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Thunder Tabs Former NHL Exec as New Vp of Ticket Sales

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Tabs Former NHL Exec as New Vp of Ticket Sales

Wichita, KS (March 3rd) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that the team has hired Michael McCoy as their new VP of Ticket Sales. A native of Hugoton, Kansas, McCoy brings a wealth of experience to the Thunder. He served as the Vice President of Luxury Suites for the Arizona Coyotes and was instrumental in suite sales for the new Glendale Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. He also spent time with the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers (co-owned by Southwest Sports Group), running their season ticket department, luxury suite sales and with the team when they opened the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars. McCoy also served as the Director of Sales for the Anaheim Ducks. He was responsible for luxury suite sales, season ticket sales and collaboration with community relations to promote the Anaheim Ducks in the community. Prior to his sports career, McCoy spent several years in the hotel industry including Hilton National Sales, Sales Manager at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, Sales Manager at the Pointe Hilton Resort in Phoenix, AZ and Front Office Manager at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe, CA. The Kansas native grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and attended the University of Arkansas. He has two children, Bailey and Macallan McCoy. Wichita remains on the road on Friday night with a trip to Independence against the Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.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.Follow along with us on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter (@wichita_thunder), Snapchat (wichthunder), Instagram (Wichita_Thunder) and LinkedIn, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.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.