EVANSVILLE, IN— The Evansville ThunderBolts, in concert with the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) have announced on this date that three members of the ThunderBolts have been named to the NA3HL Midwest Division All-Star Team.
ThunderBolts center BRANDON BORNKAMP, left wing JON GRIMM and defenseman TRISTON THERIOT (tair-ee-OH) will represent the expansionist Evansville elite junior hockey franchise at next month’s NA3HL’s Annual Top Prospects Tournament presented by Easton. The tournament will be held from February 15 – 17 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
GRIMM, the ThunderBolts team captain, and BORNKAMP rank 1-2 in total team scoring while THERIOT is listed fourth overall and continues as Evansville’s top scoring blue line ace. Through 32-games, Grimm has collected 36-points on 14-goals and a club-best 22-assists. His 15-power play points (4-11-15) are also foremost for the club. The local product from Newburgh has authored three 2-goal games and three 3-point masterpieces as well as a team record 5-point enormous performance. .Bornkamp has been the ‘Bolts premiere goal-cannoneer thus far this season, having made connection on 19-strikes, along with his 35-total points. His 6-PPG lead the team as do his two 3-goal “hat tricks.” A Fort Wayne, IN native much like Bornkamp, Theriot has registered 16-points on 4-goals, 12-assists with 10 of those 16-points amassed on the ThunderBolts power play. All three ‘Bolts standouts have demonstrated dynamic durability as well, playing in all 32-games at this juncture of the season.
ThunderBolts General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser expressed much praise for his three All-Stars and their respective selections to the Midwest Division Tournament Team. “This is a great honor for Jon, Brandon and Triston. It is richly earned and deserved and a true tribute to their hard work, dedication and achievements both on and off the ice for our organization. The ThunderBolts organization is proud to have Jon, Brandon and Triston represent us at this league-wide event as all three of them are truly top prospects.”
A total of 160-players from the NA3HL will be spread among the eight teams (six divisional, two 18U Select teams). Each team in the tourney will play three games. The number of players each NA3HL team is sending to the tournament is based on each team’s winning percentage within their group as of January 19th. Each team consists of 20-man rosters (12-forwards, 6-defensemen, 2-goaltenders) as chosen by the NA3HL Competition Committee and the NAHL’s Central Scouting Department and as nominated by the League’s 34-head coaches. All junior eligible NA3HL players are eligible to participate in the Top Prospects Tournament.