GLENS FALLS, NY – The Manchester Monarchs began Thanksgiving week with their third straight win, defeating the Adirondack Thunder, 6-3.
Once again, the Monarchs found themselves with an early deficit, despite scoring the first goal of the game thanks to a Matt Marcinew one-timer 4:44 into the contest. That deficit arrived following two quick goals from Mike Szmatula, including a power play goal, giving the hosts a one-goal advantage heading into the first intermission.
James Henry slipped a shot past Manchester goaltender Chris Driedger 1:53 into the second period on another power play, but that would be all from the Thunder.
Halfway through the second period, Spencer Watson began a string of five straight Monarchs goals, highlighted by a shorthanded goal from Craig Syszomirski and a power play goal from Joe Pendenza, his second goal of the night.
Thunder goaltender Cam Johnson shortly after the sixth goal of the night 5:31 into the third period, stopping 27 shots while Driedger stopped 21 shots.
The Monarchs cross the Berkshires for the next contest, a Friday night showdown against Worcester at 7:05 p.m. Adirondack will seek revenge at SNHU Arena on Nov. 30, with the Monarchs returning home after the Worcester contest and another road game against Maine on Sunday, Nov. 24.