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Wells Heads to Bako; Exell Signed to SPC

October 14, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

Forward Billy Exell with the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Forward Billy Exell with the University of Minnesota-Duluth
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Wichita, KS - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that goaltender Dylan Wells has been reassigned by the Oilers to the Condors from Wichita. The team also announced the signing of forward Billy Exell to a standard player contract.

Exell, 24, turns pro after playing four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native attended training camp with the Indy Fuel on a tryout agreement. In 130 games for the Bulldogs, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound forward tallied 24 points (11g, 13a) and was named as an alternate captain during his senior campaign. Exell was a part of back-to-back NCAA Championships with the Bulldogs and also won a Robertson Cup during his junior career with the North American Hockey League's Minnesota Wilderness.

After opening up with two home games, the Thunder hits the road for the next three starting on Wednesday night at the Maverik Center against the Utah Grizzlies.

The Thunder are excited to be the host of the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020. Get your tickets now for the league's annual showcase that features some of the best young talent across the ECHL.

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now. Get your seats for just $34 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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