Press Releases

Thunder to Host Oilers in Pre-Season Tilt

Wichita, KS (August 1st) –  Wichita and Tulsa have a long-standing history, spanning 22 seasons and 250 regular-season meetings. Today, the two teams announced they will be playing one another in an exhibition game on Saturday, October 18th at 4 p.m. at the Wichita Ice Center. The game will serve as the front half of a double header as… Read More

Lowe, Nelson Re-Signed; Add Former CHL All-Star

Wichita, KS (July 30th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, continued to piece together their roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season, re-signing forward Ian Lowe and goaltender Taylor Nelson while also welcoming defenseman Jim Jorgensen. “Ian has been a steady player for us and has been… 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

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

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

Thunder Extend Name Your Price Season Ticket Promotion

Wichita, KS (June 30th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that the Name Your Price Ticket Promotion has been a tremendous success and are extending the deadline through Thursday, July 3rd. For the first time ever, fans have had the option to quote what they would be willing… Read More

Martens Selected as a Finalist For Wichita Pro Athlete of the Year

Wichita, KS (June 19th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that Andrew Martens has been selected as a finalist for the Wichita Professional Athlete of the Year Award that will be announced on June 26th at the 2014 Greater Wichita Sports Banquet. The event is in conjunction with… Read More

Thunder Announce First-Ever Free Agent Showcase

Wichita, KS (June 18th) –  The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League, in conjunction with 37 Hockey, are pleased to announce their first-ever Free Agent Showcase that will be hosted at the Wichita Ice Center on August 16th and 17th. Players in attendance will have the opportunity to compete for an invitation to the… Read More
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