New-look Thunderbolts make history in season-opening win

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Evansville Thunderbolts made history in Knoxville, Tennessee, winning the first season opener in franchise history, while making new head coach Jeff Bes a winner in his Bolts debut, edging the Ice Bears 2-1 in Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) action Friday night. Evansville will try to start a winning streak in its home opener tomorrow night as they take on the Birmingham Bulls, at 7:15pm CT at the Ford Center. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free pair of thundersticks to help them cheer on the new-look Thunderbolts.

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