The Adirondack Thunder got some scoring support big time in the last three games. The Thunder came away with two wins and a loss in the last week and scored 18 goals in those three games.
It all started Friday night with the Thunder blanking the Manchester Monarchs 5-0. Thunder Captain Peter MacArthur got a goal and 2 assists, James Henry and Brian Ward both had a goal and an assist, Gunnar Hughes and Brock Montgomery each scored a goal, and Patch Alber, Kevin Lough, J.C. Campagna and Dennis Kravchenko each had an assist. Mason McDonald stopped all 29 shots he faced for his 12th win of the season.
Saturday saw the Monarchs make it a much closer game, but an empty-netter late in the 3rd sealed the deal for the Thunder, winning 6-4. Peter Macarthur scored a hat-trick, while Patch Alber and Dennis Kravchenko each had 2 assists. Stepan Falkovsky, Keegan Kanzig, and Brock Montgomery each had a goal, and James Henry, Brian Ward, Chris Porter and J.C. Campagna each had an assist. Mason McDonald stopped 20 of 24 shots for the win.
Sunday’s game was a good old high-scoring shootout, with the Thunder coming out on the losing side of a 9-7 game against the Brampton Beast (Montreal Canadiens affiliate). Brian Ward scored a hat-trick and James Henry had 2 goals and an assist. Brock Montgomery had a goal and an assist, Patch Alber and Peter MacArthur had 2 assists. Gunnar Hughes had a goal and Kevin Lough, Alex Wall, Keegan Kanzig, Cullen Bradshaw and Dennis Kravchenko each had an assist. Drew Fielding allowed 8 goals on 35 shots.
Peter MacArthur still leads the team in scoring with 20 goals and 34 assists for 54 points in 55 games (32nd in ECHL scoring) followed by James Henry with 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points in 55 games.
Goalie Mason McDonald is leading the team in wins with 13 (27th in the ECHL) followed by J.P. Anderson with 10 wins. McDonald leads the team lead with a goals against average of 2.77 followed by J.P. Anderson at 2.78. Anderson leads the team with a 0.905 save percentage.
The Thunder still sit 4th in the North Division (6th in the Eastern Conference), with a record of 31 wins, 19 losses, 6 overtime losses and 4 shootout losses.
The Thunder’s next action comes Friday when they visit the Reading Royals (Philadelphia Flyers affiliate). Game time is 7:00pm EST (5:00pm MST).
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