Thunderbolts set for 2 game series with Huntsville

Thunderbolts set for 2 game series with Huntsville

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -With wins in back-to-back weekends, the Evansville Thunderbolts prepare to take on the Huntsville Havoc Friday at home, and in Huntsville the following night.

Weekend In Review:

Shayne Morrissey would score in his third consecutive game on Friday night in Roanoke, however the Bolts would fall to the Rail Yard Dawgs, 4-1. The next night, the Thunderbolts trailed 1-0 going into the third period, before Ben Owen tied the game, forcing overtime, where Carter Shinkaruk would score to give Evansville the two points, behind a 49-save effort from Braeden Ostepchuk in net.

The Week Ahead:

The Thunderbolts will play twice this weekend, hosting the Havoc tomorrow night at the Ford Center. Puck drops at 7:15pm CT. The following night the Thunderbolts play at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville with puck drop at 7:00pm CT.

Scouting the Opponent:

  • Huntsville Havoc:
  • Record: 22-11-1, 45 Points, 3rd Place
  • Thunderbolts 18-19 Record vs. HSV: 0-4-0
  • Leading Goal Scorer: Ryan Salkeld (15 Goals)
  • Leading Point Scorer: Ryan Salkeld (35 Points)
  • Primary Goaltender: Max Milosek (12-2-1, .924 Save %)

Huntsville would take both games last weekend over Quad City, starting on Friday, winning 5-4 in overtime on a controversial last-second goal in the overtime period by Nolan Kaiser. Tyler Piacentini and Scott Trask picked up two goals each in regulation. Saturday would be much less dramatic, with a 5-1 win over the Storm, behind goals from Kyle Sharkey, Alec Brandrup, Stephen Hreroriak, and Sy Nutkevich, who scored twice.

Transactions

  • 2/2: Chase Hatcher  placed on 21 Day Injured Reserve
  • 2/2: Chase Nieuwendyk  activated from Injured Reserve
  • 2/3: Nathan Ferriero  activated from Injured Reserve

Courtesy: Evansville Thunderbolts

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