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PHANTOMS WEEKLY: WEEK FIVE
Three-Game Homestand Starting Thursday Night vs. Toronto; Hamel Scores 3 goals in first two games as a Phantom

 

 

 

 

November 8, 2010

 

 

 

 

2010-11 Record: 2-10-1-0, 5 points (Home 1-3-1-0, Road 1-7-0-0)

Upcoming Events
Thursday November 11th, the Adirondack Phantoms are proud to present a special ticket offer to all local military veterans and their families in honor of Veterans Day. Tickets for the Veterans Day game vs. Toronto are only $5 and are available at the Glens Falls Civic Center Box Office!
In addition, if you bring a non-perishable food item to the November 11th game to benefit this season’s Salvation Army Thanksgiving Basket drive, you will receive a free kid’s ticket to the game. Season ticket holders who contribute to the drive will be entered into a special raffle for an exclusive autographed Phantoms item. Make sure to bring your contributions to either the Glens Falls Civic Center Box Office or the Phantoms office.

Friday November 12th, it is Faith & Family Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center when the Phantoms host the Norfolk Admirals at 7:30 p.m. Call the Phantoms office at 480-3355 for more details on how to save big on this group outing.

Saturday November 13th, it is two games for the price of one! Buy a ticket to the Phantoms game vs. Abbotsford and see the 2nd Annual Local Guns n’ Hoses team take on the NYPD team at 3 p.m.
Also, the first 1,000 kids 14 and under will receive a Mini-Hockey Stick, courtesy of Hometown Chevrolet. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the giveaway!

Way to Go Wellwood!
20-year-old rookie Eric Wellwood has been returned to the Adirondack Phantoms after playing in three NHL games last week with the Philadelphia Flyers. Wellwood made his NHL debut on Monday, November1 against the Carolina Hurricanes and appeared in three games with Philadelphia. On Saturday, November 6 he assisted on the game-winning goal in the 3rd period scored by former Phantoms Andreas Nodl against the New York Islanders. It was his first NHL point. Wellwood. The former Windsor Spitfire (OHL) standout has three goals and four points in 11 games with Adirondack.

Adirondack Phantoms Team Leaders
Games: Ten Players Tied (13)
Goals: Andrew Rowe (4)
Assists: Erik Gustafsson (8)
Points: Erik Gustafsson (9)
Plus/Minus: Denis Hamel & Garrett Klotz (-1)
Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo (37)
Power Play Goals: Eric Wellwood, Andrew Rowe & Jonathon Kalinski (2)
Short-handed Goals: None
Game-Winning Goals: Eric Wellwood & Ben Holmstrom (1)
Shots: David Laliberte (37)
Saves: Johan Backlund (279)
Wins: Johan Backlund (2)
GAA: Johan Backlund (3.91)
Save Percentage: Johan Backlund (0.877)

Week 6 Schedule
All games are broadcast LIVE on Classic Hits Q-101.7 FM by Adirondack Phantoms voice, Bob Rotruck, and can be heard free over the Internet at www.phantomshockey.com and can be viewed via internet pay-per-view video on www.ahllive.com.

Phantoms Home for Three Games in Three Nights

Thursday, November 11- 7:00 pm – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY

vs. Toronto Marlies (4-6-0-2, 10 pts)

7th Place in North Division, Western Conference

This will be the first of two meetings between the Phantoms and Marlies. Last season the Marlies, the Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate, split the season series with Adirondack 1-1. Nazem Kadri leads Toronto in both goals (5) and total points (11) in 12 games this season. Goaltender James Reimer is 4-4-0 with one shutout while backup Jussi Rynnas has played in five games registering a 0-3 record with a 2.56 GAA this season.

Friday, November 12 - 7:30 pm – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY

vs. Norfolk Admirals (6-3-1-1, 14 pts)

Tied-3rd Place in the East Division, Eastern Conference

This is the first of four meetings between the Admirals and Phantoms. Last season, these teams met eight times with the Phantoms going 4-3-1-0 against the Admirals. This season, Johan Harju leads Norfolk in goals scored (6) while Marc-Antoine Pouliot leads the team in total points with 18 (4 goals, 14 assists). In eleven games, goaltenders Cedrick Desjardins and Dustin Tokarski have split the time in net. The Admirals are 2-0-1-0 when leading after 2 periods.

Saturday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY

vs. Abbotsford Heat (7-6-0-1, 15 pts)

Tied-3rd Place in the North Division, Western Conference

This is the first ever meeting between the Heat and Phantoms. They will play each other four times this season, twice in Glens Falls and twice in Abbotsford. Matt Keith leads the Heat in goals (7) while FW’s Cam Cunning, Carter Bancks and Gaelan Patterson lead the team in total points (9). Leland Irving has played the majority of the games in net for the Heat with a record of 6-3-0-1 and a 2.48 GAA.  Abbotsford is 22nd in the league on the power play only converting 13% of the time and are 24th in the league on the penalty kill.

 

Week 5 Game Results

November 5, 2010 – Adirondack 2 @ Portland 5

AHL Veteran Denis Hamel scored his 1st goal of the season in his first game as a Phantom on a breakaway pass from Marc-Andre Bourdon. David Laliberte, who had 18 goals in 66 games last season, scored his 2nd of the season on assists to Gustafsson and Lehtivuori. Johan Backlund, playing in his tenth game of the year made 14 saves. Luke Adam who led the Pirates in scoring coming into the game, added another goal in the third period.

November 6, 2010 – Adirondack 3 @ Binghamton 7

In his return to Binghamton, Denis Hamel scored two more goals while UMass-Lowell product, Ben Holmstrom poked home his 2nd goal of the season. Brian Stewart, starting his third game of the year, made 29 saves in the loss. Justin Keller scored twice and Corey Locke added a goal and an assist to his team leading 15 pts for Binghamton. Adirondack outshot the Senators 40-36 and went 2 for 6 on the power play.

 

Phantoms Reebok/AHL Player of the Week Nomination: (Week 5)

#17 -Denis Hamel- LW- 2 GP (3 goals, 0 assists), 12 SOG

After just three practices before hitting the road with the Phantoms, the Lachute, PQ native scored in his opening game as a Phantom in Portland on Friday night and then contributed two more goals in his Homecoming game in Binghamton on Saturday. The three-time AHL All-Star and 2008 AHL Man of the Year has scored 290 goals in 790 AHL games in 10 seasons with the Binghamton Senators and Rochester Americans. In addition, Hamel has 192 games of NHL experience scoring 19 goals with Buffalo, Ottawa, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

 

Adirondack Phantoms Recent Transactions…

Nov 8 – Eric Wellwood returned to Adirondack Phantoms from Philadelphia Flyers.

 

Thursday, November 11th all veterans and their families can get tickets for only $5. Fans bringing a non-perishable food item as part of the team's Salvation Army Thanksgiving Basket Drive will receive a free kid’s ticket. All season ticket holders bringing a food item receive an entry into an exclusive raffle for an autographed Phantoms item.

The Friday, November 12 game is Faith and Family Night with the Phantoms and a large crowd is expected. The Saturday, November 13 game will feature Phantoms Mini-Sticks for the first 1,000 kids (age 14 and younger) courtesy of Hometown Chevrolet and also the 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Guns and Hoses game with local public safety representatives taking on the NYPD hockey team at 3pm.

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 rate packages.

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.

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