Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tuscaloosa Puberty. Experience the fury with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one blue-section ticket (up to a $20 value) to see the Wichita Thunder play. Choose between the following games:
- February 23 at 7:05 p.m. against the Texas Brahmas
- March 27 at 5:05 p.m. against the Mississippi River Kings
The Thunder will be defending their frosty lair within Intrust Bank Arena as they look to pummel their stick-wielding CHL foes with slap shots, plexiglass-rattling body checks, and half-eaten sandwiches. Coach Kevin McClelland has taught the team the ins and outs of icing and fisticuff etiquette—drawing from his experience as a four-time Stanley Cup champion and the 2007 CHL Coach of the Year—so expect to see the Thunder primed and ready for a run at the President's Cup. During breaks in the ice-slicing and wild zamboni stampedes, the Lampton Lightning Girls will keep audiences enthralled with high-energy dance moves and intense roundtable discussions on Keynesian economics.
The Wichita Eagle recently featured the Wichita Thunder:
- The style would seemingly please the diehards, those who remember the glory days under the legendary Doug Shedden, and also the new, casual fan attracted by the team's fancy downtown home, Intrust Bank Arena. – Kollen Long, Wichita Eagle