WICHITA, KS – Ahead of a weekend three-in-three with the Allen Americans and Missouri Mavericks, the Wichita Thunder announced multiple transactions, headlined by the loss of their leading scorer to the American Hockey League.
Headed to Binghamton is Alexis Loiseau, who was called up to the Senators this morning. Loiseau will be on a player try out contract, meaning he could be up there for up to 25 games.
Since Alex Krushelnyski and Jack Rodewald were summoned up to the American Hockey League club, Loiseau has been Wichita’s leading scorer to date. In 17 games played, Loiseau has racked up 23 points (14G, 9A) and just recently had a five-game goal streak (6 goals) come to an end.
The 22-year-old forward played his rookie season for the Norfolk Admirals after signing with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. A native of Havre-Aux-Maisons, Quebec, the 6-foot-1, 179-pound center finished with 40 points (14g, 26a) in 54 games with Norfolk. He was called up to Bakersfield last October 30th, appeared in 12 games for the Condors before returning to the Admirals on December 10th. While up with the Condors, Loiseau recorded three points (1g, 2a).
Joining the Thunder is defenseman Jamie Doornbosch, who has appeared in one NHL game with the New York Islanders during the 2010-11 season. While he will be considered a “rookie,” by ECHL standards, the 26-year-old Doornbosch brings plenty of experience to the Thunder blueline. He played five seasons at St. Mary’s University, where he collected 84 points (17G, 67A) in 133 games.
Prior to his one-game stint in the NHL, Doornbosch played 264 games in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes and Kitchener Rangers. There, he collected 41 goals and 106 assists.
In the team’s final transaction, they placed defenseman Nick Trecapelli on reserve.
Wichita returns to action Friday night against the Allen Americans.