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GAME PREVIEW | MARCH 23 VS. ADIRONDACK

Wednesday, March 23rd
GAME PREVIEW | MARCH 23 VS. ADIRONDACK

The Newfoundland Growlers are set to make a midweek pitstop in Glens Falls, New York where they’ll face the Adirondack Thunder on Wednesday night at Cool Insuring Arena.

Newfoundland hosted Adirondack earlier this month back on the rock where they swept the Thunder in three straight contests at the Mary Brown’s Centre, finishing up the series with a 6-2 victory on Sunday, March 6 where Todd Skirving notched two goals and an assist in the win.

Continuing to push the Reading Royals for first place in the North Division, the Growlers split a weekend doubleheader with the Worcester Railers at DCU Center, most recently sneaking out a 3-2 road win this past Sunday.

Adirondack sit in the sixth and final spot in the North Division despite doing Newfoundland a few favours in the past two weeks, beating the Reading Royals in three out of their four meetings in the month of March.

Consistency has been hard to come by for the Thunder, but with another opportunity to beat a divisional rival and the remaining marginal chance to slide into a postseason position with an extended hot streak, Newfoundland should expect a competitive Adirondack outfit to show up.

Puck drops is set for 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening and Growlers fans can watch the game live on FloSports (subscription required), listen to the call on Mixlr, or follow along on Twitter (@NLGrowlers) for game updates and highlights.

WHO TO WATCH:

NFL – Noel Hoefenmayer (D): Perhaps lost in the shuffle of standout offensive showings on the backend has been the play of Hoefenmayer, who’s now up to 34 points (12G, 22A) in 37 appearances this season. Solidifying himself in the Growlers top four during this most recent stint with the club, the 23-year-old has been a consistent point producer for this Newfoundland team.

ADK Jordan Kaplan (F): Far from the highest scoring forward on the Thunder roster, Kaplan was nonetheless the only Adirondack skater to score more than once in the three-game set with the Growlers earlier this month. If the 24-year-old can continue to chip in against Newfoundland, he could prove himself an X-factor in this matchup moving forward.

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