Tuesday, Nov.15 (Portland) Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Portland Pirates 4
Saturday, Nov. 19 (Syracuse) Adirondack Phantoms
5 - Syracuse Crunch 2
Sunday, Nov. 20 (Bridgeport) Adirondack Phantoms
3 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Thursday, Nov. 24, 6:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators
Friday, Nov. 25, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons at
Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:00 - Albany Devils at Adirondack
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch at
Bourdon and Marshall Recalled by Philadelphia
Bourdon, 22 (9/17/89), has appeared in 121 career
games over three seasons with the Phantoms, scoring
three goals and adding 29 assists for 32 points,
along with 160 PIM. He was selected by the Flyers
in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008
NHL Entry Draft.
Marshall, 22 (3/10/89), Marshall has scored six
goals and added 18 assists for 24 points, along
with 216 PIM in 168 career games with the Phantoms
over three seasons. He was selected by the Flyers
in the second round (41st overall) of the 2007
NHL Entry Draft. Marshall is the all-time leader
in Adirondack Phantoms history in games played.
Both Bourdon and Marshall will be available to
make their NHL debuts Monday night when the Flyers
host Carolina. Bourdon will wear #43 and Marshall
will wear #46. Bourdon and Marshall are roommates
in Glens Falls, NY with the Phantoms and have
frequently been paired together defensively as
well. Congratulations to Marc-Andre and Kevin
and good luck with the Flyers!
Phantoms Coat Drive
The Phantoms are teaming up with the Salvation
Army and the Downtown Glens Falls Business Improvement
District for another great coat drive. The Hometown
Hearts Coat Drive is underway now. In the past
two seasons, the Phantoms have received and donated
hundreds of lightly used coats for the area needy.
Bring your lightly used coat to either Phantoms
home game on Friday, November 25 or Saturday,
November 26 and receive two free tickets for Adirondack's
upcoming home game on Wednesday, November 30.
You can also bring your coat donation to the Phantoms
office during the week to receive your free tickets.
Orange-and-Black Friday Sale
The Phantoms are proud to announce their first
ever Orange-and-Black Friday sale featuring great
discounts on select game tickets and merchandise.
The earlier you arrive, the more you save. The
sale runs throughout the day at the Phantoms offices
inside the Glens Falls Civic Center. Tickets for
all remaining Phantoms games in November will
be available for only $8 through 9:00 a.m. And
are only $11 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Don't
miss it! Great bargains at the Phantoms offices
beginning at 6:00 a.m. with the Orange-and-Black
Phantoms Holiday Socks
The very popular Phantoms Holiday Socks are again
available for purchase for your favorite Phantoms
fan. $49 package for 4 tickets to a premium Phantoms
game, an autographed puck, a program, all in a
game-worn Phantoms hockey sock. $59 for an autographed
stick with the 4 premium game tickets, program
and game-worn Phantoms hockey sock. These holiday
socks have been hot items the past couple of seasons.
Only available while supplies last.
Northeast Division Standings
1. Connecticut Whale (21 pts)
2. Springfield Falcons (20 pts)
3. Albany Devils (20 pts)
4. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (20 pts)
5. Adirondack Phantoms (19 pts)
The Phantoms finish off their long, four-game
road trip on Thanksgiving night at 6:00 p.m.,
in what is their first matchup of the season against
the defending Calder Cup Champion Binghamton Senators.
The team returns for back-to-back home games on
Friday and Saturday. Friday's game will be '80s
night as the Phantoms host the Springfield Falcons
for the first time this season. Saturday's game
will be the second installment of the Time Warner
Cable Cup series, as the Albany Devils make their
first trip up the Northway of the season. The
first 1,000 kids in attendance, age 14 and younger,
will receive a free Phantoms knit snow-cap courtesy
of UniFirst. The Phantoms three-in-three set comes
in the midst of an air-tight Northeast Division
race, with all five teams separated by a pair
of points. The Adirondack Phantoms have a record
of 9-6-1 for 19 points.
11/15, (ADK 2 , POR 4) - Pirates'
Comeback Stuns Phantoms
The Phantoms jumped out to a 2-0 lead by scoring
a pair of 5-on-3 goals in the opening 10 minutes
to chase Portland's starting goalie from the game.
However, the Pirates came back to score four unanswered
goals to get a 4-2 win in Portland.
The win was the first for the Pirates in the season
series. Michael Leighton's 35th career shutout
led Adirondack to a 3-0 win at Portland on October
The Phantoms' two goals were scored by Ben Holmstrom
and Jason Akeson. Holmstrom (1g, 1a), Akeson (1g,
1a) and Garrett Roe (0g, 2a) all compiled two-point
Both of Adirondack's goals were scored against
Curtis McElhinney, who was pulled from the game
after allowing the two goals on seven shots. Marc
Cheverie stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief
of McElhinney and got the win.
Michael Leighton made 26 saves on 30 shots and
was the losing goalie.
Portland's goals were scored by Marc-Antoine Pouliot,
Tyler Eckford, Andy Miele and Jordan Szwarz.
11/19, (ADK 5, SYR 2) - Offensive
Explosion In Syracuse
The Phantoms exploded for their largest offensive
output in three weeks and got their first win
of the season over the Syracuse Crunch, on Saturday
The Crunch had won the first two head-to-head
games this season, after Adirondack dominated
the season series last year with seven wins in
Adirondack's well-rounded offensive attack featured
a season-high 42 shots-on-goal, with five different
players tallying markers: Jon Kalinski, Eric Wellwood,
Ben Holmstrom, Jason Akeson and Blake Kessel.
Defensemen Dan Jancevski and Oskars Bartulis also
played key roles, chipping in with a pair of assists
The Phantoms' five goals came in support of Jason
Bacashihua, who made 25 saves on 27 shots to improve
to 3-0-1 in his last four starts.
Jeff Deslauriers was the losing goalie after allowing
five goals on 42 shots.
Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon were the Crunch's
11/20, (ADK 3, BRI 5) - Sound Tigers
Late Comeback Edges Phantoms
Jason Akeson scored a pair of goals to stake the
Phantoms to a one-goal, third-period lead. However,
the Sound Tigers came back and scored four third-period
markers and won 5-3.
Defenseman Olivier Lauridsen also scored for the
Phantoms, netting his first professional goal
with the team trailing late in the third period.
Mike Testwuide also had his biggest offensive
game of the season, assisting on all three of
The Sound Tigers' goal scorers were Jeremy Colliton,
Scott Howes, Dylan Reese, Micheal Haley and Tim
Bridgeport's Kevin Poulin made 19 saves on 22
shots to get the win.
Michael Leighton made 21 saves on 25 shots, with
Tim Wallace's game-sealing tally coming into an
empty net in the game's final minute.
--Head Coach Joe Paterson has 97 career AHL victories
as he approaches the 100 victory milestone. He
now has 35 wins since assuming the reigns with
Adirondack on Dec 20, 2010. He was also head coach
of the Louisville Panthers in the AHL from 1999-2001.
--Jason Akeson registered points in all three
games last week and carries a team-best five-game
point-scoring streak (3g, 3a) into the coming
week. Akeson, who led the Ontario Hockey League
with 108 points as a member of the Kitchener Rangers
last season, is now second on the Phantoms with
14 points (5g, 9a), just one back of Denis Hamel
for the team's scoring lead.
-Mike Testwuide is playing his best offensive
hockey of the season, coming off Sunday's game
where he set a career-high with three assists
in one contest. Testwuide, a native of Vail, Colorado
who was a rookie with the Phantoms last season,
has one goal and seven assists in 2011-12. He
lead the team's rookies with 18 goals last season.
-The past week was also a one of memorable milestones
for a pair of Phantoms defensemen.Olivier Lauridsen,
a native of Denmark who played collegiate hockey
at St. Cloud State in Minnesota, scored his first
professional goal on Sunday in Bridgeport. Blake
Kessel, a rookie out of the University of New
Hampshire, scored his first professional goal
in Saturday's 5-2 thumping of the Syracuse Crunch.
Blake Kessel's older brother, Phil Kessel of the
Toronto Maple Leafs, leads the NHL with 16 goals
after scoring twice against the Carolina Hurricanes
-Dan Jancevski, the team's most veteran defenseman,
had a milestone of his own. Jancevski's two assists
in Syracuse were the 200th and 201st in his 784-game
--Adirondack's power play has been great all year
with strikes in 12-of-16 games. Miraculously,
the team is a perfect 4-0-0 in the games when
it does not score on the power play, with three
of the game-winning goals in those games coming
shorthanded. Harry Zolnierczyk scored the shorthanded
winner at Rochester on October 23, Jon Kalinski
turned the trick on November 4 at Springfield
and Eric Wellwood provided the shorthanded-winner
this past Saturday in Syracuse.
Denis Hamel's Chase of Glenn Merkosky
Denis Hamel's most recent goal was his 324th career
strike in the AHL. Hamel enters the Holiday Week
just one back of the former Adirondack Red Wing
great, Glenn Merkosky, for 12th place on the AHL's
all-time goal-scoring list.
Hamel, a 15th-year professional, is just 16 games
from 1,000 professional games and is 35th in all-time
AHL points with 623. 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- 346
11.. Brad Smyth 1994-06 326
12. Glenn Merkosky 1980-91 325
13. Denis Hamel 1997- 324
Goals: Denis Hamel (9)
Assists: Garrett Roe (10)
Points: Denis Hamel (15)
Penalty Minutes: Tom Sestito (63)
Plus/Minus: Garrett Roe (+8)
Wins: Michael Leighton (6)
Goals-Against Average: Michael Leighton (2.61)
Save Percentage: Jason Bacashihua (.921)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton (1)
Binghamton Senators (Ottawa Senators)
- The Phantoms start the week and
finish their four-game road trip at Binghamton
on Thanksgiving evening at 6:00 p.m. This is the
first of eight meetings with the Senators this
Last season, Binghamton rallied from a 3-1 hole
in the first round of the playoffs against Manchester
and won the city's first Calder Cup following
stunning defeats of the Portland Pirates, Charlotte
Checkers and Houston Aeros, in which the Senators
were without home-ice advantage in each series.
The Senators are 6-10-2 and in last place in the
East Division this season.
The backbone of this Senators team is its goaltender,
Rob Lehner. Last season, at age 19, Lehner overtook
Barry Brust as the team's starting goalie during
the playoffs and was the MVP of the Calder Cup
Playoffs. Although just 4-6-1 this year, Lehner
has a solid .916 save percentage and is widely
viewed as the future starting goalie of the Ottawa
Corey Locke was the AHL's regular-season MVP with
86 points last year. Locke, a 27 year old who
also won a Calder Cup with the Hamilton Bulldogs
in 2006-07, is tied for the Binghamton lead with
seven assists this year.
Small, but speedy center Mike Hoffman is the man
Locke is tied with for the Senators' lead in assists.
Hoffman is tied for the team lead in points (11)
with Mark Parrish.
Parrish, a former U.S. Olympian who had a career-best
30 goals with the New York Islanders 10 years
ago, has 11 points and has long been regarded
as one of the best shot-deflectors in pro hockey.
Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue
Jackets) - The Adirondack Phantoms
return home on Friday for a matchup with the Springfield
Falcons, a team which they've never lost to (5-0).
The Phantoms are 1-0-0 against Springfield this
season, winning 2-1 on November 4 in Massachusetts.
The Falcons are 4-1-0 since losing to the Phantoms.
A reason for Springfield's turnaround has been
the return of Alexandre Giroux, who has been injured
or playing with the Blue Jackets most of this
season. Giroux, an 11th-year pro who has won two
Calder Cups with the Hershey Bears, has five goals
in the last four games. Giroux has 356 career
goals, which are 10th most in AHL history.
Another reason for the Falcons' recent improvements
has been goalie Manny Legace. Legace, a 38 year
old who won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red
Wings in 2002, has won three straight starts,
allowing a total of six goals over his last four
A player to watch on the Falcons is Cam Atkinson.
Atkinson has three goals in the last two games
and scored Springfield's only goal on November
4 against Adirondack. Atkinson, a native of Greenwich,
Connecticut, was a nominee for the Hobey Baker
Award at Boston College and won a National Title
Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils)
- The Phantoms finish their week
with a clash against their hated rival, the Albany
Devils. After finishing last season with a league-worst
70 points and trudging through the early part
of this season with just one win in their first
six games; the Devils have reversed their fortunes.
The Devils have won eight of their last 11 games
and are back in the thick of the Northeast Division's
very-tight race. A main reason for the Devils'
turnaround has been great defensive play, which
has been a trademark of the New Jersey Devils
organization and its affiliates for the last two
decades. Although they've given up nine goals
in the last two games, Albany was coming off a
stretch where it allowed just 16 goals over nine
The goalie behind Albany's defensive success is
Keith Kincaid. A rookie out of Union College,
Kincaid has won four of his last five starts and
has a great .915 save percentage for the season.
The Devils' other goalie is Jeff Frazee, who beat
the Phantoms on October 22 and sports a 3-4-2
Albany's hottest offensive players are Nathan
Perkovich and Steve Bernier. All three of Perkovich's
three goals this season have come in the last
three games. Meanwhile, Bernier, a former first-round
draft choice of San Jose in 2003, has goals in
each of the last two games.
5-foot-6, 165-pound Joe Whitney leads Albany with
10 points (5g, 5a) overall.
Monday, Nov. 21 - Off
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00
Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00
Thursday, Nov. 24 - Practice at GFCC (10:00 a.m.).
Bus to Binghamton (1:00 p.m.). Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 25 - Practice at GFCC (10:00 a.m.).
Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms (7:00
Saturday, Nov. 26 - Practice at GFCC (10:00 a.m.).
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 27 - Off
Thursday, November 24, 6:00 - Phantoms at Binghamton
Friday, November 25, 6:00 a.m. - Orange-and-Black
Friday Sale! Great discounts on select game tickets
and merchandise. The earlier you arrive, the more
you save. Runs throughout the day.
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.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch
at Adirondack Phantoms. $1 Hot Dogs. Free tickets
with lightly used coat donation to Phantoms office
Phantoms Holiday Socks are on sale now. $49 package
for 4 tickets to a premium Phantoms game, an autographed
puck, a program, all in a game-worn Phantoms hockey
sock. $59 for an autographed stick with the 4
premium game tickets, program and game-worn Phantoms
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