The Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts struggled against the Point Mallard Ducks allowing Jason Kelly to score a hat trick as Evansville crushed the Ducks 10-0 in a home game at Point Mallard Ice Complex in Evansville. Furthermore, the Jr. Thunderbolts' defense had a poor night, allowing the Ducks 32 shots throughout the game. The Point Mallard Ducks took the lead early in the first on a goal from Jason Kelly and never looked back.
Jesse Stepp delivered for his team with 2 goals and Jarett Green chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Kelly opened the scoring for the Ducks with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 2:29 with helpers from his teammates Polcaro and Goodman. Stepp put in a goal at 7:58 with an assist from Chun. Stepp netted a goal at 14:29 with helpers from Polcaro and Green. Kelly deposited a goal at 19:45 with assists from his linemates, Polcaro and Kendall.
In the second, Polcaro scored a goal at 6:26 with a helper from defenseman Laplante. Kelly quickly followed with a goal at 7:08 with assists from his linemates, Polcaro and Kendall. Goodman netted a goal at 10:24 with a helper from his defensive partner, Wilks. Evans quickly followed with a goal at 11:12 with an assist from defenseman Goodman. Goodman put in a goal at 14:34 with a helper from Trombly.
During the third, Green netted a goal at 15:56.
This loss brings the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts’ record to (8-37-1-0).