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Wichita Signs Rookie Forward Jason Pineo

Friday, March 17th
Wichita Signs Rookie Forward Jason Pineo

WICHITA, Kan. (March 17) – 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 forward Jason Pineo.

Pineo, 25, turns pro after spending the last four years at Niagara University. A native of Toronto, Ontario, the 6-foot-2, 201-pound forward is coming off his best statistical season. He tallied 22 points (9g, 13a) in 40 games for the Purple Eagles. He finished with 35 points (15g, 20a) in 108 career games. 

Prior to heading to school, Pineo played three years in the Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Oakville Blades. In 150 games, he registered 98 points (39g, 59a) and added 22 points (10g, 12a) in 26 career playoff games between the two organizations. 

The Thunder returns to action tonight with a trip to Independence, Missouri to face the Kansas City Mavericks.

Nickelodeon Baby Shark's Big Show is coming on Saturday, March 18. Get the JAW-some family four pack, which is four goal-zone tickets and two mini sticks for just $60. Use the code NICK when you check out HERE. Meet Baby Shark on the concourse and get your picture taken.

We're honoring the big win by the Kansas City Chiefs with Celebration Night, presented by Whiskey Dicks Bar & Grill. Chiefs Legend Christian Okoye will be in attendance. Fans can buy a special VIP package for just $40, which includes tickets to the game, a postgame meet-and-greet, an autograph and pictures with him. Click HERE to learn more. Use the code CHAMPS at checkout 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.