North Division Weekly – Oct. 16


  • Ty Loney tied a career high with four points on Saturday against Brampton.
  • The Thunder’s 4,021 fans on Saturday marks the largest home-opening crowd in team history.
  • Adirondack hosts Manchester on Friday and travels to Reading on Saturday.


  • Brandon Marino leads the Beast with three points (2g-1a).
  • Brampton has scored three of its six goals in the third period.
  • The Beast host Manchester on Tuesday, visit Kalamazoo on Saturday and host the Wings on Sunday.


  • Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman has played 397 career professional games.
  • The Monarchs have scored five of their seven goals in the second period.
  • Manchester visits Brampton on Tuesday and Adirondack on Friday before hosting Worcester on Saturday.


  • Kirk MacDonald enters his first full season as head coach after serving as interim coach for final three regular-season games and during 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
  • Reading has reached the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of the last eight seasons.
  • The Royals host Adirondack on Saturday and Wheeling on Sunday.


  • Hunter Fejes scored Wheeling’s 13th four-goal game on Saturday, and the first since Nick Petersen on Oct. 30, 2010.
  • The Nailers opened the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since 2011-12.
  • Wheeling hosts Cincinnati on Saturday and visits Reading on Sunday.

  • Frankie DiChiara scored the game-winning goal in his pro debut on Saturday against Manchester.
  • Worcester went 2-for-6 on the power play in its season opener.
  • The Railers visit Manchester on Saturday.