Adirondack Thunder Look Ahead To Preseason Series With Royals

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The Adirondack Thunder begin their preseason home and home on Friday Night vs. Reading Royals. Adirondack has yet to make any cuts, and there won’t be any cuts as Pete MacArthur that all the skaters on the training camp roster will see ice time, as well as goaltenders Jake Theut, Mareks Mitens, and Isaac Poulter. When asked what his goals are for the two preseason games, head coach Pete MacArthur said, “Get them in shape, keep them injury-free, they have to be able to play at a pace throughout the year, and I just want them to work as hard as they can and execute some of the things we worked on in practice” said MacArthur. Friday will also be the first time Pete will be behind the bench as head coach, and for him, the excitement hasn’t changed, “It’s gonna be awesome; I can’t wait. I love hockey doesn’t matter whether it’s the bench or on the ice, I can’t wait”. It’s not only the coach who is excited, but everyone is excited to play under a guy who just finished his playing career, “It’s huge, he understands what we are going through every single day, what to work on, anything that’s part of the game, understanding the guys and being close to the guys is something huge and what we want” said Noah Corson. “

Maggio and Turcotte are Excited To Hit The Ice

Daniel Maggio and Yannick Turcotte didn’t play last season but are ecstatic about the two preseason games. Maggio hadn’t played in North America since the 2018-19 season when he played in 31 games with the Norfolk Admirals, and then went overseas to Denmark, where he played in 11 games the following season “11 games in three years, It’s really good to be back on the ice, and get into some game situations again, and I’m feeling good it’s day three, and my timing is coming back fairly quickly, and I’m ready to go for this weekend” said Maggio. For Turcotte, he missed last season due to an injury and only played in a total of four games during the 2020-21 season, “It’s been good, you know, I didn’t play last year, but I’ve been able to be on the ice almost every day this summer, working out, and I think I came to training camp in good shape” said Turcotte. He also agrees that MacArthur brings a lot of knowledge to this team, “I think it’s great, I think former players understand the game, and they understand what ECHL players are going through and use that playing experience to their advantage for coaching us because their going through the stuff and the fact that Pete played here is really going to help us.”

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Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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