Last Week's Results
Friday, October 25 - Norfolk Admirals 3 - Adirondack
Saturday, October 26 - Adirondack Phantoms 3 -
Binghamton Senators 1
Tuesday, October 29 - Radio Show LIVE at Recovery
Sports Grill with Zack FitzGerald and Tyler Brown
Wednesday, October 30 - Springfield Falcons at
Friday, November 1 - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack
Saturday, November 2 - Albany Devils at Adirondack
The Phantoms play a three-game homestand in four
days all against their first wave of repeat opponents.
The Springfield Falcons arrive Wednesday night
followed by the Binghamton Senators on Friday
and the Albany Devils on Saturday. Lots of great
promos all week long! Call the Adirondack Phantoms
for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Wednesday - Costume Parade on Ice with Dax between
periods. $1 Hot Dogs.
Friday - Military Appreciation Night. Commemorative
Pucks on Sale with proceeds to benefit onbehalf.org
and Operation Adopt a Soldier. Tickets also available
at Warren County Veterans' Services.
Saturday - Postgame photographs with the players
on the ice! Adirondack Youth Hockey Association
Our awesome fan Maddie Minor tweeted us this pic
of her impressive Phantoms-Pumpkin project. We're
glad she shared her Phantoms artistry with us
so we could share it with the world. Well done,
Goals: Rob Bordson (4)
Assists: Jason Akeson (5), Petr Straka (5)
Points: Jason Akeson (6)
PIM: Zack FitzGerald (53)
GAA: Yann Danis (3.06)
Saratoga Spine Player of the Week - Cal
Cal Heeter is the Saratoga Spine Player of the
Week following his 35-save performance on Saturday
night in a 3-1 victory at Binghamton. Heeter allowed
a goal early in the game to the B-Sens and then
slammed the door on the opposition the rest of
the way. When Adirondack was clinging to a 2-1
lead and Binghamton was ramping up the pressure
in the Phantoms' zone, Heeter made 18 straight
saves in the second period alone to keep Adirondack
The second-year pro from St. Louis was 12-16-3,
2.92, 908 with the Phantoms in his rookie season.
Heeter comes to the team after a stellar four-year
career with the Ohio State University Buckeyes.
October 23 - Kris Newbury (C) loaned from Philadelphia
October 25 - Tye McGinn (LW) loaned from Philadelphia
Friday, October 25: Norfolk Admirals
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 0
Rookie goalie John Gibson is only 20 years old
but he looked every bit the experienced and composed
veteran in a 38-save shutout as Norfolk emerged
from Glens Falls with a 3-0 victory. The highly
touted World Juniors tournament MVP and Team USA
Gold Medal winner recorded his second career professional
win and first ever blank sheet making a number
of acrobatic and lunging stops on the night.
Peter Holland scored twice for Norfolk and Max
Sauve added another.
Kris Newbury blasted a third-period drive off
the post and Chris VandeVelde was somehow robbed
in the second period while Gibson came up with
a glove save while on his belly in the crease.
Bruno Gervais and Brandon Manning were both denied
on powerful slapshots with Gibson showing off
his long and quick wing-span on the robberies.
And so it went in the Friday night game for an
Adirondack team that had quality chances but suffered
their first shutout loss of the season. Yann Danis
took the loss for the Phantoms.
Saturday, October 26: Adirondack Phantoms
3 - Binghamton Senators 1
This time it would be the Phantoms goalie to steal
the victory from the opposition's impressive attack.
Cal Heeter made 35 saves on 36 shots including
18 straight in just the second period alone as
Adirondack hung on for an exciting win at the
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Brandon
Alderson (2nd), Kyle Flanagan (1st) and Jason
Akeson (1st) all scored in the victory.
After Chris Wideman's power-play slapshot gave
the host Senators the initial 1-0 lead midway
through the first period. Heeter would emerge
unscathed for the rest of the night. Binghamton's
lead would not last long. Just 1:09 later Brandon
Alderson snapped home his second goal of the year
after Senators' rookie goalie Andrew Hammond had
gone down. Later in the first period, Kyle Flanagan
would notch his first of the season and second
of his pro career somewhat similarly, snapping
it into the upper portion of the net while Hammond
was covering low.
Binghamton appeared on the brink of tying the
game on several rushes in the second period and
the Phantoms were barely clinging to the lead
when yet another big Heeter stop would trigger
a rush back the other way. Kris Newbury muscled
his way through a Senators' defenseman and his
shot off the pads of Hammond was scooped up by
Jason Akeson trailing on the play to pot the pivotal
Springfield Falcons (5-1-1) - Affiliation,
Columbus Blue Jackets
Springfield overcame a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 shootout
win in Glens Falls on Saturday, October 19. Now
just 11 days later comes the rematch. The Falcons
began the season 5-0-0 but dropped two straight
to Providence 4-3 in a shootout and to Worcester
3-1. 22-year-old defenseman Tim Erixon, a former
first-rounder of the Calgary Flames in 2009, leads
the way in scoring with 2-7-9 for second-year
head coach Brad Larsen.
Goalie Mike McKenna's wife is from the Glens Falls
It is Game #2 of the 8-game season series between
the Northeast Division rivals.
Binghamton Senators (5-3-0) - Affiliation,
Binghamton handed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton their
first loss of any variety last Friday night with
a 4-3 shootout win and then fell to the hands
of the Phantoms 3-1 in their home building on
Saturday. Now the team that was frustrated continually
by Cal Heeter's masterful performance in net gets
their first opportunity to avenge the loss. Mike
Hoffman, 4-4-8, is the team's captain and top
scorer. Nathan Lawson has been their best goalie
this year with 4-1-0, 2.25, .927 but Adirondack's
victory on Saturday came against rookie back-up
Albany Devils (5-2-1) - Affiliation,
New Jersey Devils
It's the first of six Glens Falls visits for the
Albany Devils in Game #2 of the 12-game season
series. Albany took the debut meeting of the Northway
Rivalry on Columbus Day , October 14, 4-1 down
at Times Union Center on the strength of a pair
of TIm Sestito goals. The Devils defeated Hartford
4-3 last Friday but then dropped a 5-2 decision
to Portland the following night.
Center Scott TImmins leads the Devils in scoring
with 5-5-10 and has 24 NHL games under his belt
with the Florida Panthers. Speedy Joe Whitney
from Boston College was a real Phantoms' Killer
in several games last year and has also scored
5-5-10 thus far this season.
2012 first-round selection Stefan Matteau of the
Albany Devils is the son of Stephane Matteau who
eliminated the New Jersey Devils from the 1994
Eastern Conference Finals while playing for the
New York Rangers. Matteau scored two overtime
goals in that series including a wrap-around in
double overtime of Game 7 beating Martin Brodeur.
Phantoms Spotlight - Mark Alt
Defenseman Mark Alt comes to the Phantoms from
the University of Minnesota. And the Flyers organization
are sure glad this big defensive prospect chose
hockey over football. But he must have been tempted
to stay on the gridiron. Alt is the son of former
NFL Pro Bowl offensive lineman John Alt of the
Kansas City Chiefs who played there from 1984-96.
And Mark was a star quarterback in high school
for the 2009 Minnesota state championship team,
Cretin-Derham Hall High School.
Alt was still playing for the Golden Gophers in
Minnesota when his rights were traded by the Carolina
Hurricanes to Philadelphia. Alt came over along
with goalie Brian Boucher in exchange for forward
Luke Pither on January 13, 2013. In his first
couple weeks of professional hockey last April
he certainly made a big splash. Not normally known
as a goal-producer, Alt scored in the 15th round
of a marathon shootout on April 14, 2013 against
Binghamton (picture below). It was the longest
shootout in Phantoms' franchise history and the
second-longest ever in the American Hockey League.
Alt would go on to score his first "official"
goal the following weekend.
Adirondack Phantoms Record Book Snapshot
1. Erik Gustafsson 82
2. Jason Akeson 79
3. Danny Syvret 67
4. Ben Holmstrom 55
5. Denis Hamel 48
6. Garrett Roe 45
7. David Laliberte 42
8. Jon Kalinski 38
8. Mike Testwuide 38
10. Pat Maroon 36
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
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 - Postgame
Photos on the ice with the Phantoms.
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.