The Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts' defense had a poor night, allowing the Atlanta Capitals 39 shots throughout the game. The Atlanta Capitals took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Tanner Opie.
Oliver Lester delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Talon Medure chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Smith opened the scoring for Atlanta with a goal at 9:08 with helpers from Lester and Opie.
In the second, Opie put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 5:48 with helpers from Sleeper and Rusakov. Rozema finally put the Jr. Thunderbolts on the board with a goal at 13:35 with an assist from Cody. Lester answered for Atlanta with a goal at 18:19 with assists from Ladzinski and Linde.
In the third period, Steh deposited a goal at 5:42 with helpers from his linemates, Lajcaj and Medure. Lester scored a goal at 18:45 with assists from teammates Rusakov and Sleeper. Medure quickly followed with a goal at 19:13 with helpers from Lajcaj and Sleeper.
This loss brings the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts’ record to (2-3-0-0).