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McFarland Returns to Wichita

November 12, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

Wichita, KS - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that forward John McFarland has been assigned to Wichita from Bakersfield.

McFarland, 26, returns to Wichita after being called up on November 5th. He has two assists in five games this season for the Thunder.

A native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, the 6-foot, 212-pound forward is a former second round pick (#33) of the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He enters his seventh year as a pro, bringing NHL and AHL experience along with him. He turned pro in 2012-13 with the San Antonio Rampage and appeared in 45 games, collecting 24 points (10g, 14a). He also saw time in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones, recording 25 points (12g, 13a) in 23 games.

Prior to turning pro, McFarland played in the Ontario Hockey League for Saginaw, Sudbury and Ottawa. His best season came in 2008-09 when he racked up 52 points (21g, 31a) in 58 games for the Wolves. Overall, he finished his junior career with 190 points (90g, 100a) in 219 games.

The Thunder travels to Kansas City for a Kids Day Game on Tuesday morning starting at 10:30 a.m.

Wichita returns home for back-to-back games next Friday and Saturday night against the Mavericks. Friday, November 16th is Wizards Night, honoring the world of Harry Potter. Saturday night is Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Season tickets are still available for purchase. Get your seats for just $15 per month. All it takes is a $1 deposit per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!

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