Home games will benefit the Salvation Army of Glens Falls, Moreau Community Center, and Operation Santa Claus with support from Fidelis Care

GLENS FALLS, NY, – The Adirondack Thunder, the Capital Region’s professional ice hockey team, will host the Newfoundland Growlers in a triple-header weekend this Friday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 19 at the Cool Insuring Arena, with a special focus on those in need in the community.

The match-up on Friday, Dec. 17, will feature a coat drive in partnership with Fidelis Care to benefit the Salvation Army of Glens Falls and Moreau Community Center. Fans attending the 7 p.m. game are encouraged to bring a new or gently used coat for donation. Participation in the coat drive will earn fans a voucher for a free ticket to the Thunder’s game against the Fort Wayne Komets on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

“As the days get colder, more and more of our neighbors are in need of essential items and support for them and their families,” said Pam Hassen, Fidelis Care Chief Member Engagement Officer. “This coat drive is a great opportunity for Thunder fans to help their community members in need and keep them safe this holiday season. Fidelis Care truly appreciates the support of the Adirondack Thunder and their dedicated fans.”

On Sunday, Dec.19, the Thunder will play in special Santa Claus jerseys, which will be auctioned off after the game to benefit Operation Santa Claus. Operation Santa Claus is a non-profit organization serving children in need from Warren, Washington, Essex, Northern Saratoga, and Hamilton counties. The program provides gifts of food and new clothing during the holidays.

Sunday’s puck drop is at 3 p.m. and is part of the Thunder’s Family Fun Day series. The special “hat trick” ticket package includes three reserved seats, three popcorns and three soft drinks for $54.

“Now is the season of giving, and our hockey team looks forward to giving back to the greater Glens Falls community,” said Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead. “This triple-header weekend is a great opportunity for us to partner with our fans to support those in need this holiday season. I’m always proud when we’re able to help the community, and I believe this weekend will be a huge success for the Salvation Army, Moreau Community Center and Operation Santa Claus. The Thunder would like to sincerely thank Fidelis Care for their support of our Friday evening coat drive.”

The Thunder will also host Newfoundland on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Thunder is an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Utica Comets.

For more information on ticket packages, call 518-480-3355 or visit For all the latest Adirondack Thunder news, follow the team on all social media @ECHLThunder.

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