The Adirondack Thunder swept a three-game series against Norfolk last week to extend their winning streak to five games and improve their overall record to 24-13-7. With 55 points, the Thunder are in third place of the North Division, four points behind Reading and nine points in back of division-leading Manchester.
In the opening game of last week’s series, the Thunder picked up a 4-3 win at Norfolk. With the game tied 2-2 entering the final period, Adirondack got goals from James Henry and Brian Ward in the opening three minutes of the third period to take a two-goal lead. The Admirals scored with 3:18 left to make it a one-goal game, but J.P. Anderson kept them off the board the rest of the way to preserve the win.
The scene shifted to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the next two games, where the Thunder opened the weekend with a 5-2 win on Friday. Ty Loney posted three points (1g-2a) to lead the way offensively for Adirondack while Henry and Brett Pollock each picked up two assists in the victory. Drew Fielding turned aside 22 shots to earn the win in goal.
In the final game of the series on Saturday, Adirondack used a late power-play goal from Pollock to come away with a 4-3 win. The goal was Pollock’s second of the night as he joined Henry and Loney, who each had a goal and an assist, with multi-point games. Fielding made 15 saves to pick up his fourth straight win.
Loney leads the Thunder on the season with 18 goals and 40 points in 36 games. Mikkel Aagaard is tied for second on the team, and is tied for eighth among ECHL rookies, with 34 points (11g-23a). Stepan Falkovsky has turned up the offense from the blue line of late and leads ECHL defensemen with eight power-play goals while his 11 goals overall are tied for second among league blue liners.
The Thunder are in action three times this week, hosting South Carolina on Tuesday in the first match-up between the clubs since a seven-game series in last season’s Eastern Conference Semifinals, before visiting Manchester on Saturday and hosting the Monarchs on Sunday.