Wednesday, Oct 26 (Glens Falls) Adirondack Phantoms
4 - Norfolk Admirals 5 (Shootout)
Friday, Oct 28 (Glens Falls): Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Connecticut Whale 4
Saturday, Oct 29 (Glens Falls): Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Hershey Bears 1
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Friday, November 4, 7:30 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Springfield Falcons
Friday, November 11, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack
Saturday, November 12, 7:00 - Toronto Marlies at
Northeast Division Standings (As of 10/24/11)
1.Connecticut Whale (14 pts)
2. Adirondack Phantoms (13 pts)
3. Springfield Falcons (12 pts)
4. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (9 pts)
5. Albany Devils (8 pts)
Veterans Appreciation Night!
Come celebrate an honor our nation's military with
the Phantoms on Veterans Appreciation Night on Friday,
November 11. Free admission for all active duty
and retired military personnal when accompanied
with a paid admission. Must purchase in advance
by Thursday, November 10. Call the Phantoms for
The Phantoms have been red hot on home ice. Besides
having a 3-1-1 record and a 20-15 goals advantage
this season, Adirondack is 10-1-1 in its last 12
at the Glens Falls Civic Center, including a seven-game
winning streak to finish last season.
However, the Phantoms started dominating on home
ice even before the 10-1-1 streak. Since February
13 of last season, the Phantoms are 14-2-5 in their
last 21 at home, while having taken 33 of a possible
Despite playing their only game this week on the
road in Springfield, the Phantoms are in the midst
of a stretch where they play 5-of-6 games at home.
Adirondack's next home game is a week from Friday
(November 11) against the Syrcause Crunch. The stretch
of 5-of-6 will conclude when the Toronto Marlies
cross the 49th parallel for a game on Saturday,
10/29, (HER 1, ADK 2) - Bears Hibernated
On an unusual, snowy night in Glens Falls, Michael
Leighton put the Bears' offense into hibernation
for the game's first 59 minutes, as the Phantoms
used two third-period goals to beat Hershey by a
2-1 score on Saturday night.
The Phantoms had been held off the scoreboard themselves
through the first two periods, but Denis Hamel broke
the deadlock with his team-leading eighth goal of
the season, five minutes into the final frame. Harry
Zolnierczyk added a late power-play goal which proved
to be the game-winner.
For Hamel, his goal was the 323rd of his AHL career,
which brings him to within two of Adirondack Red
Wing great Glenn Merkosky for 12th place on the
Leighton finished the night with 23 saves on 24
shots, and came within 39 seconds of his 36th shutout
in the AHL. Leighton last had a shutout on October
21 in Portland, and he's sixth all-time in AHL blankings.
Dmitri Orlov was the Bears' lone goal scorer, and
Dany Sabourin took the loss in goal despite making
29 saves on 31 shots.
10/28 (CT 4, ADK 2) - Whale Edge Phantoms
In Battle Of Northeast's Best
The Phantoms got goals from Eric Wellwood and Harry
Zolnierczyk, and mounted a late comeback attempt,
but weren't able to come all the way back as the
Whale won, 4-2.
Ths loss snapped a 12-game streak for the Phantoms
on home ice in which they went 9-0-2 at the Glens
Falls Civic Center, and gave Connecticut a one-point
edge over Adirondack in the division standings.
The Whale's offense was led by two goals from Jordan
Owens, while John Mitchell and Sean Avery, in his
much-awaited season debut, also scored.
Cam Talbot made 27 saves on 29 shots and was the
winning goalie. Despite 27 saves and an assist on
Eric Wellwood's second-period goal, Michael Leighton
was the losing goalie.
10/26 (NOR 5, ADK 4 Shootout) - Hamel's
Late Goal Steals Point
Denis Hamel scored a specatcular, highlight-reel
roal to tie the game for the Phantoms with 27 seconds
left in the third period. However, Norfolk had a
2-1 edge in the shootout and rallied for a 5-4 victory
at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Hamel's goal, scored with Jason Bacashihua pulled
in favor of an extra attacker, occured when the
14-year veteran batted a pass from Harry Zolnierczyk
from midair and past Norfolk goalie Jaroslav Janus.
Adirondack also received goals from Eric Wellwood,
Tom Sestito and Tye McGinn, whose goal was the first
in his professional career.
Jason Bacashihua was solid and made 37 saves, but
saw his record drop to 1-1-1. Jaroslav Janus made
24 saves, and then stopped 4-of-5 Phantoms in the
Norfolk got shootout goals from Cory Conacher and
James Wright, whose marker in the fourth round proved
to be the shootout-winner. Denis Hamel scored a
shootout goal for the Phantoms.
The Admirals got two goals in regulation time from
Michel Ouellet, a former Pittsburgh Penguin and
Tampa Bay Lightning forward who was the games first
star, as well as Carter Ashton and Tyler Johnson.
Phantoms Key Stats
-- The Phantoms finished October with six wins,
which is the most they've had in an October since
moving to Glens Falls. The last time a Phantoms
team won as many games in October was 2007-08, when
the Philadelphia Phantoms went 8-1.
-- Adirondack has scored the third most goals in
the AHL (35). Only the Norfolk Admirals (46), Hershey
Bears (37) and Texas Stars (37) have scored more.
-- Denis Hamel leads the Phantoms in goals (8) and
points (12). Hamel's eight goals are one back of
Norfolk's Carter Ashton for the league's lead. Hamel's
12 points are tied for ninth in the league.
-- Michael Leighton has five wins, which put him
in a four-way tie for the AHL's lead in that category.
-- Harry Zolnierczyk is among the rookie leaders
in a handful of offensive categories. He's fifth
in points (9), fifth in goals (5), second in power-play
points (6), second in power-play goals (4) and leads
the way in game-winning goals (2).
-- The Phantoms have scored power-play goals in
9-of-10 games. Adirondack is 14-of-62 overall, and
is tied for the third-most power-play goals in the
-- Garrett Roe is second in rookie assists with
seven, and tied for eighth with eight points. Roe
is one assist and point ahead of rookie Jason Akeson,
who is tied for third in rookie points and 12th
in rookie assists.
-- Despite having missed the last six games due
to a call up to Philadelphia, Brayden Schenn is
still tied for eighth in rookie scoring with eight
points (4g, 4a).
-- Dan Jancevski is one assist shy of 200 in his
-- Tom Sestito had a goal and assist in three games
this week. His goal on Wednesday vs. Norfolk was
his 100th point in the AHL.
-- Adirondack is 6-0-0 when allowing three goals
or fewer, but 0-3-1 when allowing more than three
-- Garrett Klotz made his season debut on Saturday,
after missing the first nine games due to injury.
Goals: Denis Hamel (8)
Assists: Garrett Roe (7)
Points: Denis Hamel (12)
Penalty Minutes: Tom Sestito (29)
Plus/Minus: Garrett Roe (+6)
Wins: Michael Leighton (5)
Goals-Against Average: Michael Leighton (2.32)
Save Percentage: Michael Leighton (.920)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton (1)
Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue
Jackets) - The Falcons enter the week
on a three-game winning streak, which has improved
their record to 6-5-0 (12 pts) and pulled them to
within one point of the Phantoms in the Northeast
Division standings. Springfield's streak includes
a one-goal victory over Manchester last Wednesday,
as well as overtime wins over Hershey and St. John's
over the weekend.
The Falcons' leading scorer is Nick Drazenovic (3g,
10a), a longtime member of the Peoria Rivermen (St.
Louis Blues) who is in his first year with Springfield.
Martin St. Pierre, who spent last season playing
in three-different European leagues, is second on
the team with 11 points (4g, 7a).
Since injuries in the Blue Jackets organization
caused the Falcons' expected starting goalie, AHL
All-Star Curtis Sanford, to start the season in
Columbus; Danny Taylor has outplayed longtime NHL
goalie and Stanley Cup-winner Manny Legace and gotten
most of the starts in goal. Taylor, a native of
Plymouth, England who spent most of last season
in Germany with the Hamburg Freezers, has been in
goal for all three of the Falcons' most-recent wins.
Taylor is 4-1-0 overall, with a 2.36 goals-against
average and .933 save percentage.
Denis Hamel's Chase of Glenn Merkosky
Last week,Denis Hamel continued his pursuit of
Adirondack Red Wing legend Glenn Merkosky for 12th
all-time in AHL goals. With 323 in his career, Hamel
is now just two behind Merkosky entering the week.
Hamel, a 14-year professional, is 37th all-time
with 621 points in the AHL. He is one back of Les
Douglas (1939-52) for 36th, and four back of Brian
Kilrea (625 pts) and Ken Gernander (625 pts) for
35th and 34th place. Kilrea and Gernander both went
on to notable coaching careers after their playing
days. Kilrea coached the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario
Hockey League from 1974-2009 and was enshrined in
the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003, while Gernander
is currently the bench boss for the Connecticut
With 786 games played in the AHL, Hamel is 33rd
all-time in that category, and 24 games from 1,000
games in his professional career.
AHL Leaders - Goals Scored
1. Willie Marshall 1952-72 523
2. Fred Glover 1948-68 520
3. Jody Gage 1979-96 504
4. Dick Gamble 1954-70 468
5. Jimmy Anderson 1954-70 426
6. Harry Pidhirny 1948-66 376
7. Mitch Lamoureux 1982-99 364
8. Jim Bartlett 1955-73 360
9. Tim Tookey 1980-95 353
10. Alexander Giroux 2001-present 340
11.. Brad Smyth 1994-06 326
12. Glenn Merkosky 1980-91 325
13. Denis Hamel 1997-present 323
14. Bruce Cline 1955-68 321
October 27 - Zac Rinaldo recalled by loan to Philadelphia
October 27 - Erik Gustafsson recalled by loan to
Monday, Oct 31 - Off.
Tuesday, Nov 1 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00am).
Wednesday, Nov 2 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road (10:00am).
Thursday, Nov 3 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road(10:00am).
Friday, Nov 4 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road (10:00am). Bus departs 2:30pm.
Game at Springfield Falcons (7:30pm)
Saturday, Nov 5 - Off
Sunday, Nov 6 - Off
Be Here! Phantoms Tickets are On Sale Now!
Adirondack Phantoms game tickets are on sale now.
Starting at just $12.25 for adults and $10 for kids
it's the best entertainment value in town. Season
tickets offer great savings and outstanding perks
and benefits. 22 game and 12 game plans give the
fans flexibility to choose the games that work best
for their schedule while also saving big compared
with purchasing the tickets individually. Call the
Phantoms at 518-480-3355 for tickets.
The Affiliate of Brotherly Love
The Phantoms have suited up four players this season
who have older brothers currently in the NHL, or
with NHL experience. Blake Kessel, Tye McGinn, Tom
Sestito and Eric Wellwood are all the younger siblings
of NHL'ers. Additionally, Brayden Schenn who was
called up to Philadelphia is the younger brother
of Toronto's Luke Schenn.
Blake Kessel is the younger brother of Toronto's
Phil Kessel, who is one of the NHL's top scorers
and a three-time 30-goal scorer. Blake's sister,
Amanda, is a star forward at the University of Minnesota
and played on the USA Olympic team at the 2010 Vancouver
Tye McGinn made his professional debut for the
Phantoms on October 8, as his older brother, Jamie,
was playing for the San Jose Sharks against the
Phoenix Coyotes. Tye McGinn scored his first professional
goal, against the Norfolk Admirals, on October 26
at the Glens Falls Civic Center. His brother, Jamie
McGinn, scored the game-winning goal in the first
game in Adirondack Phantoms history, while playing
for the Worcester Sharks on October 3, 2009. .
Tom Sestito's older brother, Tim, played in 36
games with the New Jersey Devils last year. Tim
is beginning this season with New Jersey's AHL affiliate
Eric Wellwood's older brother is Kyle Wellwood,
who is with the Winnipeg Jets this season. Kyle
played for San Jose last year, and played for several
seasons with Vancouver and Toronto before that.
On the Air!
All Adirondack Phantoms games are carried live
on the flagship home of the Phantoms Hockey Network,
Classic Hits Q101.7 FM. Each broadcast begins with
a 30 pregame show. Also featured is an extended
post-game show including audio replay highlights
of the big goals so be sure to tune in as you driving
home after the game. Bob Rotruck returns for his
second season has the Voice of the Phantoms.
Fans can also listen on the Phantoms Hockey Network
on the internet at phantomshockey.com and on the
team's alternative audio link, ustream.tv/channel/phantomsradio
. Games can also be seen on www.ahllive.com. The
presenting sponsor of the Phantoms Hockey Network
is Curtis Lumber.
Jimmer Bobbleheads and More!
The first ever bobblehead of local sports icon
Jimmer Fredette highlights a great schedule of promotional
giveaways, events and bargains and fun. Even more
post-game skates with the players and lots of other
opportunities for fans to interact with the team.
Magnet Schedules, Youth Jerseys, T-Shirts, Youth
Knit Caps and that's just to name a few.
Every Sunday home game is Sunday Family Fun Pack
Day when $39 gets you an amazing value with three
tickets, three hot dogs, three sodas, bucket of
popcorn and a program. All Wednesday games are Dollar
Hot Dog Nights.
Don't forget other fun and special events like
Pucks and Paws on December 28 when fans can bring
their dog to the game. And the On Ice Halloween
Costume Parade on October 29.
Monday, October 31, 7:00 - "Phantoms Power
Hour" LIVE from McGinny's Tavern, 193 Glen
Friday, November 4, 7:30 - Phantoms at Springfield
Monday, November 7, 7:00 - "Phantoms Power
Hour" LIVE from McGinny's Tavern.
Friday, November 11, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch at Phantoms.
Veterans Appreciation Night. Free admission to all
active duty and military personnel when accompanied
by paid admission. Must purchase in advance by Thursday,
November 10. $2 draft beer specials: Bud Light and
Labatt Blue Light.
Saturday, November 12, 7:00 - Toronto Marlies at
Phantoms. Youth Jersey Giveaway night for first
1,000 kids (age 14 and younger) courtesy of Glens
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 has
the broadcast coverage 30 minutes prior to game-time
with Countdown to Faceoff.
Recently reaching 4,000 Twitter followers , the
Adirondack Phantoms are now over 10,000 members
strong on their social media networks. Be sure to
follow us on twitter @phantomshockey and on facebook.com/adkhockey