Matchup: Adirondack Phantoms vs. Norfolk
Arena: Glens Falls Civic Center,
Glens Falls, NY
Time: Game-time is 7:00pm. Broadcast
coverage begins at 6:30pm on Q101.7. Click
here to listen
Adirondack Phantoms - Philadelphia Flyers
Norfolk Admirals - Anaheim Ducks
Info: Adirondack is at home
Friday night taking on the Norfolk Admirals and
then hits the road for a Saturday night trip to
Binghamton to take on the Senators.
Season Series: Today's game
is the first of four between the Phantoms and
Admirals this season. The Phantoms head to Norfolk,
Virginia right before Christmas on December 21-22.
The Admirals don't return to the North Country
Adirondack Phantoms: 1-3-2
Norfolk Admirals: 3-1-2
Adirondack - Petr Straka (0-5-5), Jason Akeson
(0-5-5), Nick Cousins (2-3-5), Rob Bordson (4-1-5)
Norfolk - Charles Sarault (1-4-5), Kevin Gagne
(0-5-5), Alex Grant (3-1-4)
Last Time Out:
Adirondack - Lost in a shootout against undefeated
Springfield 3-2. The Phantoms had a 2-0 lead but
the Falcons rallied late and held off the final
Phantoms comeback charges.
Norfolk - The Admirals split a pair of shootout
games with Albany by identical 2-1 scores to take
3 out of 4 points on the weekend.
Phantoms Tidbits: Adirondack
is in a stretch of 5 out of 6 games at home. After
Saturday's away game at Binghamton, the Phantoms
are back at home next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
for a three-game homestand in four days.
Rob Bordson is on a three-game goal scoring streak
Bordson has now played in the last 106 consecutive
Phantoms games dating back to February 24, 2011.
Nick Cousins has scored in back-to-back games.
Kris Newbury arrives for his first official game
in a Phantoms jersey tonight. The veteran center
was with Adirondack during training camp and played
in both preseason games before his recall to Philadelphia.
This will be Newbury's 600th career gamein the
AHL. He has 142 goals, 297 assists for 439 points
and 1332 penalty minutes in his AHL career that
includes stays with Hartford/CT, Grand Rapids
and Toronto/St. John's. He also has scored 4-5-9
in 75 career NHL games.
Newbury had a hat trick with Connecticut against
Adirondack on Opening Night two seasons ago. Newbury
gave the visiting Whale a 3-1 lead on October
13, 2011 but the Phantoms would score the next
five straight for a 6-3 win.
About the Admirals: 4 out of
6 games for Norfolk have gone to the shootout.
The Admirals are 2-2 in shootouts.
20-year-old rookie goalie John Gibson (1-1-2,
1.88, .938) is off to an impressive start in his
pro career. The second-round choice of the Ducks
in 2011 led Team USA to a gold medal last January
in the World Juniors Championships and won tournament
Former Phantom Patrick Maroon led the Admirals
in scoring last season with 26-24-50 but is not
with Norfolk this season. Maroon has played six
games this year for parent-club Anaheim in the
Norfolk won the Calder Cup in 2011 that included
an historic and record-breaking 28-game win streak
to conclude the regular season which broke the
old record of 17 consecutive wins set by the Philadelphia
Phantoms in 2004-05. That was when they were affiliated
with Tampa Bay.
This is the 25th season of Admirals hockey at
Norfolk Scope Arena. The Hampton Roads Admirals
began play in the ECHL in 1989-90. The Norfolk
Admirals joined the AHL in 2000-01 and are in
their 14th season in the league.
Friday, October 25 (7:00) - Norfolk
Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, October 26 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Tuesday, October 29 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE at Recovery Sports Grill
in Queensbury on Q101.7 with special player-guests
Zack FitzGerald and Tyler Brown.
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.