Friday, Nov.11 (GFCC) Syracuse Crunch 3 - Adirondack
Saturday, Nov. 12 (GFCC) Toronto Marlies 1 - Adirondack
Phantoms 2 (shootout)
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, Nov. 20, 3:00 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Northeast Division Standings
1. Albany Devils (18 pts)
2. Adirondack Phantoms (17 pts)
3. Connecticut Whale (17 pts)
4. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (17 pts)
5. Springfield Falcons (14 pts)
On The Road!
The Phantoms start a four-game road trip on Tuesday
in Portland, following a stretch where they played
5-of-6 games at home. Adirondack's trip will include
visits to Syracuse on Saturday, Bridgeport on
Sunday and Binghamton on Thanksgiving. The team
returns home on Black Friday to play the Springfield
Falcons. The Phantoms are 4-2-0 on the road this
season. By having gone 3-2-1 in its last six games,
Adirondack has improved to 8-4-1, which puts the
Phantoms in a three-way tie for second place in
the division and just one point behind the Albany
Devils for first.
Come Meet Denis Hamel and Jason Bacashihua
Phantoms players will again be appearing live
as guest celebrity bartenders at J.P. Bruno's
on South Street in Glens Falls. Come meet Denis
Hamel and Jason Bacashihua who will be serving
up the drinks and having a great time with the
fans. The proceeds from the event will go to benefit
the charities of their choice. The event happens
this Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
11/11, (SYR 3 , ADK 2) - Phantoms
Comeback Falls Short
Denis Hamel scored his 324th career goal and the
Phantoms mounted a late comeback attempt, but
the Syracuse Crunch held on for a 3-2 win.
Hamel's goal was his team-best ninth of the season
and it moves him to within one tally of Adirondack
Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Merkosky for 12th place
on the AHL's all-time goal-scoring list.
Although Hamel and captain Ben Holmstrom scored
in a third period which the Phantoms dominated;
J.F. Jacques, Patrick Maroon and Kyle Palmieri
scored to put Adirondack in a 3-0 hole which it
couldn't climb out of.
Michael Leighton made 25 saves on 28 shots and
saw his record fall to 6-3-0.
Iiro Tarkki was the winning goalie for the Crunch,
making 26 saves on 28 shots.
11/12, (TOR 1, ADK 2, Shootout)- Big
Crowd, Great Win
On a night in which 4,680 loud and exuberant fans
packed the Glens Falls Civic Center, the Phantoms
got shootout goals from Jason Akeson, Denis Hamel
and Oskars Bartulis to get a 2-1 win over the
Following a scoreless five minutes of overtime,
the three Phantoms scored consecutive goals in
the shootout's first three rounds, while Jason
Bacashihua held the fort by stopping 3-of-4 Toronto
Prior to the shootout, Bacashihua made 27 saves
on 28 shots, and his win was his first at the
GFCC as a Phantoms.
Shane Harper scored Adirondack's regulation-time
goal, erasing a 1-0 Toronto lead in the second
Mike Zigomanis scored the Marlies only goal and
gave his club a 1-0 lead, less than a minute into
the second period.
Mark Owuya was the losing goalie after allowing
3-of-4 Phantoms to score in the shootout, after
he made 33 saves on 34 shots through regulation
--Jason Akeson passed Garrett Roe for the Phantoms
team lead in assists. Akeson (8 assists) is just
two back of Grand Rapids' Gustav Nyquist for the
rookie lead, while Roe (7 assists) remains among
the rookie leaders. The 21-year-old Akeson comes
to the Phantoms from the Kitchener Rangers of
the OHL where he led the league in assists with
84 and tied for the league lead in points with
--Jason Bacashihua notched his second win as an
Adirondack Phantoms on Saturday and his first
at the GFCC. The 29-year-old comes to the Phantoms
from the Lake Erie Monsters where he was 23-16-3
with a 2.26 goals against average last year. In
2009-10 he helped backstop the Hershey Bears run
to the Calder Cup Championship sporting an amazing
mark of 17-3-1. The first-round pick of the Dallas
Stars in 2001 (#26 overall) also has 38 games
of experience in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues.
--Dan Jancevski enters the week with 199 career
AHL assists. The 11th-year pro is in his second
season as a Phantoms defenseman.
--Michael Leighton has a 1.83 goals-against average
and .930 save percentage in road games. Leighton
is sixth all-time in AHL shutouts (35), with his
one shutout this season coming against Tuesday's
opponent, the Portland Pirates.
--Adirondack's win on Saturday improved its home
record to an impressive 15-3-5 since last February.
--Saturday's win improved the Phantoms to 4-2-0
in the second half of back-to-back games.
--Although the Phantoms trail the Albany Devils
by one point in the division standings, Adirondack
(.654) has the best points percentage in the division.
--The Phantoms have either ousthot their opponents
or tied in shots in each of the last four games.
Adirondack is a perfect 3-0-0 when outshooting
its opponents and 5-4-1 when not outshooting its
--Adirondack has power-play goals in 10 if its
13 games (16-of-76, 21.1%). However, the Phantoms
are 3-0-0 in the games when they don't score on
the power play.
--The Phantoms are 5-0-1 when scoring three or
more goals in a game, and 3-4-1 when scoring fewer
than three goals.
--Adirondack is 6-0-0 when allowing fewer than
two goals and 8-1-0 when allowing three or fewer
goals. The Phantoms are 0-3-1 when allowing more
than three goals.
--The Phantoms are 6-0-1 when leading after two
periods and 0-4-0 when trailing after two periods.
Goals: Denis Hamel (9)
Assists: Jason Akeson (8)
Points: Denis Hamel (14)
Penalty Minutes: Tom Sestito (44)
Plus/Minus: Garrett Roe (+6)
Wins: Michael Leighton (6)
Goals-Against Average: Michael Leighton (2.31)
Save Percentage: Michael Leighton/Jason Bacashihua
Shutouts: Michael Leighton (1)
Portland Pirates (Phoenix Coyotes)
- The Phantoms start their four-game road trip
by making their second and final visit of the
season to Portland's Cumberland County Civic Center.
In Adirondack's only prior visit to Maine, on
October 21, Michael Leighton pitched his first
shutout of the season en route to a 3-0 win. Since
their last meeting, the Pirates have gone 3-5-0,
and they're in last place in the Eastern Conference
Standings with a 5-7-1 record.
A bright spot for the Pirates has been Andy Miele,
the 2011 Hobey Baker Award-winner from Miami University
(Ohio), who leads Portland with seven assists
and 11 points.
Portland's goaltending duties are split between
Justin Pogge and Curtis McElhinney, who took the
loss against the Phantoms on October 21. McElhinney,
a former Calgary Flame, is 2-6-0, with a 3.64
goals-against average and .889 save percentage.
Pogge, a former star in juniors with the Calgary
Hitmen who spent last season with the Charlotte
Checkers, is 3-1-1, with a 2.37 goals-against
average and .911 save percentage.
Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks) -
The Phantoms look for their first win of the season
against the Crunch when they visit Syracuse on
Saturday night. In the teams' last meeting, this
past Saturday in Glens Falls, the Crunch scored
the game's first three goals and held on for a
3-2 win. Syracuse got a home win against Adirondack,
6-2, on October 15.
The Crunch's best performer in the season series
has been their leading goal scorer, Kyle Palmieri,
who has four goals in the two games. Former Phantom
Patrick Maroon has also played well in the season
series, scoring one goal in each of the two games.
Iiro Tarkki has gotten most of the starts in goal
for Syracuse lately. In his first-ever appearance
against the Phantoms, this past Saturday, Tarkki
made 26 saves on 28 shots in a winning effort.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York
Islanders) - The Phantoms finish
their week with a 3:00 matchup in Bridgeport on
Sunday afternoon. In the teams' last meeting,
also a 3:00 Sunday game in Bridgeport (Oct. 16),
the Phantoms cruised to a 5-1 win. Adirondack
beat Bridgeport by a score of 6-3 on October 14
at the GFCC.
Despite getting outscored 11-4 in two games against
the Phantoms, the Sound Tigers have played well
lately and are in a three-way tie with Adirondack
and Connecticut for second place in the Northeast
Division standings (17 pts)
The Sound Tigers' leading scorer is Justin DiBenedetto.
DiBenedetto has nine goals and four assists, with
one of his goals coming during the October 14
game in Glens Falls.
Bridgeport has used three goalies this season:
Anders Nilsson, Kevin Poulin and Mikko Koskinen.
The Phantoms beat Nilsson on October 14 ad Poulin
on October 16, but have yet to face Koskinen.
Denis Hamel's Chase of Glenn
Denis Hamel's goal against Syracuse on Friday
was his 324th in the AHL, which brings him to
just one of the former Adirondack Red Wing great,
Glenn Merkosky, for 12th place on the AHL's all-time
Hamel, a 15th-year professional, is just 19 games
from 1,000 professional games and is 36th in all-time
AHL points with 622. Hamel's next to targets on
the all-time points list are Brian Kilrea and
Ken Gernander, who both retired with 624 points.
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 Whale.
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 324
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
Nov 1- Matt Walker Loaned to ADK , from PHI (NHL)
Nov 1- Andy Bohmbach (F) Recalled from loan to
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. 14 - Bus to Portland, Maine (1:30
Tuesday, Nov. 15 - Game at Portland Pirates (6:30
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Off
Thursday, Nov. 17 - Practice at the GFCC (10 a.m.)
Friday, Nov. 18 - Practice at the GFCC (10 a.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 19 - Practice at GFCC (10:00 a.m.).
Bus to Syracuse (2:00 p.m.). Game at Syracuse
Crunch (7:30 p.m.). Bus to Bridgeport after game.
Sunday, Nov. 20 - Game at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Be Here! Phantoms Tickets are On Sale
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.
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.
Monday, November 14 - No Phantoms Power Hour show
this week. The team will be traveling.
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 - Phantoms at Portland
Thursday, November 17, 7:00-9:00 - Celebrity Guest
Bartenders at J.P. Bruno's on South Street in
Glens Falls. Come meet Denis Hamel and Jason Bacashihua
serving them up for charity!
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 - Phantoms at Syracuse
Sunday, November 20, 1:00 - Dax appears at South
Glens Falls parade
Sunday, November 20, 3:00 - Phantoms at Bridgeport
Monday, November 21, 7:00 - Phantoms Power Hour
LIVE from McGinny's Tavern, 193 Glen Street. Player
guests, #18 Tyler Brown and #38 Jason Akeson.
Ticket and t-shirt giveaways for fans live at
the show. Live broadcast on Q101.7.
Upcoming Home Games and Promotions
Friday, November 25, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons
at Phantoms. Annual Black Friday game. '80s Night.
$2 draft beer specials through first intermission,
Bud Light and Labatt Blue Light.
Saturday, November 26, 7:00 - Albany Devils at
Phantoms. Time Warner Cable Cup Rivalry Game #2.
Phantoms Snow Cap Giveaway for first 1,000 kids
(age 14 and younger) courtesy of UniFirst.
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
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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