Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder handed the Florida Everblades their first regulation loss of the season as they picked up a 3-1 victory on Tuesday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
After nearly 24 minutes of scoreless hockey, the Thunder were the first to strike, early in the second period. With Adirondack on the man advantage, Captain Peter MacArthur fired a shot on goal that hit Florida goaltender Anthony Peters in the chest, but teammate Ty Loney was positioned in front for the rebound and he buried the puck for his seventh tally of the season. MacArthur and Patch Alber collected the assists on the play, extending MacArthur’s scoring streak to four games.
The Everblades responded with a goal of their own at the 12:08 mark of the middle stanza to knot the score at one. Florida forward Brendan O’Donnell carried the puck across the blue line into the Adirondack zone and saw his shot denied by Adirondack netminder Mason McDonald, but the rebound caromed to Brant Harris, who buried it on the backhand for his sixth goal of the season. O’Donnell and Schneider picked up the assists on the play, the tenth point of the season for O’Donnell.
It took the Thunder just 31 seconds into the third period to regain the lead, however, as they capitalized on a turnover deep in the Florida zone. Adirondack forward Brian Ward tied up Florida defenseman Corey Syvret behind the net to force a turnover, which fell directly to forward Gunnar Hughes. The St. Lawrence graduate roofed his shot over Peters’ shoulder for his second goal of the season. Ward collected the lone assist on the play, his third assist of the season.
Less than five minutes later, Adirondack struck again to extend its lead to two goals, their largest advantage of the evening. After a battle behind the Florida net, Ward earned possession and passed the puck out in front to Loney, who placed his shot over the glove of Peters for his second goal of the evening and eighth tally of the season. Once again, Ward picked up the only assist on the play, his fourth of the campaign.
The Thunder continue their seven-game homestand on Saturday as they once again host the Florida Everblades, with puck drop slated for 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Thunder individual and group ticket packages are available for just $13 per ticket in addition to new Thunder mini-packs, consisting of four tickets and a gift card to a local restaurant for just $65. Call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit ECHLThunder.com/tickets to customize a plan and reserve your seat locations today.
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