GLENS FALLS — The optimist would say that the Adirondack Thunder have three times the number of home games in November than they did last November.
Because of other annual commitments at Cool Insuring Arena, the 11th month of the year always will be difficult for the Thunder to get home games, but having three this year as opposed to the one last year is a plus. It still, however, only gives them a few chances to make a good impression for the home fans.
Besides that, after leading the ECHL for a while, the Thunder saw their six-game win streak snapped Wednesday in a 5-1 loss to Brampton. That coupled with a similarly streaking Newfoundland team has the Thunder two points behind the Growlers in the North Division and league, with Reading, Friday’s opponent, on the Thunder’s heels.
Reading has established itself early on as a solid road team, as they have three wins and one shootout loss away from home.
Thunder captain James Henry added to his league-leading assist total (16) by coming up with the first assist on Peter MacArthur’s goal Wednesday. Defensively, the Thunder allowed two power-play goals to Brampton, moving their penalty-kill percentage to .800, tied for 21st in the 27-team league.