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Buitenhuis Selected To 2022 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic

Wednesday, January 12th
Buitenhuis Selected To 2022 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 12) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that goaltender Evan Buitenhuis (BITE-en-hise) has been selected to represent the Wichita Thunder at the 2022 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic on Monday, January 17 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Buitenhuis, 25, recently returned from Bakersfield after being called up on December 29. The Burlington, Ontario native leads the ECHL in minutes played (1,336), saves (723) and shootout wins (2). Earlier this year, he set a new franchise record for most consecutive starts (16 games).

Last year, he had a fantastic season where he was named to the 2020-21 All-ECHL Second Team. Buitenhuis led the league in goals-against (2.29) and save percentage (.931). He finished with a 16-6-0-4 record in 27 combined games between Wichita, Utah and Florida. 

Below is the full list for the ECHL All-Star team. Due to call-ups, not all of these players will participate in the game. If a replacement is needed, the ECHL will make an announcement at a later date.

2022 ECHL All-Stars

GoaltendersSamuel Harvey, Fort Wayne KometsEvan Buitenhuis, Wichita ThunderKen Appleby, Worcester Railers

DefensemenJoe Masonius, Adirondack ThunderTim Davison, Atlanta GladiatorsWyatt Ege, Cincinnati CyclonesMike Lee, Indy FuelBrenden Miller, Kalamazoo WingsMarcus Crawford, Kansas City MavericksJordan Subban, South Carolina StingraysCharles-Edouard D'Astous, Utah Grizzlies

ForwardsGavin Gould, Allen AmericansBlake Winiecki, Florida EverbladesLiam Pecararo, Greenville Swamp RabbitsYauheni Aksiantsiuk, Idaho SteelheadsKris Bennett, Iowa HeartlandersJustin Brazeau, Maine MarinersZach O’Brien, Newfoundland GrowlersAlex Tonge, Norfolk AdmiralsAaron Luchuk, Orlando Solar BearsLogan Nelson, Rapid City RushJacob Pritchard, Reading RoyalsTJ Hensick, Toledo WalleyeOlivier Archambault, Trois-Rivières LionsJack Doremus, Tulsa OilersPatrick Watling, Wheeling Nailers

Wichita returns home on Thursday to open up a three-game set against Rapid City starting at 7:05 p.m.

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.