New Look Thunderbolts Sneak By Storm
An Evansville Thunderbolts roster that featured six new faces on amateur contracts rallied to down the Storm 5-4 in overtime Friday Night at the TaxSlayer Center.
Quad City scored first when Dean Yakura forced a turnover in the neutral zone and fed the puck to Shane Bennett. The bullet did the rest and ended up all alone on Evansville goalie Braeden Ostepchuk, beating him five-hole on the backhand.
As they did all night the Thunderbolts answered, tying the game at one at 14:39 of the first, 4:39 after the Storm’s opening goal.
Dalton Mills whacked home a rebound floating in the crease for his seventh goal of the season to make it 2-1 at first intermission. Dan Pszenyczny picked up his first point as a member of the Storm with the secondary assist on Mills’ goal.
Another newcomer, Paul Fregeau, got his first Storm point to make it 3-1 at 7:41 of the second period. Vincent Beaudry and Tyler Minx assisted on the score.
The visitors would score the next two to tie the game. The T-bolts third goal was scored by Shane Morrisey who also scored their fourth to tie the game again after the third new guy for the Storm, Brian Rowland, finished a chance off a wild deflection to make it 4-3 at 7:05 of the third period. Morrisey evened the game at 13:52.
The 4-4 tie held to the final buzzer but in overtime Joseph Mizzi scored his second of the night just 42-seconds in, in his third game with his team.
The Storm are back in action tomorrow night for KISS Night at the TaxSlayer Center! Get your tickets online at QuadCityStorm.com!