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Thunder announces Pack the House Night

February 15, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

WICHITA, KS- The Wichita Thunder will try and break their single-game attendance record in unique fashion, when Tyler Fleck, Doug Sauter and the Oklahoma City Blazers return to the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday, March 18th.

In hopes of breaking the record, Sonic Thunder Dog will be lifted to the roof of the Wichita Ice Center by crane, courtesy of United Rentals, on Monday, March 13th at 8:00 a.m. The Thunder office will be open 24 hours a day and Thunder Dog will live on the roof throughout the week until the game sells out.

To help with this promotion, a different radio station will join Thunder Dog on the roof from Monday thru Friday. Each station will do a live remote to promote ticket sales and a portion of each day's ticket sales will be donated to a different charity.

Broadcast Schedule:

Day Station Charity

Monday, March 13th Magic 92.3 FM American Cancer Society

Tuesday, March 14th KFH 98.7 FM/1240 AM Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Wednesday, March 15th KGSO AM 1410 Healing Path Foundation

Thursday, March 16th KEYN 103.7 FM Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Friday, March 17th Power 93.9 FM Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

All fans in attendance on March 18th will receive a pair of Thunder Stix, courtesy of KAKE TV-10 and Cox Communications. The game will mark the Blazers first trip back to Wichita, since Thunder All-Star Travis Clayton was injured by Oklahoma City defenseman Tyler Fleck. Clayton missed six games, while Fleck was suspended by the CHL for 10 games. The Thunder will be wearing special green jerseys, sponsored by the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City. A live jersey auction will be held on the ice following the game, with all proceeds donated to the MDA.

The Thunder intend to fill the Kansas Coliseum with 9,700 fans, breaking the Thunder single-game record of 9,698, set back on Saturday, January 14th, 1995 vs. Oklahoma City, a 6-5 Thunder victory. The Thunder have sold out 12 games in their 14-year history. The Thunder has entertained crowds of over 8,000 fans each of the last three Saturdays and currently ranks second in the 15-team CHL this season, averaging 5,528 fans per game. Numerous other promotions will also take place on March 18th. Click on the "Blazer Hater" logo on the Thunder website for all the details.

Wichita returns to action this weekend with three road games: Thursday at Memphis, Friday at Tulsa and Saturday in Oklahoma City. All three games can be heard on KFH 98.7 FM/1240 AM. Tickets for all nine remaining Thunder home games, ranging from $8 to $16 each, are on sale now. To order tickets, book your group outing or for more information, call the Thunder office at 264-GOAL or visit our website at www.wichitathunder.com.


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