The Adirondack Phantoms
ran into the reigning AHL Goalie of the Year in
Brad Thiessen and had a difficult time solving the
Penguins talent in a 3-1 setback at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
to conclude the exhibition schedule.
Rookie defenseman Oliver Lauridsen concluded an
impressive weekend by breaking up a shutout bid
with a rocket blasted in and out of the top of the
cage with 1:11 remaining. Lauridsen played two games
with the Phantoms last season before his season
ended prematurely to injury. The lanky 6'6"
defenseman out of St. Cloud State (Minn.) also had
the best fight of the weekend when he got into it
with Darcy Zajac of the Albany Devils on Saturday.
The Phantoms were even with the Penguins in 5-on-5
hockey with both teams scoring one goal at even
strength. The difference came on the special teams
as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton benefited from two lengthy
5-on-3 power play situations. The Pens capitalized
on both while Adirondack was missing two of their
top penalty killers, Ben Holmstrom and Kevin Marshall,
On both 5-on-3 goals scored by the Penguins there
was not really a realistic chance for Phantoms goalie
Jason Bacashihua to stop them.
The Penguins outshot Adironack 34-19. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
went 2-for-4 on the power play while the Phantoms
Both teams sat several of their key players. Adirondack
Head Coach Joe Paterson said he wanted to get a
greater look at more of the rookies all battling
for coveted spots on the Phantoms Opening Night
roster. Scratched from the lineup for the Phantoms
were Denis Hamel, Dan Jancevski, Stefan Legein,
Garrett Klotz and Jon Kalinski.
Returning to the Adirondack lineup after playing
in one preseason game for Philadelphia the night
before were Ben Holmstrom, Mike Testwuide and Eric
The Phantoms faced Wilkes-Barre/Scranton eight times
last year but will only face the defending AHL regular
season champs two times in the 2011-12 season. The
Penguins don't come to Glens Falls until March 4
and then the Phantoms make their lone trek to Wilkes-Barre
on March 23.
The Phantoms finished their preseason with a record
of 1-2. They won on Wednesday night inSaratoga Springs
over the Penguins 3-1. The Phantoms lost back-to-back
this weekend to Albany on Saturday and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
on Sunday with 3-1 finals each time.
Adirondack is schedule for a day off Monday after
the bus-ride home Sunday night. The team will resume
training camp with practice Tuesday morning at the
Lake George Forum while the Glens Falls Civic Center
is being reserved for concerts during the week.
Up next is the big Opening Night at the Glens Falls
Civic Center presented by Nemer Ford. The Phantoms
take on the Connecticut Whale Saturday evening at
7:00. Adirondack will be wearing special retro-style
jerseys to be auctioned off immediately after the
game. The first 5,000 fans recevie
Phantoms magnet schedules courtesy of Great Meadow
Federal Credit Union.
Saturday, Oct 8 - Connecticut Whale at Adirondack
Phantoms, 7pm. OPENING NIGHT presented by Nemer
Ford. Magnet Schedules presented by Great Meadow
Federal Credit Union. Special Opening Night Jerseys
which will be auctioned live immediately after the
Monday, Oct 10 - Phantoms Golf Scramble at Hiland
Golf Course. One Phantoms player or staff on each
foursome. Space is limited. Call the Phantoms to
reserve your spot.
Mark your calendars! Adirondack Phantoms Opening
Night is Saturday, October 8. The Phantoms take
on the Connecticut Whale to begin the third season
of exciting Phantoms hockey in Glens Falls. Get
great savings and have fun with your friends, family
or co-workers by bringing your group of 15 or more
fans to enjoy fast-paced, hard-hitting Phantoms
hockey. Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355
and check the team's website at phantomshockey.com.
Catch all the action of Phantoms hockey all season
long on the team's flagship station, Classic Hits
Q101.7 and on phantomshockey.com. Bob Rotruck, the
"Voice of the Phantoms", has the broadcast
coverage 30 minutes prior to game-time with Countdown
Follow the Phantoms on twitter @phantomshockey
and on facebook.com/adkhockey
Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 3 - Status: Final
Sunday, October 2, 2011 - Mohegan Sun Arena
Adirondack 0 0 1 - 1
W-B/Scranton 0 2 1 - 3
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Samuelsson Wbs
(tripping), 1:57; Eddy Adk (roughing), 6:16; Schnell
Wbs (slashing), 6:16; McDonald Wbs (boarding), 16:35.
2nd Period-1, W-B/Scranton, Chupp 1 (McDonald),
5:36. 2, W-B/Scranton, Thompson 1 (Walker, Gibbons),
10:49 (PP). Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (roughing),
9:10; Marshall Adk (slashing), 9:10; Plastino Wbs
3rd Period-3, W-B/Scranton, Tangradi 1 (Craig, McDonald),
9:56 (PP). 4, Adirondack, Lauridsen 1 (Holmstrom),
18:49. Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (checking to the
head, fighting), 8:58; Grant Wbs (fighting), 8:58;
Marshall Adk (cross-checking), 9:26; Thompson Wbs
(slashing), 13:20; Craig Wbs (hooking), 15:56; Marshall
Adk (roughing), 18:23; Schnell Wbs (roughing), 18:32;
Plastino Wbs (high-sticking), 19:46.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 5-7-7-19. W-B/Scranton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 6; W-B/Scranton
2 / 4.
Goalies-Adirondack, Bacashihua 0-1-0 (34 shots-31
saves). W-B/Scranton, Thiessen 2-1-0 (19 shots-18
Referees-Jon McIsaac (11).
Linesmen-Chris Allman (55), Leo Boylan (97).