Wichita, KS (Feb. 25th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced that the team has signed goaltender Sean Bonar (BAWN-ehr) to a contract.
Bonar, who just celebrated his 25th birthday, is making his second stint in the Air Capital after being acquired in a trade last season with the Orlando Solar Bears. A native of Delta, BC, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound netminder began the season with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL before heading to the Brampton Beast. Bonar's last stop was with Fort Wayne and appeared in three games for the Komets, going 2-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.69 and a save percentage of .911.
Prior to turning pro, Bonar played a four-year collegiate career at Princeton. His best statistical season came as a freshman, going 8-6-1 with a 2.20 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. Before heading to the college ranks, he spent two seasons playing for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL, where he was an All-Star during the 2008-09 season. The following year, he was named as a member of Team Canada West and earned tournament MVP honors at the World Junior A Challenge.
Wichita begins a three-in-three this weekend against the Allen Americans starting Friday at 7:05 p.m.
Friday is Youth Jersey giveaway night, presented by Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The first 1,000 kids 12 and under will get this great giveaway.
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.