Thunder Acquire Alberga from Fort Wayne

Wednesday, January 13 2016 8:46 PM

Wichita, KS (Jan. 13th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that the team has acquired forward Domenic Alberga from the Fort Wayne Komets for cash considerations.

Alberga, 23, comes to Wichita after appearing in 13 games for the Komets recording

seven points (2g, 5a). A native of Maple, Ontario, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound rookie center broke into the pro ranks last year with the Greenville Road Warriors. He played in 13 games, recording four points (3g, 1a). He re-signed with Greenville at the start of the season and was then traded to Fort Wayne in November.

Prior to turning pro, Alberga played four years in the OHL from 2009-13 with Brampton, Sarnia and Kitchener. Following his final season with the Kitchener Rangers in 2012-13, he attended Ryerson University of the CIS for a two-year stint. In 53 career games, he collected 75 points (36g, 39a) and was named to the CIS All-Rookie Team and Rookie of the Year in 2013-14.

Wichita heads on the road for the next three games starting Friday night in Utah at 8:05 p.m. CST.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

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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 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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