The Adirondack Thunder won three straight games in the last week to extend their winning streak to six games.
Last Friday the Thunder hosted the Norfolk Admirals in the first game of back-to-back nights. Just 2:25 into the game Dennis Kravchenko opened the scoring with assists from Brett Pollock and James Henry. Norfolk scored around the midway point of the 1st period, then Stepan Falkovsky restored the Thunder lead, scoring on the power-play, making it 2-1. Assists went to Ty Loney and Peter MacArthur. The Thunder extended the lead to 3-1 with a goal from Greg Wolfe, assisted by Mikkel Aagaard at 10:31 of the 2nd period. Ty Loney made it 4-1 just over five minutes later with assists from Brett Pollock and James Henry. Brian Ward added a goal in the 3rd period from Ty Loney and Kevin Lough. Norfolk scored late in the period but the Thunder pulled out the 5-2 win. Drew Fielding stopped 22 of 24 shots for the win.
Saturday night was a closer contest, but the same result. Ty Loney began the scoring at 7:29 of the 1st period with an unassisted goal. Norfolk got that one back in the 2nd period before the Thunder got goals from Brett Pollock and James Henry to make it a 3-1 game. Assists went to Henry, Roman Dyukov, Peter MacArthur and Ty Loney. Norfolk got one back before the end of the 2nd to cut the Thunder lead to 3-2. The Admirals tied the game 3-3 just past the midway mark of the 3rd, and with just over a minute left in the 3rd, Brett Pollock scored the game winner on the power-play, assisted by Greg Wolfe and Stepan Falkovsky. Drew Fielding stopped 17 of 20 shots for the win.
Tuesday night, the Thunder hosted the South Carolina Stingrays, who opened the scoring at 11:54 of the 1st period. The Thunder got two goals to start the 2nd period, both from Brock Montgomery and assisted by Conor Riley, Dennis Kravchenko, Peter MacArthur and Patch Alber to make it a 2-1 game. The Stingrays tied it up just over a minute later. Stepan Falkovsky scored the game winner at 16:09 of the 3rd period giving the Thunder their sixth straight win. Final score was 3-2. Mason McDonald stopped 19 of 21 shots for his 10th win of the season.
Ty Loney continues to lead the team in scoring with 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points in 36 games (36th in ECHL scoring) followed by Peter MacArthur with 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 40 games.
Goalie J.P. Anderson is leading the team in wins with 10 (29th in the ECHL) followed by Mason McDonald with 10 wins. Anderson leads the team with a goals against average of 2.72 (10th in the ECHL) followed by Mason McDonald with a 2.72 GAA. Anderson leads the team with a 0.907 save percentage (13th in the ECHL).
The Thunder now sit 3rd in the North Division (4th in the Eastern Conference), with a record of 25 wins, 13 losses, 4 overtime losses and 3 shootout losses.
The Thunder’s next action comes Saturday, February 11th when they play the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings affiliate). Game time is 6:00pm EST (4:00pm MST) in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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