2010–11 Wichita Thunder season

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2010–11 Wichita Thunder
2010–11 record 34-26-6
Home record 20-9-4
Road record 14-17-2
Goals for 249
Goals against 231
Team information
General Manager Joel Lomurno
Coach Kevin McClelland
Assistant Coach Jason Duda
Captain Daniel Tetrault
Alternate captains Lance Galbraith
Andrew Martens
Arena Intrust Bank Arena
Average attendance 5,342
Team leaders
Goals Matt Robinson (39)
Assists Aaron Davis (46)
Points Jesse Bennefield (75)
Penalties in minutes Robin Richards (189)
Plus/minus Jesse Bennefield (+19)
Wins Marc-Antonie Gelinas (25)
Goals against average Marc-Antonie Gelinas (2.90)

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

Off-season[edit]

On April 27, 2010, the Wichita Thunder announced that they hired Kevin McClelland as the new head coach and 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 season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

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


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Awards and records[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Steve Kaunisto Oakley CHL Player of the Week November 1, 2010
Matt Robinson All-Star Game representative December 29, 2010
A.J. Gale Sher-Wood CHL Player of the Month (December) January 6, 2011
Jesse Bennefield Oakley CHL Player of the Week January 24, 2011
Marc-Antoine Gelinas Oakley CHL Goaltender of the Week March 15, 2011

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Chris Moran 1st professional Assist
1st professional Point
October 23, 2010
Chris Moran 1st professional Goal October 31, 2010
Daniel Tetrault 100th professional Goal December 10, 2010

Transactions[edit]

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

Trades

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Canada Bennefield, JesseJesse Bennefield RW R 36 2010 Calgary, Alberta
23 Canada Cullaton, BrentBrent Cullaton LW L 42 2010 Petawawa, Ontario
40 United States Davis, AaronAaron Davis C L 38 2010 Dearborn Heights, Michigan
18 United States Donaghy, DustinDustin Donaghy LW L 28 2011 Cranbrook, British Columbia
71 Canada Galbraith, LanceLance Galbraith (A) RW L 37 2010 Brampton, Ontario
22 Canada Gale, A.J.A.J. Gale LW L 30 2010 Nanaimo, British Columbia
30 Canada Gelinas, Marc-AntoineMarc-Antoine Gelinas G L 28 2010 Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec
29 Canada Goulet, JasonJason Goulet D L 34 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
19 United States Greene, ChrisChris Greene C R 31 2010 Massena, New York
10 Canada Hubbauer, MattMatt Hubbauer Injured Reserve C L 34 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
91 Canada Hughes, BobbyBobby Hughes Injured Reserve C L 29 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario
6 United States Kaunisto, StevenSteven Kaunisto D L 31 2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
4 Canada Looby, MikeMike Looby Injured Reserve D L 32 2010 Brampton, Ontario
56 United States Magers, MartyMarty Magers G L 34 2010 Plainfield, Illinois
55 Canada Martens, AndrewAndrew Martens (A) D L 36 2010 Calgary, Alberta
24 Canada Richards, RobinRobin Richards LW L 32 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Canada Robinson, MattMatt Robinson LW L 32 2010 South Surrey, British Columbia
28 Canada Schwab, TroyTroy Schwab C L 32 2010 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
5 Canada Scoran, KoryKory Scoran D L 36 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
7 Canada Tetrault, DanielDaniel Tetrault (C) D R 38 2010 La Broquerie, Manitoba
27 Canada Wight, TravisTravis Wight D L 35 2010 Fannystelle, Manitoba

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thunder Hires Former CHL Coach of the Year". Retrieved July 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Thunder Adds Experience and Versatility to Blue". May 29, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "All-Star Defenseman Returns to Thunder". July 17, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Thunder Adds Centers, Keserich Returns". July 30, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Thunder Adds Punch to Roster". August 12, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Hard Workers Return to Thunder". September 3, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Veteran Cullaton Headlines Offensive Additions". September 11, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Thunder Adds Three to Roster". September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 

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