ECHL: Newfoundland Growlers Hand Adirondack Thunder Second Straight Blowout Loss

Glens Falls, NY- The Newfoundland Growlers, for the second straight night, came into the Cool Insuring Arena and took care of business as they defeated the Adirondack Thunder by a score of 7-1, and have allowed 15 goals over the last six periods. Coming off a tough loss on Friday Night, the Thunder needed to find a way to get on the board early, but that wouldn’t happen. Newfoundland would get on the board first as Nolan Walker would pick up a rebound and fire it home for the first of three goals in the opening frame by the Growlers. Newfoundland would continue their on-slot of goals as Ivan Chukarov would turn the puck over to Isaac Johnson, who’d beat Jake Theut just 1:07 after the puck dropped in the second period; Johnson would finish the night with two goals and two assists. The Growlers would add two more in the period, and it would be Micheal Joyaux’s goal that would end Jake Theut’s night after he gave up six goals on 25 shots, and the streak of goalies getting pulled in the Adirondack-Newfoundland series continues. Patrick Grasso would score the lone goal for the Thunder in the third, but it wasn’t enough for Adirondack.

The last two games are games to forget for the Thunder as they have had tons of sloppy plays and tons of turnovers, and the team knows that it’s a seven-game series, “It’s not a three-game series; it’s a seven-game series,” said MacArthur. For Adirondack, the biggest thing is “Short-term memory,” as Shane Harper, Shawn Weller, and Head Coach Pete MacArthur all touched on in the post-game press conference. The Thunder have a long travel day on Wednesday, but MacArthur thinks the travel will benefit the team, “These guys get off buses at four or five in the morning, their professionals they’ll probably respond well, that’s been our schedule all year.”

Armand Klisivitch

I'm Armand. I've been writing for the last four years, and this is my first season at ITR where I cover the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL and Metropolitan Riveters of the PHF.

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