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Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame Night Announced





January 10, 2011





Glens Falls, NY - The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that they are accepting nominations for the second class of the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame presented by Glens Falls National Bank featuring new, enhanced fan participation in the decision process.

Fans may suggest up to six Adirondack hockey greats for consideration by sending an e-mail to Phantoms Vice President Mike Thompson at mthompson@phantomshockey.com. After the finalists are selected, the fans will be a part of the final vote to determine who will be inducted.

Any man or woman who has helped advance or promote the sport of hockey at any level in the North Country is eligible to be nominated. This includes players, coaches, media or fans and other supporters from youth hockey all the way up to the professional level.

Those selected will be honored during Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame Night presented by Glens Falls National Bank which will take place on March 12. The induction ceremony will be held during a pregame reception in Heritage Hall and the 2011 class will be honored on the ice in festivities throughout that evening's Phantoms game.

The 2010 inaugural class included legendary Adirondack Red Wings Head Coach Bill Dineen, Red Wings players Greg Joly and Glenn Merkosky, and Glens Falls Civic Center director Ned Harkness who was largely responsible for the construction of the arena and the arrival of AHL hockey in Glens Falls.

"Last year's inaugural Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame Weekend was a terrific success as we honored some of the region's all-time best over an incredible and memorable weekend," said Thompson. "This season we are building on that momentum while also bringing in our fans to be an important part of the selection process. We believe they will enjoy nominating and voting for the greats of the area."

The Adirondack Hall of Fame selection committee is comprised of hockey historians, former professional players and hockey executives, media members and youth hockey organizers. The selection committee is currently made up of six voting members. The seventh vote belongs to the fans as they will get to cast their ballot on phantomshockey.com or the Phantoms Facebook page.

Fans can nominate potential candidates in any of the following categories:

- Professional players with superlative careers in the Adirondack region or

- Homegrown professional players

- Top local high school, college and amateur players and coaches

- Youth hockey coaches and organizers

- Women's hockey players, coaches and organizers

- Officials

- Media

- Supporters of hockey from general public (fans

Upcoming Games:

Friday, January 14, 7:30pm - Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms - $1 Hot dogs.

Saturday, January 15, 7:00pm - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms - Phlex Retirement Story. Unifirst Youth Backpacks for the first 1,000 kids age 14 and younger.

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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