Thunder defense is The Force at Star Wars Night

Goalie Parker Milner and a determined Stockton Thunder defense put on quite a display In front of a huge, light saber-waving crowd at Stockton Arena.

Milner earned a 1-0 shutout versus Utah, his second of the season. He made a single goal by Greg Miller stand up and got plenty of help from his blue liners, especially alternate captain Ryan Constant, who saved the game with 16 seconds to go.

The Grizzlies pulled goalie Aaron Dell and got exactly what they wanted — the puck loose on one side of the net and Milner tied up on the other side. But Constant quickly jumped in and cleared the puck, basically icing the game.

It was the most significant play during a standout performance by the Thunder D. And it was the first chance Stockton fans had to see 6-foot-4 Islanders prospect Andrey Pedan,who will be a big help as long as he’s here.

About the fans — Star Wars Night drew a season-high 8,702 to Stockton Arena, many dressed up as characters. It gave the rink a goofy, fun vibe, and they were rewarded with a well-played win by the home team.

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