Monarchs Cannot Duplicate Early Goal in Wednesday Loss

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Sam Kurker in front of goal on Dec. 27, 2017 (credit – Andy Camp)

The Manchester Monarchs’ winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night as they fell 3-1 to the Adirondack Thunder.

Monarchs’ captain David Kolomatis quickly capitalized on an early Ty Loney penalty, grabbing the game’s first goal after only 25 seconds.

Loney redeemed himself 88 seconds after that, turning the tables with a power play goal of his own, his 15th goal of the season.

James Henry added a shorthanded goal for the Thunder 6:26 into the first period, and that would be the last goal until Troy Bourke’s even-strength score 3:14 in the third period concluded the score line.

Although that was it for the goals, a pair of fights later in the period resulted in game misconducts for Adirondack’s Mike Bergin and Manchester’s Martin Nemcik and Craig Wyszomirski, with discipline from the league likely coming in the next few days due to the lateness of the altercations.

With the loss, Manchester (19-10-1-1) remains at 40 points, halfway to the likely 80 points needed for a playoff berth and six points ahead of Wheeling and Adirondack in the North Division standings.

The Monarchs return to action Saturday, Dec. 30 (7:05 p.m.) when they travel to Worcester, Mass. to take on the Worcester Railers.