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Phantoms Weekly Release #9

Phantoms back at home Saturday night. On the road Friday and Sunday.





December 6, 2010





Phantoms Upcoming Games

Friday, December 10 @ Syracuse Crunch – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 vs. Portland Pirates – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12 @ Connecticut Whale – 3:00 p.m.

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: Six Players Tied (25)
Goals: Denis Hamel, Eric Wellwood (6)
Assists: Erik Gustafsson (13)
Points: Erik Gustafsson (15)
Plus/Minus: Matt Clackson (0)
Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo (93)
Power Play Goals: Denis Hamel (4)
Short-handed Goals: None
Game-Winning Goals: Eric Wellwood, Ben Holmstrom and Denis Hamel (1)
Shots: Jonathon Kalinski (56)
Saves: Johan Backlund (409)
Wins: Johan Backlund (3)
GAA: Nic Riopel (3.61)
Save Percentage: Johan Backlund (0.876)

Week 9 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 Play Three Games This Weekend

Friday, December 10 – 7:30 p.m. – Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

@ Syracuse Crunch (8-11-1-3, 20 pts)

7th Place in East Division, Eastern Conference

This is the second meeting of the season series between the Phantoms and the Crunch. It is also the first meeting since a trade between the two organizations a couple weeks ago in which the Flyers acquired Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson from the Ducks in exchange for former Phantoms Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte. Adirondack won the first game of the series in the season’s home opener on October 15 and Eric Wellwood’s game winner. Trevor Smith leads the Crunch in points with 16.  Kyle Palmeiri has 8 goals. Timo Pielmeier and J.P. Lavasseur have shared goaltending duties.

Saturday, December 11 – 7:00 p.m.
vs. Portland Pirates (14-7-1-1, 30 pts)

2nd Place in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference

This is the second and last meeting of the season between the Phantoms and the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. It is also Portland’s only appearance at the Glens Falls Civic Center this year. Portland defeated the Phantoms 5-2 at the Cumberland County Civic Center on November 5. Denis Hamel scored in his first game with the Phantoms. Mark Mancari leads the Pirates with 12 goals and 26 points. David Leggio (8-2-0), and Jhonas Enroth (6-5-1) have split the time in goal. The Pirates are led by Kevin Dineen, son of legendary Adirondack Red Wings Head Coach Bill Dineen.

Sunday, December 12 – 3:00 p.m. – XL Center Veterans Memorial, Hartford, CT
@ Connecticut Whale (10-11-2-4, 26 pts)

4th place in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference

This is the second of four meetings this year between the Phantoms and the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. It is Adirondack’s last trip to Hartford this season. The Phantoms lost at the Whale on November 28 by a 3-0 score as rookie Whale goalie Cameron Talbot turned aside 25 shots for the shutout win. Nic Riopel had slammed the door on Connecticut for the first two periods before the Whale finally broke the scoreless duel in the third. It is also the first of a home-and-home series between the two teams as the Whale will be coming to Glens Falls on Wednesday, December 15. Chad Johnson (7-10-3) has played the bulk of the games in net. Talbot has gone 3-2-1. Jeremy Williams leads the team with 14 goals and 23 points. Kris Newbury has racked up 21 assists.



Past Week Game Results

Saturday, December 4 – Adirondack 2 @ Wilkes-Barre 3

Michael Leighton looked sharp in the first of his two game NHL conditioning stint with the Phantoms but the Penguins were able to break a 1-1 deadlock with five minutes remaining in the third on Dustin Jeffrey’s tally and then added another a couple minutes later on Eric Tangradi’s shot along the goal-line that squeaked through. John Curry gave up a late goal to Ben Holmstrom on a redirection of a Denis Hamel shot but was able to hold off the Phantoms in the closing moments as the Penguins preserved the 3-2 victory for their league leading 20th win of the season. Eric Wellwood scored a highlight-reel style goal in the first period to stake the visitors to the initial lead when he backhand slammed the puck backwards between his legs with his back turned to the goal. He received the pass on the strong-side from Andrew Rowe on a 2-on-1 rush and the shot squeaked through five-hold on John Curry.


Sunday, December 5, 2010 – Adirondack 2 @ Albany 4

The Phantoms dropped a 4-2 decision to the Albany Devils on Sunday afternoon in Atlantic City in front of a largely Phantoms supporting contingent at Boardwalk Hall. Michael Leighton made 23 saves on 27 shots in his second game of his conditioning stint with the Phantoms. Kevin Marshall scored his first of the season in the first period. Luke Pither blasted a wire from the left-wing dot in the third period. Mike Testwuide assisted on both Phantoms goals. Albany leads the Time Warner Cable Cup series 2 games to 1 but there are still 9 games remaining between the local rivals. The Albany Devils will come back to Glens Falls to ring in 2011 with a January 1 game at 7:00 p.m.


2010-11 Record:

3-20-2-0, 8 points (Home 2-7-1-0, Road 1-13-1-0)


Adirondack Phantoms Recent Transactions…

Nov 29 – Dec 5 – Goalie Michael Leighton assigned by Philadelphia for six day conditioning stint with Phantoms.


Phantoms Practice Schedule this Week

Tuesday, December 7: Practice at 10 a.m. (Fire Road)

Wednesday, December 8: Practice at 10 a.m. (Fire Road)

Thursday, December 9: Practice at 10 a.m. (Fire Road)

Friday, December 10: Practice at 10 a.m. (GFCC) / 2:30 p.m. Bus to Syracuse / 7:30 game at Syracuse

Saturday, December 11: Pre-Game Skate at 10:00 a.m. / 7:00 p.m. game vs. Portland at GFCC

Sunday, December 12: Bus to Hartford at 10:00 a.m. / 3:00 p.m. game at Connecticut Whale

Monday, December 13: Practice at 10:00 a.m. (GFCC)

Tuesday, December 14: Practice at 10:00 a.m. (GFCC)


Upcoming Phantoms Home Games and Promotions:

Saturday, December 11 vs. Portland Pirates: Teddy Bear Toss
Wednesday, December 15 vs. Connecticut Whale: Check it Out Night (ticket discount with your library card)
Friday, December 17 vs. Hershey Bears: Dollar Dog Night
Saturday, December 18 vs. Abbotsford Heat: Papa John's T-Shirt Giveaway (first 2500 fans)


Free Tickets from the Salvation Army and the Phantoms!

Join us for our great charity drives with the Salvation Army. Bring a non-perishable food item for our Holiday Food Drive or bring a new packaged toy for our Angel Bear Toy Drive and receive a free ticket to the game on Wednesday, December 15 or Friday, December 17. Help make the holidays merrier for some needy kids and families in the North Country.


Holiday Packs!

These were extremely popular last year. Get 4 tickets good for any game of your choice, a team autographed program, all packaged in a game-worn hockey sack suitable for hanging on your mantel. It’s a great value for just $49.


Free Shipping

Get free shipping on any purchase of $50 or more from our online store at shopphantomshockey.com. This special runs through December 24. Stock up on some great Phantoms gear for all your favorite Phantoms fans! Stop by our two mall locations for all the greatest gear. The stores are open with great merchandise at Aviation Mall and at Wilton Mall.


Adirondack's next home game is Saturday, December 11 against the Portland Pirates featuring the team's first annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans get to bring their teddy bear donations for the Salvation Army to the game and throw them on the ice after the Phantoms score their first goal.

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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