Rivermen stunned by Thunderbolts in 3-2 shootout

Peoria, IL – Alec Hagaman and Mitch McPherson scored for the Rivermen, but Evansville goaltender Brian Billett stopped 41 shots, followed by four more in the shootout for a 3-2 Thunderbolts win Thursday night inside Carver Arena.

The Rivermen manage a standings point for their efforts, making them 26-6-4. Evansville wins its fifth straight game and improves to 21-12-5, propelling themselves into a tie for fourth place in the SPHL standings. Billett earned the win in goal with his second consecutive 40-plus save performance against the Rivermen. He is 6-2-2 this season. Eric Levine made 22 saves and is 18-2-4.

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