Two days to go before Adirondack kicks off their preseason schedule! And camp has been busy since Monday:
-Binghamton released all four Thunder invites on Monday from their camp–defensemen Desmond Bergin and Tim Boyle, and forwards Pierre-Luc Mercier and Tim Harrison. Also, goaltender Ken Appleby was officially reassigned to Adirondack earlier this afternoon.
-Syracuse sent their second player to the Thunder, and it’s a familiar name around Glens Falls…forward Ty Loney returns for his second go around with Adirondack. He began last season with the Thunder, scoring 18 goals and assisting on 22 others in 36 games. He also had a 4 game stint with Albany, picking up one assist, then would spend a majority of the second half of the season with Chicago. In 20 games with the Wolves, he scored 4 goals and had 5 assists, earning an AHL contract in the process. He also had three points in 8 Calder Cup playoff games as Chicago got as far as the second round, before bowing out to eventual champion Grand Rapids in 5 games.
-While players are coming down to Adirondack, one is already going up: defenseman Mathieu Brodeur has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Springfield Thunderbirds.
-Finally, a very cool promotion that you will see leaguewide this season:
The ECHL and Marvel have struck a deal that will bring to all 27 teams a Marvel Superhero Night this season. The promotions will feature specialty jerseys, merchandise, character appearances, and more. Adirondack’s designated Super Hero Night falls on their lone home appearance in November, Saturday the 25th, when they host Reading.