02/04/2022 11:09 PM -
After a strong first half of the game in which the Thunderbolts led twice, the Storm managed to bounce back and score three unanswered goals to defeat Evansville 4-2 on Friday night at Ford Center. The Thunderbolts next home game will be on Saturday, February 5th at 7:00pm CST as they host the Vermilion County Bobcats. For tickets, call (812)422-BOLT (2658), buy online at EvansvilleThunderbolts.com, or buy tickets in person at the Ford Center Box Office.
Coy Prevost scored the lone first period goal to give Evansville a 1-0 lead, off a set-up from Tanner Butler and Brett Radford at 8:10. In the second period, the Storm tied the game as Michael Moran scored on 4-on-4 action at 6:27. The tied score was short-lasting, as Mike Ferraro gave Evansville a 2-1 lead with his goal at 8:45, assisted by Timothy Faulkner. In the final 5 minutes Quad City took control as Tommy Stang and Nick Papandrea scored to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 Storm lead after two periods. Quad City then converted quickly on an early third period power play, scored by Taylor Pryce at 0:54 to extend the Storm lead to 4-2, and the Thunderbolts were unable to recover.
Prevost and Ferraro each scored one goal, while Brian Billett finished with 32 saves on 36 shots. The Thunderbolts and Storm next meet on Friday, February 18th at TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.
The Thunderbolts are currently competing in their fifth season in the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League). Season tickets are less than $9 per game. To order your tickets for this season, call 812-422-BOLT(2658).