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Martell Returns to Wichita from Lake Erie

Monday, February 1st
Martell Returns to Wichita from Lake Erie

Wichita, KS (Oct. 7th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that defenseman Brandon Martell has been released from his PTO with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) and will return to the training camp roster.

Martell, 26, enters his third full season as a pro and first in Wichita. A native of Andover, Minnesota, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman played in 17 games for the Rapid City Rush before being traded to the Evansville IceMen in December. After playing a four-year career at the Ohio State University (NCAA DI), Martell played three games in 2012-13 with the Kalamazoo Wings.

The Thunder will play their exhibition game at the Wichita Ice Center against the Allen Americans. The game will take place on Saturday, October 10th, at 4:00 p.m. Immediately after, the Wichita Junior Thunder will take on the Colorado Junior Eagles. Tickets are on sale now for $12 and are only available at the Thunder office. Admission will allow fans to see both games.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Season tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Call the Wichita Thunder office and visit with a season ticket rep today to learn more. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the off-season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

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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 569 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 28 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th 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.