ECHL Game Recap: Adirondack Thunder vs Norfolk Admirals | 03/23/2024

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The Adirondack Thunder and Norfolk Admirals picked up where they left off on Friday Night. Once again, the physicality was front and center to start the game. Just 3:59 into the game, two Thunder players combined for a hit on Connor Fedorek, which started the first big scrum of the evening. It would only get worse in the first as Keegan Iverson would throw an elbow up high on Mike Gillespie, which would ultimately end his night; Iverson was not penalized for the hit. Norfolk would get a 4:00 penalty towards the end of the frame, and it would be Danny Katic would find a rebound out front with a little over a minute to go in the opening frame to get the Admirals on the board, and just 43 seconds later, it would Stephan Timofeyev who picked up his 14th of the season and the Thunder would head to the locker room down 2-0. Norfolk would get another PP in the third, and once again, Katic would beat Jeremy Brodeur for his second of the night. Adirondack would finally get on the board at the 12:01 mark of the second as Ryan Wheeler beat Yaniv Perets for his sixth goal of the year. Adirondack would get a huge chance to make it a one-goal game as they would have get a 5 on 3 for 20 seconds but couldn’t convert as special teams was the theme of the night as Norfolk finished 3 for 4 with the man advantage and Adirondack was scoreless on all six of their opportunities on the night.

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All weekend, Darian Skeoch had been looking for a partner to square off against. At the end of the second, Brandon Osmundson would be the willing combatant, as Mark Liwiski seemed to have been the third man in. Skeoch would get five for fighting and a game misconduct for being the aggressor, and Odmundson and Liwiski would each get two for roughing. Tension calmed down in the third, but it wouldn’t be enough for Adirondack, who seemed a little sluggish in the third as Danny Katic would get the only goal in the third as he hit the empty net to finish off the hat-trick. Perets would make 26 saves in the victory. Adirondack will have a third chance tomorrow to punch their ticket into the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Armand Klisivitch

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

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