EVANSVILLE, IN— The Evansville ThunderBolts, members of the elite junior hockey league, the NA3HL, have announced on this date that standout left wing Jon Grimm has been elected Team Captain while defensemen Brian Crink and Triston Theriot (tair-ee-OH) will serve as team alternate captains.
In making the announcement today, ThunderBolts General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser expressed much elation and confidence over his team’s ultimate choices. “I am very pleased and excited not only in the players’ choices for these key leadership positions with our hockey club but also the manner in which they conducted the entire voting process. Our players did a superb job, demonstrating their commitment and overall total investment in our hockey team and our whole ThunderBolts organization. As soon as our franchise was granted, one of our first orders of business was to bring Jon back home to Evansville from where he played last season in Fort Worth, Texas. One of the major reasons for moving so quickly on this was due to Jon’s experience and leadership qualities.”
“Like Jon, both Brian and Triston have emerged as true, solid leaders of our hockey club and our certainly deserved of this team-oriented honor. With Brian hailing from Indianapolis and Triston from Fort Wayne, we have the State of Indiana very-well represented through our team leadership.”
Grimm, a resident of Newburgh, is a product of the local hockey programs here in Evansville. Through the first 8-games of the current campaign, the 6-0, 181lb forward is the ‘Bolts second leading scoring mogul, averaging over a point a game with 8(2-7-9). His 7-assists represent the team’s top total with his 5-PPA ranking as fifth highest in the league. The ThunderBolts new captain has been the playmaker extraordinaire on 5 of his team’s 7-PPG thus far this season. Crink and Theriot have become the leaders of the ‘Bolts blue line brigade with both standouts pacing the scoring for the defense. Theriot, through 8-games; 8(2-2-4) with 3 of those 4-points produced through the power play while Crink 8(1-2-3) ranks runner-up on the club in PIM with 18.
The new ThunderBolts leadership triumvirate of Grimm, Crink and Theriot will don the ‘C’ and ‘A’s respectively beginning this weekend when Evansville is hosted in a two-game series by the Atlanta Capitals; Friday night at 6:30 pm and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm. The ‘Bolts will be launching an ambitious slate consisting of 5-games in 8-days with 4 of those contests being away from home bay. One of the two make-up dates at St. Louis is set for Wednesday night, October 21st at 7:15 pm. The next home game is Friday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm at Swonder Ice Arena against the Nashville Jr. Predators. Game tickets are only $5!! All the ThunderBolts games are broadcast live on Evansville’s WVHI-AM 1330. The “ThunderBolts Hockey Update” can be heard twice daily; at 5:00 pm on WVHI-AM 1330 and at 2:30 pm on WEOA-AM 1400 and WEOA-FM 98.5.