GLENS FALLS — Season ticket sales for the Adirondack Thunder hockey team are up 25 percent over last year, but still below the goal the team’s new owners hope to meet.

GLENS FALLS -- The Adirondack Thunder on Tuesday announced that they have acquired the rights to forward Eric Neiley from the Atlanta Gladiators, in exchange for the rights to forward Phil Lane.

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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 — Coach Cail MacLean, who built the hockey operations for the Adirondack Thunder, is leaving the team, multiple sources in the organization told The Post-Star.

GLENS FALLS — The Cool Insuring Agency of Queensbury has purchased naming rights to the Glens Falls Civic Center as a tribute to the company’s longtime owner, Charles Cool, who was the first mayor of Glens Falls.

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Thunder announced Thursday they've signed defenseman Kevin Lough to a standard player contract for the coming ECHL season. He's the team's first signing of the summer.

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Thunder are happy to see the Worcester Railers on their schedule for next season. That gives the team a second opponent within 180 miles, which is rare in the ECHL.

GLENS FALLS — Two years ago, the biggest tool Cail MacLean had to recruit players to the brand new Adirondack Thunder was geography. Glens Falls is surrounded by more AHL teams than any other team in the ECHL.

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.