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Thunder Inks Veteran Mele

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Inks Veteran Mele

Wichita, KS (Oct. 29th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of forward Tommy Mele.

Mele, 33, joins Wichita after playing this past season with Greenville, Kalamazoo and Tulsa. A native of Bronx, New York, the 6-foot, 176-pound veteran forward has played in 324 ECHL games, 51 games in the Central Hockey League and 30 in the EIHL. In fact, he was a part of the Fort Wayne Komets during the 2011-12 season that knocked off Wichita for the CHL Title. Mele also helped the Alaska Aces to a Brabham Cup (Regular Season Champion) in 2012-13 and then a Kelly Cup in 2013-14. Overall, he has 206 points (107g. 99a) in 405 games as a pro.

Prior to turning pro, Mele attended American International College. He was named as the team's captain during his senior campaign in 2010-11. Mele finished his collegiate career with 55 points (32g, 23a) in 132 games.

Wichita returns to action on Friday night to start a three-in-three against the Kansas City Mavericks. The first two meetings of the weekend are at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and then the series moves to INTRUST Bank Arena on Sunday, Novmeber 3rd at 4:05 p.m..The Thunder are excited to be the host of the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020. Get your tickets now for the league's annual showcase that features some of the best young talent across the ECHL by clicking here.

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now. Get your seats for just $34 per month. All it takes is a $1 deposit per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!

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