MacAulay, Pitton Rejoin Thunder

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder announced that defenseman Kenny MacAulay has returned to the team from San Antonio of the American Hockey League and that goaltender Bryan Pitton has been reassigned to Stockton from Edmonton of the National Hockey League.

Stockton is the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and Springfield of the American Hockey League. Former ECHL coach Gerry Fleming is an assistant coach for Springfield.

Stockton has led the ECHL in attendance each of its first four seasons, becoming the first team to lead in attendance four years in a row since Florida set the league record with five straight years from 2000-05, and needs only 64,360 fans to reach one million.

The Thunder were presented with the ECHL Team Award of Excellence in 2008-09 and 2006-07.

Team Press Release