Wichita Thunder Hockey News

Thunder Claim Three Awards at Annual CHL Banquet

Wichita, KS (July 25th) – The Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Annual Meetings concluded this past Wednesday evening at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The CHL Awards Banquet, titled ‘Celebration of Excellence,’ helped to honor the top front office executives and team achievements from the 2013-14… Read More

Junior Thunder Land Trio from Alaska

Wichita, KS (July 18th) –  The Wichita Junior Thunder of the WSHL are excited to announce the signing of Alaskan trio Joel Johnson, Chance Aquino and Tom Simpson to the roster for the 2014-15 season. They were teammates last year playing for the Alaska All-Stars 18AA team. Johnson, 18, is a 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward from Anchorage,… Read More

Duda Honored as a Part of 2014 SJHL Hall of Fame

Wichita, KS (July 18th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that Assistant Coach Jason Duda has been selected as a part of the 2014 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Hall of Fame. His junior team, the 1995-96 Melfort Mustangs, will be inducted on July 25th along with eight other… Read More

CHL Annual Meetings Set for July 21-23

Phoenix, AZ (July 18) – The Central Hockey League’s (CHL) 2014 Annual Meetings will take place from Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23 and will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona and are presented by Spencer Fane, Pointstreak and Jackson Lewis P.C. The theme for the meetings is “New… Read More

MLHR Announces Plans for Interactive, Live Podcast

Wichita, KS (July 17) - Today, Minor League Hockey Report (MLHR) is proud to announce a first for our site and for our coverage of the Central Hockey League (CHL). On Tuesday July 22nd, at 5:00 pm MST (7 p.m. Central time), Minor League Hockey Report will host a live podcast featuring members of the Central Hockey League front office as guests. The… Read More

Junior Thunder Sign Talented Swedish Blue Liner

Wichita, KS (July 10th) –  The Wichita Junior Thunder of the WSHL added to their blue line today, announcing the signing of Swedish defenseman Tom Lindstrom to the roster for the 2014-15 season. Lindstrom, 19, has played the last four seasons for Visby/Roma. He spent the first two seasons playing for the Junior 18 program and moved up… Read More

Thunder Bring Back Bourret; Sign Kashirsky

Wichita, KS (July 9th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce the signings of forwards Alex Bourret (BUHR-ray) and Nikita Kashirsky (kah-SHEAR-skee) to the roster for the 2014-15 season. Bourret, 27, returns to Wichita after spending much of the last two seasons in the Ligue… Read More

Former Thunder Coach Named Head Coach of Texas Stars

Cedar Park, TX (July 3) – Derek Laxdal has had quite a run over the last few weeks. After his Oil Kings took home the Memorial Cup, he was named as the Head Coach of Hockey Canada's Men’s Summer Under-18 Team. Today, the former Thunder bench boss was named the Head Coach of the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. The… Read More
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