Thunder at Huntsville
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Propst Arena, Huntsville, Ala.
Thunder at Knoxville
When: 7:35 p.m. Saturday
Where: Knoxville (Tenn.) Coliseum
FYI: The Thunder (17-26-2) need to gain ground on Columbus to climb into the postseason picture. The eighth-place Cottonmouths entered Thursday night’s road game against the Mississippi Surge five points ahead of Bloomington. … The Thunder are coming off a 1-0 shootout victory over the Ice Bears (19-18-6) on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum to salvage one win in their three-game series. … The Havoc (25-17-3) are tied for third place and own an SPHL-best 16-6-0 home record at the Breland Homes Ice Center. … Havoc placed leading scorer Mike Gurtler on 30-day injured reserve Thursday. He was tied for sixth in scoring with 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists). Knoxville’s Francis Drolet (40 points) is tied for 10th. … Ice Bears goalie Bryan Hince tops the league in victories (17) and saves (932). … Bloomington has scored the fewest goals (110), allowed the most (159) and accumulated the most penalty minutes (1,166).
Next: vs. Peoria, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Compiled by Joe Deacon