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PHANTOMS WEEKLY: WEEK SIX

Three Game Road Trip for the Phantoms starting in Charlotte on Wednesday night; Phantoms Holiday Packs on Sale Now!


 

 

 

 

November 15, 2010

 

 

 

 

2010-11 Record:

3-12-1-0, 7 points (Home 2-5-1-0, Road 1-7-0-0)

Phantoms Holiday Packs on Sale Now!

Phantoms Holidays Packs are back! If you’re thinking about the perfect holiday gift, the Phantoms have one for you. Holiday Packs include four (4) Silver Level Flex tickets and an autographed program in a game used Phantoms hockey sock for only $49 (plus tax).Call the Phantoms office now at 518-480-3355 for more details.

Adirondack Phantoms Team Leaders

Games: Ten Players Tied (16)
Goals: Denis Hamel (6)
Assists: Erik Gustafsson (10)
Points: Erik Gustafsson (12)
Plus/Minus: Matt Clackson (0)
Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo (63)
Power Play Goals: Denis Hamel (4)
Short-handed Goals: None
Game-Winning Goals: Eric Wellwood, Ben Holmstrom and Denis Hamel (1)
Shots: David Laliberte (41)
Saves: Johan Backlund (332)
Wins: Johan Backlund (3)
GAA: Johan Backlund (3.90)
Save Percentage: Johan Backlund (0.871)

Week 7 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 Hit the Road for Three Games in Four Days

Wednesday, November 17- 7:00 pm – Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC

@ Charlotte Checkers (8-7-1-2, 19 pts)

“AND”

Friday, November 19 – 7:00 pm – Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC

@ Charlotte Checkers (8-7-1-2, 19 pts)

Tied-2nd Place in East Division, Eastern Conference

In the first meeting between these teams back on October 22 at the GFCC, the Checkers defeated the Phantoms 5-1. The Windsor, Ontario native Eric Wellwood scored the Phantoms goal on the power play while ex-Phantom Jon Matsumoto had a goal and two assists in his first game back in Glens Falls. Johan since has been called up to Carolina where he has two goals in seven games for the Hurricanes. Jerome Samson leads the Checkers in both goals (11) and total points (17) in 18 games while Justin Pogge and Mike Murphy continue to split time in net; each goaltender has earned four victories on the season. Charlotte is 6-1-1-2 in their last 10 games and is currently trailing division leader Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by three points.

Saturday, November 20 – 7:15 p.m. – Norfolk Scope Arena – Norfolk, VA

@ Norfolk Admirals (7-4-3-1, 18 pts)

4th Place in the East Division, Eastern Conference

Just this past week, Norfolk came to the Civic Center where Adirondack made a remarkable comeback in the third period on a power play goal by Denis Hamel with 1:55 remaining to tie the score at 3-3 and then the game-winner on the power play in overtime to break Adirondack’s 10-game winless streak. Forwards Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Johan Harju were recalled to the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 12 and both have seen limited ice-time. Paul Szczechura leads Norfolk in both goals (8) and total points (15) while Blair Jones is the second leading scorer with 5 goals in 11 games. Norfolk is 3-4-3-0 in their last 10 games and while this will be the Phantoms third game in four nights, this will be the Admirals first game of the week.

Week 6 Game Results

November 11, 2010 – Toronto 5 @ Adirondack 1

Thursday night marked the first game of John Paddock’s tenure as interim head coach of the Phantoms. Adirondack struck first on a goal by Stefan Legein, his second of the season while Toronto received goals from Mike Zigomanis, Alex Foster, Justin Hodgman, Joey Crabb and Greg Scott. Johan Backlund started in net making 16 saves while Jussi Rynnas won his second game of the season stopping 26 Adirondack shots. Adirondack will travel to Toronto on March 19 to conclude the season series.

November 12, 2010 – Norfolk 3 @ Adirondack 4 OT

Veteran forward Denis Hamel’s fourth goal of the season on the power play with 1:55 remaining in the 3rd period tied the score at 3-3. After Eric Wellwood drew a tripping minor in overtime by Paul Szczechura, Denis Hamel scored the game-winner from the right faceoff dot to give the Phantoms a dramatic 4-3 come from behind victory in OT. The line of Ben Holmstrom-Mike Testwuide-Jonathon Kalinski was sensational all night drawing scoring chances every time they seemed to step on the ice. Ben Holmstrom scored his third of the season while Eric Wellwood scored his first since returning from his call up in Philadelphia. It was the Phantoms first overtime victory of the year and allowed the team to explode off the bench to break the winless streak after Hamel’s game-winner in front of 3,414.

November 13, 2010 – Abbotsford 4 @ Adirondack 2

In front of more than 4,000, Adirondack almost had yet another dramatic third period comeback. Down 3-1, Adirondack cut the deficit to one after defenseman Erik Gustafsson scored his second goal of the season on the power play with less than 9 minutes remaining. The Phantoms then had a five on three that lasted for only 15 seconds due to Eric Wellwood taking a slashing penalty and were not able to tie the score. Adirondack had chances following the power play but Abbotsford goalie Leland Irving withstood the charge to preserve the win and the Heat sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with 8.9 seconds left. Johan Backlund made 16 saves before being pulled in favor of Northern Michigan University goaltender Brian Stewart whom played outstanding in relief.

Phantoms Reebok/AHL Player of the Week Nomination: (Week 6)

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

Denis Hamel continued his tear since joining Adirondack on November 1. After scoring 3 goals in his first two games, Hamel added 3 more goals this past week, 2 of which were scored on the power play including the game-winner in overtime on Friday night versus the Norfolk Admirals to end Adirondack’s winless streak. The Lachute, PQ native was set up in the right circle when he blistered a shot top shelf past Admiral Goaltender Cedric Desjardins.

Adirondack Phantoms Recent Transactions…

None

Phantoms Schedule this Week

Monday, November 15: Practice at 10 a.m. at GFCC
Tuesday, November 16: Off-ice workout at 9 a.m. at GFCC / 2:45 p.m. flight to Charlotte
Wednesday, November 17: Pre-Game Skate at 11 a.m. in Charlotte / 7 p.m. game in Charlotte
Thursday, November 18: Practice TBD
Friday, November 19: Pre-Game Skate at 11 a.m. in Charlotte / 7 p.m. game in Charlotte / Bus to Norfolk following the game
Saturday, November 20: Pre-Game Skate at 11 a.m. in Norfolk / 7:15 p.m. game in Norfolk / Bus to GF following the game
Sunday, November 21: OFF
Monday, November 22: Practice at 10 a.m. at GFCC


Up next, the Phantoms travel to Charlotte for the beginning of a 3-game road trip that starts on Wednesday night at 7 pm. Adirondack returns home on Wednesday, November 24 to face-off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7 p.m. It is Blades for Grades Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Call the Phantoms office for more information.

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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