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Stockton Thunder
City Stockton, California
League ECHL
Conference National Conference
Division Pacific Division
Founded 2005
Home arena Stockton Arena
Colors Black, gold, silver, white                    
Owner(s) Stockton Hockey Franchise Group, Inc.
General manager Dan Chapman
Head coach Matt Thomas
Affiliates Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Franchise history
1990 to 1992 Cincinnati Cyclones
1992 to 2001 Birmingham Bulls
2001 to 2005 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2005 to present Stockton Thunder

The Stockton Thunder are a minor league professional ice hockey team from Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the ECHL, and began playing in the 2005–06 season. The Stockton Arena is their home ice. Stockton is an affiliate team of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.



The Thunder relocated from Atlantic City, originally known as the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies. Prior to that, the franchise was known as the Birmingham Bulls, and originated in 1990 as the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Since relocating to Stockton, four alumni have played in the NHL as of January 2009.

Stockton hosted to the "2008 ECHL All-Star Game" in January 2008. Three Stockton Thunder players were chosen to represent their team in the game; Ryan MacMurchy, Brad Farynuk, and Andy Contois.

Current roster

Current as of February 24, 2010.[1]

# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth
30 Canada Aaron Sorochan R April 17, 1984 Edmonton, AB, Canada
35 Canada Andrew Perugini L July 12, 1988 King City, ON, Canada
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 Canada Matt O'Dette R November 9, 1975 Toronto, ON, Canada
4 Canada Steve Vanoosten R January 16, 1985 Langley, BC, Canada
5 Canada Bryan Young L August 6, 1986 Ennismore, ON, Canada
7 United States Anthony Aiello L May 19, 1986 Braintree, MA, USA
22 Canada Ryan Constant L May 1, 1985 Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB, Canada
25 Canada Jordan Bendfeld R February 9, 1988 Leduc, AB, Canada
26 Canada Justin Dacosta R May 10, 1985 Mississauga, ON, Canada
27 Canada Daryl Marcoux – A R November 14, 1983 Slave Lake, AB, Canada
37 United States Cody Wild L June 5, 1987 Limestone, ME, USA
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
6 Canada Mark Pavli C L August 16, 1984 Sarnia, ON, Canada
9 Israel Oren Eizenman C L March 27, 1985 Toronto, ON, Canada
10 Canada Chris D'Alvise C L January 28, 1986 Mississauga, ON, Canada
11 Ukraine Igor Gongalsky – A LW L November 5, 1986 Kiev, Ukraine
12 Canada J.F. Caudron – C RW L January 18, 1978 St. Hubert, QC, Canada
14 Canada Craig Valette C L October 7, 1982 Shellbrook, SK, Canada
19 Canada Brett Hemingway RW R September 28, 1983 Surrey, BC, Canada
20 Canada Colin Hemingway RW R August 12, 1980 Regina, SK, Canada
24 Canada Garet Hunt LW L October 14, 1987 Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
28 Canada James Bates RW R January 21, 1985 Toronto, ON, Canada
34 Canada Kelly Czuy RW R January 2, 1983 Edmonton, AB, Canada
45 Canada Riley Emmerson RW R February 7, 1986 Vancouver, BC, Canada
71 Canada Matt Robinson LW L August 13, 1985 South Surrey, BC, Canada
Head Coach Matt Thomas
Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Anderson
Head Equipment Manager Ben Laing
Assistant Equipment Manager Rob Kaufmann


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