Lake Placid, NY - The Adirondack Thunder fell for the third straight game as they could not solve Reading netminder Martin Ouelette in a 1-0 defeat on Sunday evening at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY. Tonight’s game was the first regular season professional game ever played in Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
The Royals opened and closed the scoring nine minutes into the second period on Kevin Goumas’ fifth goal of the season. Goumas took the puck off the boards and into the high slot, where he fired a shot through traffic over the blocker of Adirondack netminder Drew Fielding to break the scoreless tie. Brandon Alderson and Kevin Young picked up the assists on the play, their fourteenth and twentieth on the season respectively.
Despite a barrage of shots, Adirondack could not find the equalizer as Ouelette finished the game with 38 saves for his third shutout of the season, his second against the Thunder. Adirondack threw 15 shots on net in a frantic third-period effort, including a near miss on a deflected bid from left point by Mike Bergin that was snared by the glove hand of Ouelette. Fielding finished with 19 saves on 20 shots at the other end in another stout effort from the Thunder netminder.
The Thunder look to rebound as they leave for Orlando next week for three games in Florida against the Solar Bears on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Thunder then return home on March 22 and will have seven of their final eight games at the Civic Center.
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