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Lowe Named Team Captain

Monday, February 1st
Lowe Named Team Captain

Wichita, KS (Jan. 3rd) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are pleased to announce that forward Ian Lowe has been named team captain, and veteran RG Flath has been named as an assistant captain.

Lowe, 27, is in his third season with the Thunder. A native of Bradwardine, British Columbia, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward is tied for the team lead with 29 points (11G, 18A) through the first 30 games of the season, and is currently on a six-game point streak along with goals in his last three outings. Lowe spent a four-year career at Bemidji State University, where he ranked 11th on the school's all-time Division I scoring list.

Flath, 28, reassumes his role as an assistant captain after wearing the 'A' last season. A native of Park City, Utah, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward is in his fourth season in a Thunder uniform. He is ninth on the all-time list in Thunder history in goals scored (77), and tied for fourth in plus/minus of +41.

Wichita plays tonight against Quad City starting at 7 p.m. and will finish the weekend tomorrow afternoon in Allen, Texas against the Americans starting at 4:05 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.