Syracuse. NY - The Adirondack
Phantoms concluded the preseason Sunday night with
an exciting contest at Syracuse in a 5-4 setback
to the Crunch.
Guilio Scandella, Tye McGinn, Cullen Eddy and Luke
Pither lit the lamp for the Phantoms. Pither's tied
it midway through the 3rd period at 4-4. After Syracuse
re-took the lead the Phantoms appeared to have the
momentum for the closing minutes but couldn't find
Scandella received #3 Star of the Game honors adding
a very nice assist on Pither's 3rd period tally.
Scandella is a non-roster invitee who impressed
during camp following a season in the Swedish Elite
League last year. Pither's laser from the slot was
his second goal of the preseason. He finished 3rd
in the OHL in scoring last season with 94 points
trailing only the top two picks in the 2010 NHL
Entry Draft Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin.
Eddy's power play goal in the 2nd period was a
laser of its own as he showcased a big slapshot
from the right point. The Mercyhurst College product
joined the Cincinnati Cyclones as a pro late last
season and was a key in their Kelly Cup Championship
Garrett Klotz dropped the gloves with familiar
for Jon Mirasty in a quick bout in the 2nd period.
Mirasty is the only holdover on a Syracuse Crunch
team that otherwise is completely changed after
switching affiliations from Columbus to Anaheim.
Former Phantoms and Flyer Danny Syvret also played
for the Syracuse Crunch.
Brian Stewart started for the Phantoms and was
replaced midway through the 2nd period by Nic Riopel.
The game also featured brothers Chase and Brett
Watson playing together as teammates for the first
time in their lives. The sons and nephews of former
Philadelphia Flyers Jim and Joe Watson were on the
same line and played some shifts together. The younger
Brett Watson just completed his career at UMass-Amherst
and is slated to play for the Wheeling Nailers of
the ECHL. The older Chase Watson has played professionally
for three season and is expected to play for the
Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League.
Head Coach Greg Gilbert said that the Flyers organization
is expected to make several moves on Monday and
Tuesday as both Philadelphia and Adirondack finalize
their season opening rosters. The Flyers begin play
Thursday night at Pittsburgh and the Phantoms play
their first game of the year Friday night at the
The Flyers wrapped up their eight game preseason
schedule earlier in the day at Buffalo featuring
several Phantoms possibles in the game including
rookie prospect Mike Testwuide who scored a goal.
The Phantoms open the regular season on the road
next Friday, October 8th at the Binghamton Senators
and then will be the visitors for Albany's home
opener on Saturday, October 9th.
Adirondack's first home games of the 2010-11 regular
season, presented by Bud Light, will be Friday,
October 15th and Saturday, October 16th. The Opening
Night game is presented by Potvin & Potvin Family
Dentistry and Nemer Ford and the first 5000 fans
will receive Phantoms magnet schedules courtesy
of Potvin & Potvin Family Dentistry.
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games
are on sale now. Discount rates are available for
groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket
price by asking the Phantoms about their great group
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season
and is the top development league for the NHL. More
than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American
Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million
fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers
prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey!
A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced
action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of
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12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex
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Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the
Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com,
or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.