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Thunder Acquire Rookie Forward from Quad City

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Acquire Rookie Forward from Quad City

Wichita, KS (Feb.27th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced that the team has acquired the rights for forward Miles Koules from the Quad City Mallards for future considerations.

The 21-year old rookie forward out of Los Angeles, California has appeared in 44 games for the Mallards this season, notching 13 points (3g, 10a). He posted career-highs last season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, tallying 26 goals, 32 assists and 58 points. In 208 career games in the WHL, he collected 71 goals, 79 assists and 150 points. Before signing with the Mallards, he attended camp with the Washington Capitals.

Prior to his junior career, he played two seasons for the United States National Development Team where he split time between the U17 and U18 squads.

Wichita travels down to Allen tonight to start a two-game set against the Americans 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 ECHLThe 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.