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Thunder Signs Netminder Arvanitis

Wednesday, February 15th
Thunder Signs Netminder Arvanitis

WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 15) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, announced the signing of goaltender Brad Arvanitis (AR-vuh-NITE-is).

Arvanitis, 25, is in his first full season as a pro. The Holliston, Massachusetts native saw action this year with Rapid City and Tulsa before heading to the Southern Professional Hockey League's Pensacola Ice Flyers. In six games he has gone 4-2-0 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .917 save percentage for the Ice Flyers. 

The 6-foot-2, 185- netminder has appeared in eight-career ECHL games, going 3-3-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. 

He turned pro last season after finishing his collegiate career at Babson College (NCAA DIII). During the 2019-20 campaign, Arvanitis went 8-3-1 in 12 games with a 1.33 goals-against average and .953 save percentage, which was second among all NCAA DIII goaltenders in that category. He was selected to the NCAA DIII Third Team All-American and Second Team All-Conference.  Arvanitis also played two seasons at UMass-Amherst before transferring to Babson.

Wichita returns home tonight, which is the final Winning Wednesday of the season, presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet. Get four goal zone tickets and a $20 gift card to Ollie's Bargain Outlet for just $40. Use the code WINNING when you check out by clicking here.

Join us this Saturday for a loaded night. Saturday is Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Night, presented by Wichita Furniture & Mattress. Come meet Chase and Marshall on the concourse. The team will be wearing a special PAW Patrol-themed uniform that will be auctioned live on the DASH Auction App. 

Saturday night is also Scout Night, our first-ever Pucks 'N Pups Night and Gold As Ice. Click here to learn about all the fun that is going on February 18.

Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online HERE, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.

Several outstanding promotions remain on our schedule for the season. Click HERE to learn more.