Friday, October 18 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
6 - Adirondack Phantoms 3
Saturday, October 19 - Springfield Falcons 3 -
Adirondack Phantoms 2 (SO)
Friday, October 25 - Norfolk Admirals at Adirondack
Saturday, October 26 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Tuesday, October 29 - Radio Show LIVE at Recovery
Sports Grill with Zack FitzGerald and Tyler Brown
Wednesday, October 30 - Springfield Falcons at
The Phantoms are back at home this Friday night
hosting the Norfolk Admirals, AHL affiliate of
the Anaheim Ducks. The game is the first of four
this season between Adirondack and Norfolk.
$2 draft-beer specials are featured up until game-time.
The pregame buffet for $12 will be ready for you
in Heritage Hall. And postgame is the Golia Ice
Lounge party also in Heritage Hall with drink
specials and a live DJ playing the tunes. It's
great fun and family entertainment with the Phantoms.
Call to purchase your tickets in advance: 518-480-3355.
Saturday night, the Phantoms travel to Binghamton
to take on the Senators for the first of six regular
season meetings this year. The B-Sens will make
their first visit to Glens Falls in a couple weeks.
And Wednesday, October 30 is our annual Halloween
game as the Phantoms play Springfield. Come dressed
in your costumes and get ready for fun! We'll
have a Costume Parade on the ice between periods
with our fearless leader Dax at the front of the
Goals: Rob Bordson (4)
Assists: Jason Akeson (5), Petr Straka (5)
Points: 5 players with 5 points - Akeson, Bordson,
Cousins, Gervais, Straka
PIM: Zack FitzGerald (46)
GAA: Yann Danis (3.07)
On the AHL Leaderboard
Zack FitzGerald: Leads AHL in PIM (46) and second
in major penalties (4)
Petr Straka: Most assists by a rookie (5), tied
with Ryan Strome (BRI) and Kevin Gagne (NOR)
Nick Cousins: Tied 4th in points by rookie (5)
Bruno Gervais: Tied 8th in points by defensemen
Saratoga Spine Player of the Week
20-year-old rookie Nick Cousins scored in back-to-back
games last weekend to earn the honors as our Saratoga
Spine Player of the Week. His goal on Friday at
Wilkes-Barre was the first of his pro career and
he followed that up with another strike in the
opening minute on Saturday against Springfield.
The third-round pick of the Flyers in 2011 out
of Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League
had 27 goals and 76 assists for 103 points in
Major Juniors last season.
Friday, October 18: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 3
Ben Holmstrom surpassed Kevin Marshall for most
games played with the Adirondack Phantoms as he
suited up for his 186th contest with the team
and Nick Cousins scored his first career professional
goal. But Adirondack was doubled-up on the road
by undefeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6-3. Brian
Gibbons led the Penguins with one goal and two
assists and Jayson Megna tallied a pair of goals.
Along with the first ever in the pro career of
burgeoning prospect Nick Cousins, the Phantoms
also received goals from Rob Bordson and Bruno
Gervais. Goalie Cal Heeter started for Adirondack
taking the loss and was relieved by Yann Danis
in the third period.
Two of the league's toughest heavyweights squared
off during the second period when Adirondack's
Zack FitzGerald dropped the gloves with Wilkes-Barre's
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (who used to play
for the Adirondack Frostbite of the UHL and was
with the Albany Devils a couple seasons ago).
Saturday, October 19: Springfield
Falcons 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 (Shootout)
Adirondack raced out to a 2-0 lead by early in
the second period on goals by Nick Cousins and
Rob Bordson, but the undefeated Falcons rallied
after that including an unlucky bounce off the
back of goalie Yann Danis that sparked the opposition's
comeback. The Phantoms secured a valuable standings
point in the shootout loss but were tantalizingly
close to getting the second point on several occasions.
For Cousins and Bordson, their scores continued
goal-streaks for both. Cousins scored in both
games of the weekend and Bordson has now scored
goals in three straight. Will Weber tied the game
for Springfield midway through the third with
his slapshot from the point.
The Phantoms were poised for a dramatic victory
in overtime when they received a rare power play
in the extra period but Adirondack was unable
to convert on their two-minute four-on-three.
The game went to a shootout and Springfield eventually
prevailed in six rounds.
Yann Danis played commendably in taking the shootout
loss decision and made some of his best saves
of the young season at key points in the game.
His diving stop in the second period with his
stick laid out across the goal-line to deny Jonathon
Marchessault on the back-door received a standing
ovation from the Glens Falls crowd.
Norfolk Admirals (3-1-2) - Affiliation,
The Admirals split shootout decisions with the
Albany Devils by identical 2-1 scores to take
three out of four points last weekend at Norfolk
Scope Arena. Steve Whitney, younger brother of
Albany Devil Joe Whitney, has two goals in his
rookie campaign after scoring 26 goals in 38 games
last year for Boston College. 20-year-old rookie
goalie John Gibson led Team USA to a Gold Medal
last January at the 2013 World Juniors and was
named tournament MVP with a 1.36 goals against
average and .955 saves percentage. Norfolk is
allowing just 2.2 goals per game so far this year.
Binghamton Senators (4-2-0) - Affiliation,
Binghamton split their home-and-home series with
Syracuse last weekend winning on the road 6-2
and then losing hard at home 4-1. Swedish talent
Mika Zibanejad is back in the AHL and has two
goals and five assists for the B-Sens. Zibanejad
was the #6 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry
Draft and had 7-13-20 in 42 games with Ottawa
last year while also scoring 4-7-11 in 23 games
in Binghamton. Nathan Lawson (3-1-0, 2.13, .930)
is the Senators' top goalie.
One of the best games of Lawson's career came
against the Phantoms two seasons ago when he was
in net for Hamilton. A game that was 0-0 for 64
minutes would be taken in the final minute of
overtime on a Bulldogs' goal against Michael Leighton.
Nathan Lawson made 34 saves on that night including
an amazing 24 saves in the third period and overtime
Yann Danis is a 32-year-old veteran goalie from
Lafontaine, Quebec near Montreal. His Phantoms
debut on October 5 at Hershey was his 142nd all-time
AHL victory in his 277th career AHL game. Just
two seasons ago, he won the Baz Bastien Memorial
Award as the AHL's Outstanding Goaltender when
he put up tremendous numbers with Oklahoma City;
26-14-2, 2.07, .924. Danis has 53 career NHL games
as well with Edmonton, New Jersey, New York Islanders
Danis recorded a 32-save shutout against Atlanta
in his spectacular NHL debut for Montreal on October
12, 2005. He set several records in college hockey
at Brown University in Providence, RI and won
ECAC Player of the Year honors for the Bears in
Adirondack Phantoms Record Book Snapshot
Career Penalty Minutes:
1. Zac Rinaldo 434
2. Matt Clackson 292
2. Cullen Eddy 292
4. Ben Holmstrom 266
5. Kevin Marshall 255
6. Zack FitzGerald 244
7. Brandon Manning 232
8. Marc-Andre Bourdon 225
9. Oliver Lauridsen 219
10. Logan Stephenson 186
Radio Show at Recovery Sports Grill
Yes, the rumors are true! We're bringing the Phantoms
Power Radio show LIVE to the Recovery Sports Grill
in Queensbury and we can't wait to get started.
Our first show is Tuesday, October 29 with featured
player-guests Tyler Brown and Zack FitzGerald.
It's also a birthday for our host Bob Rotruck
so Brown and Fitzy may have to share their singing
talents with us to wish Bob a Happy B-Day during
Come out for all the fun. Or listen live on Q101.7.
Internet Radio Change
The Phantoms are proud to announce a change in
their internet radio broadcasts of the team's
games. We are switching from our old UStream channel
to the clearer sounding feed directly from Q101.7.
Please go to this link to listen to the Phantoms
games on the internet http://tunein.com/radio/Q1017-s28560/
or just go to tunein.com and then "WNYQ"
in the search-bar. The TuneIn app sounds great
on your mobile devices too. And you can always
catch the video broadcast of the games on pay-per-view
Saturday, October 19 (7:00) -
Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, October 25 (7:00) - Norfolk
Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, October 26 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Wednesday, October 30 (7:00) - Springfield
Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms - Costume Parade
Friday, November 1(7:00) - Binghamton
Senators at Adirondack Phantoms - Military Appreciation
Saturday, November 2 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms - ADK Youth
Hockey Assoc. Night
25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season hosting
an AHL team and in so doing now joins an elite
group of only 12 other cities who can make such
a claim. It's a great hockey tradition with an
old-school feel that began with the Adirondack
Red Wings in 1979 who won four Calder Cups in
their 20-year run at the GFCC. The Adirondack
Phantoms began play in Glens Falls in 2009-2010
and are beginning their fifth season.