Wichita, KS (Sept. 23rd) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that there has been a change to the team's exhibition game on Saturday, October 10th. The opponent for the contest will now be the Allen Americans instead of the Tulsa Oilers with the puck drop at 4 p.m. Immediately following the conclusion, the Wichita Junior Thunder will host the Colorado Junior Eagles.
The two heated rivals will face each other for the first time in an exhibition game. Wichita has faced Tulsa in two of the last three years in preseason action. Tickets are on sale now for $12 and are only available at the Thunder office. Admission will allow fans to see both games. Face-off is set for 4 p.m. at the Wichita Ice Center.
The Thunder will enter their 24th season in the Air Capital and second year as a member of the ECHL. Wichita opens its season on Friday, October 16th at Tulsa and will play its home opener on Saturday, October 17th against the Quad City Mallards.
Tickets are on sale now for our home opener! The remaining home games will be made available starting on Thursday, October 1st beginning at 10 a.m. 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.