Monarchs post late rally against Thunder

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Adirondack’s Jakob Reichert and Manchester goaltender Chris Driedger. (promotional photo)

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.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.