Category Archives: Bloomington Thunder

Flying Aces to delay home opener due to arena work

Flying Aces to delay home opener due to arena work

The Central Illinois Flying Aces announced on Tuesday that its home-opening weekend on Oct. 13-14 will be rescheduled to allow for upgrades to the dasher board and glass system at Grossinger Motors Arena.MORE

3 Thunder players selected at NHL Draft

3 Thunder players selected at NHL Draft

Three players who have suited up for the Bloomington Thunder were selected over the weekend at the second day of the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center.MORE

Thunder GM Jewell accepts college coaching job

Thunder GM Jewell accepts college coaching job

By Eric Stock BLOOMINGTON – One month after the Bloomington Thunder promoted Dan Jewell to general manager, he’s taking a coaching job in the Division One college ranks. Jewell has been named as assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Jewell was also an assistant coach on the Thunder staff and…MORE

Thunder introduce new head coach and GM

Thunder introduce new head coach and GM

by Marc Strauss BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Thunder introduced a new head coach and general manager on Thursday. Mike Watt takes over the bench after two years as one of the team’s assistants under Dennis Williams. “It means a lot to myself and my family. It’s a very important position and my family and I…MORE

Thunder names new coach, GM after Williams departure

Thunder names new coach, GM after Williams departure

By WJBC Staff BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Thunder will have a new head coach and general manager for their fourth season in the USHL, but it will be two familiar faces serving in those positions. Mike Watt, an assistant coach for the Thunder for the last two seasons, has been appointed the second head coach…MORE

Thunder start USHL Draft with 10 Phase I selections

Thunder start USHL Draft with 10 Phase I selections

By WJBC Staff BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Thunder completed Phase I of the 2017 USHL Draft on Monday, drafting 10 total prospects, including Jake Braccini with the sixth overall pick. “It was a very successful draft. I thought [Assistant General Manager] Dan Jewell did a really good job of orchestrating it and preparing for it,”…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Jay Bee, CEO

Much of the legal analysis in law school is taught via the hypothetical question, wherein the professor poses a set of facts embodying the issue studied, and asks students to predict the outcome, based on those facts. 

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).