AHL: Utica Comets Recall Two From Adirondack Thunder

The Utica Comets have recalled forward Andre Ghantous and defenseman Jackson van de Leest from the Adirondack Thunder. van de Leest is headed back up to Utica for his second stint with the Comets after playing in his first career AHL game last Wednesday in Binghampton. The 6’7 forward has two assists in 11 games with the Thunder. The Comets and Thunder have three in threes this weekend, so this move just gives the Comets more options and a chance to look at a few more guys. Adirondack is expected to get Brendan Less back on Friday, who will fill the spot left by van de Leest. Expect Shane Bull to find his way back into the lineup with Ghantous heading up to Utica.

I think there’s a lot of subtle differences between here and there, the game is kinda the same whereever you go, just in terms in little differences the speed up there is pretty fast so you gotta go back for puck pretty quick and just the structle of how things are done. It’s tough to say because I think here in Adirondack made it super hard working and amazing group of guys and when I went to Utica is was the same values just a little more poise, little more mobility to be in the right spot and the right time, the difference are very subtle but they’re their

Jackson van de Leest on the differences between Adirondack and Utica

The Thunder recently signed Ghantous out of Northern Michigan University after putting up 53 goals and 103 assists for 156 points in 170 points over his five years at Northern Michigan as he wore the “A” in his fourth year with the team and was their captain this past season. The 25-year-old forward took no time getting himself acclimated in Glens Falls, putting up two goals and five assists for seven points in just three games for the Thunder, including three points in his home debut on Wednesday Night vs Worcester Railers.

Armand Klisivitch

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

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