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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the finalists are selected, the fans will
be a part of the final vote to determine who will
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
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
- Youth hockey coaches and organizers
- Women's hockey players, coaches and organizers
- Supporters of hockey from general public (fans
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
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.