EVANSVILLE, IN— Evansville, please fasten your seat belts. It’s nearly time for take-off with our newly-minted, debuting NA3HL elite junior hockey team, the ThunderBolts! With the countdown now running toward the grand opening home weekend in less than three weeks, the ThunderBolts remain in proactive mode in the final assemblage of their first-ever lineup.
For a second consecutive day, the ‘Bolts have secured another major, key cog to bolster their roster for the 2015-16 campaign. ThunderBolts General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser has announced today that experienced forward Jack Miller has reached an accord with the Evansville club and will be reporting to his new team this week.
Miller is arriving on the Evansville elite junior hockey scene armed with some excellent, experienced credentials which will be paramount in advancing the ThunderBolts on-ice fame and fortunes in the upcoming campaign. The Canadian product has been developing his craft in the GMHL Junior ‘A’ circuit (Greater Metropolitan Hockey League) for the Toronto Attack where he saw some stout and steady service in the 2014-15 season.
The skill and overall talent level of Miller is what Coach Fankhouser finds the most appealing for his hockey club. “We are proud to add another skilled forward to the ‘Bolts roster. Jack comes to us after playing a season in Canada for the Toronto Attack which will give us more experience in the locker room. I look forward to helping Jack achieve his goals this season and hope that he finds a good home here in Evansville. Jack is a speedy, playmaking forward who will fit in nicely with our offense and bring some creativity to our attack.”
Today’s signing of Jack Miller makes it a total of 14-players having been announced for the ThunderBolts; 3- goaltenders; 4-defensemen; 7-forwards.
The ThunderBolts grand opening home weekend is less than three weeks away! Fri. Sept. 18 & Sat. Sept. 19, clashing each night with the Point Mallards Ducks at 7:30 pm at Swonder Ice Arena.