Brayden Schenn readily admitted that there was
some additional motivation for his first game
against Manchester. "The team that traded
you, you want to do well against them. That's
what I'm going to look to do and I'll try to have
a big game," said Schenn the day before the
Big game indeed! Schenn put up a natural hat trick
with two wristers followed by an interception
and breakaway conversion as the Phantoms won on
the road 4-1 Wednesday morning.
It was Schenn's second career hat trick and was
also the eighth all-time in Adirondack Phantoms'
history. Schenn was previously a 5th overall selection
of the Los Angeles Kings in 2009. He was traded
to the Flyers organization a couple of summers
ago. And this was the first game against either
Los Angeles or Manchester for the 21-year-old
Schenn's other hat trick came in just his second
game with the Phantoms on October 14, 2011 in
a 6-3 victory over Bridgeport at the Glens Falls
Civic Center. The most recent Adirondack Phantoms'
hat trick was on April 7, 2012 when Matthew Ford
led the way in a 5-3 victory at the Albany Devils.
Schenn extended his team lead in scoring and now
has seven goals and 14 points on the season. Ben
Holmstrom assisted on two of his three goals.
In the process, Adirondack took down the first-place
team in the Atlantic Division as the Manchester
Monarchs fell to 7-4-1. The Phantoms improved
to 6-6-0 overall and are now 2-1-0 more than halfway
through their five-game road trip.
The game was an unusual 10:00 am start-time on
a Kids' Education Day promotion held by the Manchester
In the shadows of Schenn's accomplishment was
another impressive performance by rookie goaltender
Cal Heeter who turned aside 36 of 37 Manchester
shots he faced to record his second win in a row.
Garrett Roe scored the other goal for the Phantoms.
Brandon Kozun gave Manchester the lead in the
first period on a scramble in front of Heeter.
The goal came just as a Manchester power play
had expired but they were still pressuring in
Just a few minutes later, Schenn would quickly
score off a Ben Holmstrom faceoff win blasting
his wrister past losing goaltender Martin Jones
just three seconds into Adirondack's first power
play of the game.
The score would remain tied at 1-1 all the way
to the second intermission as the Phantoms hung
on through the second period. Manchester outshot
Adirondack 15-7 in the middle frame but Heeter
turned aside all 15 shots he faced and kept the
score even thereby setting up the big third-period
Adirondack would break the game wide open with
three straight goals in a seven minute stretch.
Eric Wellwood and Ben Holmstrom both had chances
in the opening moments of the third when Wellwood
pushed the puck to Schenn in the high slot who
snapped in his second goal of the morning just
20 seconds into the period.
Adirondack continued on the attack after assuming
the lead and Brayden Schenn jumped out for a steal
at the Manchester line and then converted on his
breakaway for his third goal of the game. A loyal
Phantoms fan sitting behind the Adirondack bench
through his hat onto the ice in recognition of
the achievement and the Phantoms were ahead 3-1.
Seven minutes into the period. Matthew Ford would
corral the puck along the end-boards on the power
play and then find Garrett Roe on the left-wing
side of the crease who appeared to backhand in
his third goal of the season for a 4-1 lead which
would go on to be the final. Roe now has two goals
in the last three games.
Adirondack went 2-for-4 on the power play and
remain undefeated in games in which they score
a power play goal; 6-0-0. The Phantoms are 5-0-0
in games in which they score three or more goals.
This was Adirondack's lone trip to Manchester
this year. The Monarchs will visit Glens Falls
on Saturday, December 15 in the last game of the
The Phantoms continue their road-trip Friday and
Saturday nights at the Binghamton Senators and
Syracuse Crunch. Adirondack returns to the Glens
Falls Civic Center on Wednesday, November 21 for
their first home game in over two weeks. That
game begins a big Thanksgiving Feast Weekend of
Hockey at the GFCC featuring three home games
in four days over the holiday. Call the Phantoms
for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Scratches for the Phantoms included Zack FitzGerald,
Andrew Johnston, Tye McGinn, Jeff Dimmen and Matt
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Audio Highlights of the Game
Adirondack Phantoms 4 at Manchester Monarchs
1 - Status: Final
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Verizon Wireless
Adirondack 1 0 3 - 4
Manchester 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Manchester, Kozun 5 (Bodnarchuk,
Loktionov), 11:07. 2, Adirondack, Schenn 5 (Holmstrom),
14:32 (PP). Penalties-Eddy Adk (hooking), 8:56;
Kozun Mch (tripping), 14:29.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Lauridsen Adk
(interference), 7:10; Loktionov Mch (roughing),
3rd Period-3, Adirondack, Schenn 6 (Holmstrom,
Wellwood), 0:20. 4, Adirondack, Schenn 7 5:36.
5, Adirondack, Roe 3 (Ford, Bourdon), 7:22 (PP).
Penalties-Vey Mch (hooking), 6:33; Toffoli Mch
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 5-7-13-25. Manchester
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 2 / 4; Manchester
0 / 2.
Goalies-Adirondack, Heeter 3-3-0 (37 shots-36
saves). Manchester, Jones 6-4-1 (20 shots-16 saves);
Mannino 1-0-0 (5 shots-5 saves).
Referees-Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-John Grandt (98), Bill McGoldrick (94).
Friday, November 16 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, November 17 (7:30) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Monday, November 19 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7 with special
guests Cullen Eddy and Shane Harper
BIG THANKSGIVING HOMESTAND!
Wednesday, November 21 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms
- $1 Hot Dogs!
Friday, November 23 (7:00) -
Norfolk Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms - Annual
Black Friday Game. $2 Draft Beer Specials
Saturday, November 24 (7:00) -
Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms - Men's Cancer
Includes Phantoms Youth Jersey Giveaway presented
by Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Team. Phantoms
Mustache Jerseys and post-game auction presented
by Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union with portion
of proceeds to benefit Glens Falls Hospital Foundation
- C.R. Wood Cancer Center Capital Campaign.
Great Youth Jerseys to be given away to the first
1,000 kids in attendance (age 14 and younger)
on Saturday, November 24 presented by the Glens
Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Team. Be sure to
get there early!
These Phantoms Youth Jerseys are sure to go fast.
Be sure to arrive early for the big game on Saturday,
November 24. We will only have enough jerseys
for the first 1,000 kids age 14 and younger.
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