After splitting last weekend’s games against the Rivermen and finishing the Month of February with a 5-1 record, the Thunderbolts take on the Rivermen once again this Saturday night in Bloomington, Illinois, before hosting Peoria once again on Sunday afternoon at Ford Center. 

                 The Thunderbolts were defeated 2-1 on Friday night in Peoria, their only loss in the entire month of February.  After James Isaacs tied the game 1-1 in the third period, the Rivermen won the game with a goal in the final second of regulation time.  In Saturday’s rematch at Ford Center, a pair of goals from Fredrik Wink and goals from Alex Cohen, Jason Lavallee and Derek Osik propelled Evansville to a 5-2 victory.  Trevor Gorsuch was spectacular in goal once again in both games, stopping 32 of 34 shots on Friday and 47 of 49 on Saturday.  

                The Thunderbolts start the upcoming weekend in Bloomington, Illinois on Saturday night as they take on the Rivermen in a neutral-site game just an hour away from Peoria at Grossinger Motors Arena, puck drop at 7:15pm CT.  The same two teams will face off once again on Ford Center ice this Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm CT for the final Sunday Funday game of the season.  $2 Bud Light 12oz cans and $2 hot dogs will be available until the end of the first intermission (while supplies last), and kids under 12 will receive a voucher for a free small bag of popcorn.  There will also be a postgame meet-and-greet with the players at BJ’s Brewhouse on North Green River Road.  For tickets to Sunday’s game, call (812)422-BOLT (2658), go to, or visit the Ford Center Ticket Office.  Saturday night’s game can be viewed on SPHL TV with a paid subscription through HockeyTV, or can be listened to for free on the Thunderbolts Radio Network via the Thunderbolts MixLr Channel or at .