Some of New York State's finest and bravest are
about to battle for bragging rights on the ice.
On Saturday, March 24th, a Guns 'N Hoses hockey
game between the FDNY and a team of Upstate NY
police and fire fighters is set for 3:00 at the
Glens Falls Civic Center. The Adirondack Phantoms
will hit the ice after the Guns 'N Hoses game
taking on the Springfield Falcons at 7:00.
The Guns 'N Hoses game figures to be very competitive,
with players on both sides that have previously
competed at the high school and collegiate levels,
and a few that have played minor league professional
While both teams will skate hard and want to
win the game, Brian Donovan and George Carpenter,
the organizers of the game, stated that "both
sides realize that it is the athletes of Special
Olympics that will be the big winners of the evening."
Tickets are $15 each and are good for admission
to both games. $5 from every ticket sold will
benefit Special Olympics New York. Tickets are
available by calling the Adirondack Phantoms at
518-480-3355 or Special Olympics New York at 518-388-0790.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Phantoms vs. Falcons game will feature two
teams vying for playoff positioning, as both teams
are currently tied with 59 points, just 2 points
out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern
Chris Porreca, Executive V.P. of the Phantoms,
expects a lot of people to turn out for the game,
saying "This is a great opportunity for the
Adirondack Phantoms to be part of the community
involvement with Special Olympics New York and
help kick start the 2012 Fall Games in Glens Falls.
We are honored to have the chance to represent
the athletes of Special Olympics New York with
a hockey doubleheader."
Come enjoy our hockey doubleheader at the Glens
Falls Civic Center on March 24 with the Guns 'N
Hoses game at 3:00 followed by the Phantoms game