ECHL Announces Fantasy Team and Golden Goalie Participants
Princeton, NJ (Jan. 7th) - The ECHL announced on Thursday the winner for each team in the 2015-16 ECHL Fantasy Team, presented by The MeiGray Group, as well as the goaltenders who will be participating for each of the League's 28 teams in the Golden Goalie Program.
Ian Lowe and David Shantz will represent the Thunder as they were selected by the fans' vote.
Fans had the opportunity to vote on ECHL.com for one player on each ECHL member team's ballot to help select the 2015-16 Fantasy Team. The winning player will wear a special ECHL Fantasy Team jersey at an upcoming home game.
A goaltender for each team will also participate in the MeiGray Golden Goalie Program. The starting goaltender for each team on the preselected date will wear a special jersey.
Both the Fantasy Team skater and the Golden Goalie will wear a specially-designed jersey at a predetermined home game between Jan. 22-Feb. 23.
Each of the Fantasy Team skater and MeiGray goaltender jerseys will be available for bid through The MeiGray Group. Jerseys will be available for bid starting on March 3 and running through March 24.
The winning skater and the participating goaltender for each team is listed below. Players are subject to change.
Fantasy Team and Golden Goalie Jersey Participants can be found here.
About The MeiGray Group
The leading distributor of game-worn hockey jerseys, The MeiGray Group has sold more than 7,000 ECHL game-worn jerseys since 2002-03.
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 50,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, partners with USA Hockey and directs the NHL-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. MeiGray Group also partners with the National Basketball Association.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 28th season in 2015-16. There have been 581 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 12 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2015-16 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 NHL teams in 2015-16, marking the 19th 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.