Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 07-12-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
sureLoss
Some kinda newsbreaker!
 
sureLoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Learning Phaneufs skating style
Exp:
Default Matt DeBlouw signs with ECHL Wichita Thunder

Treliving confirmed the Flames wouldn't be offering DeBlouw a contract at development camp.

Would have been a free agent on August 15, but I believe the Flames gave him permission to talk to other teams.

Not this is the Wichita Thunder, not to be confused with the Flames ECHL affiliate Adirondack Thunder.

Matt DeBlouw @mdeblouw10
I'm excited to be a member of the @Wichita_Thunder next season! I am extremely blessed for this opportunity.
sureLoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
Displaced Flames fan
Franchise Player
 
Displaced Flames fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Exp:
Default

Last I knew, Wichita was the only ECHL team without an NHL affiliation. I haven't been to a game in several years but maybe I should go to a few this year.

I haven't been since they joined the ECHL, I imagine the hockey is a little better than in the old Central Hockey League days.
__________________
I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love." - John Steinbeck
Displaced Flames fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
Calgary4LIfe
Franchise Player
 
Calgary4LIfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Exp:
Default

Glad to see him sign with a team. He seemed like a really good kid, and I couldn't help but pull for the kid after I heard his story (his father's passing). Will be rooting for this kid to continue making strides.
Calgary4LIfe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Calgary4LIfe For This Useful Post:
Old 07-14-2016, 03:40 PM   #4
Freeway
Franchise Player
 
Freeway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Wichita is now affiliated with the Senators, btw.
Freeway is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Freeway For This Useful Post:
Old 07-15-2016, 08:41 PM   #5
TheScorpion
First round-bust
 
TheScorpion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: South Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sureLoss View Post
Note this is the Wichita Thunder, not to be confused with the Flames ECHL affiliate Adirondack Thunder.
Wait, wut? There are two teams called the "Thunder" in the ECHL?

Is this like a Roughriders and Rough Riders type of thing?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedWinger89 View Post
Trolls can't be banned.....

TheScorpion is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
Alberta_Beef
Franchise Player
 
Alberta_Beef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheScorpion View Post
Wait, wut? There are two teams called the "Thunder" in the ECHL?

Is this like a Roughriders and Rough Riders type of thing?
I don't know the story behind the Roughriders names but when the ECHL absorbed the Central League thw Wichita Thunder were one of the teams that were kept.
Alberta_Beef is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Alberta_Beef For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Calgary Flames
2016-17




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016