Monarchs take game one over Adirondack

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KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND ONE!

Wednesday, April 17 vs Adirondack – 7 p.m. – Tickets

Friday, April 19 vs Adirondack – 7 p.m. – Tickets

Saturday, April 20 vs Adirondack – 6 p.m. – Tickets


GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Despite being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, the Manchester Monarchs emerged victorious in Game One of the ECHL North Division Semifinals on Friday night, defeating the Adirondack Thunder, 4-2.

Pierre Luc Mercier put Manchester on the board first, thanks to some quick thinking from Bokondji Imama at the blue line moments earlier. After Imama intercepted a pass, he deftly passed the puck to Mercier between the tops of the faceoff circles, wristing a shot past the blocker of Thunder goaltender Evan Cormier.

Brian Ward found an equalizer in the 12th minute of the first period and Adirondack took the lead on a James Henry power play goal four minutes later.

That lead held until just before the second intermission when Daniil Miromanov slotted home the first of his two goals on the night, and what would be the first of three unanswered goals by the Monarchs.

Manchester netminder Charles Williams stopped 50 shots, the highest total for him since stopping 51 against Adirondack on April 27 last year.

Both teams return to the ice at Cool Insuring Arena again on Saturday, with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m.

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