This Week's Games
Friday, November 9 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Rochester Americans
Saturday, November 10 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils
Wednesday, November 14 (10:00am) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Manchester Monarchs
Friday, November 16 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Seantors
Saturday, November 17 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Syracuse Crunch
Wednesday, November 21 (7:00) - Bridgeport Sound
Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, November 23 (7:00) - Norfolk Admirals
at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, November 24 (7:00) - Hershey Bears at
Last Week's Scores
Friday, November 2 - Syracuse Crunch 4 - Adirondack
Saturday, November 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 -
Albany Devils 0
Brayden Schenn 4-7-11
Sean Couturier 2-8-10
Tye McGinn 3-1-4
Erik Gustafsson 1-3-4
Ben Holmstrom 1-3-4
Scott Munroe 3-2-0 2.62 .923
Cal Heeter 1-3-0 3.76 .853
Record - 4-5-0
Offense - 21st (out of 30), 2.6 goals per game
Defense - 24th, 3.3
Power Play - 22nd, 12.7 (7-55)
Penalty Kill - 9th, 86.7 (6-45)
Shots - 9th, 31.6
Shots allowed - 19th, 30.3
The Adirondack Phantoms embark on a five-game
stretch of road games beginning this Friday night
at Rochester. The series will also take them to
Albany this Saturday, Manchester next Wednesday
and Binghaton and Syracuse the following Friday
and Saturday. The slate of five represents the
second-longest road-swing of the season for the
Phantoms trailing only a seven-gamer facing the
team next March.
Every year in early November, the Adirondack Stampede
Charity Rodeo comes to the Glens Falls Civic Center
prompting the only time all hockey season that
the ice will be completely removed. After the
rodeo concludes, the ice will be re-installed
as if starting from scratch.
Plenty of quality NHL'ers will be battling it
out against each other all weekend long. Adirondack
features double-digit NHL goal-scorers Sean Couturier
and Brayden Schenn as well as the likes of Zac
Rinaldo, Eric Wellwood, Erik Gustafsson, Marc-Andre
Bourdon and Harry Zolnierczyk.
Rochester's top guys from the NHL include Cody
Hodgson who scored a combined 19 goals last year
with Vancouver and Buffalo along with Luke Adam
(AHL Rookie of the Year 2010-11) and Marcus Foligno
(son of popular Buffalo Sabre, Mike).
The Albany lineup has Stanley Cup playoff hero
Adam Henrique who scored in double-overtime in
game 7 in the opening round last year against
Florida as well as Swedish talents sent from the
NHL; Adam Larsson and Jacob Josefson.
There is little doubt that with talent such as
these standouts that Glens Falls is enjoying the
best quality of hockey and caliber of talent that
has ever been seen at the Civic Center.
Adirondack's next home game is still not for a
couple more weeks. The Phantoms return on Wednesday,
November 21 against Bridgeport to begin their
longest homestand of the season, a six-gamer.
The Phantoms are 4-5-0 overall after splitting
their weekend set of back-to-back home games against
Syracuse and Albany culminating with an exciting
4-0 victory over the Devils.
Looking Further Ahead
The longest homestand of the season gets underway
on Wednesday, November 21 and features the annual
Black Friday game on Friday, November 23 followed
by another big one on Saturday, November 24 against
the Hershey Bears on Youth Jersey Giveaway Night
presented by the Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation
Team combined with Mustache Jersey Night for the
Phantoms presented by Parks Heritage Federal Credit
Union featuring a post-game jersey auction with
part of the proceeds to benefit the C.R. Wood
Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital.
Special "Ticket and a T-Shirt" packages
to benefit area men's cancer organizations are
available now for only $30 with $5 from every
purchase benefiting these worthy causes.
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 Fight Cancer this month features players
and staff growing mustaches to raise awareness
and generate funds for men's cancer issues. Contribute
in the donation cans at the Phantoms game for
your favorite Phantoms mustache grower (even Dax!!)
The month will feature a Phantoms Mustache Jersey
in our November 24 game presented by Parks Heritage
Federal Credit Union with part of the proceeds
from the post-game jersey auction to benefit the
C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital.
Visit our special Movember site at mobro.co/phantomshockey
The mustaches are barely getting going right now
but here's an early look at the top money generators
based on the contributions in their photo cans:
1. Tye McGinn
2. Oliver Lauridsen
3. Matthew Ford
4. Eric Wellwood
5. Cullen Eddy
6. Cal Heeter
Phantoms Fun Bus
Come aboard the Phantoms Fun Bus!
Sunday, December 9th at Providence. $65 includes
bus transportation and a ticket to the game.
Bus departs at 11am. Game is at 4pm. Bus arrives
back at 11pm. Sign up right away. Space is limited.
Not a team sponsored event. Special thanks to
our team's bus driver, Craig LaFave, for putting
this together for the fans! Contact Craig to get
signed up: email@example.com
Help for Hurricane Sandy Victims
AMERICAN RED CROSS and THE ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS
are teaming up to support Hurricane Sandy relief,
and you can as well by texting "REDCROSS"
to 90999 to Make a Donation. Help those in need.
There are still parts of New York City and Long
Island without power even now. Dozens lost their
lives and hundreds more lost their homes or cars
in this terrible weather disaster. Please give
to help those struggling as we enter the holiday
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, November 2 - Syracuse 4 -
The Syracuse Crunch avenged their overtime loss
to the Devils on their home ice just five days
prior to even the season series at one-game apiece.
Two of the young talents who led their previous
team, the Norfolk Admirals, to the Calder Cup
last year scored key goals. Reigning league MVP
Cory Conacher scored his sixth of the year and
fellow second-year pro Tyler Johnson also lit
up his sixth.
Harry Zolnierczyk scored late in the first period
to tie the game at 1-1. The tipped Cullen Eddy
shot was initially ruled as a Shane Harper goal
but video-review confirmed the decision should
be changed to credit Harry Z instead.
The Phantoms had some late chances but an 0-for-7
night on the power play cost them their best chances
of a comeback.
The game had its share of nastiness including
a brawl in the corner following a Shane Harper
Oliver Lauridsen of the Phantoms dropped the gloves
with Syracuse tough-guy Eric Nielsson in the second
Cal Heeter played well in the loss allowing three
goals on 23 shots faced and keeping Adirondack
within striking distance.
Saturday, November 3 - Adirondack
4 - Albany 0
In perhaps their most complete performance of
the season, the Phantoms shut down and shutout
the Albany Devils 4-0 in a game that was probably
closer and more competitive than the final score
would make it seem.
Special teams played a key role as Sean Couturier
would glide in a smooth shorthanded goal behind
Keith Kinkaid in the first period and then Ben
Holmstrom and Erik Gustafsson would score power
play goals in the second and third periods. Shane
Harper's third period goal woudl be the only even-strength
marker of the night.
Adirondack held Albany to 0-for-7 on the power
play. They killed off back-to-back four minutes
of power play in the second when they were preserving
a 2-0 advantage. And then had to grind through
two full minutes of 5-on-3 disadvantage in the
The Star of the Night though was Scott Munroe
who made several dazzling saves in recording his
11th all-time shutout with the Phantoms and his
first with Adirondack. It was his 19th career
AHL shuotut as the veteran turned in a brilliant
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Scott Munroe
Scott Munroe is the Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player
of the Week. The 30-year-old veteran recorded
his 19th career AHL shutout Saturday against the
Albany Devils with 26 saves in a 4-0 win.
Munroe's shutout total includes 11 with the Phantoms
franchise, 10 of which came with the Philadelphia
Phantoms from 2006-09. Last year he had five shutouts
for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He is also third all-time
in Phantoms career victories with 67 placing him
just four behind Antero Nittymaki for second in
franchise history. Neil Little is the all-time
wins leader in Adirondack/Philadelphia Phantoms
history with 177.
Munroe has played in 139 games for the Phantoms
in his career which places him five behind Nittymake
for second all-time.
Striking First and Special Teams
An important aspect for Saturday night's win vs.
Albany was the quality start and getting on the
scoreboard first. The game marked the first time
this season the Phantoms had struck for the first
goal in what they hope is the beginning of a new
Special teams continues to play a huge role and
sometimes the stats lead to some extremely simple
results. When Adirondack scores at least one power
play goal, they win the game. If they go oh-fer
on the power play, then they do not. It really
has been as simple as that. 4-0 with a power play
goal but 0-5 if their power play gets shut down.
Rochester Americans, 6-3-1 (Buffalo
Two weeks ago, Rochester won the first encounter
against the Phantoms 6-2. This is game 2 of a
4-game season series. The Amerks are the only
Western Conference foe the Phantoms will face
Record - 6-3-1
Division - North (Western Conference)
Head Coach - Ron Rolston
Offense - 3rd (out of 30), 3.9 goals per game.
Defense - 28th, 3.5 goals allowed
Power Play - 7th, 21.3% (13-61)
Penalty Kill - 21st, 79.2% (11-53)
Shots - 6th, 31.9 per game
Shots allowed - 27th, 34.0
Leading scorer: Marcus Foligno - 5-6-11. 5th in
AHL in scoring.
Last year in NHL played 14 games and scored 6
goals and 7 assists.
Younger brother of Nick Foligno (351 career NHL
games with Ottawa, 61 goals)
Son of Mike Foligno, popular Buffalo Sabre in
the 1980s, 355 career NHL goals, former head coach
of Hershey 1998-2003.
Cody Hodgson - 1-9-10 this season. 2nd in AHL
#10 overall selection in 2008 draft by Vancouver.
Acquired in trade last February. 19 combined goals
in NHL last year with VAN and BUF.
Luke Adam - 2-3-5 this season. Buffalo Round 2
selection in 2008. 10 goals with Buffalo last
year. 29 goals in AHL in 2010-11 with Portland
and named AHL Rookie of the Year.
T.J. Brennan - 4-6-10 this season. 2nd AHL defenseman
goals and 3rd defenseman points.
16-14-30 last year with Rochester. 11 games with
David Leggio - 6-3-0, 3.27, .902. 1st in AHL in
wins, 1st in minutes (550), saves (275).
Third year pro out of Clarkson University. Had
string of 35 consecutive regular-season and playoff
starts end when rookie Connon Knapp played at
Hamilton last Saturday.
Head Coach Ron Rolston - Second season. Previously
head coach of national USA under-18 team for seven
seasons winning three IIHF gold medals. Younger
brother of Brian Rolston (342 goals in 17 seasons
with NJ, BOS, MIN).
Albany Devils, 2-5-1 (New Jersey Devils)
Game 3 out of 12 for the Time Warner Cable Cup.
Devils lead the season series 1-0.
Albany's offense has been struggling with just
one goal in their last three games. They lost
4-0 at Adirondack despite 26 shots on Scott Munroe.
The night before that they outshot Connecticut
45-18 but ended up taking a 2-1 shootout loss.
And last week they suffered a 3-0 loss at Hershey
despite another big margin outshooting their opponent.
Record - 2-5-1
Division - Northeast
Head Coach - Rick Kowalsky (3rd season)
Offense - 29th (out of 30), 1.9 goals per game
Defense - 6th, 2.5 goals allowed
Power Play - 29th, 5.7% (2-35)
Penalty Kill - 22nd, 78.9 (8-38)
Shots - 12th, 30.6
Shots allowed - 2nd, 25.1
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 Larsson - Another Swedish NHL send-down.
Has four assists with Albany. Played in 65 games
with New Jersey last year in rookie season scoring
two goals and 16 assists.
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 1-4-0, .905, 2.62
Jeff Frazee - Second-round pick of NJ in 2005
out of University of Minnesota. Winner vs. Phantomson
October 26. 12-19-2, .906, .267 last year. This
season is 1-1-1, .919, 1.63
Rick Kowalsky is in his third year at the helm
of the Devils. Was previously the head coach of
Trenton (ECHL) for four years before being promoted
to Albany. Inducted into Norfolk/Hampton Road
Admirals Hall of Fame. Captain in scored game-winning
goal for 2005 Kelly Cup Champion Trenton Titans
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. This season's series
is even at 1-1.
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
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 9 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Rochester Americans
Saturday, November 10 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Albany Devils
Monday, November 12 (7:00) - Phantoms
Power Hour on Q101.7. Special guests to be announced.
Wednesday, November 14 (10:00 am)
- Adirondack Phantoms at Manchester
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