After Idle Week Thunderbolts Return to NA3HL Action This Coming Weekend


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 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.



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!!