The Adirondack Thunder played one of their best games in a long time tonight as they beat the Newfoundland Growlers in dramatic fashion by a score of 3-2, “Ya, it seems like we just need to play the top team in the league to bring close to our A-Game, I’m happy for them” said Head Coach Pete MacArthur. Tonight was the start of a five-game home stand against Eastern Conference opponents, as the Thunder have a chance to regain some ground in the Divison.
Thunder Once Again Erase A Two-Goal Deficit
In a not-so-surprising turn of events, the Thunder would once again have to come from behind as the Newfoundland Growlers would open the scoring at the 6:18 mark of the opening period as it would be a Zach-Attack, as Zach O’Brien would feed Zach Solow in front of the net to open the scoring for the Growlers. Jake Theut would once again be one of the main reasons the Thunder had a chance to come back tonight as he made some big saves and finished the night with 32 saves and his third win of the season, “Ya, It’s always good to get a win, obviously, when you get a couple of losses in a row, it’s nice to get a win” said Theut. Newfoundland would double their lead as Zach O’Brien would get his team-leading 21st assist of the year as he found Orrin Centazzo open in the slot, who would put it home and double the Growler’s lead.
Coming back from two goals has been a task the Thunder have achieved lately but not exactly a position you want to put yourself in when facing last week’s goaltender of the week Luke Cavallin. Just 3:15 after the Growler’s goal, Noah Corson would take a shot from behind the net, hitting Cavallin and finding its way into the back of the net to open the scoring and make it a one-goal game heading into the final frame. The Growlers would dominate the third period, but the Thunder took advantage of their opportunities. Adirondack PP had four chances tonight, and the first two weren’t anything to ride home about as they went shotless on the first one and had two shots on the second one. However, on the third PP, it would be Shawn Weller who would get his stick on a shot from the point by Matt Steif and tie the game up at two at 6:05 mark of the 3rd period. The third period would be dominated by the Growlers. Still, the Thunder took advantage of their opportunities as late in the third as the game had OT written all over it, it would be a juicy rebound by Shane Harper that would give the Thunder the lead and send the fans into a frenzy, “Like you said it was a big juicy rebound, it was kinda hanging off to my one-timer side, for a second there was a D man there, and I thought it would hit him, but fortunately, it didn’t, and I knew the goaltender was out of position, I’m just relieved it went it in” said Captain Shane Harper when talking about his game-winning goal.
Adirondack is back in action Friday Night vs. Newfoundland Growlers at 7 PM.