Thunder best Railers 3-2 in Adirondack

Worcester Railers HC at Adirondack Thunder

December 13, 2017

Cool Insuring Arena

Meeting 2 of 12 vs. Adirondack this season

Worcester is 0-1-1-0 vs. the Thunder this season

Thunder best Railers 3-2 in Adirondack

Eamon McAdam made season high 37 saves in net for Worcester

 Glens Falls, NY – The Worcester Railers HC (8-9-2-2, 20pts) dropped a close 3-2 decision to the host Adirondack Thunder (13-9-1-1, 28pts) in front of an estimated 800 fans at the Cool Insuring Arena on Wednesday evening

Eamon McAdam made a season high 37 saves in net for Worcester while Kellen Jones and TJ Syner scored the Railers goals.  Terrence Wallin broke a 2-2 tie at 5:03 of the third period for the eventual game winner.

Eamon McAdam made 18 saves in the first period as neither team was able to find the back of the net in the opening frame. Goaltender Drew Fielding made nine saves for the Thunder in a quickly played first period of play.

After a scoreless first half of the second period, the teams each scored twice in a six-minute span.   Conor Riley (1st) gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead at 10:52 but the Railers would tie it at 12:10 as Kellen Jones (5th) followed home a Matty Gaudreau shot that was originally stopped by goaltender Drew Fielding.  Adirondack went ahead 2-1 at 15:22 as Eric Neiley (8th) took a feed from behind the net and zipped it past Eamon McAdam from on top of the crease.  Worcester would tie the score again at 16:54 as TJ Syner (3rd) snapped a shot from the left circle with Jeff Kubiak in front providing a screen.  The score was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes with shots 36-24 in favor of Adirondack.

Terrence Wallin (7th) gave the Thunder the lead for good at 5:03 of the third period after he converted a 3-on-2 rush from 28 feet to give Adirondack the 3-2 advantage.  Worcester would fire seven shots on goal and had a power play midway through the third period but was unable to convert as the Railers fell 3-2 on the road.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Kellen Jones (Goal) 2nd star: Andrew Radjenovic (0-2-2) 1st star: Conor Riley (1-1-2) …Final shots were 40-31 in favor of Adirondack… Drew Fielding (4-2-0) made 29 saves on 31 shots for Adirondack…. Eamon McAdam (5-5-4) made 37 saves on 40 shots for Worcester – it was his 10th start in the last 11 games for the Railers…. Mitch Gillam was the backup goalie…. Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Adirondack went 0-for-2…. Wade Murphy, Yanick Turcotte, Ashton Rome (inj), Josh Monk (inj), and Connor Doherty 9inj) did not dress for Worcester….Chris Langkow wore the captain C for the Railers due to Rome’s injury….Langkow now has a three-game point streak (3-2-5)…Matty Gaudreau has three assists in his last two games…Mike Cornell picked up 15 minutes of penalties after his second period fight with Eric Neiley.

What’s on tap?

The Railers play the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night in Glens Falls, NY at 7pm to wrap up the three-game road trip.

On Saturday, Dec 16 the Railers return home on a BIG GAME SATURDAY on Star Wars Night to benefit the Shine Initiative presented by Fidelity Bank.  The Railers will wear a specialty Star Wars jersey and there will be Star Wars characters in attendance!  Puck drop is 7:05pm vs. the Adirondack Thunder.  Call 508-365-1750 to score tickets!

The Railers Tavern, located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Railers Tavern or watch on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.