A six-minute stretch was enough for the Islanders Hockey Club to defeat the Twin City Thunder on Thursday afternoon.

The Islanders shut out the Thunder 3-0 in a USPHL NCDC New England Division game at the Skate 3 Arena in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.

The Thunder have now dropped four games in a row after being swept by the Utica Jr. Comets this past weekend.

The Islanders scored twice in the final six minutes of the second period and Andrew Miller had an empty-net goal with 11 seconds remaining in the third period.

Max Lundgren scored both goals in the second period. He first tallied an even-strength goal with 5:49 remaining in the middle frame for a 1-0 advantage.

Thunder forward Denis Maliew took a minor penalty late in the second and Lundgren struck on the power play with five seconds remaining for the 2-0 lead.


Samuel Larsson had an assist on both goals, while Maksim Tsegelnik and Maksim Tikhon Ashikhmin each had an assist.

The Islanders limited the Thunder to 11 shots between the second and third periods after Twin City had 10 in the first period.

Michael Salvatore made 21 saves for the shutout, while Stefan Carney made 32 saves in the loss.

The teams meet again Saturday at Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn at 7:30 p.m.


• Lewiston’s Tanner Anctil will be making his North American Hockey League debut this weekend for the New Hampshire Mountain Kings against the Maryland Black Bears, as a call-up from the Mountain Kings’ NA3HL franchise. The 18-year-old has seven goals and nine assists in 18 games with NA3HL team. He joins another former Lewiston High School standout, Damon Bossie, on the NAHL Club. Former Thunder co-owner Cam Robichaud is the Mountain Kings’ NAHL head coach.

• The Maine Nordiques added Tomek Haula to their protected list Wednesday. The Finnish-born forward had four goals and five assists in 19 games with the Lukko U20 team in the Finnish Under-20 league. He spent time in the NAHL and the Tier I United States Hockey League in 2022-23. His brother is Erik Haula of the New Jersey Devils and formerly of the Boston Bruins.

• Cody Pisarczyk has left the Maine Nordiques to join the Blackfalds Bulldogs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The 19-year-old forward had seven goals and three assists in 17 games with the Nordiques. The Bulldogs acquired his AJHL playing rights from the Drayton Valley Thunder on Wednesday.

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