Thunder Look To Hit Reset Button After Midweek Sweep

Thunder Drop Tough One to Newfoundland

The Adirondack Thunder dropped a rough one on Wednesday night as they lost 3-2 to the visiting Newfoundland Growlers. Newfoundland extends their winning streak to five games after the midweek win. Like most games, Adirondack was able to get on the board first courtesy of Ara Nazarian who would take a feed from Ryan Walker and put the puck past goaltender Angus Redmond.

However, the Thunder lead wouldn’t last for long as the Growlers would get lucky on a very controversial call that looked like goaltender interference :58 seconds later. The Growlers would pick up another goal on the man advantage late in the second after Matt Salhany was given a double minor, being called for a high-sticking penalty.

Newfoundland looked like they would be heading into the third with a two-goal advantage after Aaron Luchuk would pick up his second of the night at the 13:41 mark of the second. Adirondack would cut that lead to one as Casey Pierro-Zabotel would just barley get one past Redmond to get the Thunder to within one. They would come out strong in the third period, looking to get the tying goal in the first half of the third. Adirondack would hold an 11-5 shot lead in the final frame, but would fail to get score knotted up at three.

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After the game, Eamon McAdam wouldn’t hold back when asked about the missed call in the first period. “It’s a disagree, I’ve had him before he’s made multiple blatant calls.” McAdam would also go on to say that’s the only reason this guy is only reffing in the ECHL and not higher levels. “He’s an embarrassment to the league.” When asked about what explanation he got didn’t look at me. He said the player never went through the crease” which he clearly did.

Power plays also killed the Thunder tonight like they have all season thus far as they entered Wednesday’s game at only 12.5% on the man advantage. “We are getting our chances, those bounces will go our way soon” said head coach Alex Loh. Adirondack will travel through the night to Brampton, Ontario and Loh isn’t happy about the schedule.

“I have a call with the league tomorrow about the issue. Brampton should be known as an Island town where you go in and play two games there instead of the one game and then head out.” Adirondack will do the same thing next week as they have a 7:00pm game in Glens Falls then a 4:00pm game in Brampton the next day.

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First Period

ADK: 3:17 Nazarian (4) from Payne and Popugaev

NFL: 4:19 Bradley (2) from Brazeau and Duszak

NFL: 14:31 Luchuk (6) from Brazeau and Kapla (PP)

Second Period

NFL: 13:41 Luchuk (7) from Neugold

ADK: 16:54 Pierro-Zabotel (5) from Henry and Riley.

Thursday At Brampton

The Adirondack Thunder got off to a very rough to say the very least as Brampton would get three goals in the first ten minutes of the game. Things wouldn’t get much better in the period as after the fifth goal, Eamon McAdam would get the hook for the first time all year in favour of Chris Nell. Nell would make 13 of 15 saves in relief of McAdam.

McAdam has still yet to pick up a win and has lost his past six decisions and has failure to win in the Month of November. At the end up of the first period, Lindsay Sparks would have a hat-trick and it would be 6-1 in favour of the Beast.

Brampton would add another insurance marker as Jared Gomes would find the back of the net and would be the second Beast to record a hat-trick in the game. The Thunder would find life in the third period as they would explode with four goals all being registered in the game’s final frame. Casey Pierre-Zabotel would pick up two of those goals. The third period would be a high-point for a team that has struggled mightily lately.


First Period:

BRM: 2:45 Gomes (1) from Sparks and Bradford

BRM: 5:27 Sparks (6) from Petgrave and Vallorani (PP)

BRM: 6:38 Sparks (7) from Bradford and Hawerchuk

ADK: 8:19 Salhany (4) from Walker

BRM: 10:37 Petgrave (3) from Leavens and Henry

BRM: 14:13 Sparks (8) from Gomes

BRM: 17:27 Gomes (2) from Melancon and Miller (PP)

Second Period:

BRM: Gomes (3) from D’Arrisco and Petgrave

Third Period:

ADK: 3:46 Popugaev (1) from Nazarian and Verbeek

ADK: 8:25 Pierro-Zabotel (6) from Thompson

ADK: 9:07 Pierro-Zabotel (7) from Carrier and Linhart

ADK: 18:57 Henry (3) unassisted

BRM: 19:48 Leavens (7) from Pascan and Vallorani (EN)

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