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Constant Scores but Thunder Lose 3-1
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Constant Scores but Thunder Lose 3-1

Ryan Constant scored his first goal of the season on the power-play but a two-goal second period led the Aces to the 3-1 win and the three-in-three sweep of the Thunder.

The Stockton Thunder lose their seventh-straight road contest as the Alaska Aces defeat the Thunder 3-1 Sunday night in Anchorage. Despite a 34 save performance from Shane Owen and a power-play goal from Ryan Constant, the Thunder could not generate enough offense to overtake the home team. The Thunder are now 4-9-0 on the year and look to end their current road trip on a high note as they travel to Bakersfield Thursday, November 20 for a rare morning matchup at 10:35am PST.

1st Period
-AK goal: F Jason Gregoire (4) deke around goalie after neutral zone turnover by Thunder (Francis, Connolly assists), 3:07
-THUNDER GOAL: D Ryan Constant (1) wrist shot from the top of the slot past Lundstrom (Henry, Shattock assists), 12:57 (PP)
-Shots: STK – 12 | AK – 16

2nd Period
-AK goal: F Olivier Archambault (9) rebound knocked in just after Thunder penalty expires (Richard, Coffman assists), 8:13
-AK goal: F Chris Francis (3) shot trickles under Owen's pad (Gregoire, Connolly assists), 15:10 (PP)
-Shots: STK – 10 | AK – 14

3rd Period
-No goals
-Shots: STK – 6 | AK – 7

W: Niklas Lundstrom (28 shots, 27 saves) L: Shane Owen (37 shots, 34 saves)

Notable Statistics
-Three Stars: 1- Niklas Lundstrom (28 shots, 27 saves) 2- Jason Gregoire (1 goal, 1 assist) 3- Ryan Constant (1 goal)
-Final Shots: STK – 28 | AK – 37
-Power plays: STK – 1/2 | AK – 1/8
-Ryan Constant scores his first goal of the 2014-15 season
-Thunder have scored at least one power-play goal in three straight games

Quotes

“We’re in a position where we have to do what we need to do to get better and put our team in a position to win some games. We’ll take a look at what we have personnel wise and see if it’s what we need to move forward here. Yes we’ve had some adversity from the Idaho weekend but coming here we’re as strong as we probably would be all season minus Garet but we need to become a better team here overall.” – Coach Kromm on what is next for the Stockton Thunder

“I think we miss his leadership in the room and on the ice, those are the important things he brings to us. I think there’s a reason he’s been here as long as he has and the respect he has across the league.” – Coach Kromm on how missing Garet has impacted his team

“I have to watch it a little closer again. I think it’s similar to what happened to MacLellan and Sutter the past two nights and those plays resulted in a two-minute penalty and no penalty.” – Coach Kromm on Shattock penalty

NEXT HOME GAME
Bakersfield Condors vs. STOCKTON THUNDER
Saturday, November 22 @ Stockton Arena
Star Wars Night
Doors open @ 6:30pm, Puck drops @ 7:30pm

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

Bakersfield Condors vs. STOCKTON THUNDER
Sunday, November 23 @ Stockton Arena
Trading Cards to first 500 fans
Doors open @ 3:00pm, Puck drops @ 4:00pm

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