Friday, October 26 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils
Saturday, October 27 (7:00) - Rochester Americans
at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, October 28 (3:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Syracuse Crunch
Last Week's Scores
Friday, October 19 - St. John's IceCaps 2 - Adirondack
Saturday, October 20 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 -
St. John's IceCaps 3
The Adirondack Phantoms are back in the U.S.
to play their first stretch of three games in
three days this season. The weekend action begins
at Albany for a Friday night game against the
Devils, the first of 12 between the two Northway
rivals in their battle for the Time Warner Cable
Cup. Saturday, the Phantoms are at home against
the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the
Buffalo Sabres. And on Sunday, the Phantoms close
out the weekend with a 3:00 tilt on the road at
the Syracuse Crunch, AHL affiliate of the Tampa
For Saturday's home game, a Halloween Costume
Parade on the ice between periods will be featured.
And fans can take advantage of the pregame All-You-Can-Heat
Pasta Buffet in Heritage Hall for only $12. Get
your tickets in advance by calling the Phantoms
at 518-480-3355. This Saturday is Adirondack's
first home game since their sold-out Opening Night
thriller in which they defeated the Portland Pirates
6-3 on October 13.
Adirondack split their two-game series at St.
John's last weekend to move their season record
to 2-2-0. The Phantoms lost the Friday night weekend
opener 2-1 to the IceCaps. And then Adirondack
rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the Saturday game
to pull out a hard-fought 4-3 victory.
Time Warner Cable Cup
The Adirondack Phantoms and Albany Devils season-long
rivalry is again being sponsored by Time Warner
Cable. The Phantoms have won the last two Time
Warner Cable Cups including a 7 games to 3 advantage
last year that featured three overtime wins on
home-ice for Adirondack.
The two teams will face each other 12 times in
2012-13 including six encounters at the Glens
Falls Civic Center. The Adirondack Phantoms are
13-5-1 all-time against the Albany Devils. The
lone Albany claim for the Time Warner Cable Cup
came in 2009-10 when their team was still known
as the Albany River Rats.
The Adirondack Phantoms are pleased to announce
that their Saturday night game against Rochester
will be that evening's featured broadcast on NHL
Network Radio channel on Sirius and XM satellite
radio. Fans across the continent can listen to
all the action on Sirius 207 and on XM 92. Additionally,
"Voice of the Phantoms" Bob Rotruck
will be live on NHL Network Radio on Thursday
at 1:05 pm to talk about the upcoming game.
On The Air
The Voice of the Phantoms, Bob Rotruck, has the
fast-paced hockey action and excitement all season
long on the flagship home of the Adirondack Phantoms,
Classic Hits Q101.7 and on the Phantoms Radio
Network presented by Curtis Lumber. Broadcasts
begin 30 minutes prior to game-time with the Pepsi
Countdown to Faceoff pregame show and also include
the Great Meadow Federal Credit Union post-game
show including audio-replay highlights. Be sure
to tune-in on your way to and from each Phantoms
And get ready for the return of the Phantoms Power
Hour on Monday nights which will debut soon and
at a great new location to be announced in the
future. The first show will take place this Monday,
October 29 at 7:00 pm on Q101.7. It will be broadcast
from the press-box at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
A new LIVE location for the show will be announced
soon and fans will love our brand new debut for
the weekly show!
Fans can also listen to all the Phantoms games
on our internet home at ustream.tv/channel/phantomsradio
. UStream is also available as a free app on Android
and iPhone so you can listen wherever you go!
AHLLive.com has all the games too on pay-per-view.
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, October 19 - St. John's 2
- Adirondack 1
The team departed Glens Falls on Tuesday night
, would stay overnight in Montreal, and then would
arrive to St. John's late on Wednesday afternoon
after a couple of flights. The Phantoms would
spend the next few days in Newfoundland and Labradour
in Canada and would not return until Sunday night
following their first ever games against the IceCaps.
In Friday's game, the Phantoms kept blasting away
and they actually beat IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale
on several occasions. But lady-luck was somewhat
against Adirondack in the weekend opener as the
Phantoms clanged shots off the posts on FIVE different
occasions. Their lone goal in the second period
came off the stick of rookie center Andrew Johnston
who tipped an Eric Wellwood slapshot home.
Scott Munroe was very good in goal for the Phantoms
particularly in the first period as St. John's
kept busy on the attack but took the hard-luck
loss. The game was the home opener for the defending
Atlantic Division champions and the team was boosted
by a raucous crowd excited for hockey season on
Saturday, October 20 - Adirondack
4 - St. John's 3
Adirondack overcame a 2-0 deficit as they would
score goals less than a minute apart on two different
occasions to pull out a hard-fought 4-3 victory.
The win earned the Phantoms a split of the weekend
series in Newfoundland against the affiliates
of the Winnipeg Jets.
Brandon Manning's power-play slapper from the
right point got the Phantoms on the board. And
Shane Harper would tally his first of the season
just 27 seconds later on an intercept in the right
circle while the St. John's goalie was still down
Tied at 2-2 in the third period, Zac Rinaldo would
capitalize on a 2-on-1 rush with less than eight
minutes remaining to give Adirondack the lead.
With Harry Zolnierczyk speeding up the other side
of the ice, Rinaldo saw the opportunity to bury
the shot himself and blasted it perfectly to the
far-side for the go-ahead tally. Less than a minute
later, Brayden Schenn's extremely sharp-angle
drive from the left-wing corner would catch St.
John's goalie Eddie Pasquale off-guard and sneak
through five-hole to stretch the advantage to
Scott Munroe allowed a power play goal with four
minutes left as the deficit was cut to one but
he would make a couple big saves at the end to
preserve the win.
Firsts and Milestones
Rookie center Andrew Johnston scored his first
professional goal in Friday night's game at St.
John's. The Sakatoon, SASK native comes from the
Junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League where
he scored 39 combined goals in the regular season
and playoffs for the Anavet Cup champion Humbolt
Broncos. Johnston was committed to play at Union
in Schenectedy before opting to sign professionally
with the Flyers organization.
Jeff Dimmen played his first ever games with Adirondack
after missing the opening weekend with injury.
The defenseman from the University of Maine has
been friends since childhood with Colorado natives
Mike Testwuide and Ben Holmstrom. He also was
teammates in college with Matt Mangene. Dimmen
played for the Calder Cup Champion Norfolk Admirals
last season in his rookie season of professional
hockey and would be reunited with his former teammates
this Sunday when Adirondack travels to Syracuse
(the new affiliates of the Tampa Bay Lightning
who were in Norfolk last year).
Scott Munroe's win on Saturday is his 66th for
the Phantoms organization, and his second for
the Adirondack Phantoms. Munroe had 64 wins previously
for the Phantoms but they all came from 2006-09
when the team was still the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Munroe is third all-time on the Phantoms in career
wins and is just five shy of Antero Nittymaki's
career total of 71 victories for second place.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo is the Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player
of the Week. His tie-breaking goal with less than
eight minutes remaining in the third period propelled
the Phantoms to a 4-3 victory on the road at St.
The 22-year-old Rinaldo is in his third season
of professional hockey and is one of 10 players
on the Adirondack roster who played with the Philadelphia
Flyers last year or earlier. Rinaldo scored two
goals with Philadelphia last season in 66 games
and also accumulated 232 penalty minutes, second-most
in the league. Rinaldo is normally knows for his
big hits and fighting prowess but on Saturday
night he looked like a pure goal-scorer in helping
lead the Phantoms to victory.
Phantoms Phocus - Brayden Schenn
Brayden Schenn is already off to a hot start with
the Adirondack Phantoms in 2012-13 with three
goals and five points in just four games. The
21 year old from Saskatoon, SASK now has nine
goals and 17 points in just 11 career games in
the AHL. He began last season with Adirondack
due to an injury in the preseason. hen he made
it to Philadelphia he had another complication
which hampered his progress. But then he scored
his first NHL goal on the biggest stage of all;
The NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia on national
TV against the New York Rangers on January 2,
2012. He finished the season with 18 goals in
total with 12 coming in the NHL after scoring
six for the Phantoms.
His first goal of the 2012-13 season was a real
beauty. He toe-dragged and deked out a Portland
defenseman on a shorthanded push and then slid
in along the backhand past the goalie for a key
late tally. Schenn's highlight-reel goal was featured
on national highlights and on NHL.com.
Albany Devils, 1-2-0 (New Jersey Devils)
The Phantoms travel to the familiar confines of
the Times Union Center this Friday night for the
first of their 12 encounters with the Albany Devils,
AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. In fact,
the Phantoms and Devils are already familiar with
each other THIS season stemming from their two
preseason games at the teams' practice facilities
in Voorhees, NJ and Newark, NJ.
Rick Kowalsky is in his third year at the helm
of the Devils who are 1-2-0 to begin the season.
Last Saturday, the Devils picked up their first
win as goalie Keith Kinkaid dealt a 30-save shutout
at the Worcester Sharks in a 4-0 final.
Jacob Josefson is the early scoring leader for
the Devils with two goals and one assist. He has
played in 69 career NHL games with New Jersey
and had five goals and 14 assists last year.
Adam Henrique is perhaps the best known of the
NHL'ers on the Albany squad. The young talent
scored 16 goals for New Jersey in the regular
season and then came through with several key
goals in their Stanley Cup run including a Game
7 winner in double overtime to push past Florida
in the first round.
Henrique scored 25 goals for Albany in his debut
professional season in 2010-11 and before that
was teammates with Adirondack Phantoms winger
Eric Wellwood with the back-to-back Memorial Cup
champion Windsor Spitfires.
Tim Sestito, older brother of the Flyers' and
Phantoms' Tom Sestito, played in 18 games with
New Jersey last year. While with Albany, he logged
45 games and nine goals.
Another brotherly connection involves the Zajac's
where Albany has the two younger brothers of NHL
standout Travis on their roster. Darcy Zajac is
in his third season with the Albany Devils. He
played two games for the Phantoms at the end of
the 2009-10 season. The youngest, Kelly Zajac,
in his rookie season after scoring eight goals
and 24 assists for the Union Dutchmen last year.
Second-year pro out of Union, Keith Kinkaid, again
shares the goaltending duties with Jeff Frazee
who is in his fifth season as a pro. Frazee is
a second-round draft choice (#38 overall) of the
Devils back in 2005 from the University of Minnesota
and has been in the Devils system for his entire
professional career since 2008 with Trenton (ECHL),
Lowell and Albany.
Rochester Americans, 3-2-0 (Buffalo
Here come the high-flying Rochester Americans!
They can be down in a game but never count them
out. Trailing at Hershey by scores of 4-1 and
5-2 on Saturday night, the Amerks put on a wild
comeback as they came all the way back to defeat
the Bears 8-7.
Rochester represents the lone western conference
opposition the Phantoms will face in 2012-13.
Some top-notch NHL talent line the Rochester roster
including Cody Hodgson who scored 19 goals in
the NHL last year with Vancouver and Buffalo.
Hodgson was the #10 overall selection in the 2008
draft and he has already dished out seven assists
Luke Adam is another. The Sabres second-round
choice in 2008 scored 10 goals with Buffalo last
year and had lit it up for 29 goals in the AHL
in 2010-11 with Portland.
Marcus Foligno is second in the AHL in scoring
with five goals and eight points. He had six goals
and 13 points in just 14 NHL games last year as
he exploded onto the scene after he had already
buried 16 goals with Rochester.
T.J. Brennan is the top scoring defenseman in
the AHL with seven points on three goals and four
assists. He played in 11 games with Buffalo last
season but spent the bulk of the year in Rochester
where he scored 16 goals and 14 assists from the
blue-line in 2011-12. Brennan is in his fourth
year in the Sabres' organization which includes
two seasons with their former affiliate in Portland.
Third-year AHL'er David Leggio out of Clarkson
University has been in net for all five games
so far for the Amerks going 3-2-0, 3.97, .887.
The rookie backing him up is Connor Knapp out
of Miami (Ohio) University who had mind-blowing
numbers with the RedHawks in his senior season
sporting a 1.69 goals against average and .933
saves percentage while going 15-8-0.
Back to Marcus Foligno: He is the younger brother
of Nick Foligno who has 351 career NHL games with
Ottawa and 61 goals. His father is Mike Foligno
who was one of the most popular Buffalo Sabres
of all-time in his 10 seasons with the team from
1981-91. Mike scored 355 career NHL goals in 1018
games. Mike Foligno was head coach of Hershey
for five seasons from 1998-2003 and now serves
as assistant coach of the Chicago Wolves in the
AHL after he was assistant with the Anaheim Ducks
for two seasons.
Ron Rolston is in his second year as head coach
of the Americans having previously been head coach
of the national Under-18 team. His older brother
is Brian Rolston who has scored 342 career NHL
goals in 1256 games over 17 seasons, mostly with
New Jersey, Boston and Minnesota.
Ron Rolston worked with the Under-18 team at the
USA Hockey National Development Program for seven
seasons winning three gold medals in the IIHF
championships. He had previously served as an
assistant coach at various college hockey programs
including Lake Superior State, Clarkson, Harvard
and Boston College.
Syracuse Crunch, 4-0-0 (Tampa Bay
The last time the Phantoms faced these guys, they
were the Norfolk Admirals. Parent-club Tampa Bay
switched affiliations this summer and moved their
AHL team to Syracuse. And with the switch went
some of the highest scoring young players in the
league including Cory Conacher and Tyler Johnson.
The Admirals ended last year on a 28-game winning
streak to shatter all professional hockey records.
They then went on to cruise through the post-season
to a Calder Cup Championship. And the core of
the team that has moved to Syracuse has simply
picked up where the Admirals left off in starting
the season 4-0-0.
In an emotionally charged game on April 15, 2012
between Adirondack and Norfolk, Ben Holmstrom
thought he had tied the score with 19 seconds
remaining via a 6-on-5 goal. But the referee waved
it off due to slight contact in the crease on
a controversial decision as the Admirals were
able finish the year with their 28-game streak.
Now the Tampa Bay Lightning's crop of young talent
call Syracuse their home. The Crunch and former
parent-club Anaheim parted ways after two seasons.
This past Saturday night, it did not look like
the unbeaten streak for their main group of players
would be continuing. The Crunch found themselves
in a 5-0 deficit at the Binghamton Senators in
a fight-filled battle that saw a goalie-scrap
between Crunch goalie Riku Helenius and Binghamton
netminder Robin Lehner. After that fight came
the big comeback. Syracuse would score six straight
to win the game in overtime 6-5.
The end result is that many of these players on
the Syracuse Crunch have won their last 32 straight
regular season games going back to their streak
Cory Conacher won league Most Valuable Player
and Rookie of the Year honors last season with
Norfolk with 39 goals and 41 assists. The undrafted
speedster out of Canisius College is already off
to a flying start this season with four goals
and nine points to lead the league. He was only
the fourth rookie ever to be named league MVP
and was the first since Stephan Lebeau in 1988-89.
Conacher is a famous name in NHL history. Cory
is related to hockey hall of famers Charlie Conacher
(1929-41 mostly with Toronto), Roy Conacher (1938-1952
Boston, Chicago) and Lionel Conacher (1925-37
NY Americans, Montreal Maroons).
Tyler Johnson from Spokane in the WHL also had
a tremendous rookie season with 31 goals and 37
assists. This year he has already racked up five
goals and three assists. Ondrej Palat has six
assists already this year in just five games.
Former Albany River Rats center Mike Angelidis
is one of the veteran leaders of the squad. He
played for Albany for four seasons from 2006-10.
Riku Helenius and Dustin Tokarski are the team's
goalies for head coach Jon Cooper who was a shoe-in
for AHL Coach of the Year honors last year and
is now beginning his third campaign in the American
It will be a reunion for Phantoms defenseman Jeff
Dimmen who played for the Norfolk championship
team last year.
Phantoms This Week
Wednesday, 10:30 am - Practice at Glens Falls
Thursday, 10:30 am - Practice at Glens Falls Civic
Friday, 10:30 am - Practice at Glens Falls Civic
Friday, 7:00 pm - Game at Albany Devils
Saturday, 10:00 am - Morning skate at Glens Falls
Saturday, 11:00 am - Visitors Morning Skate
Saturday, 7:00 pm - Game vs. Rochester Americans
Sunday, 10:00 am - Bus departs
Sunday, 3:00 pm - Game at Syracuse Crunch
Support professional hockey in Glens Falls and
say that you're in. The I'm In campaign is designed
to show the AHL, teams, owners and everyone about
the great support we can provide for a professional
hockey team at the GFCC. With a goal of 1,756
season tickets for next season, the team would
be able to help show the long-term viability of
this great hockey market.
Thanks to everyone in the community for their
great teamwork in showing the league that the
backing and support for AHL hockey in Glens Falls
is here to stay. Together we can do this. I'm
in! Call the Phantoms to find out how you can
help at 518-480-3355.
The Adirondack Phantoms' 25 player roster features
plenty of familiarity as well as experience. 20
out of those 25 have played for the Phantoms before
including 18 last year. And 10 players on the
roster have played in the NHL for the Philadelphia
Flyers including nine last season. There's a lot
of talent on this team including plenty of impressive
The ten players on the Phantoms roster who played
for the Flyers (either last season or in previous
seasons) include: Marc-Andre Bourdon, Sean Couturier,
Erik Gustafsson, Ben Holmstrom, Brandon Manning,
Zac Rinaldo, Danny Syvret, Brayden Schenn, Eric
Wellwood and Harry Zolnierczyk.
Welcome Head Coach Terry Murray
The new head coach for the Adirondack Phantoms
is NHL veteran mentor Terry Murray. No coach in
the history of the AHL has ever had more experience
than Murray who has been at the bench for 1,012
NHL regular season games with Los Angeles, Philadelphia,
Washington and Florida. He has posted a career
record of 499-383-89-41 for a points percentage
of .557 and is 19th all-time in NHL history in
regular season games coached and is 18th all-time
in total wins.
Murray returns to the Flyers organization for
his third tour of duty as a coach. He most recently
worked in the Los Angeles Kings organization,
where he was the head coach from the start of
the 2008-09 season through December 2011. Prior
to joining the Kings, Murray was a Flyers assistant
coach for four seasons from 2003-2008, working
first under Ken Hitchcock and later under John
He was the head coach of the Flyers for three
seasons from 1994 through 1997, leading the Flyers
to the 1997 Stanley Cup Final. He posted a record
of 118-64-30 in 212 games behind the bench in
Friday, October 26 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils - Game 1
of Time Warner Cable Cup
Saturday, October 27 (7:00) -
Rochester Americans at Adirondack Phantoms - Halloween
Sunday, October 28 (3:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Monday, October 29 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. Guests to
be announced. This episode will air from the Glens
Falls Civic Center. New live location for the
weekly show coming soon.
Friday, November 2 (7:00) - Syracuse
Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Start of "Movember!"
$2 Draft Beer Specials. All-American Pregame Buffet
Saturday, November 3 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms. Team Poster
Giveaway Night presented by Glens Falls Printing
(first 3,000 fans). Pasta Pregame Buffet ($12).
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Pick up your Phantoms schedule posters! They're
available now at the Adirondack Phantoms offices
located downstairs inside the Glens Falls Civic
Center. Also look for them around town. Pick up
an extra and post it on the door or window of
your area store or business. Help spread the word...Hockey
Season is Here!!
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unused game tickets can be redeemed for future
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I'm In! We need 1,756 season ticket holders for
this season to help prove the viability of Glens
Falls as a great hockey market. The league and
other teams are watching! We're almost there.
Keep it up, fans! To join the "I'm In"
campaign, contribute your $50 down-payment to
a season ticket for 2012-13 or ask about a 22-pack
or 12-pack ticket plan. Together we can do this.
Call the Adirondack Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.