Duda Selected to 2016 Class of Wichita Sports Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 14 2016 12:47 PM

Wichita, KS (April 14th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that former Thunder forward and Assistant Coach Jason Duda has been selected into the 2016 Class of The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame.

Duda will join nine other individuals into this year's class that also includes two media members and a sports organization.

Two notable members of the class will be former Wichita State basketball stars Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, who will join Duda into the 2016 Class.

Duda is the Thunder's all-time leader in goals (337), assists (533), points (870), games played (730), hat tricks (11), shootout goals (21-68), and overtime goals (7). He is also second in power play goals (101), shorthanded goals (22) and game-winning goals (42).

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 7th at Hillside Christian Church, located at 8330 E. Douglas, starting at 2 p.m. The cost is free, but you must make a reservation in advance by calling 316-264-5222. To learn more, go to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame's website at www.wichitahof.com.

Season ticket holders can now renew their seats for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Put down your $50 deposit per seat and pay it off all summer long. Contact a Thunder representative at the office today.

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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 over 500 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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