The Adirondack Phantoms
of the American Hockey League announced today the
hiring of four new staff
members, increasing the overall front office
by two full time employees.
(pronounced Roh-truck), Marketing and Media Relations,
joins the Phantoms after two seasons as the voice
of the Wheeling (W.V.) Nailers of the ECHL who are
also owned by Phantoms Co-Presidents Rob and Jim
has really done a great job for us over the past
few years," Phantoms President Jim Brooks said.
"We are very proud and excited to be able to
offer him this promotion."
Classic Hits Q101.7 will continue their close relationship
with the team and again serve as the flagship station
for Adirondack Phantoms hockey. Rotruck will call
all the hard-hitting and fast-paced excitement of
every Phantoms game.
Rotruck is the second member of the Wheeling Nailers
staff to be promoted to the Adirondack team. Director
of Ticket Sales Chris Perez made the jump last season.
"I know the fans are passionate about their
AHL team and when the Civic Center gets rockin'
it's just an amazing atmosphere,” said Rotruck.
“I can't wait for the season to get started!"
Prior to broadcasting Wheeling Nailers games,
Rotruck was the long-time voice of Miami (Ohio)
University Hockey beginning when he was a student
there in 1992-93. He has also worked in minor league
baseball for the Erie (Penn.) Sailors, Johnstown
(Penn.) Steal, St. Lucie (Fla.) Mets, Vero Beach
(Fla.) Dodgers and Elmira Pioneers. He has called
almost 2000 games in the four major sports.
takes on the new position of Director of Fun and
Community Development, and comes to Glens Falls
from Ghent, West Virginia. He will oversee all community
appearances by Phantoms players, staff and Phlex,
the Phantoms mascot. He has spent the past five
seasons working in Minor League Baseball for the
Bluefield Orioles and the West Virginia Power.
Andrew graduated from Concord University in 2009
with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
with emphasis in Marketing.
Sheridan has been named as Controller,
and is a native of Washington County. She was the
Director of Finance for a non-profit in Clifton
Park, NY prior to coming to the Phantoms. Now residing
in Clifton Park, Robin has also spent several years
volunteering for the Shenendehowa Central Schools
where her sons attend and she served as a PTA Vice-President.
Account Executive, is a resident of Clifton Park,
NY. He formally worked for SMG at the David L. Lawrence
Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA where his main
responsibility was handling utility orders from
exhibitors at the convention center.
Brandon graduated from St. John Fisher College with
a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2008.
He has also spent time working for the PGA of America
and the Buffalo Bills in various operations positions.
The 2010-11 American Hockey League regular season
will begin on Oct. 8. The complete AHL schedule
will be announced tomorrow, pending approval by
the league Board of Governors.
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to
serve as the top development league for all 30 National
Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s
NHL players are American Hockey League graduates,
and for the ninth year in a row, more than 6 million
fans attended AHL games across North America in
Adirondack Phantoms ticket packages are on sale
now and great seats are still available. The Phantoms
offer a variety of ticket packages – including
3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 select plans, full season
plans and Flex Packs - and are available now in
person at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls
Civic Center or by calling 518-480-3355.