EVANSVILLE, IN— The Evansville ThunderBolts will embark on a rather strenuous stretch of three games in four nights, Wednesday night, October 21st when they travel to St. Louis to wage on-ice warfare with the Midwest Division and League-leading Jr. Blues. Game time is set for 7:15 pm with broadcast time being 6:45 pm on Evansville’s WVHI-AM 1330 and www.wvhi.com. This is part one of the re-scheduled opening weekend series which was originally on the docket for Labor Day weekend, of September 4th and September 5th in the Gateway City.
The ThunderBolts re-scheduled game action for Wednesday night in St. Louis represents the first of three games in four nights for the hometown team which is seeking its initial victory as a fledgling franchise in the NA3HL.
This weekend, the State of Indiana’s only elite junior hockey team will commence a two-game home-and-home series against another proximate, nearby division rival, the Nashville Jr. Predators. In their first-ever meeting, the ThunderBolts will guest the Jr. Preds this Friday night, October 23rd at 7:30 pm at Swonder Ice Arena as General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser’s club makes its first home appearance since October 4th and their last home appearance for the month of October. GAME TICKETS ARE ONLY $5!!! Then, the ‘Bolts cap the ambitious week’s slate with a return date against the yearling Predators the following evening, Saturday, October 24th with opening face-off set for 7:00 pm. Radio broadcast time on WVHI-AM 1330 and www.wvhi.com is 6:30 pm from the Music City.
Presently beset with an inordinate number of injuries, GM/Coach Fankhouser has swung into action. The ThunderBolts have obtained left wing Scott Jacobson who will make his debut in Wednesday night’s clash at St. Louis. The 5-8, 175lb product of McLeansville, NC is expected to inject some significant scoring punch for an Evansville squad which has generated only 9-GF over the last half-dozen outings for a GFA of 1.50. Jacobson, 19, arrives on the ThunderBolts hockey scene having been procured from the Greensboro Stars where he was a teammate of current ‘Bolts defenseman Steven Rutherford.
As far as the latest update is concerned on the club’s injury front, defenseman Joey Sorensen is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday night in St. Louis. The native of Cincinnati, Ohio was shelved for the last three games due to a concussion which he sustained in an auto mishap 10-days ago. However, Zack Faith, Oliver Breton, Richard Dial and Brett Siewertsen remain on the disabled list.
All the ThunderBolts games, home and away, play-by-play, all the way can be heard live on Evansville’s WVHI-AM 1330. ‘Bolts fans can stay up to date everyday even when there is not a game. “The ThunderBolts Hockey Update” is on Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm on WVHI-AM 1330 and at 2:30 pm on WEOA-AM 1400 and WEOA-FM 98.5 with the “Voice of the Bolts,” Terry Ficorelli.