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.