Trebish Sent to Evansville in Separate Transaction
Wichita, KS (Sept. 17th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced on Thursday that they have come to terms with forwards Erick Lizon and Andy Huff for the upcoming 2015-16 season. In a separate transaction, defenseman Michael Trebish has been sent to the Evansvile IceMen for future considerations.
Lizon, 29, returns for his fifth year in a Thunder uniform and his 10th as a pro. A native of Kitchener, Ontario, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound forward led Wichita in penalty minutes while also having his best offensive output of his career collecting 18 points (7g, 11a). In 421 career games, Lizon has amassed 1,362 penalty minutes and ranks ninth all-time in Thunder history in that same category (552). He began his pro career with the Rockford IceHogs of the UHL before heading to the Oklahoma City Blazers. Lizon was selected to the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Game while playing for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL, where he spent two seasons.
Huff, 23, begins his second year as a pro and first in Wichita. A native of Howell, Michigan, the 6-foot-1, 212-pound forward split his rookie season between Idaho, Rapid City and Florida where he tallied eight points (1g, 7a) in 21 games. The Ferris State University product scored his first professional goal on January 17th, helping Rapid City get past Missouri last season by the final of 3-1. During his four-year career at Ferris State, Huff collected 50 points (22g, 28a) in 128 games with his best season coming during his senior campaign where he finished with 25 points.
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. 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. 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.