Thursday, Nov. 24 (Binghamton): Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Binghamton Senators 5
Friday, Nov. 25 (Glens Falls): Springfield Falcons
1 - Adirondack Phantoms 5
Saturday, Nov. 26 (Glens Falls): Albany Devils
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 (OT)
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch at
Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:15 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Great Holiday Weekend
The Adirondack Phantoms returned home for two
big divisional battles over the Thanksgiving Holiday
weekend and won both games at the Glens Falls
Civic Center. Saturday night's game saw 4,746
fans come out to cheer the Phantoms to an exciting
overtime win over the Albany Devils. It was the
largest Phantoms crowd in the last two seasons
and fell just 60 fans short of an official sellout.
The Phantoms first ever Orange-and-Black Friday
sale was a terrific success as well. Beginning
Friday morning at 6:00 a.m., fans lined up to
get their discount tickets for as low as $8 to
upcoming Phantoms games and also grabbed some
Phantoms merchandise sales items.
The Hometown Hearts Coat Drive once again did
extremely well this weekend and the Glens Falls
community has responded by helping fill several
boxes with lightly used coat donations. All the
fans donating the coats received two tickets for
this Wednesday's home game against the Syracuse
Crunch. Special thanks to our partners in the
Hometown Hearts Coat Drive including the Salvation
Army and the Downtown Glens Falls Business Improvement
This coming week, the Phantoms have just one
game at home before hitting the road again for
three in a row. Wednesday at the Glens Falls Civic
Center against the Syracuse Crunch is another
$1 hot-dog night. After that, the team heads down
south for a pair of games at Norfolk, Virginia
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.
Congrats to Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin
The pair of 22-year-old defensemen both made their
NHL debuts last Monday against the Carolina hurricanes.
Bourdon has stuck with the team and has now played
in four games with the Flyers. Marshall came back
to Adirondack for a game and then returned to
join the Flyers for their Saturday afternoon contest
at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers.
Bourdon was a third-round pick (67th overall)
of the Flyers in 2008 out of Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
in the QJMHL. Marshall was a second round choice
(41st overall) in the 2007 draft from the Lewiston
MAINEiacs of the QJMHL. Both players are in their
third season with the Adirondack Phantoms and
are housemates in Glens Falls. Marshall holds
the record for most games played for the Adirondack
Phantoms at 163.
Northeast Division Standings
1. Connecticut Whale (25 pts)
2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (24 pts)
3. Adirondack Phantoms (23 pts)
4. Albany Devils (23 pts)
5. Springfield Falcons (20 pts)
Phantoms’ Push For First Place
The Phantoms enter the week two points behind
the Connecticut Whale for first place in the very
competitive Northeast Division, in which first
place and last place are separated by just five
Adirondack begins its week by finishing a three-game
homestand against the Syracuse Crunch on
Wednesday. The Phantoms then depart on one of
their longer road trips of the season. Adirondack
finishes the week with a two-game series in Norfolk,
playing games on Friday and Saturday. The Phantoms’
road trip will finish a week from Tuesday against
the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Upcoming Milestone For Joe Paterson
Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson enters the week
with 99 career AHL victories and can pick up his
100th all-time professional coaching win on Wednesday
night against Syracuse. He is now 36-23-9 as head
coach of the Phantoms. He was also head coach
of the Louisville Panthers in the AHL from 1999-2001
where he had 63 wins.
The current resident of Glen Lake, NY starred
for the Adirondack Red Wings from 1981-84 scoring
52 goals and 122 points in 169 career games. Paterson
also played in 291 games in the NHL with the Detroit
Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers
and New York Rangers.
11/24, (ADK 2 , BNG 5) - Sens Take
Turkey-Day Game, 5-2
Despite Tom Sestito scoring two goals and playing
one of his best games of the year; the Senators
used four straight goals to get a 5-2 win over
With the teams tied 1-1, Binghamton broke the
game open by scoring four times in a span of 9:09,
beginning with a goal from Nikita Filatov with
12.6 seconds left in the first period.
Former U.S. Olympian Mark Parrish scored two of
the Senators’ other goals, while Derek Grant
and Andre Petersson also scored.
Mike McKenna backed up the Senators’ win,
stopping 37-of-39 shots.
Jason Bacashihua surrendered all five of Binghamton’s
goals and was relieved midway through the second
period by Johan Backlund, who stopped all 15 shots
he faced in his season debut.
11/25, (SPR 1, ADK 5) - Leighton
Spectacular in 5-1 Win
On a night in which the Phantoms had one of their
best offensive games of the season, their goaltender
Michael Leighton was their best player. Leighton
made a season-high 43 saves to continuously frustrate
the Springfield Falcons in a 5-1 Adirondack win.
The Falcons’ starting goalie, 38-year-old
Stanley Cup-winner Manny Legace, couldn’t
keep pace with Leighton. The Phantoms knocked
Legace out of the game by scoring four times through
two periods. Adirondack added one more goal against
Danny Taylor, who played the entire third period
in a relief appearance.
Two of the Phantoms’ goals were scored by
Shane Harper. Brayden Schenn (1g, 1a) and Tom
Sestito (1g, 1a) chipped in multi-point games,
and Matt Walker scored his first goal of the year.
Springfield’s only goal was scored by Brayden
Schenn’s junior linemate with the Brandon
Wheat Kings, Matt Calvert. Calvert, who has spent
most of the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets,
busted Leighton’s bid for a shutout by scoring
with 3:21 left in the third period.
11/26, (ALB 3, ADK 4 OT) - Kalinski
Nets Game-Winner In OT
Although it didn't come easy, the Phantoms' 4-3
overtime win over the Devils couldn't have come
in more dramatic fashion. After Albany erased
a two-goal Adirondack lead late in the third period,
Jon Kalinski scored 1:01 into overtime to lift
the Phantoms to the win over their Northway rival.
The goal was one of two for Kalinski on the night.
Kalinski's first goal came on a shorthanded breakaway,
which gave the Phantoms a 2-1 lead early in the
third period. Brayden Schenn and Garrett Roe scored
Adirondack’s other goals.
Although the Devils twice battled back from deficits,
Michael Leighton was spectacular all night, making
32 saves on 35 shots.
Rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid out of Union College
was the losing goalie for the Devils, allowing
four goals on 30 shots.
Stephane Veillleux, Joe Whitney and Nick Palmieri
scored Albany’s other goals.
--After missing a month with a broken foot, Brayden
Schenn returned to the Phantoms with a vengeance.
Schenn racked up two goals and two assists in
three games, running his season’s totals
to six goals and six assists over seven games
in a Phantoms uniform. Adirondack is 5-2-0 in
games which Schenn has played in.
--Tom Sestito also had an impressive week, netting
three goals and an assist. Sestito’s two-goal
performance on Thanksgiving in Binghamton was
his second two-goal game of the season. Sestito
is up to seven goals and five assists this season,
and is on pace to bulldoze his way past his career
high of 13 goals, which he amassed while playing
for Adirondack and the Springfield Falcons last
--On Saturday versus Albany, Kalinski scored
the game-winning goal in overtime and a shorthanded,
breakaway goal early in the third period. Two
of Kalinski’s four goals this season have
--Kalinski’s game-winning goal in overtime
against Albany was the Phantoms’ first overtime-winner
since November 12, 2010, when Denis Hamel scored
in overtime against the Norfolk Admirals. Overall,
the Phantoms have had three games go past 60 minutes
this season. Along with the game Kalinski won
in overtime, Adirondack has gone 1-1 in shootouts.
--Adirondack has scored four shorthanded goals
this season and is a perfect 4-0-0 in those games.
In three of those wins, the shorthanded goal was
the game-winner. Jon Kalinski’s first shorthanded
goal of the season was the game-winner in Springfield
on November 4, Harry Zolnierczyk did the honors
in Rochester on October 23 and Eric Wellwood turned
the trick in on November 19 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 week
one back 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 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-present 346
11.. Brad Smyth 1994-06 326
12. Glenn Merkosky 1980-91 325
13. Denis Hamel 1997-present 324
Goals: Denis Hamel (9)
Assists: Garrett Roe (12)
Points: Denis Hamel (16)
Penalty Minutes: Tom Sestito (63)
Plus/Minus: Garrett Roe (+6)
Wins: Michael Leighton (8)
Goals-Against Average: Michael Leighton (2.51)
Save Percentage: Jason Bacashihua (.917)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton (1)
Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks) -
The Phantoms start the week by playing the Syracuse
Crunch for the fourth time this season. In the
most recent meeting, Adirondack got its first
win in the season-series by trouncing the Crunch,
5-2, on November 19 in Syracuse. Since then, the
Crunch have gone a perfect 2-0-0 to improve their
record to 9-6-3 (21 pts), which puts them fourth
in the East Division.
Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning)
- The Phantoms take to the road
by making their first visit of the season to Norfolk,
for games against the Admirals on Friday and Saturday
night. The Admirals sport the league’s best
offense, leading the league in both goals per
game and shots per game. The Admirals’ top
two scorers are rookie Cory Conacher (23 pts)
and veteran Trevor Smith (22 pts), who are fourth
and sixth in the league in scoring, respectively.
November 21 - Marc-Andre Bourdon recalled by
November 21 - Kevin Marshall recalled by Philadelphia
November 22 - Cullen Eddy recalled from Greenville
November 22 - Kevin Marshall loaned to Adirondack
by Philadelphia (NHL)
November 22 - Brayden Schenn loaned to Adirondack
by Philadelphia (NHL)
November 26 - Kevin Marshall recalled by Philadelphia
November 28 - Kevin Marshall loaned to Adirondack
by Philadelphia (NHL)
Monday, Nov. 28 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00
Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Practice at the GFCC (10:00
a.m.); Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms
(7:00 p.m.); Bus departs for Voorhes, NJ after
game (11:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Dec. 1 - Practice at Flyers Skate Zone
in Voorhes, New Jersey. Bus to Norfolk, VA.
Friday, Dec. 2 - Adirondack Phantoms at Norfolk
Admirals (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 3 - Adirondack Phantoms at Norfolk
Admirals (7:15 p.m.). Bus departs after game to
Sunday, Dec. 4 - Travel Day to Hamilton, Ontario.
Arrive Sunday night.
Monday, November 28, 7:00 - Phantoms Power Hour
LIVE from McGinny's Tavern airing on Q101.7. Free
tickets and t-shirts for fans in attendance. Special
guests, #7 Oliver Lauridsen and #12 Garrett Klotz
as well as Tim McManus of the Post-Star.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch
at Phantoms. $1 Hot Dogs. Free tickets with lightly
used coat donation to Phantoms office this week.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 - Phantoms at Norfolk
Saturday, December 3, 7:15 - Phantoms at Norfolk
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 - Phantoms at Hamilton
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
Catch all the action of Phantoms hockey all season
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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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