Home ice didn't seem to be much of an advantage to the Airdrie Techmation Thunder this weekend.
The Thunder split a pair of games, winning in High River Friday night before returning to the, normally, comfortable space of the Ron Ebbesen Arena and losing their last night (October 29)>
Friday night the Thunder took on the High River Flyers. Tanner Chapman opened the scoring for Airdrie before High River's Connor Groves tied things before the mid-point of the period, Zach Couling would score his first of two on the night, and, what turned out to be the winner, with under a minute to play in the first period.
Second periods markers from Jacob Cathcart and Will Barrett and Couling's second in the third gave the Thunder their 5 - 1 win. Airdrie outshot the Flyers 58 - 34 and connected on two power-plays during the game.
Last night the South Division's Medicine Hat Cubs came calling to the Ebbesen Arena. The Thunder kept it close until halfway through the contest, knotting it up a 3 goals apiece at the 9:49 mark of the second. The Cubs would get a late second-period goal to go ahead, then added two more in the third, including an empty-net goal to pull out a 6 - 3 victory.
Airdrie goals came from Joey Haden, Jared Miller and Jeremy Jobin. Medicine Hat dominated the shot clock, firing 49 pucks at Thunder netminder Austin White while the Thunder produced 26 shots, including seven each in the second and third periods.
Airdrie's record remains at .500 for the season with a 5 - 5 win/loss mark. They remain tied in fourth place in the North Division with the Rocky Rams who have played four more games.
On Friday the Thunder will entertain the Red Deer Vipers in a game getting underway at 8:00 pm in the Ron Ebbesen Arena. Saturday they travel to Three Hills for a game against the Thrashers.
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