Wichita, KS (April 11th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, will close their inaugural season in the ECHL tonight against the Allen Americans starting at 7:05 p.m. Fandemonium, the team's way of saying thank you to the fans, will take place tonight along with the annual Thunder Alumni game and Team Photo Giveaway Night.
Doors to the arena open at 5 p.m. with the opening face-off of the Thunder Alumni against the Wichita Junior Thunder starting at 5:15 p.m. Tickets for the Thunder game will get you into both. Fans can get great prizes throughout the game that have been donated from our partners. The Thunder team awards will also be announced before the opening puck drop. Team MVP, Defenseman of the Year and Unsung Hero are just a few of the awards that are handed out on an annual basis.
Wichita is coming off of a shootout loss last night at the hands of the Tulsa Oilers while the Americans defeated Rapid City at home by the final of 5-1. This is the 17th meeting of the season between the Thunder and the Americans. Wichita is 8-7-0-1 this season against Allen and 3-4-0-1 at INTRUST Bank Arena. 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 ECHL
The 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.