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Summers Named CHL Player of the Week; Richards Traded to Dayton

Wichita, KS- The Central Hockey League (CHL) today named Matt Summers as the Oakley CHL Player of the Week.

Summers played a huge part in all three Thunder wins last week, notching six goals and two assists.  Summers started his big week on Tuesday, picking up a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win over Missouri.  On Friday night, Summers notched two goals in a 4-3 home win over Texas.  Summers completed the week with a hat trick and an assist in a 7-5 road victory over the Evansville IceMen.

Summers now has 12 goals and 22 points in 20 games for the first place Thunder, who have won three in a row.  Wichita returns to action on Friday at the Quad City Mallards, before returning home to host the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.   For tickets call 755-SEAT or go to

In other news, the Thunder today traded forward Robin Richards to the Dayton Gems.  Richards played just three games for the Thunder this season.  For more information visit our website at


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