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Adirondack Thunder

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Adirondack Thunder
CityGlens Falls, New York
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaCool Insuring Arena
ColoursRed, black, white, gray
General managerJeff Mead
Head coachPete MacArthur
AffiliatesNew Jersey Devils (NHL)
Utica Comets (AHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1990–1992Cincinnati Cyclones
1992–2001Birmingham Bulls
2001–2005Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2005–2015Stockton Thunder
2020–presentAdirondack Thunder
Division titles2 (2016–17, 2017–18)

The Adirondack Thunder are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2015. The team plays in the ECHL. They play their home games in Glens Falls, New York at the Cool Insuring Arena. They are the ECHL affiliate for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are also the affiliates for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The team originally played in Stockton, California as the Stockton Thunder from 2005 to 2015. On January 30, 2015, it was announced that the Calgary Flames had purchased the Stockton Thunder and would be moving the team to Glens Falls, New York to become the Adirondack Thunder.[1] The Adirondack Flames AHL team would also move at the same time to Stockton to replace the Thunder and become the Stockton Heat.[2]

On October 9, 2015, the team would play their first game as the Adirondack Thunder. They would be defeated by the Elmira Jackals 4–2.[3]

In the 2016–17 season, the Thunder would finish the season with 41 wins, 20 loses, and 93 points, leading the North Division. They would lose to the Manchester Monarchs in the division semifinals four games to two.[4]

On June 8, 2017, the Thunder and the Calgary Flames ended affiliation.[5] Two months late on August 8, it was announced that the Thunder and the New Jersey Devils had entered an affiliation.[6]

The team would be successful in the 2017–18 season, again topping the North Division. They finished with 41 wins, 24 losses, and 89 points. They would make it to the Eastern Conference finals before losing to the Florida Everblades four games to one.[7]


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  1. "ECHL Board of Governors Announces Major Moves". ECHL. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  2. "AHL Board of Governors Announces Major Moves". American Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  3. "Thunder on the Marc in 4-1 Victory Over Elmira". Adirondack Thunder. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  4. "Thunder Season Ends in Overtime With 6-5 Loss to Manchester". Adirondack Thunder. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  5. "Mavericks Become ECHL Affiliate of Calgary, Stockton". ECHL. Archived from the original on June 8, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. "Adirondack Thunder enter affiliation agreement with New Jersey Devils". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  7. "Adirondack Thunder Season Ends With 3-2 Loss in Game 5". Adirondack Thunder. Retrieved January 22, 2024.

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