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Thunder Inks Rookie Walker Sommer

Wednesday, August 10th
Thunder Inks Rookie Walker Sommer

WICHITA, Kan. (August 10) – The Wichita Thunder, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce the signing of forward Walker Sommer for the 2022-23 season. 

Sommer, 26, turns pro after splitting a four-year collegiate career at the Air Force Academy and Niagara University. During his first two years at Air Force, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound forward netted 19 points (10g, 9a) in 53 games. Sommer helped the Falcons to a AHA Championship in 2017-18.

"I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to start my career with the Thunder," commented Sommer. "I’ve only heard great things about the organization as a whole and especially the fans. Last year at Niagara, we fell short of the championship but excited to get things started and win one in Wichita."

After taking the 2019-20 off for a transfer year, Sommer headed to Niagara, where he recorded 30 points (16g, 14a) in 47 games for the Purple Eagles. The Avon, Ohio native was named as an All-American Scholar in 2021-22 and also was named as an alternate captain during his senior campaign. 

We're giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the KSU/OU game on September 24 in Norman, Oklahoma! One winner will be selected to win the grand prize of a pair of tickets. A limited number of secondary prizes, including tickets to the Wichita Thunder opening night, will be awarded as well. The winner will be selected on Thursday, August 11. Click HERE to enter!

Opening Night is just around the corner. Join us on Saturday, October 22 as we host our heated rival, Allen. Stay tuned to our social media channels to see when individual tickets will go on sale.

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