The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that they
have signed 6'3" right wing Derek Mathers
(pronounced May-thers) to an Amateur Tryout contract
(ATO) according to head coach Joe Paterson.
Mathers will wear #29 as he enters his first games
of professional hockey this weekend. He was a
seventh round draft choice of the Flyers in 2011
and participated with the team in Voorhees, NJ
during the preseason before being sent back to
Mathers is only 18 years old having just completed
his second season of Major Juniors with the Peterborough
Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The Strathroy,
Ontario native played in 65 games this year scoring
nine goals and eight assists for 17 points while
accumulating 177 penalty minutes which was third
in the league. As a 17 year old playing In his
first year in the OHL in 2010-11 he had 171 penalty
minutes which led the league.
He is eligible to join the Phantoms for the end
of the season as the Peterborough team missed
qualifying or the OHL playoffs.
Here is a link to a Mathers fight in the Flyers
rookie game against the Capitals rookies in September
in Philadelphia prior to his rejoining Peterborough.
Adirondack's next home games are Saturday, March
24 against Springfield on Star Wars Night followed
by a Sunday, March 25 matchup with Binghamton
on Dax's first birthday celebration. For tickets,
call the Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.
Friday, March 23, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons
at Adirondack Phantoms. Star Wars Night with Darth
Vader and Boba Fett! Guns 'N Hoses Charity Game
at 3:00 to benefit NY Special Olympics.
Sunday, March 25, 3:00 - Binghamton Senators at
Adirondack Phantoms. Dax's Birthday Party and
Mascot Mania!! Post-game skate with the Phantoms
players presented by Glens Falls Hospital.
Get great savings with the Phantoms when you bring
your group of 15 friends or co-workers to a game.
Group-rates available as low as $13 per person.
Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.
The Sunday Family 3-Pack is available for ALL
Sunday home games! Get 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs,
3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program all for
only $39. That's a savings of $26!
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and on twitter @phantomshockey