Glens Falls, NY - The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, announced today their regular season schedule for the 2015-16 ECHL season, the inaugural season of Adirondack Thunder Hockey. The Thunder’s complete schedule, including “away” games, will be released on Monday, April 27. The schedule is listed below.
The Thunder’s 2015-16 home schedule, which consists of 36 home games, will begin on Saturday, October 24, as the Thunder take on the Manchester Monarchs at the Glens Falls Civic Center at 7:00 p.m. The 2015-16 regular season will conclude on Saturday, April 9, as the Thunder take on the Monarchs once again.
The inaugural home schedule for the Thunder is highlighted by 11 Saturday home games and eight Friday home dates. The Thunder will also play four Sunday home games, six Tuesdays, five Wednesdays and two Thursdays. All home games will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the three Sunday games in Glens Falls, which will start at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, December 31, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The winter months of December (seven home games), January (eight) and February (seven) will drive the Thunder’s home schedule, with 22 of the Thunder’s 36 home games occurring during those three months. The Thunder will also play two home games in October, three in November, four in March and five in April.
“We are pleased overall with our inaugural home schedule of dates, excited about the opportunity to present a school day game in November for elementary and middle schools and for our fans to enjoy a Thunder game and Olympic site experience in March in Lake Placid,” Adirondack Thunder President Brian Petrovek said.
The Thunder’s schedule is highlighted by the traditional New Year’s Eve game, featuring indoor fireworks, which will be played on Thursday, December 31, as the Thunder host the Reading Royals. The New Year’s Eve game has been a tradition in Glens Falls dating back to the Adirondack Red Wings, and was successfully presented this past season with the Adirondack Flames.
Two new scheduling features include a “School Day Game,” held on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. as the Thunder host the Norfolk Admirals. The “School Day Game” will offer elementary and middle school students from local schools throughout the community the opportunity to spend a day in the area’s largest classroom setting, the Glens Falls Civic Center, as the Thunder offer an educational experience centered on hockey. The Thunder join 17 other teams between the AHL and ECHL which offered a school day game during the 2014-15 season.
The Thunder are also pleased to offer the “Lake Placid Experience”, on Sunday, March 13 against Reading at the historic Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. with a 7:00 p.m. start time. The Thunder moved the site of this game from the Glens Falls Civic Center to the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid to accommodate the 2016 NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. The Thunder are preparing a “Lake Placid Experience” to complement their game against Reading, with details to be announced in the near future, including Whiteface skiing, transportation and a hotel package.
The Thunder’s in-game promotional schedule and programs will be announced at a later date. The Thunder will also play a home-and-home pre-season exhibition series against Manchester, with dates to be announced.
Full season, partial season and flex ticket packs are now available to renew or purchase for the Adirondack Thunder’s inaugural 2015-16 season. The benefits of being a Thunder season ticket holder include a savings of 27 to 42 percent off of box office pricing. All full season, 22 game and 12 game Thunder season ticket holders are entitled to unlimited unused ticket exchange, playoff ticket priority and the ability to buy tickets all season long at the discounted season ticket price.
To purchase tickets, contact the Adirondack Thunder front office at 518-480-3355 x1, visit echlthunder.com/season tickets or stop by the Adirondack Thunder front offices, located at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
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