Kelly Cup Champs Host Wichita In Preseason
Steelheads Train In McCall Again

BOISE, Idaho – The Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads announced that they will play preseason games against the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League on Oct. 13 and 14 at Manchester Ice and Events Centre in McCall, Idaho.

The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League.

Idaho coach Derek Laxdal was head coach of Wichita for two and a half seasons including 2004-05 when the Thunder was 40-17-3, the team’s second-best record in 13 seasons, and reached the playoffs for the second straight year, losing in the conference finals.

Team Press Release