GLENS FALLS, NY – After a less-than-stellar week that saw the Adirondack Thunder drop three of their four games played, the team now begins a stretch of nine games in 16 days, all of them on the road.
Adirondack fell at home to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on October 24, by a score of 6-4, with goals from James Henry, Eric Neiley, Chris Calnan, and Tim Harrison.
Friday, October 27 was the first of two home games against the Western Conference’s Toledo Walleye. The Thunder won that game by a score of 5-3, with the goals coming from Shane Conacher, Brian Ward, Pierre-Luc Mercier, Desmond Bergin, and Terrence Wallin. Toledo won the second game 4-2, with Ward and Neiley providing the goals for the home team. The Thunder then faced the Reading Royals Sunday on the road in Pennsylvania. Ty Loney, Colton White, Wallin, and Ward each scored for Adirondack in a tough 9-4 loss to close out the month.
Despite the outcome, several players had a good week. Neiley racked up seven points with two goals and five assists; Wallin had two goals and two assists; Ward had three goals; several others had three points apiece. Rookies Mercier, Calnan, and White all scored their first professional goals, while Stephen Johnson got his first professional point when he assisted on Ward’s goal on October 28.
The Thunder take on the Komets tonight at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, then head to U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati for a Saturday matchup against the Cyclones. There will be a few familiar faces this weekend: Komets’ forward Dennis Kravchenko, defenseman Ryan Culkin, and goaltender Garrett Bartus have all played for Adirondack.