Cail MacLean, the charismatic coach who built the Adirondack Thunder’s hockey program from scratch, is staying within the Calgary organization. The Stockton (Calif.) Heat announced Thursday the now-former Thunder head coach is joining its staff as an assistant coach.
GLENS FALLS — Ed Moore’s big mouth came in handy. The campaign to “Keep Hockey Here” and buy the Adirondack Thunder needed a boost. Someone on the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition suggested a public call for donations during a playoff game.
GLENS FALLS — Almost an hour after the game ended, after the season ended, and most of the Adirondack Thunder were still in their gear. Some had only taken off the jersey and upper pads. Others left the uppers and just took off the skates. It was closing time and no one wanted to go home.