WORCESTER – Erik Middendorf scored his first professional goal as the Adirondack Thunder defeated the Worcester Railers on the road Wednesday night from DCU Center, 3-1. Adirondack now has points in six-straight games and wins in four of the last six.
After no scoring in the first period, Wayne Letourneau scored his third of the year to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Letourneau took a pass in the right circle and immediately sent a snap shot by goaltender Ken Appleby into the net. The goal was Letourneau’s third of the year from Patrick Grasso and Ivan Chukarov at 5:29 of the second and the Thunder took that lead into the third.
Erik Middendorf scored his first professional goal in the third period to give the Thunder a 2-0 lead. Middendorf collected a rebound and sent a shot by the left pad of Appleby at 5:29 of the third period with assists from Brady Fleurent and Wayne Letourneau.
Worcester came back as Reece Newkirk put in his 16th of the year at 7:32 of the third period and the Thunder lead decreased to 2-1. Jared Brandt and Jacob Hayhurst were awarded the assists.
Shane Harper scored an empty-net goal with 1:12 left in the third period to seal the 3-1 win. Jake Theut stopped 32 of 33 shots in the win.
The Thunder host Stick it to Cancer Weekend presented by Glens Falls Hospital to benefit C.R. Wood Cancer Center on March 24 and 25 against Worcester. Paint the Ice Night is after the game on March 24 and specialty jerseys will be auctioned off following the game on March 25! Get your tickets by visiting the Thunder front office or by calling 518-480-3355.
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