Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, announced today that they have signed defensemen Alex Wall and Kevin Lough to standard player contracts.
Wall, 25, appeared in three total games with the Thunder during the 2015-16 season. The 5-10 blueliner played in two regular season games in April in addition to one playoff contest, Game 7, against the South Carolina Stingrays in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals.
Prior to turning professional, Wall played five seasons of collegiate hockey in Canada with the University of New Brunswick and the University of Prince Edward Island, in addition to parts of five seasons in the QMJHL. Wall was a member of the 2010 QMJHL Champion Moncton Wildcats, who participated in the 2010 Memorial Cup. The St. John’s, NL native also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2013 World University Games, where he was teammates with Thunder forward Michael Kirkpatrick.
Lough, 24, skated in four games in the Thunder during the 2015-16 season after he signed a PTO in March. The Kanata, ONT native made his Thunder debut on March 13 in Lake Placid and he recorded his first professional point, an assist, on March 17 against the Orlando Solar Bears.
Lough began his professional career after four seasons at Colgate University in the ECAC, where he appeared in 149 total games. Lough collected 31 points (7-24-31) over his four-year career with the Raiders and received the team’s “Best Defensive Player” award as a senior in 2016. The 5-11 defenseman also played four seasons of junior hockey with the Cumberland Grads from 2008-2012, where he ranks second in franchise history with 218 games played.
The Thunder kick off their 2016-17 home schedule on Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. against the Manchester Monarchs. Ticket packages are available now for the 2016-17 season at just $13 per seat, a savings of 34% off of 2015-16 pricing. Call 518-480-3355 x1 and we will customize a deal for you.
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