The Wichita Thunder announced the return of a popular player and added two more to the training camp roster on Monday.
Returning to Wichita for a fifth season is RG Flath. Last season, Flath played in 66 games last season and collected 34 points (16G, 18A) while having a -1 rating. In his three previous seasons, Flath appeared in 170 regular season games and tallied 145 points (73G, 72A). All-time, Flath ranks seventh in Thunder history in goals scored (87), ninth in points (179) and third in +/- (+47).
Joining the Wichita Thunder is defenseman Andrew Darrigo, who split time last season between the Missouri Mavericks and Brampton Beast. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman will begin his third year as a pro and first in Wichita. Darrigo has racked up 244 penalty minutes in just 90 games as a pro including last year where he finished with 124 PIM in just 41 games.
The team also signed rookie Cullen Bradshaw to a contract. Bradshaw, 25, enters his rookie season after completing a four-year career at St. Norbert College (NCAA DIII). A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound forward is a former teammate of Mason Baptista, who was signed by the Thunder earlier this summer. Bradshaw recorded 131 points (47g, 84a) in 120 career games for the Green Knights. His best season came in 2013-14, when he recorded 42 points and won a National Championship.
The Thunder now have 22 players under contract for training camp, which starts next Monday.