ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS (7-3-1) vs. Syracuse
Phantoms - 2nd Northeast Division, 6th Eastern Conference
Crunch – 4th East Division, 7th Eastern Conference
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Veterans Appreciation Night
Come celebrate and 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
details, 518-480-3355 .
Phantoms Back in Action!
The Phantoms resume play following a seven-day
hiatus by hosting the Syracuse Crunch on Friday
night at 7:00 p.m. In its most recent game, Adirondack
upped its record to 7-3-1 with a 2-1 win at the
Springfield Falcons, last Friday. The Phantoms are
in second place in the Northeast Division with 15
points and they’re looking to avenge an early-season
defeat at the hands of the Crunch. Syracuse got
a hat trick from Kyle Palmieri and beat the Phantoms,
6-2, on October 15 in Syracuse. This is the first
of five meetings between the teams at the Glens
Falls Civic Center, where the Phantoms are 14-2-5
dating back to last February. The Phantoms and Crunch
have four more meetings in Syracuse.
Northeast Division Standings
1. Connecticut Whale (17 points)
2. Adirondack Phantoms (15 points)
3. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13 points)
4. Albany Devils (13 points)
5. Springfield Falcons (12 points)
Denis Hamel Countdown – 2 Goals to
Denis Hamel is the Phantoms leading scorer with
eight goals and 12 points, and he’s within
just two strikes of Adirondack Red Wing legend Glenn
Merkosky for 12th place on the AHL’s all-time
goal scoring list. In his 15th professional season,
Hamel also continues to climb the league’s
all-time games played and points lists. Hamel has
played in 787 games in the AHL and 979 as a pro
(192 NHL games), and will get to the 1,000-game
plateau by midseason. With 297 AHL assists, Hamel
has 620 AHL points, which are one back of Les Douglas
(1939-52) for 36th all-time in the category. After
he passes Douglas, Hamel’s next targets will
be Brian Kilrea and Ken Gernander, who both retired
with 625 career points.
Phantoms As Of Late
The Phantoms get back into action on Friday after
a stretch where they played only once in 13 days.
The only game during that stretch was a 2-1 win
at the Springfield Falcons last Friday, which improved
Adirondack’s record to 7-3-1.
Adirondack’s win in Springfield was aided
by one of the team’s best defensive efforts
of the season. The Phantoms allowed a season-low
21 shots and got great goaltending from Michael
Leighton. Leighton is 6-2-0 this season.
The Phantoms’ goals were scored by Garrett
Klotz and Jon Kalinski, who both had injured and
missed most of October.
The win improved the Adirondack Phantoms to 5-0-0
all-time against the Springfield Falcons. Against
Friday’s opponent, the Crunch, the Adirondack
Phantoms are 8-7 all-time.
-The Phantoms are 14-2-5 at home since last February
and 3-1-1 this season.
-Denis Hamel’s eight goals are tied for third
most in the AHL. Only Norfolk’s Carter Ashton
(11g) and Toronto’s Joe Colborne (10g) have
-Michael Leighton is tied for third among AHL goalies
with six wins. Only Abbotsford’s Leland Irving
(7 wins) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Brad
Thiessen (8 wins) have more. Leighton also sports
a stingy 2.22 goals-against average and .923 save
-Garrett Roe leads the Phantoms with seven assists
and is tied for second among AHL rookies in assists.
Only Norfolk’s Cory Conacher (10 assists)
-The Phantoms have scored power-play goals in nine
of their 11 games this season. In the only two games
it hasn’t scored a power-play goal, Adirondack
has gotten its game-winning goal while shorthanded.
-Adirondack has outshot its opponent in each of
the last two games. Prior to that, their opponents
held a shooting advantage in each of the first nine
-The Phantoms are 4-0-0 when allowing fewer than
30 shots and 3-3-1 when allowing 30+ shots in a
-Adirondack is 6-0-1 when leading after two periods
and 2-0-1 in one-goal games.
-The Phantoms have scored first in eight of their
11 games, and are 6-1-1 in those contests.
--Adirondack is a perfect 7-0-0 when allowing three
or fewer goals. Conversely, the Phantoms are 0-3-1
when allowing more than three goals.
Phantoms Recent Transactions
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 (D) Loaned to ADK (AHL) , from
Nov 1- Andy Bohmbach (F) Recalled by ADK (AHL) from
loan to TRE (ECHL)
Nov 3- Ben Holmstrom (F) Loaned to ADK (AHL), from
Nov 4- Eric Wellwood (F) Recalled from loan by PHI
Nov 7- Eric Wellwood (F) Loaned to ADK, from PHI
Nov 9 – Andy Bohmbach (F) Loaned to TRE (ECHL)
Syracuse Crunch (NHL Affiliate: Anaheim
The Crunch split a two-game series with the Rochester
Americans last weekend and have a record of 5-3-3.
In the two games against Rochester, the team’s
best performer was Dan Sexton. Sexton, a 5-foot-10
speed demon, had nine points (2g, 7a) in the set
and was named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week.
Sexton and former Phantom Patrick Maroon lead Syracuse
with 13 points overall.
Syracuse’s leading goal scorer is Kyle Palmieri
(eight goals), who had a hat trick against the Phantoms
on October 15. Palmieri was named a Reebok/AHL Player
earlier in the season.
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. 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.
Saturday, November 12, 3:00 - Third Annual Guns
and Hoses game pitting area police and fire representatives
against the NYPD hockey team. Proceeds from this
charity game will go to benefit the South Glens
Falls Marathon Dance.
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
Monday, November 14 - No Phantoms Power Hour show
this week. The team will be traveling.
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 - Phantoms at Portland
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.
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