Bloomington Thunder (USHL)

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Bloomington Thunder
Bloomington Thunder USHL Primary.png
City Bloomington, Illinois
League United States Hockey League
Founded 2014
Home arena U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Colors                    
Navy, Green, Silver, White
Owner(s) CSH International Inc.
General manager Canada Dennis Williams
Head coach Canada Dennis Williams
Media WJBC-FM (93.7 FM)
Franchise history
2014–present Bloomington Thunder

The Bloomington Thunder are a junior hockey team that plays as a member of the United States Hockey League. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, the Thunder play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, located in downtown Bloomington. The USHL Thunder were formally welcomed into USHL on April 9, 2014.[1] The USHL Thunder purchased the rights to the name from the previous SPHL version of the Thunder. Initially they kept the SPHL team's logo but rolled out a new logo and color scheme at the USHL Drafts

Bloomington Thunder Alternate logo

Roster[edit]

As of April 10, 2016.[2]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2 Michigan Ghafari, ButrusButrus Ghafari (A) D 5' 10" 187 lb 1996-07-04 West Bloomfield, Michigan Fargo (USHL) Michigan State
4 Alaska Hausinger, ChristianChristian Hausinger D 6' 0" 196 lb 1996-12-09 Anchorage, Alaska Muskegon (USHL) Sacred Heart
5 Massachusetts Foley, MattMatt Foley D 6' 1" 200 lb 1995-04-20 Longmeadow, Massachusetts Merritt (BCHL) Yale
6 Minnesota Cunningham, MylesMyles Cunningham D 6' 2" 190 lb 1998-03-25 Minneapolis, Minnesota Blake School (USHS–MN) Brown
7 Manitoba Kalynuk, WyattWyatt Kalynuk D 6' 1" 165 lb 1997-04-14 Virden, Manitoba Lincoln (USHL) Western Michigan
9 Quebec Davies, JeremyJeremy Davies D 5' 11" 177 lb 1996-12-04 Montreal, Quebec Waterloo (USHL) Northeastern
10 Florida Merl, StevenSteven Merl F 6' 3" 200 lb 1996-02-07 Coral Springs, Florida Muskegon (USHL) Michigan
11 Alaska Harrison, SeanSean Harrison F 5' 10" 162 lb 1996-05-29 Anchorage, Alaska Cowichan Valley (BCHL) Union
13 California Slaker, JakeJake Slaker (C) F 5' 10" 186 lb 1996-06-28 San Diego, California Fargo (USHL) Michigan
14 California Durflinger, JakeJake Durflinger F 5' 7" 180 lb 1997-10-06 Walnut Creek, California Sioux City (USHL) None
15 Russia Dzhioshvili, VladislavVladislav Dzhioshvili F 6' 0" 185 lb 1998-01-06 Moscow, Russia Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 18U (Midget AAA) Cornell
16 California Mehr, AlecAlec Mehr F 5' 11" 193 lb 1997-01-11 Irvine, California Tri-City (USHL) Brown
17 Wisconsin Baker, TarekTarek Baker (A) F 5' 9" 183 lb 1997-02-22 Verona, Wisconsin Des Moines (USHL) Wisconsin
18 Quebec Brushett, RyanRyan Brushett F 5' 11" 182 lb 1998-06-14 Verdun, Quebec Sioux Falls (USHL) Providence
19 Illinois Curry, PatrickPatrick Curry F 5' 10" 186 lb 1996-01-09 Schaumburg, Illinois Tri-City (USHL) Boston University
20 Michigan Chaffee, MitchellMitchell Chaffee F 5' 11" 196 lb 1998-01-26 Rockford, Michigan HoneyBaked U18 (Midget AAA) None
21 California Somoza, EthanEthan Somoza F 5' 11" 180 lb 1996-05-07 Simi Valley, California Fairbanks (NAHL) Bemidji State
22 Michigan Lambdin, LoganLogan Lambdin F 5' 9" 176 lb 1995-11-01 Carleton, Michigan Port Huron (NAHL) Michigan State
23 Texas Gober, BlakeBlake Gober (A) F 5' 8" 186 lb 1995-01-18 Colleyville, Texas Chilliwack (BCHL) Penn State
25 Illinois Rafferty, BroganBrogan Rafferty D 6' 1" 185 lb 1995-05-28 West Dundee, Illinois Coulee Region (NAHL) Quinnipiac
26 Colorado Spicer, CameronCameron Spicer D 6' 1" 194 lb 1996-02-22 Erie, Colorado Tri-City (USHL) Maine
27 Minnesota Mattson, MitchellMitchell Mattson F 6' 4" 190 lb 1998-01-02 Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids High School (USHS–MN) North Dakota
28 Minnesota Leivermann, NickNick Leivermann D 5' 10" 180 lb 1998-09-14 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Eden Prairie High School (USHS–MN) Notre Dame
30 Ontario Lavigne, HaydenHayden Lavigne G 6' 3" 202 lb 1996-04-07 Brampton, Ontario Waterloo (USHL) Michigan
33 North Carolina Halladay, LoganLogan Halladay G 6' 0" 194 lb 1996-08-17 Cary, North Carolina Janesville (NAHL) Merrimack

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USHL Formally Approves Expansion to Bloomington, Illinois" (Press release). 
  2. ^ "The 2015–16 Bloomington Thunder". Bloomington Thunder. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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