Hit the ice with the Wichita Thunder, a minor-league ECHL team that has been playing in Wichita since 1992 and at INTRUST Bank Arena since it opened in 2010. The Thunder’s regular season runs October to April, see upcoming games.
The team has been affiliated with the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks and the American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda since 2022. The ECHL is a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams. There have been more than 700 players who have gone on to play in the NHL after starting their careers in the ECHL.
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When you head to a game, you’ll feel the powerful cheers and chants echoing throughout INTRUST Bank Arena; it’s no wonder the team is called the Thunder. Helping hype the crowd is their mascot, Sonic Thunderdog. T-Dog runs around INTRUST throwing prizes and hanging out with the Thunder’s incredible fan base. Sometimes you can catch him being ornery and cruising around in the Zamboni. Thunderdog has been pumping up Thunder fans for more than 20 years.