Thunder hand Monarchs fourth straight loss

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Manchester Monarchs dropped their fourth straight game, losing 4-2 to the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night.

Continuing their recent trend, Manchester allowed the game’s first goal, a Mike Szmatula shot over the glove of Monarchs goaltender Chris Driedger 7:35 into the first quarter.

Kevin Lough added a second goal for Adirondack in the second period and Kelly Summers made it 3-0 just under two minutes into the third.

Manchester’s best chance to get back into the game came when Spencer Watson received a penalty shot 14:08 into the second period. Watson would miss, but the Monarchs still found their way back into the contest. Pavel Jenys provided two power play goals in the third, bringing their road power play goal total to seven so far this season.

The Monarchs hopes were ultimately dashed with Conor Riley’s empty netter with just under a minute left in the game.

Manchester returns to action on Saturday at 7 p.m. with another contest in Glens Falls against the Thunder.

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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.