Get to the arena early as the Thunder alumni will play the Wichita Junior Thunder starting at 5:15 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 5 p.m.
Wichita hosts the Tulsa Oilers in back-to-back games starting tonight at 7:05 p.m.
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.