Wichita Jr. Thunder
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City: Wichita, Kansas
League: WSHL
Division: Midwest
Founded: 2012
Home Arena: Wichita Ice Center
Colors: Blue, White and Black
              
Head Coach: Rob Weingartner
Franchise history
2012–Present: Wichita Jr. Thunder

The Wichita Jr. Thunder are an Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned junior ice hockey team based in Wichita, Kansas and plays home games at the Wichita Ice Center. The team is a member of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL).

In addition to games played during the regular season, the Jr. Thunder play an exhibition game against the Wichita Thunder Alumni at the Intrust Bank Arena.

The Jr. Thunder won their first WSHL championship in 2017, defeating the Idaho Jr. Steelheads 4-3 in the finals. A year after winning the championship, the Jr. Thunder was the only team in the WSHL to not qualify for the playoffs in the 2017-18 Season.

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Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2012–13 46 8 36 2 1 18 131 359 1,302 5th of 5, Midwest[1] Did not qualify
2013–14 46 4 41 0 1 9 99 371 1,066 6th of 6, Midwest[2] Did not qualify
2014–15 46 17 26 3 0 37 131 359 896 5th of 6, Midwest[3] Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Dallas Snipers
2015–16 52 30 21 1 61 230 206 915 3rd of 6, Mid-West Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Dallas Snipers
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Springfield Express
2016-17 52 35 13 4 - 74 293 175 1008 3rd of 6, Mid-West Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Dallas Snipers
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Oklahoma City Blazers
Won Div. Finals, 2-0 vs. El Paso Rhinos
3-0-0 in Thorne Cup Tournament Round Robin (W 6-3 vs. Long Beach Bombers, W 6-5 vs. Colorado Jr. Eagles, W 2-1 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads)
Won Thorne Cup Semifinal, 4-2 vs. Ogden Mustangs
Won Thorne Cup Final, 4-3 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2017-18 51 3 48 0 - 6 70 546 1246 5th of 5, Mid-West Did not qualify
Season GP W L OW OL Pts GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2018-19 51 13 35 1 2 43 144 335 - 5th of 5, Mid-West Lost Div. QF 0-2 (Dallas Snipers)
2019-20 51 6 40 3 2 26 113 397 - 6th of 6, Mid-West Playoffs Cancelled

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