Friday, Nov 4 (Springfield) Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Springfield Falcons 1
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Friday, November 11, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack
Saturday, November 12, 7:00 - Toronto Marlies at
Northeast Division Standings
1. Connecticut Whale (17 pts)
2. Adirondack Phantoms (15 pts)
3. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13 pts)
4. Albany Devils (13 pts)
5. Springfield Falcons (12 pts)
Back at Home!
The Phantoms return to the Glens Falls Civic Center
this weekend after a successful journey to Springfield
last Friday. Adirondack is off to a hot start and
are in the thick of the Northeast Division race.
At 7-3-1, the Phantoms trail first place Connecticut
by only two points. There are some great promotions
this weekend beginning with the organization honoring
our nation's heroes on Veterans Day followed by
one of our most popular giveaways of the year the
next night with the Phantoms Youth Jerseys. Great
seats are available for both games and you'll want
to Be Here for all the fun and excitement as the
Adirondack Phantoms aim for first place. Call the
Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355.
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 personnel when accompanied
with a paid admission. Must purchase in advance
by Thursday, November 10. Call the Phantoms for
Guns and Hoses
Local police and firefighters will take on the NYPD
Team at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Saturday afternoon
at 3:00 p.m. prior to the Phantoms game at 7:00.
Proceeds will benefit the South Glens Falls Marathon
Dance. Come out early and cheer our area heroes
playing for a good cause!
Youth Jersey Night
Saturday is Youth Jersey Giveaway Night for the
first 1,000 kids (age 14 and younger) courtesy of
Glens Falls Hospital. It's one of our most popular
giveaways of the year!
Phantoms Thriving In Philadelphia
Early in the season, several Phantoms have played
major roles in the Flyers' hot start, which has
Philadelphia near the top of the NHL standings with
an 8-4-2 record. In The Flyers' most recent win,
a 9-2 thumping of the Columbus Blue Jackets this
past Saturday, four of Philadelphia's skaters were
players who've also played for the Phantoms this
Leading the way was defenseman Erik Gustafsson,
who had an assist and was an amazing, team best
+6. Gustafsson also led all Flyers skaters with
23:00 minutes of ice time. Gustafsson, an AHL All-Star
as a rookie in 2010-11, had five assists in eight
games with the Phantoms in October.
Also contributing offense in the high-scoring Philadelphia
night was Harry Zolnierczyk, whose assist was his
second point in three games with the Flyers. Zolnierczyk
scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut, by deking
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson out of his
pads, in a 7-2 Philadelphia victory on October 18.
The 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year is second
on the Phantoms with five goals and nine points,
having played in 10 games for Adirondack.
Phantoms fan favorite Zac Rinaldo was also part
of Philadelphia's big win over Columbus. Rinaldo
engaged Blue Jacket and former Binghamton Senator
Cody Bass in a fight late in the second period,
two days after scoring his first NHL goal against
the New Jersey Devils.
Saturday was Eric Wellwood's first NHL game of the
season, and he assisted on a Sean Couturier goal
in the second period. For Wellwood, it was the second
NHL point of his career. His first point came when
he assisted an Andreas Nodl overtime goal against
the New York Islanders on November 6, 2010. Wellwood,
a second year pro who won two Memorial Cups with
the Windsor Spitfires, arrived back with the Phantoms
on Monday afternoon. With Adirondack, Wellwood has
eight points (4g, 4a) in eight games.
Wellwood Loaned Back to Phantoms
Eric Wellwood has been loaned back to the Adirondack
Phantoms it was announced earlier Monday by Philadelphia
Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren.
11/04, (ADK 2 , SPR 1) - Kalinski Scores
Game-Winner In Return To Lineup
Two players who were held out of action in October
due to injury, Garrett Klotz and Jon Kalinski, provided
Adirondack all the offense it needed in a 2-1 win
at the Springfield Falcons.
Kalinski, playing in his first game of the season,
broke a 1-1 tie by scoring the game-winning goal
late in the first period on a shorthanded breakaway,
after intercepting an errant pass by a Springfield
Klotz, playing in his second game of the season,
opened the night's scoring 2:37 into the first period.
After a shot block by Marc-Andre Bourdon foiled
a Springfield rush, Klotz emerged with the puck
and led a 2-on-1 rush with Tye McGinn in the other
direction. Electing to shoot and not pass, Klotz
beat the Falcons goalie with a high wrist shot from
the right circle.
Both Kalinski and Klotz are in their fourth season
with the Phantoms and returned to the lineup just
in time as Philadelphia had called up several other
Adirondack players throughout the week.
Although he faced a Phantoms season-low 21 shots,
Michael Leighton was nearly perfect, making 20 saves.
The only blemish against Leighton was a power-play
strike from Cam Atkinson, midway through the first
period. The Falcons goalie was Danny Taylor, who
took the loss after allowing two goals on 24 shots.
Phantoms Key Stats
-- Both of the Phantoms' games in the coming week
are at the Glens Falls Civic Center, where the club
is 3-1-1 this season, and 14-2-5 dating back to
--The Phantoms have scored power-play goals in all
but two games this season, and are 14-of-66 (21.2%)
for the season. In the only games where Adirondack
hasn't scored a power-play goal, its game-winning
goal has come shorthanded.
--Adirondack's leading scorer is Denis Hamel, who
has eight goals and four assists. Hamel's eight
goals tie him for third overall in the AHL, behind
Norfolk's Carter Ashton (11 goals) and Toronto's
Joe Colborne (10 goals).
--With six wins, Michael Leighton is one back of
Abbotsford's Leland Irving and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's
Brad Thiessen for the league lead.
--Garrett Roe is second among all AHL rookies in
assists with 7.
--Adirondack has scored first in 8 of their 11
games and are 6-1-1 in those games.
--The Phantoms are scoring 3.4 goals per game,
6th out of 30 in the AHL.
--Adirondack is allowing only 2.7 goals per game,
10th best out of 30 in the AHL and 4th out of 15
in the Eastern Conference.
--The Phantoms are 6-0-1 when leading after two
--Adirondack is a perfect 7-0-0 when allowing three
or fewer goals. Conversly, the Phantoms are 0-3-1
when allowing more than three goals.
--When allowing fewer than 30 shots, the Phantoms
are a perfect 4-0-0.
--The Phantoms are 5-0-1 when scoring three or more
--After getting outshot in each of the first nine
games, the Phantoms have outshot their opponents
in each of the last two games. The 21 shots Adirondack
allowed in Springfield last Friday were the fewest
it has allowed in a game this season.
Goals: Denis Hamel (8)
Assists: Garrett Roe (7)
Points: Denis Hamel (12)
Penalty Minutes: Tom Sestito (31)
Plus/Minus: Garrett Roe (+6)
Wins: Michael Leighton (6)
Goals-Against Average: Michael Leighton (2.22)
Save Percentage: Michael Leighton (.923)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton (1)
Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks) -
The Phantoms resume play following a week-long hiatus
by hosting the Crunch for the first time this season,
on Friday night. In the only prior meeting this
season, Syracuse got a hat trick from Kyle Palmieri
and won 6-2. Palmieri leads the Crunch with eight
goals this season, and he's tied with Adirondack's
Denis Hamel for third place in the AHL.
Syracuse's hottest scorer lately is Dan Sexton.
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound speed demon, Sexton has two
goals and seven assists in the last two games, and
he's tied for the Crunch's lead in points with 13
Tied with Sexton for the Crunch's lead in points
is former Phantom Patrick Maroon. Maroon has five
goals and eight assists with Syracuse, and has also
skated in two games with the Anaheim Ducks.
Syracuse's goaltending duties are split between
Jeff Deslauriers and Iiro Tarkki. Deslauriers, a
former Edmonton Oiler who beat the Phantoms on October
15, is 3-3-0 for the season. However, after a hot
start, Deslauriers has struggled lately and has
a 4.70 goals-against average and .847 save percentage
for the season.Tarkki, who is in his first season
in North America after playing in the Finnish SM-liiga
since 2004-05, is 2-2-1 with an impressive 2.46
goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Overall, the Crunch are 5-3-3, and are in fourth
place of the very competitive East Division.
Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs)
- The Phantoms finish their week by
hosting the Western Conference's Toronto Marlies
at the GFCC on Saturday night. The Marlies (6-4-2)
enter the week in first place in the North Division,
after defeating the team with the league's best
record, the Houston Aeros, by a 6-2 score on Sunday.
The Marlies are led in scoring by 6-foot-5 center,
Joe Colborne. A product of the University of Denver
who came to the Maple Leafs organization in the
same trade which sent talented defenseman Tomas
Kaberle to the Boston Bruins, Colborne leads the
AHL with 19 points and is second with 10 goals.
Also of note is Nazem Kadri, who despite not having
scored a goal this season, is a highly thought of
prospect who has starred on Canadian National Teams
after being selected in the first round (seventh
overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009.
Lately, Jussi Rynas has started most of the games
for the Marlies, after the team's early-season starter,
Cornell University alum. Ben Scrivens, was called
up to the Maple Leafs. Rynas is just 1-5-0, with
Scrivens and Mark Owuya having gone a combined 5-1-0.
Denis Hamel's Chase of Glenn Merkosky
Entering the week, the Phantoms leading scorer,
Denis Hamel, has 323 AHL goals and is within striking
distance of Adirondack Red Wing legend Glenn Merkosky
on the all-time list. Merkosky, who finished his
career with the Adirondack Red Wings in 1991, had
325 career goals.
Hamel, a 14-year professional, is tied for 37th
all-time with 620 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 787 games played in the AHL, Hamel is 33rd
all-time in that category, and 23 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 341
11. Brad Smyth 1994-06 326
12. Glenn Merkosky 1980-91 325
13. Denis Hamel 1997-present 323
14. Bruce Cline 1955-68 321
Nov 1- Harry Zolnierczyk (F) Recalled from loan
by PHI (NHL)
Nov 1-Ben Holmstrom (F) Recalled from loan by PHI
Nov 1-Matt Walker Loaned to ADK , from PHI (NHL)
Nov 1- Andy Bohmbach (F) Recalled from loan to TRE
Nov 3- Ben Holmstrom (F) Loaned to ADK, from PHI
Nov 4- Eric Wellwood (F) Recalled by loan by PHI
Nov 7- Eric Wellwood (F) Loaned to ADK, from PHI
Monday, Nov 7 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road (10 a.m.)
Tuesday, Nov 8 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road (10 a.m.)
Wednesday, Nov 9 - Practice at the Glens Falls Rec
Center -- Fire Road (10 a.m.)
Thursday, Nov 10 - Practice at the GFCC -- (10 a.m.)
Friday, Nov 11 - Practice at the GFCC (10 a.m.)
Game vs. Syracuse Crunch (7:00 p.m.) Saturday, Nov
12 - Practice at the GFCC (10 a.m.) Game vs. Toronto
Marlies (7:00 p.m.)
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, November 7, 7:00 - "Phantoms Power
Hour" LIVE from McGinny's Tavern. Player guests:
#18 Tyler Brown and #3 Marc-Andre Bourdon.
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, 3:00 - Guns and Hoses - Local
police and firefighters will take on the NYPD Team
at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Saturday afternoon
at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the South Glens
Falls Marathon Dance. Come out early and cheer our
area heroes playing for a good cause!
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
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