WICHITA, Kan. (March 30) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that forward Brayden Watts will take part in the 3ICE Summer Hockey League.
Watts, 24, is having the best season of his pro career. The third-year forward from Bakersfield, California has 58 points (23, 35a) in 43 games. He was third in the league in scoring before suffering a middle-body injury in late January. Watts returned to the Thunder lineup last week and has five points (1g, 4a) in three games.
He will join Team LeClair, coached by former NHLer John LeClair who played 16 seasons with Montreal, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Joining Watts on Team LeClair will be current forward Brandon Hawkins (Toledo Walleye), defenseman Colton Saucerman (Allen Americans), and forward Colin Theisen (Atlanta Gladiators).
3ICE debuted last summer with the championship being awarded in Las Vegas. The format utilizes 3-on-3 overtime rules to make the action wide open and exciting for fans. The league opens on June 28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will go until August 12 with the title being handed out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more about the league and how the rules work by clicking here.
Fans can catch the action on the CBS Sports Network, CBS and TSN throughout the summer. To see the schedule, click here.
Wichita remains in West Valley City on Friday at 8:10 p.m. to face the Utah Grizzlies.
Our annual Education Day Game, presented by Butler Community College and Golden Plains Credit Union, is coming soon. If you're a teacher or work with a local school, contact our office and ask for Tucker to bring your class out as we host the Tulsa Oilers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Click here to buy tickets.
Autism Acceptance Night, presented by Wichita State University Communications Sciences and Disorders, is nearing as well. Join us on Friday, April 7 as we host the Rapid City Rush. We'll create a more sensory friendly environment for the game, reduce the lighting and loud music and more as we raise acceptance for those with Autism.
For just $20, get a ticket to the game and a limited edition Autism Acceptance Night t-shirt. Use the code ACCEPT when you check out.
Looking to bring the family? Take advantage of our Ollie's Family Four Pack for April 7. Get four tickets, a $20 Ollie's Bargain Outlet gift card and four team photos for just $40. Use the code FUN when you check out. Buy tickets here.
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.