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Wichita signs pair of rookies

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Action photos of Andrew Shewfelt and Tyler Jeanson

WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of rookie forwards Andrew Shewfelt and Tyler Jeanson for the 2021-22 season.

Shewfelt turns pro after playing three seasons at Dalhouse University. A native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the 25-year-old finished his college career with 46 points (20g-26a) in 90 games. His best season came in 2018-19 when he tallied 23 points (8g-15a) in 30 games. 

Prior to heading to school, Shewfelt played four years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Halifax and Drummondville. His best season came in 2015-16 as he recorded 26 points (11g-15a) in 65 games for the Mooseheads. He also played 26 games during the 2016-17 season for the Maritime Junior Hockey League's Amherst Ramblers. In 26 games, he potted 26 points (11g-15a) before finishing the season with Drummondville.

Jeanson begins his pro career after completing a four-year career at Colgate University. During his senior campaign, he was named as an alternate captain. The 23-year-old from Carman, Manitoba had 29 points (10g-19a) in 114 career games for the Raiders. 

Prior to committing to Colgate, Jeanson played two seasons for the North American Hockey League's Minot Minotauros. He racked up 42 points (17g-25a) and had 104 penalty minutes in 52 games during the 2016-17 season. Jeanson was named as the NAHL Community Service Award winner for the Central Division that same season.