The Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts' defense had a poor night, allowing the Point Mallard Ducks 27 shots throughout the game. The Point Mallard Ducks took the lead late in the first on a goal from Yuval Halpert and never looked back.
Matt Goodman chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Stephen Herbel contributed with 2 assists.
During the first, O’neal opened the scoring for the Ducks with a goal at 5:23 with helpers from Goodman and Herbel. Cody answered for the Jr. Thunderbolts with a goal at 8:32 with helpers from teammates Ford and Rozema. Goodman answered for Point Mallard with a goal at 10:43 with an assist from his defensive partner, Herbel. Halpert scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 18:05 with a helper from defenseman Green. Goodman quickly followed with a goal at 19:17 with an assist from his teammate Trombly.
In the second, Hoon answered for the Jr. Thunderbolts with a goal at 6:36 with a helper from defenseman Rowe. Green answered for the Ducks with a goal at 16:14 with assists from Kelly and Chun. Stepp put in a goal at 18:31 with helpers from Green and Trombly.
During the third period, Weinland netted a goal at 14:13 with an assist from defenseman Green.
This loss brings the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts’ record to (8-27-1-0).