This Week's Games
Friday, November 2 (7:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, November 3 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Last Week's Scores
Friday, October 26 -
Albany Devils 5 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
Saturday, October 27 - Rochester
Americans 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
Sunday, October 28 -
Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Syracuse Crunch 3 (OT)
Brayden Schenn 4-5-9
Sean Couturier 1-5-6
Tye McGinn 3-1-4
Zac Rinaldo 2-1-3
Scott Munroe 2-2-0, 3.28, .909
Cal Heeter 1-2-0, 4.00, .859
The Adirondack Phantoms enjoy their first homestand
of the 2012-13 season as they play back-to-back
games at the Glens Falls Civic Center this Friday
and Saturday. It's an all-rivalry weekend as the
Syracuse Crunch come to town Friday night followed
by the Albany Devils on Saturday night.
The Adirondack Phantoms stand at 3-4-0 overall
and are looking to move ahead of the .500 mark
with a sweep of the tough upcoming home weekend.
Friday night's game features the return of $2
draft beer specials PLUS the All-American pregame
buffet in Heritage Hall with grilled hamburgers,
hot-dogs and much more.
Saturday night is Phantoms Poster Night for the
first 3,000 fans presented by Glens Falls Printing.
And fans can take their great posters to Heritage
Hall after the game where the whole team will
be appearing to sign autographs. Be prepared to
stay after the game. You won't want to miss this
great autograph opportunity with the WHOLE team!
It's the best caliber of hockey ever to hit Glens
Falls with several current NHL'ers suiting up
for the Phantoms due to the lockout. When you
get your tickets in advance, you save. Call the
Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
After this weekend, it's a five-game road-trip
for the Phantoms beginning next Friday and Saturday,
November 9 and 10 at Rochester and Albany and
continuing the following week to Manchester, Binghamton
The Phantoms will return to the Glens Falls Civic
Center over Thanksgiving week to begin an exciting
six-game run of home games to help boost your
holiday fun! It's a lot of hockey over less than
two weeks at the Glens Falls Civic Center with
some great promotions for the fans. It's also
the team's longest homestand of the season. This
fantastic portion of the schedule runs from Wednesday,
November 21 through Saturday, December 1 and includes
the team's traditional and popular Black Friday
home game on Friday, November 23 against the Norfolk
Contact a Phantoms ticket representative to book
your group of 15 or more fans and save big. Or
order your 22-pack or 12-pack. If you plan on
coming to more than one Phantoms game this season,
then we have the ticket package for you to save
some bucks! Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, October 26 - Albany 5 - Adirondack
The Albany Devils got an early 2-0 lead and never
looked back as they defeated the Adirondack Phantoms
5-1 on Friday night at the Times Union Center.
Zac Rinaldo scored on a penalty shot late in the
first period. It was the second straight game
for him scoring a goal and his first ever penalty
Adam Henrique got it back early in the second
with a penalty shot of his own.
The AHL had not seen two penalty shot goals scored
in the same game in 16 years. The last time it
happened was December 7, 1996 in a game between
Springfield and Providence.
Cal Heeter played well for the Phantoms despite
taking the loss. He kept Adirondack close in the
game through the first two periods and made several
The game was the first of 12 in the Time Warner
Cable Cup rivalry series and gives the Devils
a 1-0 lead.
Saturday, October 27 - Rochester 6
- Adirondack 2
One of the highest scoring teams in the AHL invaded
the Glens Falls Civic Center and were able to
fire home six goals before the evening was through
in a 6-2 victory. The penalty-filled affair featured
numerous power plays and a total of 94 penalty
minutes and 17 power plays.
Rochester went 2-for-10 on the power play while
Adirondack was 0-for-7. Entering the game, the
Phantoms were the least penalized team in the
AHL but a number of slashing and hooking infractions
right from the start changed that rather quickly.
Harry Zolnierczyk and Mike Testwuide scored for
the Phantoms. For "Big Mike" it was
his first game of the year.
Adirondack was trailing only 4-2 with four minutes
to go AND went on a power play with an opportunity
to close the deficit. The Phantoms pulled goalie
Scott Munroe to increase their chances of making
it a one-goal game but shortly thereafter surrendered
an empty-netter and then another goal after that.
Rick Schoefield scored a pair of goals to lead
Tye McGinn dropped the gloves with Nick Tarnasky
after he earned a five-minute major for boarding
on hit against Danny Syvret. It was a quality
fight with both tough guys landing several solid
rights against each other.
Rochester outshot the Phantoms 51-30 in the game
as they won the first of four games between the
two teams. The Phantoms travel to western New
York for a rematch at Blue Cross Arena next Friday,
Sunday, October 28 - Adirondack 4
- Syracuse 3 (OT)
Comeback-Time for the Phantoms!! With their backs
to the wall as they were winding down their first
three-in-three weekend of the season, Adirondack
staged an exciting and dramatic comeback to pull
out an overtime win at the Syracuse Crunch 4-3.
Brayden Schenn scored a rare 6-on-3 power-play
and extra-attacker goal with 1:02 remaining to
tie the score. And Brandon Manning needed just
14 seconds into the overtime to blast home the
game-winner and stun the Syracuse-partisan crowd.
Tye McGinn scored a pair of goals for the Phantoms
in the second period to give Adirondack a 2-1
lead at the time as he completed a nice weekend
of play. Schenn participated in every goal finishing
the day with one goal and three assists.
Cal Heeter was especially strong in net in his
first career professional victory with 32 saves
as he allowed only one even-strength goal.
It was the first overtime game of the season and
the second time the team has battled back from
a deficit to post a victory.
Firsts and Milestones
Cal Heeter posted his first career professional
win on Sunday afternoon at the Syracuse Crunch.
The rookie out of Ohio State stopped 32 out of
35 shots he faced and allowed only one even strength
goal. Heeter has made three starts so far for
the Phantoms but has yet to appear in game action
at home. The native of St. Louis, MO was 13-11-5,
2.45, .918 with the Buckeyes in his senior season
last year. In his career at OSU he went 39-36-11
with a goals against average of 2.58 and a saves
percentage of .915 in a total of 94 games played.
One of his highlights last year was a 40-save
shutout of national ranked Miami (Ohio) on January
7, 20111 in a 1-0 win.
Brandon Manning scored the first overtime goal
of his professional career. The Prince George,
BC native says he has scored a couple of overtime
winners in juniors. The former captain of the
Chilliwack Bruins earned an "A" as an
alternate captain as a 22-year-old defenseman.
"ManDog" joined the Phantoms in December
of last year after missing the first two months
with injury and impressed so much that he made
it up to the Flyers for a four-game stint in March
as he made his NHL debut.
Tye McGinn recorded the third multi-goal game
of his career. All three of his standout performances
have been against Norfolk/Syracuse. McGinn scored
five out of his 11 goals last season against the
Norfolk Admirals including a couple of two-goal
games. Tampa Bay moved their affiliate from Norfolk
to Syracuse this season so the current Crunch
team is pretty much the same as last year's Calder
Cup Champion Admirals team. And McGinn's success
against them has continued as well with his two-goal
effort Sunday afternoon. Seven of McGinn's career
15 professional goals scored have come against
the Tampa Bay affiliate.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Brayden Schenn
Brayden Schenn is the Saratoga Spine Phantoms
Player of the Week. He participated in all four
of Adirondack's scores in their dramatic come-from-behind
win at Syracuse on Sunday with one goal and three
assists which included the 6-on-3 tally with just
The 21-year-old Schenn is in his second full season
of professional hockey and is one of 10 players
on the Adirondack roster who played with the Philadelphia
Flyers last year or earlier. Schenn was the fifth
overall pick in the NHL draft by the Los Angeles
Kings in 2009 and scored a combined total of 21
goals last season. He began with six goals with
Adirondack early in the year including a hat trick
in October, 2011 against Bridgeport. He then added
12 regular season goals for the Philadelphia Flyers
in the NHL regular season beginning with his first
ever NHL goal on the biggest hockey stage of all;
The Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
He added three more goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Not surprisingly, Schenn is the Phantoms leader
in scoring seven games into the season with nine
points on four goals and five assists.
Many fans would not remember that Adirondack was
briefly affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Before the AHL expanded to 30 teams, it was not
uncommon for teams to share parent-club affiliations.
The Adirondack Red Wings were jointly affiliated
with the Detroit Red Wings AND the Tampa Bay Lightning
from 1996-98 in the early seasons of the Lightning
franchise. Paul Brousseau, who led Adirondack
in scoring in 1996-97 with 35 goals and 66 points,
was perhaps the best known of the Lightning prospects
to play for the Adirondack Red Wings. He would
rack up 45 more goals with Adirondack in 1997-98.
Syracuse Crunch, 4-1-2 (Tampa Bay
Last year, the majority of this team were together
as the Norfolk Admirals and went on to win the
Calder Cup following an historic and almost unfathomable
28-game win streak to conclude the regular season.
Tampa Bay switched their affiliation from Norfolk
to Syracuse and with the switch went some of the
highest scoring young players in the league including
Cory Conacher and Tyler Johnson.
The last time Norfolk was at the Glens Falls Civic
Center was April 15, 2012. 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 to finish the
year with their 28-game streak.
Cory Conacher - AHL MVP and Rookie of the Year
in 2011-12 with 39 goals and 41 assists.
Undrafted speedster out of Canisius College.
Second in the AHL in points with 11 on five goals
and six assists.
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 - Second-year pro out of Spokane
in the WHL had a tremendous rookie season with
31 goals and 37 assists. This year he has already
racked up five goals and three assists.
Brett Connolly - a send-down from Tampa Bay during
the NHL lockout.
Played in 68 games with the Lightning in his rookie
season scoring four goals.
Mike Angeledis- Captain of the Crunch and former
captain of the Albany River Rats The center played
for Albany for four seasons from 2006-10. Will
take many of the team's key face-offs.
Riku Helenius - Talented first round pick of TB
in 2006 (#15 overall).
Back in the U.S. after last three seasons in Finland
His last season in the AHL was 2008-09 with Norfolk
(9-15-0, 2.72, .918)
This season is 1-1-0, 4.81, .824
Dustin Tokarski - Fifth round pick of Lightning
Went 32-11-0, .913, 2.23 last year with Norfolk
in helping lead the team to the Calder Cup.
This year is 3-1-1, .904, 2.37.
Broke Michael Leighton's Admirals record for most
career wins. Leighton had 75 victories. Tokarski
now has 83.
Led the Spokane Chiefs to the 2008 Memorial Cup
and was goaltender for Team Canada's fifth consecutive
gold medal at 2009 World Juniors.
Jon Cooper - Was a shoe-in for Louis A.R. Pieri
Memorial Award for AHL Coach of the Year honors.
Jeff Dimmen - Played for the Norfolk Admirals
last year. Reunited with his former teammates
Devils, 2-4-0 (New Jersey Devils)
Game 2 out of 12 for the Time Warner Cable Cup.
Devils lead the season series 1-0.
Rick Kowalsky is in his third year at the helm
of the Devils who are 2-4-0 to begin the season.
Last weekend, they defeated Adirondack 5-1 on
Friday and then lost at Hershey on Saturday 3-0.
Kowalsky was previously the head coach of Trenton
(ECHL) for four years before being promoted to
Jacob Josefson - Early scoring leader for Devils,
4 goals and 2 assists. 21-year-old center played
in 41 games with New Jersey last year scoring
two goals and seven assists. Also played in 28
games with New Jersey in 2010-11 with three goals.
Adam Henrique - 16 goals for NJ during regular
Game 7 double OT winner vs. Florida in first round
of Stanley Cup playoffs.
25 goals for Albany in 2010-11.
Former teammates with Eric Wellwood with Windson
Spitfires (OHL) who won back-to-back Memorial
Tim Sestito - older brother of the Flyers' and
Phantoms' Tom Sestito (currently with Sheffield
Played in 18 games with New Jersey last year.
While with Albany, he logged 45 games and nine
Darcy and Kelly Zajac - Younger brothers of 2004
NJ first-rounder Travis Zajac who has 91 goals,
Darcy is in third full pro season. Scored 8 goals
in 66 games with Albany last year. Also played
in 2 games with Adirondack in 2009-20.
Kelly is a rookie out of Union College who has
not played for the Devils yet due to injury.
Keith Kinkaid - Second-year pro goalie out of
Union. Last year was 17-20-3, 2.94, .904 with
three shutouts including one vs. Adirondack. This
year is 1-3-0, .913, 2.27
Jeff Frazee - Second-round pick of NJ in 2005
out of University of Minnesota. Winner vs. Phantoms
last Friday. 12-19-2, .906, .267 last year. This
season is 1-1-0, .915, 2.02
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 Albany Devils lead
the rivalry series so far this year 1 game to
The Phantoms and Devils are squaring off in three
consecutive weekends. Adirondack travels back
to the Times Union Center on Saturday, November
10 at 7:00 pm.
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.
-- Defense -- Shots ----- Shot Against - PP ------
(21st) 3.71 (27th) 32.4 (4th ) 32.7 (25th) 11.6
(22nd) 82.4 (14th)
SYR 3.57 (8th ) 3.57 (24th) 31.6 (8th ) 26.3 (6th
) 21.7 (10th) 84.6 (13th)
2.33 (24th) 2.33 (5th ) 29.2 (20th) 25.3 (4th
) 09.5 (28th) 80.0 (16th)
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
The Phantoms Power Hour is back as well. The weekly
show recapping the past game and featuring interviews
with Phantoms players and coaches is every Monday
at 7:00 pm throughout the season. A new LIVE location
where the fans can join us will be announced soon.
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.
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, 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).
Monday, November 5 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour on Q101.7. Scheduled guests
include Matt Mangene and Andrew Johnston. This
week's show from the GFCC press-box. New live
location where the fans can attend with us to
be announced soon!
Friday, November 9 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Rochester Americans
Saturday, November 10 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils
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