Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder picked up a point in the standings but dropped an overtime decision to the visiting Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Adirondack got on the board first as they opened the scoring 2:10 into the game with a power-play goal. Adirondack forward Phil Lane sent a cross-ice pass to defenseman Alex Wall, who connected with James Henry crashing at the back post for the tap in goal off of a tic-tac-toe play. The tally was the fourth of the season for Henry, while Lane and Wall collected assists on the play, the twelfth helper of the season for Wall.
Less than three minutes later, however, Norfolk responded with a goal off the stick of forward John Dunbar to knot the score at one. Admirals’ forward T.J. Foster intercepted a pass deep in the Adirondack defensive zone and dished the puck through his legs to Dunbar, who finished with a backhanded shot for his fourth goal of the season. Foster was awarded the lone assist on the play, his fourth of the season as well.
Norfolk struck twice in just over four minutes to take their largest lead of the evening at 3-1. The Admirals claimed a 2-1 advantage with a goal from forward John Kurkz, his third of the season. Forward Brodie Dupont found Kurtz in the neutral zone, where Kurtz walked the puck to the top of the left-hand circle and fired a wrist shot that beat the glove of Adirondack netminder Tom McCollum for his third goal of the season. Just over four minutes later, Norfolk extended its lead to two goals at the 12:47 mark of the opening period. Forward Jaedon Descheneau was able to move around the Adirondack defense before he fed a backhanded pass to Seidel for the one-timer goal. Josh Brittain and Descheneau notched assists on the play, Brittain’s seventh helper of the season.
The Thunder answered right back just one minute later as they cut their deficit to one courtesy of Ty Loney’s tenth goal of the season. An initial shot from forward Alexander Fedoseyev from point-blank range was denied by Norfolk goaltender Connor Knapp, but Loney poked the puck through Knapp’s five-hole from inside the crease for the goal. Fedoseyev and forward Brian Ward collected assists on the play, the fifth of the season for Ward.
Just over a minute into the second period, it was Ward who found the back of the net as he scored his twelfth goal of the season to even the score at three. After Loney quickly changed direction behind the net to break free of the Norfolk defense, he sent a pass to the top of the offensive zone, where Ward buried his shot from the high slot, past the blocker of Knapp. The assists on the play went to Fedoseyev and Loney, the second point of the evening for both forwards.
After a scoreless third period, the game would go into overtime where the Admirals would be victorious with the game-winning goal just nine seconds in. After the visitors won the center-ice draw to begin the extra session, Foster centered a pass to a net to a crashing Dunbar, who was able to chip a shot off of McCollum’s blocker for the overtime victory. Foster was granted the lone assist on the play, his third helper of the evening.
The Thunder conclude their seven game homestand with a rematch against the Admirals on Saturday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center, with puck drop slated for 7:00 p.m. in both games. 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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