We're still five months away from Evansville's new Southern Professional Hockey League franchise, the Evansville Thunderbolts, taking the ice for their inaugural season, but we now when now the exact dates we can all head to the Ford Center to see them in action.

The team announced the release of the home game dates Wednesday through their Twitter account, @EvvProBolts.

Since the graphic could be a bit difficult to read, here's how it breaks down:


  • Saturday, October 22nd (home opener)
  • Friday, October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th


  • Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Friday, November 4th
  • Saturday, November 12th
  • Sunday, November 13th


  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Saturday, December 3rd
  • Friday, December 9th
  • Friday, December 16th
  • Friday, December 23rd
  • Saturday, December 31st


  • Saturday, January 14th
  • Friday, January 20th
  • Sunday, January 22nd
  • Friday, January 27th
  • Saturday, January 28th


  • Friday, February 10th
  • Tuesday, February 21st
  • Saturday, February 25th


  • Friday, March 10th
  • Saturday, March 11th
  • Friday, March 17th
  • Friday, March 24th
  • Saturday, March 25th


  • Friday, April 7th
  • Saturday, April 8th

As noted in the team's tweet, exact game times and opponents are to be determined.

Season tickets for the Thunderbolts are available now through the Thunderbolts website. Full season ticket holder benefits include an exclusive party with coach Jeff Pyle and the team, a 15-percent discount on team merchandise, one free road ticket to any Evansville at Peoria regular season game, priority on playoff tickets, and more.