Bunz Reassigned to Wichita

Wednesday, December 31 2014 12:42 PM

Wichita, KS (Dec. 31st) – The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this morning that goaltender Tyler Bunz has been reassigned to Wichita from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League by the Edmonton Oilers (NHL).

Bunz did not appear in a game during his second call-up to the Barons. The St. Albert, Alberta native ranks eighth in the ECHL with a goals against average of 2.39 and has a save percentage of .901. The St. Albert, Alberta native is tied for first overall in the league in shutouts with two.

Wichita closes out 2014 with a road match-up against the Missouri Mavericks tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Thunder returns home on Saturday evening to host the Quad City Mallards at 7:05 p.m. Saturday is Flight Safety Night presented by 7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel and Q92 The Beat. A portion of the ticket proceeds with the Flight Safety code on the attached flyer will be donated to the Wichita Children’s Home, helping to provide items such as clothing, food and other necessities.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don’t delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

About the ECHL

The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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