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Thunder Make Several Moves Prior to Home Opener

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Make Several Moves Prior to Home Opener

Wichita, KS (Oct. 17th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced today several moves prior to the team's home opener against the Quad City Mallards. Any Huff has been activated from reserve and is expected to be in the line-up tonight. The team also claimed forward Peter Sakaris off of waivers and placed him on reserve while waiving forward Cullen Bradshaw.

Sakaris, 23, started the preseason with the Cincinnati Cyclones before being placed on waivers. A native of Candiac, Quebec, the 5-foot-10, 167-pound forward spent the last three seasons with the Evansville IceMen. After completing a three-year junior career with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL, he appeared in three games for Evansville during the 2012-13 season. In 103 career games, Sakaris has 44 points (20g, 24a) to go along with 117 penalty minutes as a pro.

Opening Night is tomorrow night against the Quad City Mallards! Join us for our Opening Night Block Party, brought to you by Toyota. Starting at 4 p.m., fans can congregate in front of Entrance A and B with all kinds of family fun activities.

The first 1,000 fans in the door that night will get a free voucher for a selfie stick, presented by Waste Connections. Fans who receive this voucher can pick up their prize on the way out of the arena.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. 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 season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

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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.