Norfolk, VA.- The Admirals tied the game up midway through the third but a quick answer from the Thunder helped Adirondack leave Scope with a 3-2 victory.
Newcomer Thomas Frazee notched his first point as an Admiral in his Norfolk debut. Darik Angeli picked up an assist giving the forward a point in each of his first three games as an Admiral.
After a scoreless first period the Thunder got on the board first. Shane Conacher dropped a pass to Kevin Lough who walked towards the net before wristing the puck past Jamie Murray. The tally was Lough’s first of the season, giving the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Two minutes later the Admirals power play got things tied up on their first opportunity of the night. Newcomer Thomas Frazee fed defenseman Michael Young at the top of the right circle. With traffic in front of the net Young wound up and sent a shot by former Admiral Nick Riopel tying the game at 1-1. Late in the period the Admirals went back to the power play but it was Adirondack who was able to capitalize. Ty Loney chipped a puck past the defenseman before breaking in on Murray. Loney tucked a back hand shot past Murray for the 2-1 lead. That lead would stand after forty minutes of play.
Norfolk knotted things up in the third period but the tie was short lived. Brodie Dupont calmed a bouncing puck in front of the net before netting his fourth goal of the season. Forty-six seconds later it was a former Admiral who scored the eventual game-winner. Paul Rodrigues finished off a two-on-one opportunity giving the Thunder the 3-2 lead. That was where the score sat as the final horn sounded.
Jamie Murray made 34 saves on 37 shots in the loss. Nick Riopel made 36 saves on 38 shots. Norfolk finished the night one-for-four on the man-advantage, while Adirondack was scoreless on one opportunity.
Norfolk continues the three-in-three tomorrow night as they host the Wheeling Nailers for a pair of games. Friday night will be Military night featuring special jerseys, while Saturday night will be Eye Love the 80s night.