THE THUNDERBOLTS AT ST. LOUIS:
After being in an idle state as far as game competition is concerned the past week, General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser’s club resumes NA3HL action this weekend with a two- game series on the road in St. Louis, clashing with the Midwest Division, front-running Jr. Blues. Both contests will be staged as matinee affairs with game #1 set for Saturday afternoon, November 7th at 2:00 pm and game #2 on the slate for Sunday, November 8th at 1:00 pm. Both games, as all ‘Bolts games, home and away, are broadcast live on Evansville’s WVHI-AM 1330 and on the world-wide internet at www.wvhi.com. Broadcast times will be 1:30 pm for Saturday and 12:30 pm on Sunday from the Affton Ice Arena in the Gateway City.
Evansville has posted a 3(0-3-0) mark against the Jr. “Blue Notes,” having been outscored in a rather dominating fashion, 28-6. In the last clash on October 21st, despite claiming a 1-0 first period lead and later knotting it in the second stanza at 2-2, the ThunderBolts ultimately succumbed to a Jr. Blues 5-goal late second period flurry to tremble, 9-4. St. Louis 17(11-3-3) 25-points is 4(1-1-2) in its last quartet of starts after dividing a two-game home stand series against divisional rival Peoria the past weekend, culminating it with a 7-0 subduing of the Mustangs on Saturday. Under the direction of third-year GM/Coach Chris Flaugher, St. Louis is spearheaded by center Frankie Melton whose 18-goals are foremost in the loop. Melton is currently riding the wave of an impressive 7-game goal- scoring streak in which he has authored 11-goals. His 7-PPG share the league leadership.
PEORIA AT THE THUNDERBOLTS:
The weekend of Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th will find the ThunderBolts back on home ice at Swonder Ice Arena where they will tackle the Peoria Mustangs in a two- game series to launch an extended four-game home stand in Evansville. The ‘Bolts are 2(0-2-0) against the Illinois contingent following a pair of defeats digested back on October 10th and 11th in Peoria. Both outcomes were exceedingly close with the ThunderBolts coming up slightly short by results of 3-1 and 5-4. Both of these games coming up are set for 7:30 pm with Saturday night’s encore engagement designated as “Penn Station Night” at “Hockey Swonder.” ThunderBolts game tickets are always FAN-FAMILY-FRIENDLY priced at ONLY $ 5 !!! That’s the best entertainment value anywhere and everywhere!!