Glens Falls, NY-Eric Wellwood scored his third goal in the team's last four
games as the Adirondack Phantoms dropped a 5-1 decision
at home to the Charlotte Checkers to open play for
The 20 year old rookie from Windsor, Ontario deflected
in a drive from the left point by Joonas Lehtivuori
in the power play in the 1st period to keep up his
hot scoring streak.
The Charlotte Checkers are the former Albany River
Rats and they also feature a former Adirondack Phantom
in Jon Matsumoto who came back to burn his former
team with one goal and two assists. Matsumoto was
the leading scorer on the Phantoms last year with
30 goals and 64 points. The Flyers traded him to
the Carolina Hurricanes organization over the off-season.
Jiri Tlusty, Jacob Mcflikier, Nick Dodge and Zach
Boychuk also lit the lamp for the Checkers who scored
three goals in the first period and two more early
in the second period in building their 5-1 cushion.
The Phantoms weren't without their chances but
were unable to capitalize on Checkers netminder
Mike Murphy who made 31 saves on 32 shots on his
way to #1 Star of the Game honors for the night.
After Charlotte got the early jump on the Phantoms
the Phantoms generated several quality scoring opportunities
but were bitten by some unfriendly puck bounces
and some timely netminding by Murphy.
Charlotte outshot the Phantoms 40-32 in the game.
Adirondack was 1-for-10 on the power play while
Charlotte went 1-for-8.
Zac Rinaldo returned to the Phantoms lineup after
missing the three games the previous weekend with
an undisclosed injury.
Congratulations go out to Phantoms captain and
defenseman Dan Jancevski who played in his 700th
career AHL game spanning a 10 year career.
J.P. Testwuide and Garrett Klotz were the team's
The Checkers improved to 2-5-0 with the victory
while the Phantoms record moved to 2-4-1.
Charlotte is the newest team in the AHL this year
having moved up after hosting an ECHL team for the
past 17 years. They play in the East Division with
the Phantoms. This was the first of six meetings
on the year between the Flyers and Hurricanes top
farm clubs. Adirondack makes their debut appearance
at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC
with games on November 17 and 19. The Checkers next
game in Glens Falls is January 28.
Adirondack continues their weekend of play with
back to back games at the two-time defending Calder
Cup Champion Hershey Bears Saturday at 7 and Sunday
The Phantoms come back home over Halloween weekend
with some great promotions on tap. The weekend begins
Friday, October 29 against the undefeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins. Look for Phantoms goodies and ticket vouchers
at the team's table on Glen Street during the upcoming
"Boo to You" Halloween block party earlier
in the evening.
On Saturday, October 30 the Phantoms host the Rochester
Americans as the first 1,000 kids age 14 and younger
received Phantoms silly wrist bands courtesy of
Saratoga Spine. There will be a kids costume parade
around the ice in the second intermission. And all
the Phantoms will be appearing during a post-game
open skate so remember to bring your skates and
gloves and your pens and cameras for autographs
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
discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs,
12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex
Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you!
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.
Charlotte Checkers 5 at Adirondack Phantoms 1 -
Friday, October 22, 2010 - Glens Falls Civic Center
Charlotte 3 2 0 - 5
Adirondack 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Charlotte, Tlusty 1 (Matsumoto, Osala),
0:24. 2, Charlotte, Matsumoto 3 (Osala, Borer),
3:30. 3, Adirondack, Wellwood 3 (Lehtivuori, Gustafsson),
14:09 (PP). 4, Charlotte, Micflikier 3 (Samson,
Boychuk), 19:19. Penalties-Bourdon Adk (holding),
7:26; FitzGerald Cha (roughing), 13:31; Holmstrom
Adk (slashing), 14:13; Bourdon Adk (holding), 17:14.
2nd Period-5, Charlotte, Dodge 1 1:08 (SH). 6,
Charlotte, Boychuk 3 (Matsumoto, Samson), 6:50 (PP).
Penalties-Osala Cha (slashing), 0:59; FitzGerald
Cha (high-sticking), 2:17; Bourdon Adk (tripping),
5:08; Marshall Adk (interference), 5:48; served
by Nash Cha (bench minor - unsportsmanlike conduct),
13:20; FitzGerald Cha (misconduct), 17:30; Maroon
Adk (misconduct), 17:30; Osala Cha (cross-checking),
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Testwuide Adk
(boarding), 5:43; Rinaldo Adk (cross-checking),
9:07; Tlusty Cha (slashing), 10:48; FitzGerald Cha
(interference), 12:30; FitzGerald Cha (roughing),
15:04; Legein Adk (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct),
15:04; Boychuk Cha (high-sticking), 15:11; Kennedy
Cha (hooking), 17:29; Borer Cha (cross-checking),
Shots on Goal-Charlotte 18-7-15-40. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Charlotte 1 / 8; Adirondack
1 / 10.
Goalies-Charlotte, Murphy 2-2-0 (32 shots-31 saves).
Adirondack, Backlund 2-4-0 (40 shots-35 saves).
Referees-Chris Cozzan (18), David Banfield (44).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Steeve Lemay (64).
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