ESTERO, Fla. — Like most tourists, the Adirondack Thunder will leave Florida happier than when they arrived, but the sun didn’t have much to do with it.
The Thunder played a solid all-around game to defeat Florida 4-1 in an ECHL game Saturday. They beat the Everblades in two games out of three this week.
As they did in their win Friday, the Thunder opened the scoring with a power-play goal. James Henry scored the first of two on the night at 9:03 of the first period, with assists to Brian Ward and Matt Salhany. Ward followed with his 11th of the season, with 48 seconds left in the period, as Henry and recent acquisition Carter Struthers assisted.
Florida cut Adirondack’s lead to 2-1 after two periods, but Henry struck again 9:15 into the third, assisted by Dylan Walchuk and Conor Riley. Walchuk’s empty-net goal with 2:06 left closed the scoring.
Alex Sakellaropoulos had a solid game in goal, stopping 26 of 27 shots.
Adirondack, still second in the ECHL’s North Division, is now 27-17-3-2 with 59 points. The Thunder are six points behind Newfoundland and five ahead of Manchester. The Thunder have another three-game road swing to the Midwest next week, starting with Fort Wayne on Friday.