Pre-Preseason Updates

We are less than a week away from October. (Which means everyone can STOP. ASKING.)

AHL camps are in full swing, and ECHL camps will get underway next week.  As a matter of fact, a couple of Thunder players have already began skating.

Out west in Binghamton, the Devils camp kicked off on Tuesday with three Adirondack invites: goaltender Colton Phinney, who also spent time in New Jersey’s camp; forward Mike Szmatula; and defenseman Jake Linhart.  Binghamton will play a pair of games against Utica this weekend, hosting the Comets on Saturday after visiting the Aud the night before.  The Devils will open the season on home ice on October 6th against the defending Calder Cup champion Marlies.

Episode 2 of the Podcast is here!  This time, new associate coach Pete Dineen is the guest.

On Monday, the ECHL announced a partnership with Nickelodeon.  Coming to every ECHL rink this season will be the “Nickelodeon Takeover Experience.”

What does that mean?  Well, a team will have a theme night based on one of these characters:

(If you played any of these videos…I sorry.)

Another theme idea–and I vote for this one–is NickSplat, which gives a variety of ideas based on all the Nick shows most of us grew up on back in the day.

No word yet on which theme the Thunder will choose, but we do know the Nickelodeon game will be on Saturday, March 16th against Newfoundland.  Yes, there also will be specialty jerseys.

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