BRAMPTON, Ontario — Brampton scored a pair of goals 24 seconds apart in the first period and the Adirondack Thunder played catchup the rest of the way in a 6-5 loss to the Beast on Sunday.
Despite the loss, the Thunder remain one point behind first-place Manchester in the ECHL’s North Division heading into the league’s all-star break. James Henry will be the Thunder’s representative in Monday’s all-star game in Indianapolis, replacing the injured Ty Loney.
Evan Neugold scored for the Thunder midway through the first period, tying the game at 1-1. But Chris Leveille netted a goal at 14:37 and Vincent Dunn scored the first of his two goals at 15:01, giving the Beast a 3-1 lead.
Stephen Johnson, Andrew Radjenovic, Brian Ward and Paul Rodrigues later scored goals for the Thunder, but Brampton never gave up the lead. David Vallorani scored two goals in the second period for the Beast.
Drew Fielding took the loss in goal for Adirondack, only his second loss in 11 outings.
Monday’s 1 p.m. all-star game will be shown by the NHL Network.