WICHITA, KS – It is an announcement Thunder fans have not seen for several years, the blurb about “Players Attending AHL Camps.”
Head Coach Malcolm Cameron has done a great job this offseason attracting AHL caliber talent to Wichita, something his predecessor did not do in the team’s two seasons in the ECHL.
This year, six Wichita Thunder players will be attending camps throughout the American Hockey League. They get going tomorrow, at the same time the Thunder open their first training camp under Cameron’s tutelage.
Attending Binghamton Senators camp will be Jack Rodewald, Vincent Arseneau, Alexis Loiseau, Alexis Vanier and Louick Marcotte. James Melindy will attend Chicago Wolves training camp.
Rodewald was recently invited to Senators’ rookie camp, which was his third-straight NHL camp. Last season, he was invited to Toronto’s camp and Buffalo the season before that.
Arseneau will be attending his fourth AHL camp, joining Lake Erie during his rookie season, headed to Manchester during his second year as a pro and last season with San Jose.
Loiseau will appear in his second-straight AHL camp as he was in Bakersfield last season.
Vanier attended rookie camp with the San Jose Sharks in 2014, which was the same year he was drafted.
Marcotte will also appear in his second-straight AHL camp, skating with the Stockton Heat last year.
Melindy played two seasons for the Portland Pirates and also went to camp with the Springfield Falcons this past year.