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2010–11 Wichita Thunder
2010–11 record 17-15-2
Home record 12-6-2
Road record 5-9-0
Goals for 130
Goals against 121
General Manager Joel Lomurno
Coach Kevin McClelland
Captain Daniel Tetrault
Alternate captains Lance Galbraith
Matt Hubbauer
Arena Intrust Bank Arena
Team leaders
Goals Matt Robinson (20)
Assists Jesse Bennefield (26)
Points Jesse Bennefield (44)
Penalties in minutes Robin Richards (92)
Wins Marc-Antonie Gelinas (14)
Goals against average Marc-Antonie Gelinas (2.78)

The 2010–11 Wichita Thunder season is the 19th season and current season of the CHL franchise in Wichita, Kansas.

Off-seasonEdit

On April 27, 2010, the Wichita Thunder announced that they hired Kevin McClelland as the new head coach. They also announced that Jason Duda would be the new assistant coach [1]. The Thunder overhauled their roster with only three players returning, Ian Keserich, Jason Woll, and Bobby Hughes.

Regular seasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Turner Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Rapid City Rush 66 40 22 4 210 200 84
x-Colorado Eagles 66 40 22 4 250 199 84
x-Bloomington PrairieThunder 66 37 22 7 188 189 81
x-Missouri Mavericks 66 37 23 6 213 173 80
x-Wichita Thunder 66 34 26 6 249 231 74
x-Fort Wayne Komets 66 31 27 8 187 204 70
x-Quad City Mallards 66 34 31 1 186 182 69
x-Dayton Gems 66 32 29 5 201 200 69
Evansville IceMen 66 21 32 13 181 242 55
x – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won regular season league title After games of March 27, 2011


Awards and recordsEdit

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The Wichita Thunder playing the Tulsa Oilers on October 16, 2010.

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Steve Kaunisto Oakley CHL Player of the Week November 1, 2010

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Chris Moran 1st professional Goal
1st professional Point
October 31, 2010

Transactions Edit

The Thunder have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades
September 1, 2010 To Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees:
Tomas Klempa
To Wichita:
Jesse Bennefield
September 9, 2010 To Laredo Bucks:
Ryan Campbell
To Wichita:
Eric Giosa
September 9, 2010 To Quad City Mallards:
Jason Reese
Eric Giosa
To Wichita:
Jason Goulet
November 8, 2010 To Laredo Bucks:
Future Considerations
To Wichita:
Matt Robinson

Player Signings
Player Former team Date
Andrew Martens [2] Ontario Reign May 29, 2010
Kory Scoran [2] Tilburg Trappers May 29, 2010
Daniel Tetrault [3] Port Huron Icehawks July 16, 2010
Lance Galbraith [3] Utah Grizzlies July 16, 2010
Aaron Davis [4] Tulsa Oilers July 30, 2010
Matt Hubbauer [4] Sheffield Steelers July 30, 2010
Ryan Hand [5] Reading Royals August 12, 2010
Peter Stevens [5] Sarnia Sting August 12, 2010
Chris Greene [6] Mississippi Surge September 3, 2010
Brent Cullaton [7] Laredo Bucks September 11, 2010
Chris Falloon [7] Rapid City Rush September 11, 2010
Travis Wight [8] Nijmegen Devils September 18, 2010
Marty Magers Tulsa Oilers September 28, 2010
A.J. Gale Texas Brahmas October 13, 2010
Chris Moran Niagara University October 20, 2010
Troy Schwab Johnstown Chiefs October 20, 2010
Steven Kaunisto Reading Royals October 20, 2010
Mike Looby Laredo Bucks November 5, 2010

Players re-signed
Player Date
Ian Keserich July 30, 2010
Jason Woll [6] September 3, 2010
Bobby Hughes September 11, 2010
Lost via waivers
Player Date
Jason Woll October 19, 2010
Peter Stevens October 25, 2010
Ian Keserich November 4, 2010
Chris Falloon November 9, 2010

RosterEdit

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Flag of Canada.svg Bennefield, JesseJesse Bennefield

RW R 38 2010 Calgary, Alberta
23 Flag of Canada.svg Cullaton, BrentBrent Cullaton

LW L 45 2010 Petawawa, Ontario
40 Flag of the United States Davis, AaronAaron Davis

C L 40 2010 Dearborn Heights, Michigan
18 Flag of the United States Donaghy, DustinDustin Donaghy

LW L 30 2011 Cranbrook, British Columbia
71 Flag of Canada.svg Galbraith, LanceLance Galbraith

 (A)

RW L 39 2010 Brampton, Ontario
22 Flag of Canada.svg Gale, A.J.A.J. Gale

LW L 32 2010 Nanaimo, British Columbia
30 Flag of Canada.svg Gelinas, Marc-AntoineMarc-Antoine Gelinas

G L 31 2010 Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec
29 Flag of Canada.svg Goulet, JasonJason Goulet

D L 36 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
19 Flag of the United States Greene, ChrisChris Greene

C R 34 2010 Massena, New York
10 Flag of Canada.svg Hubbauer, MattMatt Hubbauer

 Injury icon

C L 37 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
91 Flag of Canada.svg Hughes, BobbyBobby Hughes

 Injury icon

C L 32 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario
6 Flag of the United States Kaunisto, StevenSteven Kaunisto

D L 33 2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
4 Flag of Canada.svg Looby, MikeMike Looby

 Injury icon

D L 35 2010 Brampton, Ontario
56 Flag of the United States Magers, MartyMarty Magers

G L 37 2010 Plainfield, Illinois
55 Flag of Canada.svg Martens, AndrewAndrew Martens

 (A)

D L 38 2010 Calgary, Alberta
24 Flag of Canada.svg Richards, RobinRobin Richards

LW L 34 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Flag of Canada.svg Robinson, MattMatt Robinson

LW L 34 2010 South Surrey, British Columbia
28 Flag of Canada.svg Schwab, TroyTroy Schwab

C L 35 2010 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
5 Flag of Canada.svg Scoran, KoryKory Scoran

D L 38 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
7 Flag of Canada.svg Tetrault, DanielDaniel Tetrault

 (C)

D R 40 2010 La Broquerie, Manitoba
27 Flag of Canada.svg Wight, TravisTravis Wight

D L 37 2010 Fannystelle, Manitoba

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Thunder Hires Former CHL Coach of the Year". Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thunder Adds Experience and Versatility to Blue" (May 29, 2010). Retrieved on June 25, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "All-Star Defenseman Returns to Thunder" (July 17, 2010). Retrieved on July 17, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Thunder Adds Centers, Keserich Returns" (July 30, 2010). Retrieved on July 30, 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Thunder Adds Punch to Roster" (August 12, 2010). Retrieved on September 16, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Hard Workers Return to Thunder" (September 3, 2010). Retrieved on September 16, 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Veteran Cullaton Headlines Offensive Additions" (September 11, 2010). Retrieved on October 25, 2010.
  8. "Thunder Adds Three to Roster" (September 18, 2010). Retrieved on October 25, 2010.

External linksEdit

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