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Thunder Thursday: Thunder Thump the Admirals

Flames prospect Mason McDonald helping the Flames affiliate win big.

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The Adirondack Thunder have just played one game since our last Thunder Thursday and it was a doozie. The Thunder thumped the Norfolk Admirals 8-1 in front of the home crowd in Glens Falls, New York on Saturday, getting scoring from 11 different players.

The Thunder opened the scoring when Mikkel Aagaard scored an unassisted goal at 14:32 of the 1st period. The Admirals scored their only goal of the game just thirty seconds later to knot the game at 1-1. Just fifty seconds into the 2nd period, Alexander Fedoseyev gave the Thunder the lead for good scoring the game-winning goal, assisted by Alex Wall and Ty Loney. Then at 14:17 of the 2nd, Ty Loney scored his 11th goal of the season to make it a 3-1 game. Assists went to Calgary Flames prospect Brett Pollock and Mikkel Aagaard. Brett Pollock closed out the 2nd period scoring making it 4-1 with assists going to Peter MacArthur and Dennis Kravchenko.

Kravchenko would then score 3:56 into the 3rd period assisted from Ty Loney and Patch Alber on the power-play to make it 5-1. Mikkel Aagaard scored at 10:28 from Brett Pollock and James Henry to make it 6-1 followed by Phil Lane scoring at 18:31 from Dennis Kravchenko. Mikkel Aagaard closed out the scoring with the hat-trick goal at 19:32 of the 3rd with assists going to Keegan Kanzig and Ty Loney.

Ty Loney and Mikkel Aagaard finished the game with 4 points each while Brett Pollock and Dennis Kravchenko both finished with 3 points each. Flames prospect Mason McDonald stopped 25 of 26 shots for his 8th win of the season.

Ty Loney continues to lead the team in scoring with 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 22 games (22nd in ECHL scoring).

Goalie Mason McDonald is leading the team in wins with 8 (12th in the ECHL) followed by Ken Appleby with 4 wins. Appleby leads the team with a goals against average of 1.98 (7th in the ECHL) while McDonald has a 2.50 GAA. Appleby has a 0.915 save percentage (26th in the ECHL and McDonald has a 0.901 save percentage.

The Thunder currently sit 2nd in the North Division (4th in the Eastern Conference) with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses, 2 overtime loss and 3 shootout losses.

The Thunder’s next action comes tonight when the Thunder begin a 3-night series against the Brampton Beast. The two will play Thursday & Friday in Brampton and then Saturday at Glens Falls, New York.

Check back each and every Thursday for Thunder Thursday where we will update you on all news and scores from the Adirondack Thunder.

Check the Adirondack Thunder website for more news and information about the Calgary Flames ECHL affiliate.