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August 4, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

WICHITA, KS- Eleven of the twelve regular season games between the Wichita Thunder and their instate rival Topeka Tarantulas will be seen statewide on a tape delayed basis Thunder General Manager David Holt announced today.

The games will be seen in both markets on Cox Cable's Kansas Now Network channel 22. In addition to the regular season television lineup, there will also be a weekly coach's show with interviews and highlights of both teams. The coach's show will air each Saturday at 12noon beginning October 23rd. On Saturday October 16th an hour long preseason "Face Off" show will air at 12noon analyzing the upcoming season for both teams.

Each of the game broadcast, coach's show and preseason "Face Off" special is being produced by RunTIME Productions based in Wichita, Kansas. RunTIME General Manager, John Pappert stated "This partnership with both franchises in Kansas is a unique opportunity to provide the sports fans in the state a chance to witness this rivalry from either location, and allow both teams to benefit from added exposure during the course of the season".

"This rivalry will be one of the most heated in the entire CHL and having the opportunity for our fans to keep up with each game via the television package is sure to help keep it that way" stated Thunder General Manger David Holt

The Television broadcast will be seen as follows: Date Played Television Broadcast - (All broadcast air at 12:30pm)
Friday October 22nd, 2004 Saturday October 30th, 2004
Friday October 29th, 2004 Saturday November 6th, 2004
Sunday November 14th, 2004 Saturday November 20th, 2004
Wednesday November 24th, 2004 Saturday November 27th, 2004
Thursday December 16th, 2004 Saturday December 25th, 2004
Friday December 17th, 2004 Saturday January 1st, 2005
Monday January 3rd, 2005 Saturday January 8th, 2005
Wednesday January 19th, 2005 Saturday January 22nd, 2005
Saturday February 12th, 2005 Saturday February 19th, 2005
Wednesday March 2nd, 2005 Saturday March 5th, 2005
Saturday March 12th, 2005 Saturday March 19th, 2005

Corporate packages and season tickets for the 2004-05 campaign are on sale now. To order your tickets or for more information, call the Thunder office at 264-GOAL or visit our website at

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