WICHITA, Kan. (Mar. 2) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of rookie netminder Roman Basran.
Basran, 21, turns pro after playing the majority of the last five years in junior hockey for the Western Hockey League's Kelowna Rockets. In 2021-22, he headed to the Ontario Hockey League for his overage year with the Mississauga Steelheads.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound native of Vancouver, British Columbia finished with a 52-40-11 record for Kelowna with a 2.89 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. He went 21-14-7 for Mississauga with a 2.60 goals-against average and .896 save percentage.
Earlier this year, he enrolled at Brock University (USport). Basran went 5-2-0 in seven appearances for the Badgers with a 2.54 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
Basran reunites with current Thunder forward Mark Liwiski, who played together for three seasons in Kelowna.
Wichita returns home tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. to start a two-game set against the Utah Grizzlies.
Star Wars Night is tomorrow night. Join us on Friday, March 3 as we try to take down the evil Sith Lord, Utah Grizzlies. Come meet characters from the 501st Legion on the concourse.
The team will be wearing a special Mandalorian-themed uniform that will be auctioned off live after the game. A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefits the Wichita Youth Hockey Association. Use the code JEDI to get discounted goal-zone tickets by clicking HERE.
Sunday, March 5 is another Sunday Funday, presented by Boulevard Theatres. Everyone in attendance gets a complimentary movie ticket. Season ticket holders can stay afterwards and skate with the team. Buy tickets HERE.
This Sunday is also CrossWinds Casino Night. The first 1,000 fans in the building will receive a foam puck, courtesy of CrossWinds Casino.
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.