This Week's Games
Friday, December 14 (7:00) - Syracuse Crunch at
Saturday, December 15 (7:00) - Manchester Monarchs
at Adirondack Phantoms
Wednesday, December 19 (7:00) - St. John's IceCaps
at Adirondack Phantoms
Last Week's Scores
Friday, December 7 - Rochester Americans 3 - Adirondack
Saturday, December 8 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 -
Syracuse Crunch 3 (SO)
Sunday, December 9 - Providence Bruins 3 - Adirondack
Phantoms 2 (OT)
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Brayden Schenn 11 15 26
Sean Couturier 7 13 20
Erik Gustafsson 3 11 14
Tye McGinn 2 8 10
Jason Akeson 0 10 10
Goalies W-L-OTL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 7-6-0 2.55 .920
Cal Heeter 3-7-0 3.26 .886
Record - 10-12-1
Offense - 2.6 goals per game, 24th (out of 30)
Defense - 3.0, 17th
Power Play - 15.7%, 18th
Penalty Kill - 84.6%, 10th
Penalty Minutes - 21.6 per game (7th)
Shots - 32.6, 5th
Shots allowed - 30.6, 15th
Here come the Teddy Bears! It's the annual Teddy
Bear Toss Night with the Adirondack Phantoms this
Friday. When the Phantoms score their first goal
of the game, fans get to throw their teddy ear
and stuffed animal donations onto the ice. It
will be raining hundreds of teddy bears inside
the GFCC! All of the teddy bear donations will
go to benefit less fortunate kids and families
courtesy of the Greater Glens Falls Salvation
That's just the start of a back-to-back weekend
at home for the Phantoms with the Syracuse Crunch
and Manchester Monarchs coming to town during
"Cup Weekend." The Syracuse players
won the Calder Cup operating as the Norfolk Admirals
last year. And Manchester is the affiliate of
the Los Angeles Kings and features four players
who won the Stanley Cup.
The Friday night game is also a rematch of last
week's thriller in which Adirondack notched a
dramatic 4-3 shootout win over Syracuse. The Phantoms'
penalty kill had to hold the top offense in the
AHL to 0-for-10 on the power play in order to
set up Garrett Roe's game-winner in the shootout.
Saturday against Manchester has some interesting
story-lines. Terry Murray was previously the head
coach of the Los Angeles Kings and is well acquainted
with the players and coaching staff on that team.
And Brayden Schenn scored a hat trick against
Manchester on the road on November 14 in his first
game against the team/organization that traded
him to the Flyers.
Adirondack will also be at home next Wednesday
against St. John's on Pucks and Paws Night. Fans
get to bring their dogs to the game! The fan pays
for a ticket, but the dog gets in for free. Fans
who are bringing dogs to the game can arrive via
the Glen Street entrance and will have a special
section just for them (and their owners). It's
a Dog-Gone Good Time on Pucks and Paws Night next
Wednesday, December 19.
The Phantoms are coming off a 1-1-1 record in
their three-game stretch played in less than 72
hours last weekend. Terry Murray's team stands
at 10-12-1 overall for 23 points,
Adirondack is 6-5-0 at home this year including
5-3-0 in their last eight.
Brayden Schenn leads the Phantoms with eleven
goals and 26 points this season. The talented
second-year pro who scored 12 goals with the Philadelphia
Flyers last year is third in the AHL in points
and is fifth in the Eastern Conference in goals.
Tye McGinn had a couple goals last weekend and
is now second on the team with eight while Sean
Couturier and Harry Zolnierczyk are tied for third
with seven goals each.
Jason Akeson has rapidly moved into the team's
top five in points in only three weeks. His 10
assists are fourth on the team. Akeson joined
the team on November 21 after beginning the season
with Trenton (ECHL). Had led the Phantoms last
year with 55 points and 41 assists in his rookie
Friday, December 14 -
Teddy Bear Toss Night. Fans throw their teddy
bear donations onto the ice after Adirondack's
$2 Draft Beer Specials
All-American Pregame Buffet in Heritage Hall for
only $12 (grilled cheesburgers, hot dogs, french
Saturday, December 15 -
Pasta Night Pregame Buffet in Heritage Hall for
only $12 (variety of pastas, bread, salad, etc)
Wednesday, December 19 -
Pucks and Paws! The fan buys a ticket, and your
dog gets in for free. We're putting on a fantastic
hockey show for Man's Best Friend. Fans with dogs
should arrive via the Glen Street entrance and
will sit in a special section just for them
Also, $1 Hot Dogs.
Perfect for hanging on your mantle, the Phantoms
Holiday Packs come in a game-worn hockey sock
and include Phantoms tickets, a program, and your
choice of an autographed puck or Phantoms scarf.
Prices are $49 or $59. Call the Phantoms to order
the perfect gift for your favorite hockey fan
February Game in Philadelphia
The Phantoms will play in Philadelphia at the
Wells-Fargo Center on Friday, February 22 against
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Phantoms Season Ticket Holders can redeem their
"FLEX" ticket to that game by contacting
the Phantoms office. Fans will have the opportunity
to sit in a great club box!
Others can purchase tickets to the game by contacting
the Wells Fargo Center at 215-218-7825.
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, December 7 - Rochester Americans
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
Sean Couturier scored a goal on his 20th birthday.
And the Phantoms doubled-up the Americans in shots
42-21. But rookie goalie Connor Knapp pulled off
an impressive win with several remarkable stops
to keep the Phantoms out of the net.
Adirondack out-shot the Amerks 25-6 in a dominating
second period. But a pair of goals by Kevin Porter
including a shorthanded rush up the left-wing
would somehow be enough for the home team as the
Phantoms simply couldn't capitalize on their multitude
The game was Adirondack's last visit to Blue Cross
Arena this year where they finished with a record
Saturday, December 8 - Adirondack
Phantoms 4 - Syracuse Crunch 3 (SO)
Adirondack's hard-working penalty kill held the
highest scoring team in the league to 0-for-10
on the power play. In the end, that made all the
difference as the Phantoms pulled off a dramatic
4-3 shootout win over the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday
Brayden Schenn notched a pair of goals to up his
team-leading count to 11. Tye McGinn tipped a
power-play slapshot from Sean Couturier. And Garrett
Roe deked one way to fake out Syracuse goalie
Dustin Tokarski ni the shootout allowing him to
push the puck in the little space between the
right-skate and the post for the game-winner.
Scott Munroe was on his game as well and made
some big saves. Schenn hit the cross-bar in the
third period on his bid for a hat trick. Syracuse
blasted an overtime shot off the crossbar by Ondrek
Palat in a wide-open stretch of 3-on-3 play and
then hit the post twice in the shootout.
It was Adirondack's first shootout game of the
year as they became the last team in the AHL to
have one. The Phantoms improved to 2-2-0 against
Syracuse with both of their wins against the Crunch
coming after regulation (one in overtime, one
Sunday, December 9 - Providence Bruins
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 (OT)
A road-weary Phantoms team playing three games
in three cities in less than 72 hours grabbed
a standings point at Providence as defenseman
Jeff Dimmen scored on the power-play with 5:22
remaining in regulation.
Adirondack had a couple close-calls to winning
the game as well including a wrap-around try by
Zac Rinaldo that was stuffed by Bruins goalie
Niklas Svedberg with less than a minute to go.
But Kyle MacKinnon would score in front of Scott
Munroe on a quick pass from a corner tangle-up
and Providence would steal the second standings
Jaime Tardiff scored both regulations goals for
Providence while Scott Munroe otherwise stole
the show with 44 saves from every direction in
a fantastic performance. On one rush late in the
second period, he stones Kyle Spooner on a clean
breakaway and then kicked out a quick rebound
try as well.
Harry Zolnierczyk and Shane Harper had breakaway
chances for Adirondack among other close calls.
Tye McGinn scored his second goal of the weekend
on a nice give-and-go with Erik Gustafsson during
a 2-on-1 rush.
The game was Adirondack's only visit to Providence
this year. A contingent of fans came down from
Glens Falls on the Phantoms Fun Bus all decked
out in black and orange and making noise for the
Providence will make their lone trip to Glens
Falls on Friday, December 28.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Jeff Dimmen
Jeff Dimmen is the Saratoga Spine Player of the
The second-year pro out of the University of Maine
returned from a month-long injury and played in
all three games last weekend. With a number of
nice stops and clears on Saturday night's penalty
kill, he helped Adirondack hold Syracuse to 0-for-10.
Then, on Sunday, he stepped up to the left-circle
and buried his first goal in a Phantoms' jersey
to tie the game at the Providence Bruins with
just 5:22 remaining.
Dimmen spent his rookie season with the Norfolk
Admirals last year winning a Calder Cup on that
team's incredible run. The Colorado Springs native
has been good friends with fellow Colorado natives
Ben Holmstrom and Mike Testwuide since childhood.
25 year old captain Ben Holmstrom is racking up
the games as he looks to become the all-time leader
in Adirondack Phantoms history. Entering this
week, Holmstrom has played in 181 career games
with Adirondack which included 79 out of 80 in
his rookie season.
Kevin Marshall's 185 career games with the Adirondack
Phantoms is the most followed closely by Jon Kalinski
Holmstrom's 36 career goals with the Adirondack
Phantoms is second all-time behind only Denis
Hamel who had 48. And his 89 career points are
also second all-time behind Hamel who had 96.
Last year, Holmstrom became the youngest captain
in Phantoms franchise history when he was named
to the position at just 24 year old. Boyd Kane
(now with the Hershey Bears) had been the previous
youngest captain when he was 25 with the Philadelphia
Scott Munroe was a standout goalie for the Phialdelphia
Phantoms from 2006-09. And now he's back with
the Adirondack Phantoms in 2012-13 to add to his
impressive totals. His shootout win on Saturday
over Syracuse gives him 71 career wins as a Phantom
which is now tied with Antero Nittymaki for second
place all-time in franchise history. Neil Little
holds the all-time record with 177 wins. Munroe
also eclipsed the 4,000 save milestone in a Phantoms
jersey and now has 4,060 which is second all-time.
On Sunday afternoon, he recorded his 6,000th career
save in the AHL late in the third period against
Finally a Shootout!
The Adirondack Phantoms became the last team to
play a shootout game on December 8 when they pulled
out a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Syracuse Crunch.
The next day, the Adirondack Phantoms went to
overtime again in a 3-2 loss at Providence. The
Phantoms had gone to overtime just once in their
first 21 games of the season and then had two
more back-to-back in games #22 and #23.
The Phantoms are 1-1 in overtime decisions and
1-0 in shootouts.
Key Team Stats
- The Phantoms are 4-0-0 when leading after two
periods. They are 5-3-0 when tied after two.
- Adirondack is 9-3-1 when they score at least
one power play goal. The Phantoms are 1-9-0 when
they do not score a PPG.
- The Phantoms are 8-1-0 when they score 3 or
- The Phantoms are 2-6-0 on Fridays but are 8-5-1
on all the other days.
- Tye McGinn has scored in two straight games
and has goals in three of the last four.
- Schenn has three multi-goal games this year
including Adirondack's only hat trick. Tye McGinn
and Harry Zolnierczyk have the only other multi-goal
- Jason Akeson has points in six straight games
and also nine of 10 played this season.
Syracuse Crunch, 14-6-3 (Tampa Bay
This is the second of three consecutive weekends
in which the intra-state rivals face-off. Adirondack
won 4-3 in a shootout thriller last Saturday.
And next week, the Phantoms will travel to Syracuse
for a game on Friday, December 21.
The Phantoms are 2-2 against the team that operated
as Norfolk as last year and won the Calder Cup.
Both of Adirondack's victories against the Crunch
have been come after regulation (one in overtime,
one in shootout). Last Saturday, a hard-working
Adirondack squad killed off 10 straight power
plays by the highest scoring offense in the league
to set up their exciting shootout victory.
This is game 5 out of 8 in the season series between
Adirondack and Syracuse.
Following the Crunch shootout loss in Glens Falls
last Saturday, they were stunned at Bridgeport
in a 7-2 rout. IT was the first time the team
had lost consecutive decisions in their last 70
Syracuse is the second most penalized team in
the league (behind Bridgeport) at 25.5 minutes
per game. The Phantoms are seventh at 21.6 minutes.
Record - 14-6-3
Division - 1st Place (East Division)
Arena - Onodonga County War Memorial at Oncenter
Head Coach - Jon Cooper (3rd Season)
Offense - 3.7, 1st (out of 30)
Defense - 2.7, 7th
Power Play - 16.3%, 16th
Penalty Kill - 86.4%, 5th
Cory Conacher - 10-11-21. AHL MVP and Rookie of
the Year in 2011-12 with 39-41-80. Undrafted speedster
out of Canisius College. Related to Hockey Hall
of Famers Charlie Conacher (1929-41 mostly with
Toronto), Roy Conacher (1938-1952 Boston, Chicago),
Lionel Conacher (1925-37 NY Americans, Montreal
Tyler Johnson - 15-10-25. Leads AHL in goals.
Second-year pro had a tremendous rookie season
with 31 goals and 37 assists. Led WHL with 53
goals for Spokane in 2010-11.
Brett Connolly - 9-11-20. Played in 68 games
with the Lightning in his rookie season scoring
Mike Angeledis- 4-1-5. 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 - 6-3-0, 3.15, .873. First round
pick of TB in 2006 (#15 overall). Back in the
U.S. after last three seasons in Finland and Sweden.
His last season in the AHL was 2008-09 with Norfolk
(9-15-0, 2.72, .918)
Dustin Tokarski - 8-4-2, 2.45, .903. Went 32-11-0,
.913, 2.23 last year with Norfolk in helping lead
the team to the Calder Cup. Broke Michael Leighton's
Admirals record for most career wins. Leighton
had 75 victories.
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
leading Norfolk to Calder Cup championship, 28-game
win streak, and 45-3 finish in regular and post-season
combined from February through June.
Manchester Monarchs, 11-10-3 (Los
Brayden Schenn was especially motivated on Wednesday,
November 14 in the Phantoms' game in New Hampshire.
The young talent was traded by Los Angeles, Manchester's
parent-club, to the Philadelphia Flyers a couple
summers ago. He has been teammates with more than
half that team's roster with Los Angeles and Manchester.
Schenn responded with his second career hat trick
and Adirondack won 4-1 in the morning-game.
Phantoms head coach Terry Murray is also well-acquainted
with the Manchester players and coaches having
served as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings
for the past four seasons.
This is Manchester's lone visit to Glens Falls
this season. Adirondack leads the season series
1-0 and won the season series last year 3-1.
Record - 11-10-3
Division - Atlantic, 3rd Place
Arena - Verizon Wireless Arena
Head Coach - Mark Morris
Offense - 2.8 goals per game, 18th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.5, 5th
Power Play - 16.7%, 14th
Penalty Kill - 84,6%, 10th
Manchester features four players who won the
Stanley Cup last season with the Los Angeles Kings;
Dwight King, Jordan Nolan, Andrei Loktionov, Slava
Jordan Nolan (2-3-5) is the son of Ted Nolan
who played for the Adirondack Red Wings from 1979-84
playing 297 games scoring 84 goals. Ted was also
head coach of the Buffalo Sabres 1995-97 and New
York Islanders 2006-08. Head coach of Latvia National
Stefan Legein (1-7-8) is in his second season
with the Monarchs after being traded by the Flyers
organization in October, 2011. Last year with
Manchester he scored 14 goals in 63 games. His
top season with the Phantoms came in 2009-10 in
which he scored 24 goals to finish second on the
team. He was initially a second-round pick of
the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2007.
Brandon Kozun (7-13-20) - Leading scorer on Manchester.
Third season with the Monarchs. Had 20 goals and
26 assists last year. And had 23 goals in his
rookie season 2010-11.
Andrei Loktionov (5-10-15) - Native of Russia
who played in 39 games with Los Angeles last year
and 59 career NHL games for the 22-year-old.
Slava Voynov (5-8-13) - 8 goals with L.A. last
year and 12 assists. Also played in 20 post-season
games winning the Stanley Cup. 2nd round (32 overall)
in 2008 by the Kings.
Martin Jones - Third year as Manchester goalie.
7-10-1, 2.47, .918. 22-year-old who last year
was 18-17-2, 2.80, .919. Played in two games on
2010 Team Canada World Juniors squad.
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, December 14 (7:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Annual
Teddy Bear Toss Night to benefit the Salvation
Army. Bring your Teddy Bear donation and throw
it on the ice after the Phantoms score their first
goal. It will be raining Teddy Bears inside the
Saturday, December 15 (7:00) -
Manchester Monarchs at Adirondack Phantoms. Boy
Scouts Night. Pregame Pasta Buffet ($12)
Monday, December 17 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. "Best
Of" show featuring some of the weirdest questions
and player responses so far. Plus, Michael Cignoli
of the Saratogian and Phantoms broadcast Bob Rotruck
recap the weekend's action.
Wednesday, December 19 (7:00) -
St. John's IceCaps at Adirondack Phantoms. Pucks
and Paws. Bring your dog to the game! Also $1
Friday, December 21 (7:30) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Saturday, December 22 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
December 23-26 - Holiday
Break for the Team
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