The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward
Shane Harper has been reassigned to the Trenton
Titans (ECHL) from Adirondack.
Harper, 23, is a third-year pro from Valencia,
California. The speedy right-winger has scored
three goals in 23 games playing for the Phantoms
this season. He had 13 goals and 14 assists last
year for Adirondack while seeing action in 70
Harper's highlight came January 6, 2012 when he
scored the overtime game-winner in the Outdoor
Classic in front of over 45,000 crazed fans at
Citizens' Bank Park in Philadelphia. He called
it the biggest goal of his life.
Phantoms head coach Terry Murray said he likes
the possibilities for the future with Harper.
"He just needs to get his game going. He's
a player who can bring offense, he can score goals.
I'm aware of his resume from last year. He has
not been able to break in there on a regular basis
in a top six situation where in my opinion he
Harper thrived in the ECHL two seasons ago with
Greenville, SC where he scored 22 goals and 45
points in just 48 games.
Murray said the ECHL will provide an opportunity
for his young prospect. "Sometimes it's an
individual confidence that is lacking. In and
out of the lineup and it's hard to get your game
on track. He'll get into a situation now where
he can play a lot. Play important situations and
all situations. I think that's important for a
skilled player and scoring player to be able to
recover that confidence and get himself going."
The Phantoms play back-to-back games against
Connecticut this weekend traveling to Hartford
on Friday night and then returning or a home matchup
in Glens Falls on Saturday night featuring Phantoms
drawstring backpacks for first 1,000 kids presented
by UniFirst. For tickets, call the Phantoms at
Friday, January 4 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Connecticut Whale
Saturday, January 5 (7:00) -
Connecticut Whale at Adirondack Phantoms. Phantoms
drawstring backpacks for the first 1,000 kids
in attendance presented by UniFirst.
Monday, January 7 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour returns LIVE on Q101.7 This
week we welcome player guest Zack FitzGerald!
Friday, January 11 (7:05) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, January 12 (7:05) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
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