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Thunder Adds Rookies Ipri, Muzzillo

Wednesday, March 30th
Thunder Adds Rookies Ipri, Muzzillo

WICHITA, Kan. (Mar. 30) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced the signing of forward Steven Ipri and defenseman Jordan Muzzillo to standard player contracts. 

Ipri, 24, turns pro after completing a four-year career at Mercyhurst University. A native of Broadview Heights, Ohio, the 5-foot-11, 154-pound forward finished with 56 points (25g, 31a) in 92 career games for the Lakers. His best year came in 2018-19 when he tallied 23 points (8g, 15a) in 36 games. 

Prior to his collegiate career, Ipri played two seasons in the North American Hockey League with the Amarillo Bulls and Lone Star Brahmas. In 2016-17, he collected 40 points (18g, 22a) in 59 games and earned All-Rookie Second Team and All-South Division Rookie Team honors. 

Muzzillo, 25, also turns pro after finishing his collegiate career. A native of Capron, Illinois, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound blueliner spent four years at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks with the 2020-21 campaign being cancelled due to the pandemic. In 55 games, he had 11 points (1g, 10a) for the Nanooks. 

Prior to heading to school, he played two seasons for the North American Hockey League's Springfield Jr. Blues. Muzzillo was named to the NAHL All-Midwest Division Rookie Team in 2016-17. He was an alternate captain in 2017-18 and finished with 49 points (13g, 36a) in 112 games during his junior career. 

Ipri will wear #23 and Muzzillo will wear #2.

The Thunder returns to action on Friday night with a road trip to the BOK Center to face the Tulsa Oilers at 7:05 p.m.

Join us for our final two games of the season-series against heated rival, Allen. On Saturday, April 9, we are celebrating Hockey is For Everyone. Get two premium tickets and a rainbow Thunder pennant for $40 ($75 value) by using code PACK by clicking HERE or through the Thunder office. The team will be wearing a special Hockey is for Everyone uniform that will be auctioned online on the DASH Auction platform.

Team Photo Night is Sunday, April 10. The first 1,000 fans get a complimentary team photo, courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods, Novacare. BG Products and Butler Community College.

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.