Schultheis Re-Signs With Junior Thunder

Corey Schultheis, who will be a 19 year old this season, has two years left of Junior Hockey eligibility. The 6’1”, 190 pound forward scored 3 goals and added 6 assists in 51 games last season for the Junior Thunder, he also had 31 penalty minutes. Like his father Corey’s was born in Schleswig, Germany, this allows Corey to be a duel citizen (American/ German), since his mother was from Wichita, KS. He is looking to use his experience in the WSHL to eventually get himself an opportunity to play in Germany. 

“Corey is a big body that moves well, I’d like to see him come back this year with lots of confidence. Late in the season he was starting to use his body more and believe in his abilities. His strong desire to play at the next level along with being familiar with our systems and how we do things should make for a strong year for him,” commented coach Weingartner. 

Like other players have echoed in the past about their reasons for returning to Wichita, Corey had this to say,“My reason for coming back to the Junior Thunder this year was because I really developed and got a lot of playing time last year plus the coaching staff put me in to a position to grow as a hockey player and young man. Being familiar with the surroundings and systems, I know coming back would be the best opportunity for me to continue to develop and to make a bigger impact on the team”. 

Wichita has been working hard to lock up a solid core of players by June 1st this year. 

Coach Weingartner said, “We will be much better this year, we already have a great bunch of guys under contract and have had talks with a handful of players we are hoping commit to our program. Like years prior, every time we can get a player back their production and development increase.” 

The Wichita Junior Thunder are still searching for additional Billet Families and members for their Booster Club, if you have interest in helping out. Please contact Rob Weingartner at Click on link for more information: