The last week was a pretty rough one for the Adirondack Thunder, losing three straight to bring their losing streak to four games.
Last Thursday, the Thunder visited Cincinnati where they were shut-out by the Nashville Predators affiliate by a score of 2-0. The Thunder fired 46 shots on goal and Mason McDonaldallowed 2 goals on 14 shots in the loss.
Saturday was more of the same as the two teams met again. The Thunder fired a franchise record 53 shots on goal, but this time a couple got though. Already down 3-0 heading into the 3rd period, Dennis Kravchenko scored on the power-play to cut the Cyclones lead to 3-1. Assists went to Peter MacArthur and Brock Montgomery. The Thunder came within one late in the 3rd as James Henry scored on the power-play, assisted by MacArthur and Montgomery, but it would not be enough, as the Cyclones held on for the 3-2 win. Drew Fielding allowed 3 goals on 23 shots.
The Thunder went on to visit the Kalamazoo Wings (Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate) on Sunday, but could not get much going until late in the 2nd period. Patch Alber scored 15:36 into the 2nd, assisted by Chris Porter and Cullen Bradshaw, to cut the Wings lead to 4-1. Just twelve seconds later, J.C. Campagna scored to cut the Wings lead in half. Assists went to Peter MacArthur and Stepan Falkovsky. Kalamazoo restored the three goal lead early in the 3rd period. At 7:10 of the 3rd, Brett Pollock scored to make it 5-3, but the Wings added an empty net goal to make the final 6-3. Mason McDonald allowed 3 goals on 16 shots and Drew Fielding allowed 2 goals on 16 shots in relief of Mason.
Peter MacArthur still leads the team in scoring with 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 points in 52 games (45th in ECHL scoring) followed by Ty Loney with 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points in 36 games.
Goalie Mason McDonald is leading the team in wins with 11 (32nd in the ECHL) followed by J.P. Anderson with 10 wins. J.P. Anderson and Drew Fielding are tied for the team lead with a goals against average of 2.78 followed by McDonald at 2.83. Anderson leads the team with a 0.905 save percentage.
The Thunder fell back down to 4th in the North Division (6th in the Eastern Conference), with a record of 29 wins, 18 losses, 6 overtime losses and 4 shootout losses.
The Thunder’s next action comes Friday when they visit the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings affiliate). Game time is 7:00pm EST (5:00pm MST).
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