5'10 185 lb , Left Handed Center, Team Captain
Joel Gellvear will enter his third season with the Wichita Junior Thnder and is the is the All-Time Leader in Goals (33), Assists (48) and Total Points (81), he is also 6th in Games Played at (68). Joel, who started out last season in San Diego of the WSHL, played in 22 games and scored 21 points for the Gulls before being traded back to Wichita right before the Las Vegas College Showcase. He made an immediate impact picking up right where he left off from the previous year that saw him get 50 points and lead the Junior Thunder in scoring during the 2013-14 season. He amassed 31 points in the remaining 22 games for Wichita in 2014-15, while playing alongside a familiar winger in Jack McClelland. Joel, who was very happy to be back in a Thunder uniform, averaged nearly 1.5 points per game over that span and has averaged better than a point a game over his 90 games played in the Western States Hockey League. “Joel is a definitely a first line center in the WSHL, he has great work ethic and sees the ice very well, his constant production over the last couple years is proof of that. He is a very balanced player that scores almost as many goals as he sets his teammates up for. I am thrilled to be getting back a player of Joel’s ability and will work hard to help find a college for him next year. Much like Jack McClelland, Joel has been a cornerstone for the Junior Thunder franchise and he will follow in Jack’s footsteps next year as he will be the Team Captain for the 2015-16 season”, commented coach Weingartner.