Team Facts
Plays in ECHL Team colours Blue + Black + White Town Wichita, KS, USA Founded 1992

2020-2021 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Evan Buitenhuis (G) 29 1993 Burlington, ON, CAN 6'2" 185 L
#37 Mitch Gillam (G) 30 1992 Peterborough, ON, CAN 6'0" 174 L
#1
Hayden Lavigne (G) 26 1996 Brampton, ON, CAN 6'3" 201 L
#33 Dakota McDonald (G) 26 1996 Wichita, KS, USA 6'3" 205 -
#33 Alex Sakellaropoulos (G) 28 1994 Tinley Park, IL, USA 6'3" 201 L
#37 Ian Scott (G) 24 1999 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'4" 179 L
#30 Jay Stevens (G) 49 1973 UT, USA 6'2" 201 L
#40 Evan Weninger (G) 26 1996 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 174 L
#37 John Young (G) 22 2000 Rapid City, SD, USA 5'11" 150 L
DEFENSEMEN
#2 Sean Allen (D) 24 1998 Puslinch, ON, CAN 6'3" 205 L
#12 Cam Clarke (D) 26 1996 Tecumseh, MI, USA 6'2" 190 R
#23 Vincent Desharnais (D) Edmonton Oilers 26 1996 Laval, QC, CAN 6'6" 216 R
#75 Mathieu Gagnon (D/LW)   “A” 30 1992 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 236 L
#20 Jacob Graves (D)   “A” 27 1995 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'2" 190 R
#23 Noel Hoefenmayer (D) 24 1999 North York, ON, CAN 6'0" 192 L
#3 Riley McCourt (D) 22 2000 St. Catharines, ON, CAN 5'11" 172 L
#3 Patrik Parkkonen (D) 30 1993 Porvoo, FIN 5'9" 187 L
#8 Alex Peters (D) 26 1996 Blyth, ON, CAN 6'4" 220 L
#23 Kyle Pouncy (D) 27 1995 Kamloops, BC, CAN 6'3" 181 R
#27 Garrett Schmitz (D) 29 1993 Red Lake Falls, MN, USA 5'11" 185 R
#28 Dean Stewart (D) 24 1998 Portage la Prairie, MB, CAN 6'2" 201 R
#6 Riley Weselowski (D)   “A” 37 1985 Pilot Mound, MB, CAN 6'0" 192 R
FORWARDS
#10 John Albert (C) 34 1989 Cleveland, OH, USA 5'11" 179 L
#8 Austin Albrecht (LW) 26 1996 Flemington, NJ, USA 6'0" 194 L
#49 Lane Bauer (C) 26 1996 Anchorage, AK, USA 5'11" 192 L
#19 Anthony Beauregard (C/RW) 27 1995 Saint-Damase, QC, CAN 5'7" 165 R
#7 Alex Berardinelli (C/LW) 27 1995 Greensburg, PA, USA 5'10" 163 L
#23 J.C. Campagna (LW) 29 1993 Dallas, TX, USA 6'4" 205 L
#41 Charlie Combs (LW) 26 1996 St. Louis, MO, USA 5'6" 194 L
#72 Peter Crinella (C) 26 1996 East Longmeadow, MA, USA 6'2" 192 L
#41
Johnny Curran (RW/C) 27 1995 Niagara Falls, ON, CAN 5'10" 174 R
#21 Jay Dickman (C/LW) 29 1993 St. Paul, MN, USA 6'6" 231 L
#51 Spencer Dorowicz (C)   “A” 29 1993 Olds, AB, CAN 5'11" 192 L
#10 Tyler Drevitch (C) 27 1995 Middleboro, MA, USA 5'11" 170 L
#17 Stefan Fournier (LW/RW) 30 1992 Dorval, QC, CAN 6'4" 220 R
#34 Matteo Gennaro (C/LW) 25 1997 St. Albert, AB, CAN 6'2" 187 L
#28 Chris Gerrie (RW/C) 26 1996 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'10" 174 R
#25 Gordie Green (RW) 25 1997 Ann Arbor, MI, USA 5'8" 172 R
#19 Stephen Johnson (F) 28 1995 Moncton, NB, CAN 5'10" 172 R
#25 Austin McIlmurray (RW) 26 1996 Coral Springs, FL, USA 5'11" 185 R
#7 Jeremy McKenna (RW) 23 1999 Canmore, AB, CAN 5'10" 194 R
#24 Bobby McMann (C) Toronto Maple Leafs 26 1996 Wainwright, AB, CAN 6'2" 207 L
#49 Frankie Melton (LW) 25 1997 St. Louis, MO, USA 5'8" 170 L
#19 Chantz Petruic (C/LW) 23 1999 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN 5'10" 181 L
#22 Beau Starrett (C/LW) 27 1995 Bellingham, MA, USA 6'5" 212 L
#29 Brayden Watts (F) 23 1999 Bakersfield, CA, USA 5'11" 172 L
#18 Ryan White (C/RW)   “C” 34 1988 Brandon, MB, CAN 6'0" 201 R
#7 Zach Zech (C) 26 1996 South Lyon, MI, USA 5'10" 181 R
Position: G: 8, D: 12, F: 17 | Av Age: 25.62 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 193 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 25 players
21 players
1 player
1 player
Experience Wichita Thunder: 2 664 GP
NHL: 338 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 65 GP
Liiga: 131 GP
KHL: 12 GP
Czechia: 49 GP
AHL: 1 425 GP
Affiliated Team(s) San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Intrust Bank Arena Location Wichita, KS, USA Capacity 13 450 Construction Year 2010
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/28/2023
01/28/2023 Confirmed Joining Doug Melvin (G) Joining from No team
01/28/2023 Up/Down Leaving Strauss Mann (G) Leaving for San Jose Barracuda
01/11/2023
01/11/2023 Confirmed Joining Brett Van Os (F) Joining from Norfolk Admirals
01/11/2023 Confirmed Leaving Billy Constantinou (D) Leaving for Norfolk Admirals
01/04/2023
01/04/2023 Up/Down Joining Strauss Mann (G) Joining from San Jose Barracuda
01/03/2023
01/03/2023 Confirmed Leaving Jordan Muzzillo (D) Leaving for UTE
12/26/2022
12/26/2022 Confirmed Leaving Stefan Fournier (F) Leaving for Cardiff Devils
12/23/2022
12/23/2022 Confirmed Leaving Josh McDougall (D) Leaving for Norfolk Admirals
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 CHL 64 40 6 18 - - 309 275 86 1.34 1 Champion
1994-1995 CHL 66 44 4 18 - - 320 268 92 1.39 1 Champion
1995-1996 CHL 64 22 - 39 - 3 270 380 47 0.73 6 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 CHL 66 25 - 31 - 10 279 324 60 0.91 8 Semifinal loss
1997-1998 CHL 70 35 - 31 - 4 302 303 74 1.06 6 Final loss
1998-1999 CHL 70 34 - 26 - 10 257 262 78 1.11 8 Quarterfinal loss
1999-2000 CHL 70 37 - 26 - 7 245 231 81 1.16 6 Quarterfinal loss
2000-2001 CHL 70 30 - 32 - 8 251 251 68 0.97 9 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 CHL 64 24 - 34 - 6 203 262 54 0.84 12 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 CHL 64 21 - 36 - 7 216 261 49 0.77 13 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 CHL 64 35 - 24 - 5 194 197 75 1.17 7 Semifinal loss
2004-2005 CHL 60 40 - 17 - 3 210 158 83 1.38 2 Conference Final loss
2005-2006 CHL 64 38 - 18 - 8 233 200 84 1.31 4 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 CHL 64 28 - 28 - 8 191 213 64 1.00 12 Conference QF loss
2007-2008 CHL 64 20 - 42 - 2 156 247 42 0.66 16 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 CHL 64 20 - 41 - 3 168 230 43 0.67 15 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 CHL 64 9 - 50 - 5 128 257 23 0.36 15 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 CHL 66 34 - 26 - 6 249 231 74 1.12 5 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 CHL 66 44 - 19 - 3 231 181 91 1.38 1 Final loss
2012-2013 CHL 66 39 - 19 - 8 240 182 86 1.30 2 Final loss
2013-2014 CHL 66 27 - 30 - 9 201 223 63 0.95 9 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 ECHL 72 32 - 31 - 9 213 240 73 1.01 5 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 ECHL 72 18 - 41 - 13 150 240 49 0.68 4 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 ECHL 72 21 - 44 - 7 189 278 49 0.68 7 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 ECHL 72 34 - 30 - 8 222 235 76 1.06 4 Division Semifinal loss
2018-2019 ECHL 72 29 - 31 - 12 224 251 70 0.97 5 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 ECHL 62 24 - 30 - 8 181 233 56 0.90 6 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 ECHL 71 41 - 22 - 8 218 190 90 1.27 2 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 ECHL 72 27 - 36 - 9 202 258 63 0.88 7 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 ECHL 42 23 - 16 - 3 137 119 49 1.17 2 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Zach O'Brien (F) 2022-2023 Newfoundland Growlers ECHL 32 16 40 56 6
2. Daniel Tedesco (F) 2022-2023 Guildford Flames EIHL 36 21 34 55 10
3. Dylan Hood (F) 2022-2023 ERV Schweinfurt Germany4 25 27 24 51 46
4. Jack Combs (F) 2022-2023 Allen Americans ECHL 40 22 28 50 22
5. Jakob Stukel (F) 2022-2023 EHC Basel SL 42 26 22 48 30
6. Joey Sides (F) 2022-2023 ERV Schweinfurt Germany4 26 20 28 48 93
7. Cullen Bradshaw (F) 2022-2023 Oyen Eagles EastCSHL 12 20 22 42 2
8. Justin Bernhardt (F) 2022-2023 Balcarres Broncs QVHHL 17 20 21 41 20
9. Jeremy McKenna (F) 2022-2023 Kansas City Mavericks ECHL 33 20 20 40 50
10. Nick Miglio (F) 2022-2023 Selber Wölfe DEL2 42 17 22 39 50
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jason Duda (F) 730 337 533 870
2. Travis Clayton (F) 696 327 508 835
3. Robert Berg (F) 222 143 187 330
4. Joe Blaznek (F) 208 117 132 249
5. Ian Lowe (F) 329 84 125 209
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jason Duda (F) 730 337 533 870
2. Travis Clayton (F) 696 327 508 835
3. Robert Berg (F) 222 143 187 330
4. Joe Blaznek (F) 208 117 132 249
5. Matt Robinson (F) 213 114 83 197
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jason Duda (F) 730 337 533 870
2. Travis Clayton (F) 696 327 508 835
3. Robert Berg (F) 222 143 187 330
4. Sean O'Reilly (D) 311 27 142 169
5. Ron Handy (F) 114 59 137 196
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Ryan McLean (F) 297 44 104 1094
2. Travis Clayton (F) 696 327 835 1063
3. Jeff Leiter (F) 235 26 82 1003
4. Sean O'Reilly (D) 311 27 169 926
5. Greg Neish (F) 148 43 100 874
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jason Duda (F) 730 337 533 870
2. Travis Clayton (F) 696 327 508 835
3. Ian Lowe (F) 329 84 125 209
4. Sean O'Reilly (D) 311 27 142 169
5. Ryan McLean (F) 297 44 60 104
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Paul Jackson (F) 59 71 135 2.29
2. Trevor Jobe (F) 71 65 145 2.04
3. Mikhail Kravets (F) 37 14 71 1.92
4. Brent Sapergia (F) 78 87 146 1.87
5. Ron Handy (F) 114 59 196 1.72
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Paul Jackson (F) 1993-1994 CHL 59 71 64 135 2.29 215
2. Trevor Jobe (F) 1996-1997 CHL 57 56 69 125 2.19 139
3. Ron Handy (F) 1993-1994 CHL 57 29 80 109 1.91 98
4. Robert Berg (F) 1994-1995 CHL 66 55 46 101 1.53 122
5. Robert Berg (F) 1993-1994 CHL 64 43 58 101 1.58 141
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Paul Jackson (F) 1993-1994 CHL 59 71 64 135 2.29 215
2. Trevor Jobe (F) 1996-1997 CHL 57 56 69 125 2.19 139
3. Robert Berg (F) 1994-1995 CHL 66 55 46 101 1.53 122
4. Brent Sapergia (F) 1993-1994 CHL 46 55 33 88 1.91 297
5. Joe Blaznek (F) 2005-2006 CHL 64 44 56 100 1.56 40
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ron Handy (F) 1993-1994 CHL 57 29 80 109 1.91 98
2. Dave Doucette (D) 1994-1995 CHL 64 20 70 90 1.41 81
3. Trevor Jobe (F) 1996-1997 CHL 57 56 69 125 2.19 139
4. Jason Duda (F) 2004-2005 CHL 59 30 66 96 1.63 58
5. Paul Jackson (F) 1993-1994 CHL 59 71 64 135 2.29 215
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Derek Parker (F) 2004-2005 CHL 54 6 8 14 0.26 503
2. Bryan Wells (F) 1995-1996 CHL 45 30 26 56 1.24 407
3. Kris Schultz (F) 1999-2000 CHL 68 13 22 35 0.51 389
4. Dan Kopec (D) 1996-1997 CHL 46 6 10 16 0.35 365
5. Bruce Ramsay (F) 2000-2001 CHL 60 11 24 35 0.58 364
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 195 lbs 26.48
2021-2022 6'1" 192 lbs 25.00
2020-2021 6'1" 193 lbs 25.62
2019-2020 6'1" 195 lbs 25.62
2018-2019 6'1" 195 lbs 24.89
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