About a day late on the post, but…camp in Glens Falls is officially underway!
First, the participants. These include two players sent down by Binghamton on Monday as their camp wrapped up:
Goaltenders: Alex Sakellaropoulos, Ian Sylves (Colton Phinney remains in Binghamton until Mackenzie Blackwood returns from New Jersey’s European trip)
Defensemen: Desmond Bergin, Matias Cleland, Jake Linhart, Jordan McNaughton, Michael Sdao, Blake Thompson, Al Graves
Forwards: Cullen Bradshaw, Shane Conacher, John Edwardh, Shane Eisenman, James Henry, Dennis Kravchenko, Peter MacArthur, Nikolas Olsson, Daniel Perigo, Jakob Reichert, Conor Riley, Matt Salhany, Mike Szmatula, Brian Ward, Nolan Sheeran
Sylves, Graves, and Sheeran are in camp as tryouts. Ward and Edwardh were reassigned by Binghamton on Monday. Szmatula and Linhart were also part of Binghamton’s camp as tryouts before they were returned.
Earlier today, a new player joined the Thunder ranks, as defenseman Kelly Summers was signed. The Ontario native will be making his professional debut after finishing a four year collegiate career at Clarkson. Last season, he appeared in 40 games, scoring 6 goals and assisting on 24 others. Summers was a 2014 7th round draft pick by Ottawa prior to joining Clarkson.
The Thunder’s preseason schedule gets underway on Friday night at home against Reading, a 7:00 PM start. The best part? FREE ADMISSION! The two teams will meet again in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Where you’ll find me this weekend:
Friday: Naturally I’ll be up north for Thunder preseason.
Saturday: I’ll be starting my regular season Inside AHL Hockey duties as I head to Binghamton to cover their home opener against Toronto.