ECHL Game Recap: Adirondack Thunder vs Worcester Railers | 03/20/2024

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GLENS FALLS- The Adirondack Thunder came into tonight not having won back-to-back games since the middle of February when they won three straight games. Adirondack would come ready to play, getting a lot of odd-man chances and finally converting on one as Andre Ghantous fed Tristan Ashbrook on a two-on-one to open the scoring at the 7:57 mark of the period, kicking off a stretch of three goals in 8:19. Jace Isley has seemed to have found his scoring touch as he would find the back of the net on the wrap-around to make it 2-0 at the 10:48 mark of the period marking his second goal in three games. Once again, it would be Andre Ghantous continuing to strive in his first few ECHL games as he’d get his stick on a shot from Tristan Ashbrook to make it 3-0 Thunder. Worcester would take advantage of their first PP of the game as Andrei Bakanov would pick up his 10th of the season on a puck that would go off Purpura and in.

“He’s played really strong and he hasn’t skipped a beat since he got here. He’s a really good player and we were clicking on a couple plays there, like you said, he had a nice pass to be on the two on one, and he made a nice pass back to himself a little bit later”

Tristan Ashbrook on the play of Andre Ghantous
Andy Camp/Adirondack Thunder

Adirondack, despite giving up the late PP goal in the first, would dominate the second period and would finally be rewarded for it as Ghantous would throw the puck back to Travis Broughman, who would once again score the fourth goal of the game, giving the home fans free fries from Burger King, “It’s pretty fun, somehow it is what it is, and I like the fourth goal, just doing what I can to help the guys out and it’s nice to get some W’s” said Broughman when asked what it’s like being the free fries guy. Adirondack would end up outshooting Worcester 17-4 in the middle frame. Worcester would cut the gap to two as Jack Quinlivan put home a rebound for his sixth of the year, but that’s as close as the Worcester Railers would come as Ryan Wheeler added an empty netter to seal the deal on the Thunder’s 5-2 win on Wednesday Night as Vinnie Purpura would make 24 saves for his 15th win of the year.

The Thunder begin a big three-game set on Friday Night vs Norfolk Admirals.

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

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