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Cooper Jones and Eric Ylitalo Traded to Macon for Future Considerations

February 19, 2020 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Evansville Thunderbolts News Release

Evansville, Ind: The Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and Head Coach Jeff Bes have announced the trade of defenseman Cooper Jones and forward Eric Ylitalo to the Macon Mayhem in exchange for future considerations.

Jones was acquired from the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for future considerations on February 4th. He played five games with Evansville, tallying one goal and one assist and registering an even plus/minus rating. Ylitalo was signed as a free agent on December 31st, and played 11 games as a Thunderbolt, tallying one assist.

The Thunderbolts return home on Friday, February 21st, hosting the Knoxville Ice Bears at 7:15 pm. It will be Toy Giveaway Night presented by Rideout's Transmission. The first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a miniature replica ice resurfacing machine. For tickets, call (812)422-BOLT (2658), buy online at, or buy in person at the Ford Center Box Office.

The Thunderbolts are currently competing in their fourth season in the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League). Season tickets are less than $9 per game. To order your tickets for this season, call 812-422-BOLT(2658).

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