turned in a 35-save performance on 36 shots to
lead the Adirondack Phantoms to a 3-1 victory
at the Binghamton Senators on Saturday night.
Brandon Alderson (2nd), Kyle Flanagan (1st) and
Jason Akeson (1st) all lit the lamp in the win.
Heeter was pressed especially hard in the second
period facing an 18-shot barrage from all angles.
He turned aside every one. He made a couple terrific
saves in the closing minutes of the period when
it appeared Binghamton to help Adirondack barely
preserve their 2-1 lead at the time. Just as it
appeared the Senators were very much on the verge
of equalizing, Chris VandeVelde swept one out
of harm's way and then Kris Newbury pushed his
way into the Binghamton zone and somehow battled
through a Binghamton defenseman on him. Newbury's
shot was kicked down by rookie goalie Andrew Hammond
but Jason Akeson trailing on the play was right
there for the rebound and the key goal to give
Adirondack a little more breathing room at 3-1.
For Newbury in his 601st AHL game all-time and
just his second game with the Phantoms, it was
is first career point wearing an Adirondack jersey.
Akeson's first goal of the year came a little
later than perhaps was expected from the third-year
pro who has led the Phantoms in scoring for each
of the past two seasons.
Chris Wideman's slapshot from center-point on
the power play midway through the first period
snuck past Heeter's right skate and went in untouched
to give Binghamton the initial 1-0 advantage.
But it just took 1:09 after that goal for Adirondack
to strike as they took advantage of a strong cycle
in the zone and finally Brandon Alderson found
himself with the puck looking at a wide-open net
while the goalie Hammond was down after an initial
stop. Alderson fading towards the right circle
made it look easy as he flipped the biscuit top-shelf
for his second goal of the season.
Later in the second period, Kyle Flanagan was
right there to deposit his first of the year and
second as a pro after Marcel Noebels was strong
on the boards helping win it away. Matt Mangene
Then came the wild second period which was scramble-city
for the Phantoms at times. Binghamton was generating
big chances and the Phantoms were having difficulty
generating any pressure back on the Senators'
side. But Cal Heeter was able to slam the door
A drive early in the second period fro Binghamton
was blasted off the crossbar. An apparent goal
early in the third period by David Dziurzynski
that would have made the score 3-2 was waved off
by a quick whistle. The lucky break came due to
Adirondack's own penalty on Matt Mangene. An initial
shot on the delayed penalty was turned aside by
Cal Heeter and even though the goalie never really
had possession, the whistle blowing just an instant
before the goal was scored would prove to benefit
the Phantoms and they kept their two-goal advantage.
Adirondack improved to 2-4-2 with the victory
while Binghamton falls to 5-3-0. The Phantoms
and Senators will have a rematch in the middle
of Adirondack's upcoming three-game homestand
back in Glens Falls.
Join us at the Phantoms Power Hour at Recovery
Sports Grill in Queensbury on Tuesday night at
7:00 with Zack FitzGerald and Tyler Brown. The
show airs live on Q101.7
Next week, the Phantoms have three home games
in four days. Adirondack hosts Springfield on
Wednesday night with a Costume Parade On Ice.
All fans dressed in costume are invited to join
the between-periods parade fronted by our fearless
leader, Dax. Friday night, Adirondack hosts Binghamton
on Military Appreciation Night. Special commemorative
military-style Phantoms-logo pucks will be sold
at the game to benefit local military organizations.
Saturday the Phantoms host the Albany Devils featuring
a post-game photo session with all the players
on the ice. Bring your cameras! Call the Phantoms
for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Adirondack Phantoms 3 at Binghamton Senators
1 - Status: Final
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Broome County Veterans
Adirondack 2 1 0 - 3
Binghamton 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Wideman 1 (Hoffman),
9:34 (PP). 2, Adirondack, Alderson 2 (Noebels,
Flanagan), 10:43. 3, Adirondack, Flanagan 1 (Mangene,
Noebels), 17:50. Penalties-Kramer Bng (holding
the stick), 3:12; Konan Adk (slashing), 9:24.
2nd Period-4, Adirondack, Akeson 1 (Newbury,
VandeVelde), 15:48. Penalties-served by Karlsson
Bng (bench minor - too many men), 4:29; Lauridsen
Adk (tripping), 13:24; Eddy Adk (fighting), 17:25;
Kramer Bng (fighting), 17:25; Bordson Adk (hooking),
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Mangene Adk
(kneeing), 2:58; Noebels Adk (tripping), 6:55.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 11-9-6-26. Binghamton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 2; Binghamton
1 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Heeter 1-2-0 (36 shots-35
saves). Binghamton, Hammond 1-2-0 (26 shots-23
Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Derek Sylvester (76), Jeff Walker (28).
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.