09/07/2017 8:56 AM
Evansville, Ind: Evansville Thunderbolts Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Jeff Pyle has signed two more players from last season’s roster. Robbie Hall and Vytal Cote both skated for the Thunderbolts in its inaugural season and look to lace up once again when Evansville hits the ice on Saturday, Oct. 21 for the 2017-18 home opener.
Hall, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound defenseman, is a Schaumberg, Ill. native. He played 11 games with the Thunderbolts, earning three assists. “Robbie was great for us last year and coming in this year knowing the league and the systems he will be more comfortable from the start,” said Pyle. “Great skater with offensive talent and can fit in anywhere on our D-corp. I’m excited to get him back and we are looking for him to get a lot of ice time.”
Cote is a defenseman out of Hollywood, Fla. The 6-foot-2, 202-pounder played 40 games with the Thunderbolts last season, earning 1 goal and 8 assists for 9 points. “It was good to get Vytal signed,” said Pyle. “He is a big, solid defenseman with a heavy shot that can jump in to the play and create offense and still be a tough shut down defenseman. He has a great opportunity this year to see time in the ECHL this year. He will be a difference maker this year.”
Hall and Cote join the growing October’s training camp roster made up of Dylan Clarke, Tommy Fiorentino, Mark Petaccio, Chase Nieuwendyk, Brandon Lubin, Cory Melkert, Al Graves, Nick D’Avolio, Tanner Milliron, John Scorcia, Dave Williams, Frank Schumacher, Nick Kohn, Derek Gingera, Jackson Leef, Brandon Wahlin, Mike Kelly, Lee Christensen and Brendan Mitchell.
Season tickets are as low as $11 per game. To order your tickets for next season, call 812-422-BOLT.
About Evansville Thunderbolts: The Evansville Thunderbolts is the area’s only professional hockey team. The Thunderbolts are a proud member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The team is owned and operated by VW Sports, L.L.C, a subsidiary of VenuWorks, Inc. www.evansvillethunderbolts.com