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Thunder Strikes at NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - BUFFALO, New York - A busy weekend at the NHL Draft for the USHL and importantly the Bloomington Thunder who saw two of their players selected at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Mitchell Mattson (University of North Dakota, Calgary Flames) was taken in the fifth round of the draft by Calgary, while his housemate in Bloomington Jeremy Davies (Northeastern University, New Jersey Devils) was taken in the seventh round by the Devils. MITCHELL MATTSON (University of North Dakota, Calgary Flam... Full Story

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Mitchell Mattson Selected in 2016 NHL Draft

June 25, 2016 - BUFFALO, New York - Mitchell Mattson (University of North Dakota, Calgary Flames) has become the first NHL Drafted Player from the Bloomington Thunder in team history. The forward from Grand Rapids, Minnesota was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft with the 126th overall pick. In the two year existence of the Bloomington Thunder, this is the first player taken by an NHL organization. Mattson will join the Thunder for the 2016-17 season in September as the team... Full Story

Slaker Honored as Junior Player of the Year

June 23, 2016 - BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The 2015-16 Bloomington Thunder captain from San Diego, CA was named Wednesday afternoon as California/Nevada Player of the Year. California Rubber Magazine put together their second annual All-California/Nevada Junior Team. Jake Slaker (University of Michigan) stood above the field as the top player, showing players from the Western Hockey League, British Colombia Hockey League, North American Hockey League, and USHL. The full team showed two goaltenders, six defensemen,... Full Story

Baker Named Captain for 2016-17 Thunder

June 23, 2016 - BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The Bloomington Thunder have found their leader for the upcoming season just before the team hits the ice for the annual Main Camp tryout. Following his second year with the club, Tarek Baker (University of Wisconsin) has been named the third captain in team history by Head Coach and General Manager Dennis Williams. Baker succeeds former captains Jake Slaker (University of Michigan) and Ryan Siroky (Miami University) who each led the Thunder over the team's first two seas... Full Story

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June 18 CIF Bloomington 51 at Wichita 52 (Playoff) Final
June 11 CIF Sioux City 45 at Bloomington 65 (Playoff) Final
June 5 CIF Sioux City 38 at Bloomington 48 Final
May 28 CIF Bloomington 43 at Salina 6 Final
May 21 CIF Chicago 33 at Bloomington 55 Final
May 14 CIF Salina 29 at Bloomington 61 Final
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