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Thunder, Mavericks Continue Independence Cup Series

Monday, February 1st
Thunder, Mavericks Continue Independence Cup Series

Wichita, KS (October 23rd) - The Wichita Thunder, in conjunction with the Missouri Mavericks, have announced that the teams will be playing for the Independence Cup this season, presented by Independence Tourism. Wichita plays against the Mavericks 15 times this year and the team who earns the most points against will win the Independence Cup and a $2,000 youth hockey scholarship. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to enhance our rivalry once again and give back to the youth hockey in Wichita,” commented Thunder GM Joel T. Lomurno. “Our games with Missouri are very intense and this will only make our rivalry that much more exciting.” Should the teams each win five games this season, the tiebreaker will be the team with the most points in the season-series, followed by goal differential. The winner will be presented with the Independence Cup on March 20, 2016, in Wichita following the final game of the season between the two teams. The winner will keep possession of the cup for the following season.

Full Independence Cup ScheduleFriday, Oct. 23 @ WichitaSaturday, Oct 24 @ MissouriSaturday, Nov. 7 @ MissouriSunday, Nov. 8 @ Wichita Friday, Nov. 13 @ WichitaSaturday, Nov. 14 @ WichitaSaturday, Nov. 21 @ WichitaSaturday, Dec. 5 @ MissouriThursday, Dec. 31 @ MissouriTuesday, Jan. 12 @ WichitaFriday, Jan. 29 @ MissouriSaturday, Jan. 30 @ MissouriFriday, Mar. 4 @ MissouriSaturday, Mar. 19 @ WichitaSunday, Mar. 20 @ Wichita

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.