1. Home
  2. News
  3. Thunder Acquires Former Golden Gopher Netminder

Thunder Acquires Former Golden Gopher Netminder

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Acquires Former Golden Gopher Netminder

Wichita, KS (Jan. 16th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that the team has acquired goaltender Kent Patterson from the Wheeling Naliers for financial considerations. To make room, goaltender Peter Di Salvo has been released. Patterson, 27, is a former fourth round draft pick (#113 overall) of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Plymouth, Minnesota, the 6-foot-2, 197-pound netminder played four years at the University of Minnesota, where he won 44 games, including 28 during his senior campaign in 2011-12.

He helped the Denver Cutthroats reach the Central Hockey League Final during the 2013-14 season, going 23-10-7 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. Patterson was acquired by Wheeling from the Atlanta Gladiators on January 5th.

Wichita has a short break for the All-Star Game this week and will resume play on Friday night on the road against the Allen Americans starting at 7:05 p.m.

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

Contact a Thunder representative at the office today to learn more about our great season, group and other ticket packet opportunities!

Follow along with us on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter (@wichita_thunder), Snapchat (wichthunder), Instagram (Wichita_Thunder) and LinkedIn, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.