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Janzen Puts on Goaltending Clinic in 2-1 Overtime Loss at Knoxville

April 9, 2022 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Evansville Thunderbolts News Release

Knoxville, Tenn.: Missing several key players, the Thunderbolts battled the 1st place Ice Bears to a close overtime loss in Knoxville on Saturday night. A major component was Chris Janzen, who stopped all but two of 41 shots in a brilliant performance. The Thunderbolts first home playoff game against the Huntsville Havoc at Swonder Ice Arena will be on Saturday, April 16th at 7:00pm CST. Evansville will play at Huntsville in Game One on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm CST, and a third game if necessary will be in Huntsville on Sunday, April 17th, time TBD. For tickets, call (812)422-BOLT (2658), buy online at, or buy tickets in person at the Ford Center Box Office.

After a scoreless first two periods, Connor Chatham opened the scoring at 4:56 of the third period, unassisted to give Evansville the lead. The Thunderbolts got into penalty trouble late, and Brady Fleurent scored with 2:01 remaining to force overtime, where a broken stick caused a sudden opportunity that was scored on by Stepan Timofeyev to win it for Knoxville 2-1 at the 1:31 mark. Chatham finished with the lone goal, while Chris Janzen stopped 39 of 41 shots faced.

The Thunderbolts are currently competing in their fifth season in the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League). Season tickets are less than $9 per game. To order your tickets for the 2022-23 season, call 812-422-BOLT(2658).

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