Evansville’s Steeves Named Warrior/SPHL Player Of The Week


By: Allan Westerholt

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 15, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that goaltender Zane Steeves of the Evansville Thunderbolts has been named the Warrior Player of the Week for November 7-13.

Steeves helped guide the Thunderbolts to a pair of victories, moving them to second in the SPHL standings and extending their winning streak to four games.

On Friday, Steeves stopped 19 of 20 shots in a 4-1 win over Huntsville. The following night, Steeves recorded his first shutout of the 2022-23 campaign, leading the Thunderbolts to a 5-0 blanking of first place Quad City. Steeves stopped all 33 shots he faced en route to his league-best sixth victory of the season.

Steeves ranks first in victories with six, while posting a 2.00 goals against average which is good for third best amongst netminders. The Red Deer, Alberta native leads the league in minutes played and now carries a 0.932 save percentage.

Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week were: Carson Rose, Birmingham (2g, 3a, +2), Carter Roo, Huntsville (1g), Andrew Bellant, Knoxville (1g, 2a, gwg), Weiland Parrish, Pensacola (2g, 3a, shg), Billy Vizzo, Roanoke (2g, gwg, ppg) and Travis Broughman, Roanoke (1g, 2a), Taylor Pryce, Quad City (3g, 1a, 2 gwg)