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Southern Swing Concludes With 3-1 Setback





November 20, 2010





Norfolk, VA- The Adirondack Phantoms wrapped up their three game road-swing with a 3-1 loss to the Norfolk Admirals Saturday night at Norfolk Scope Arena. David Laliberte gave the Phantoms the early 1-0 lead on the power play in the first period but Adirondack was unable to solve Admirals netminder Dustin Tokarski after that.

Norfolk avenged their overtime loss at Glens Falls last week to even the season series at one game apiece. Nic Riopel took the loss in his second start of the week for the Phantoms after being called up from Greenville (SC) of the ECHL.

Alex Berry lit the lamp twice for the Admirals to earn #1 Star of the Game honors tying the game in the first period and then scoring the eventual game-winner late in the second frame. Former Albany River Rat Mike Angeledis scored from the left-wing circle early in the third period to give Norfolk breathing room at 3-1.

After blasting away for a season high 41 shots on goal Friday night in an overtime loss at Charlotte, the Phantoms only managed 22 shots on goal in the road-trip finale.

The Phantoms goal came as a result of Marc-Andre Bourdon hustling to the high slot to keep in a clearing attempt. Denis Hamel got to it in the corner and left it for Eric Wellwood who found Laliberte between the circles who buried his opportunity giving the Phantoms the 1-0 lead.

But the Admirals would rush back with Berry's goals late in the first and second periods to take the lead.

Trailing 3-1 in the third period Denis Hamel caught a high flip and pushed it forward to race into the zone on a breakaway only to be hooked from behind by Kevin Quick. Hamel was awarded the team's first penalty shot of the year at 13:53 into the third but his pump-fake and attempt to snap one top shelf appeared to glance of the goalie Toharski and miss high.

Adirondack had a power play and an extra-attacker for a 6-on-4 advantage with 1:08 to go to try to narrow the margin but a handful of Admirals clears kept the Phantoms from threatening.

Norfolk outshot the Phantoms 31-22. Adirondack held the Admirals to 0-3 on the power play. Adirondack was 1-for-4.

Adirondack returns home on Wednesday, November 24 to face-off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Check it Out Night with great discounts available for fans showing their library card when they purchase tickets. It is also Blades for Grades Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Call the Phantoms office for more information. The Thanksgiving homestand concludes on Friday, November 26 against the Norfolk Admirals.

The homestand begins a stretch of four games in five days for the Phantoms. Adirondack opens a stretch of five straight away games next Saturday at Hershey and Sunday at Hartford.

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.

Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Norfolk Admirals 3 - Status: Unofficial Final
Saturday, November 20, 2010 - Norfolk Scope

Adirondack 1 0 0 - 1
Norfolk 1 1 1 - 3

1st Period-1, Adirondack, Laliberte 3 (Wellwood, Hamel), 8:05 (PP). 2, Norfolk, Berry 4 (Simek, Barberio), 19:16. Penalties-Giliati Nor (hooking), 6:32; Clackson Adk (boarding), 9:00; Eddy Adk (hooking), 11:16; Testwuide Adk (roughing), 15:23; Gudas Nor (roughing), 15:23.

2nd Period-3, Norfolk, Berry 5 (Pouliot, Wishart), 18:19. Penalties-Marshall Adk (tripping), 4:07; Marks Nor (slashing), 9:27; Angelidis Nor (tripping), 11:01; Bourdon Adk (fighting), 19:55; Hamel Adk (holding), 19:55; Labrie Nor (charging, fighting), 19:55.

3rd Period-4, Norfolk, Angelidis 3 (Giliati, Gudas), 2:20. Penalties-Barberio Nor (high-sticking), 18:52.

Shots on Goal-Adirondack 10-6-6-22. Norfolk 11-7-13-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 4; Norfolk 0 / 3.
Goalies-Adirondack, Riopel 0-1-0 (31 shots-28 saves). Norfolk, Tokarski 3-3-0 (22 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Steve Patafie (85).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Tom George (61).








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