The Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team of the Southern Professional Hockey League have announced the 2019-2020 protected player list of Thunderbolts players.
The Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team of the Southern Professional Hockey League Head Coach, Ian Moran, has resigned as for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
For Chase Nieuwendyk, tonight would be his final of 131 career professional games, 102 of them with the Thunderbolts.
The last weekend the Thunderbolts visited Quad City, Joseph Mizzi made a huge impact with his first professional points, that included two goals and four points in a 5-4 overtime win. This weekend marked his return to the lineup and would score a goal and add an assist.
Shayne Morrissey has been one of the most valuable players this year for the Evansville Thunderbolts, and in the league overall. Tonight, he played a vital role scoring twice, including the winning goal in the shootout, earning the Thunderbolts their first victory of the year against the pesky Peoria Rivermen.
After Friday night’s 5-2 loss to Birmingham, it was a battle of the goaltenders, as Mavric Parks and Evansville netminder, Braeden Ostepchuk, went save for save for the majority of the game, and despite the loss, Ostepchuk was stellar in net, making 31 saves on 33 shots faced, as he kept the Thunderbolts in the game all night long.
Thunderbolts forward Scott Donahue has had an impressive rookie season with the Thunderbolts, he built on it tonight, scoring an impressive goal to pick up his 13th goal of the season, helping spur a partial comeback against the Bulls, albeit just falling short, 5-2.
Shayne Morrissey continues to light the lamp for the Thunderbolts, scoring once again, his 21st goal of the season.
Joseph Mizzi, who came to the Thunderbolts following a 6-game stint with the Utah Grizzlies after concluding his junior career, played his third SPHL game tonight in Quad City. It was a standout night for the rookie, scoring twice, and assisting twice, including scoring the overtime-winning goal to defeat the Storm, 5-4.
Evansville Thunderbolts goalie, Alex Murray showed an extreme amount of heart, playing and making tough saves until the final buzzer of the Birmingham game sounded.
Thursday would be a big offensive night for Evansville Thunderbolts Captain Rory Rawlyk, as he would find the scoresheet twice, a goal to go along with an assist, helping the Thunderbolts earn a point against the red-hot Ice Flyers.
Evan Schultz did just as he was brought in to do: Provide offense, scoring his first Evansville goal in a 3-1 loss to Quad City.
After spending a month in the ECHL on call-up with the Wichita Thunder and Maine Mariners, Ed Minney made his return to the Thunderbolts leading the team to a 3-1 victory, making 29 saves on 30 shots, including 12 saves on 13 in the third period.
Shayne Morrissey scored five goals in five games coming into tonight’s meeting against the Mayhem in Macon and would provide his scoring prowess once again with both Thunderbolts goals. However, it would not be enough as the Evansville Thunderbolts would fall 6-2 to the Mayhem in the season’s final meeting with Macon.
After earning three hard-fought points last weekend, the Thunderbolts head to Macon tomorrow for the last meeting of the season against the Mayhem, before returning home on Friday and Saturday to take on the Quad City Storm.
Shayne Morrissey has been finding the back of the net often these days, as he did again tonight, scoring both Evansville goals. Through his tallies, the Evansville Thunderbolts were able to secure another much-needed point, nearly two, coming extremely close multiple times to taking the lead in the third period.
The Evansville Thunderbolts found themselves in a familiar spot going into the third period, down on the scoreboard and outshot. However, the Bolts would rally back to tie the game and win in overtime, with Carter Shinkaruk the scoring the winning goal.
Evansville Thunderbolts Right Wing Shayne Morrissey may have the hottest stick on the team as of late. Morrissey would come into the night scoring in consecutive games, and would do it again tonight in Roanoke, however it wouldn’t be enough as the Thunderbolts fell to Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, 4-1.
Fresh off a three-game trip to Fayetteville, NC., that saw the team’s first road win of the season, the next test will come this weekend, as the Evansville Thunderbolts look to get their first win of the season against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs.
Evansville Thunderbolts' defenseman Tyler Howe hit a major milestone in his career this afternoon, playing his 100th combined game in the SPHL and ECHL.