ECHL: Adirondack Thunder Transactions | 03/28/2024

The Adirondack Thunder have announced they have signed defenseman Ryan Conroy and forward Eric Alarie to standard player contracts. Conroy has spent the last three seasons playing at Yale, putting up three goals and 19 assists for 22 points in 91 games. Prior to playing for the Bulldogs, he put up two goals and 16 assists for 18 points along with 106 minutes in penalties in 46 games in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers. During his time at Yale, the 5’9, 174lb defenseman played with Utica Comets Head Coach Kevin Dineen’s son Will Dineen. Alarie joins the Thunder after spending five years in the WHL playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors and Seattle Thunderbirds. In 280 WHL games the Manitoba native put up 79 goals and 108 assists for 187 points.

Erik Middendorf returns to Adirondack for the first time since February 2nd and is riding a seven-game point streak in the ECHL (4G,5A) including points in eight of his last 10 games. In 35 games with Adirondack Middendorf has 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 points, he has added three goals and four assists for seven points in 19 games with Utica. There’s no question that Adirondack was going to add, knowing that Shane Harper was suspended earlier this week for three games and Darion Skeoch will miss Friday’s game as he serves the second of his two-game suspension. Expect Conroy and Alarie to make their pro debut tomorrow night vs Reading Royals

“We need bodies back”

Adirondack Thunder Head Coach Pete MacArthur when asked on Sunday what the team needs prior to their series vs Reading

With the three additions to the team, there are four subtractions as Everett Wardle and Mike Van Unen head to reserve after they both picked up their first pro career points last weekend as Van Unen got his on Friday with an assist and Wardle picked up his first assist in his first pro game on Sunday. Shane Bull hits the IR (retroactive to 3/25). Bull had a solid weekend for the Thunder as he picked up his first pro goal on Friday after being a healthy scratch for Wednesday’s game vs Worcester Railers.

Adirondack will be down to one goalie this weekend as Jeremy Brodeur was placed on bereavement/family leave and will likely be unavailable this weekend for Adirondack. If Adirondack decides to go the EBUG route, I would expect it to be Bradon Kasel who has already served as the EBUG for the Thunder once this season.

Armand Klisivitch

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

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