WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 26) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that the team has claimed goaltender Jake Theut off waivers from the Norfolk Admirals. Additionally, goaltender Tyler Johnson has been released.
Theut, 28, appeared in one game this season for the Admirals. A native of Washington, Michigan, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound netminder is in his third year as a pro. In 2019-20, he signed with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. In 11 games, he went 3-5-1 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. He was also loaned to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits for three games as well as the Admirals for nine.
Last season, he played for the SPHL's Macon Mayhem, going 16-1-4 in 22 appearances with a 1.74 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, Theut began his collegiate career at Northeastern University before going to the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Tonight is Teddy Bear Toss Night, presented by Hajoca and Heartland Credit Union. When the Thunder score its first goal, fans can throw their stuffed animals on the ice. Every stuffed animal collected will be donated to local charities and hospitals. Fans can purchase a special four pack of tickets that comes with two teddy bears for just $60. Use the code TEDDY when purchasing on Select-A-Seat and then pick up your teddy bears from Fan Relations at the game.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Wichita Thunder office located at 505 W. Maple, Suite 100, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekday game days, the Thunder office closes at 4 p.m. Click here to purchase online!
Fans can also purchase tickets at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starting at noon on weekend game days.
Season tickets for the 2021-22 season are still available. Join Thunder Nation today and lock in your seat(s) for all 36 home games at INTRUST Bank Arena. For more information, click HERE.
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