LIGHTNING BOLTS’ SHOTS:
Though not yet in the victory column through their initial 22-games as a bona fide franchise in the NA3HL elite junior hockey league, the Evansville ThunderBolts are, assuredly and, perhaps, painstakingly moving forward in a most positive fashion, finding plenty of silver linings that can only build more confidence and optimism. Under the tutelage of General Manager/Head Coach Scott Fankhouser, the State of Indiana’s only, exclusive junior elite hockey team is achieving an abundance of great learning steps in their overall progression as a yearling junior hockey club. Due to their extremely formidable and ominous schedule in their maiden voyage season against the most prominent and premiere teams in the league, the ThunderBolts first-season experience points the arrow, exclusively, in the future bright-light direction. This season of 2015-16 and its many and varied experiences and encounters will certainly serve as a most favorable foreshadowing of star-studded days, seasons and years ahead for this growing organization.
“ ON WITH THE SHOW” CASE:
The ThunderBolts are looking ahead with great anticipation to their first-ever appearance and endeavor into the NA3HL’s Annual Showcase Event coming up on the docket later this week from Blaine, Minnesota. Evansville’s elite junior hockey club will tackle an ambitious agenda consisting of three games in three days; all afternoon affairs. The ‘Bolts schedule commences this Thursday, December 17th and culminates Saturday, December 19th. These three games are all classified as regular season games with the ThunderBolts tangling against three different teams. On Thursday, it will be the ‘Bolts battling the second place LaCrosse Freeze of the Central Division. Friday afternoon, it’s the ThunderBolts in a clash with the fifth place Gillette Wild of the Frontier Division. Then on Saturday, the ‘Bolts cap the League Showcase when they vie against the fifth place Minnesota Fighting Aces of the West Division.