Thursday, 09 May 2024 11:43

Adirondack Thunder Win Playoff Series, Advance to Next Round

The Adirondack Thunder beat the Maine Mariners to advance to the second round of the ECHL playoffs. Graphic via the Adirondack Thunder social media accounts. The Adirondack Thunder beat the Maine Mariners to advance to the second round of the ECHL playoffs. Graphic via the Adirondack Thunder social media accounts.

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Thunder, an ECHL ice hockey team affiliated with the New Jersey Devils, beat the Maine Mariners at home, 2-0, in th decisive game 7 of the Kelly Cup Playoff North Division Semifinals last week. After winning the series, the Thunder advanced to the North Division Finals to take on the Norfolk Admirals.

In game 7, goalie Isaac Poulter stopped 21 shots for the shutout, while Ryan Wheeler and Tristan Ashbrook scored the Thunder’s two goals.

In game 1 against the Admirals last Friday night at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, the Thunder fell, 7 to 4.  Ryan Smith scored two goals in the contest. His second goal came at the end of the second period, putting Adirondack ahead 4-3. But Norfolk erupted offensively in the third, scoring four goals and taking the first game of the series.

Game 2 on Saturday was a closer contest but the Admirals got the better of the Thunder once again, scoring three goals in the final period to take the W, 5 to 2. Yushiroh Hirano and Tristan Ashbrook contributed Adirondack’s two goals. 

Down 2-0, the Thunder traveled to Norfolk for game 3 on Wednesday night. 

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