BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Adirondack Thunder continued on their road trip Sunday against the Brampton Beast. It was the third game of the weekend and fourth in five days for the Thunder. With a 7:00 pm game in Kalamazoo, MI the night before, the 2:00 pm game Sunday afternoon was almost sure to spell defeat. Adirondack was defeated, but Brampton needed a shootout to do so.
Despite a combined 82 shots on goal, there were only two goals scored between the two teams during regulation and the five-minute overtime session. The Beast scored their goal at 12:34 of the first period. With only nine seconds remaining on a Brampton power play, Scott Jacklin and Reggie Traccitto set up defenseman Jordan Henry for his second goal of the season. Adirondack came back to tie the game 40 seconds into the third period. Ty Loney redirected Kevin Lough‘s shot past goaltender Andrew D’Agostini. Shane Conacher also received an assist on the play. Loney has scored in each of the last five games.
Neither team scored again, and the game went to a shootout. It took four rounds for either side to score, with Beast forward Chris Leveille beating Adirondack goaltender Connor Ingram for the win. Both goaltenders were excellent in the contest, with Brampton’s D’Agostini stopping 43 of 44 shots, and Adirondack’s Ingram stopping 37 of 38.
Ingram’s weekend earned him a recall to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. The rookie made a total of 95 saves on 99 shots during his three games with the Thunder. Syracuse also recalled defenseman Matthew Spencer and returned goaltender Nick Riopel to Adirondack.
The Thunder continue the road trip Tuesday morning with a 10:45 am game against the Wheeling Nailers.