Wichita Thunder head coach Kevin McClelland continued building his team for the upcoming season Thursday, by announcing the signing of a fan favorite and a rookie forward.
Coming back to Wichita for a fifth season in a Thunder uniform is enforcer Erick Lizon. During his previous four seasons in a Thunder sweater, Lizon has 17 goals, 23 assists, 552 PIM and is a -20. Lizon has had two stints in the American Hockey League with the Oklahoma City Barons. There, he appeared in 39 games, did not register a point and collected 55 PIM.
The Kitchener, ONT native becomes the second veteran player announced by the team, joining captain Ian Lowe.
Lizon will join Paxton Leroux as the team’s policemen for the coming season.
Joining the Thunder is rookie forward Andy Huff, whose suitcases were well traveled last season, playing with the Idaho Steelheads, Rapid City Rush and Florida Everblades. In just 21 professional games played, Huff has one goal, seven assists and is a -5.
Prior to turning pro, Huff played four years at Ferris State University, where he became acquainted with former Thunder goalie Taylor Nelson. Huff’s best year was his senior year (2013-14,) where he collected 25 points (11G, 14A) in 40 games.
The Thunder now have 19 players announced on the training camp roster. Head Coach Kevin McClelland will open his sixth training camp as Thunder coach on Monday, October 5th at the Wichita Ice Center.