This Week's Games
Friday, February 1 (7:00) - Norfolk Adirondack
at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, February 2 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) - Binghamton Senators
at Adirondack Phantoms
Last Week's Scores
Wednesday, January 23 - Connecticut Whale 6 -
Adirondack Phantoms 5 (OT)
Friday, January 25 - Albany Devils 4 - Adirondack
Saturday, January 16 - Albany Devils 5 - Adirondack
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Danny Syvret 3 18 21
Jason Akeson 6 14 20
Tye McGinn 11 4 15
W-L-OTL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 9-9-0 2.63 .914
Brian Boucher 1-2-0 2.71 .903
After only three home games in the month of January,
the Phantoms return from the AHL All-Star Break
with a February chock full of six great matchups
at the Glens Falls Civic Center. It's FebTACULAR!
It begins this Friday, February 1 against the
Norfolk Admirals featuring $2 Draft Beer Specials
and continues on Wednesday, February 6 against
the Binghamton Senators on $1 Hot Dog Night. Adirondack
also has an away game at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins this weekend on Saturday night.
Mark down Sunday, February 10 for a big day with
the Phantoms. The 3:00 game is the first Family
Fun Pack game of the year. It's a fantastic value
for only $43 including 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs,
3 sodas and 1 large popcorn. Add more fans to
your package for just $15 each but make sure to
order your Fun Packs in advance of game-day to
get the great value.
Plus, the February 10 game will also feature a
Post-Game Skate with the Phantoms presented by
Glens Falls Hospital.
Coming later this month: Dax Bobbleheads on Saturday,
February 16 and then Dax's Birthday Celebration
with special Dax Jerseys on Sunday, February 24
(plus, it's another Sunday Family Fun Pack Day).
There's so much going on with the Phantoms this
month. Call the Phantoms to get your tickets and
join us for all the fun at 518-480-3355.
Season Ticket Renewal Drive
The Adirondack Phantoms Season Ticket Renewal
Drive is ongoing right now! Earlier this year,
it was announced that exciting AHL hockey would
be returning to the Glens Falls Civic Center for
a 25th season.
Fans can get on board and get some great deals
for their season tickets for 2013-14. Fans who
renew or join in for new season tickets AND pay
50% of their account by February 15 will be entered
to win a free ipad.
Brandon Manning at All-Star Classic
22-year-old defenseman Brandon Manning represented
the Adirondack Phantoms at the AHL All-Star Classic
this week in Providence, RI pitting the best from
the Eastern Conference against the top players
from the Western side. Manning participated in
various aspects of the skills competition on Sunday
and then in the game itself on Monday.
92% of AHL All-Stars advance to the NHL. Of course,
Manning has already made his quick splash into
the NHL last season when he played in four games
with the Flyers last year...likely the first of
many for the young prospect!
It was a grand affair at the Dunkin Donuts Center
featuring big sell-out crowds for the skills competition
and the game. It was an opportunity for Manning
and all the All-Stars to socialize and get to
know some of the top players on the other teams
for the first time.
Manning was a late replacement for Erik Gustafsson
who was originally named to the All-Star squad
but was scratched late last week while he was
still questionable due to injury. So Gustafsson
has been named to the All-Star game twice (also
in 2011 at Hershey).
Also at the AHL All-Star Classic making his third
appearance was our mascot, Dax. And in the intermission
soccer-on-ice match pitting all the mascots in
a big, wild, crazy game it would be Dax to score
the only goal in a 1-0 victory. A big "Way
to go," for Dax as well.
Big Week for McGinn!
What an amazing debut week it was for second-year
pro Tye McGinn. He was called up to the Philadelphia
Flyers on January 23 and played in his first NHL
game on Tuesday, January 24 against the New Jersey
Devils. Then on Thursday, January 26 he had an
impressive first NHL fight vs. Kris Newbury of
the New York Rangers. And then to top that in
his very next game on Saturday, January 28 he
scored he first NHL goal at the Florida Panthers!
An incredible stretch of accomplishments in his
first week in the NHL. Way to go, Tye!
Boucher Returns to Glens Falls
36-year-old Brian Boucher played his first home
game for the Adirondack Phantoms last Friday night
against the Albany Devils in our Pink in the Rink
But it actually wasn't his first game ever in
Glens Falls. The veteran goalie's most recent
game at the GFCC had been on March 12, 1999 serving
as the starting goalie for the Philadelphia Phantoms
against the Adirondack Red Wings. In front of
a crowd of 3,019 on that night, Boucher allowed
a couple goals in the first two periods to Adirondack
Red Wings Doug Houda and Dave Paradise and host
Adirondack led 2-0 at the second intermission.
The visiting Philadelphia Phantoms then rallied
for five straight goals in the third period to
pull out a 5-2 decision as Boucher, only 22-years-old
at the time, made 28 saves on 30 shots for the
Prior to Friday night, Boucher had been undefeated
at the Glens Falls Civic Center with a 3-0 career
record. His other games in Glens Falls against
the Adirondack Red Wings were in his 1997-98 rookie
season with victories on January 27, 1998 (6-4)
and January 10, 1998 (2-1 with 33 saves).
The Phantoms power play has really been lighting
it up lately. The accomplishment is even more
impressive when considering how frequently the
groups have been changing due to new additions,
call-ups and injuries.
Adirondack has scored a power play goal in six
straight games now going 9-for-30 (30%) in that
stretch. The Phantoms have gone 6-for-17 (35.3%)
in their last three games.
January 21 - Tye McGinn (LW) - Recalled from loan
by Philadelphia (NHL)
January 24 - Cal Heeter (G) - Reassigned to Trenton
January 24 - David Laliberte (F) - Signed to AHL
January 24 - Kory Nagy (F) - Signed to Professional
Tryout (PTO) from Trenton (ECHL)
January 25 - Andreas Lilja (D) - Recalled from
loan by Philadelphia (NHL)
January 26 - Eric Wellwood (F) - Returned on loan
from Philadelphia (NHL)
January 28 - Kory Nagy (F) - Released from PTO,
Returned to Trenton (ECHL)
Phantoms Week in Review
Wednesday, January 23 - Connecticut
Whale 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 5 (OT)
This comeback was one for the ages. And it was
the greatest comeback in Adirondack Phantoms'
history. Trailing by four goals in the second
period in Hartford, the Phantoms came all the
way back to dramatically tie the score at 5-5
before to force overtime and earn the standings
Rob Bordson scored on a shorthanded breakaway
early in the third to make the score 5-3. In the
closing moments it would be Jason Akeson making
it 5-4 with just 1:45 left. And then Marcel Noebels
tied the game with only 21 seconds to go.
Connecticut would finally rally in the overtime
to get the extra standings point on Brandon Segal's
Friday, January 25 - Albany Devils
4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
The Phantoms raised thousands of dollars for breast
cancer treatment and research at the C.R. Wood
Cancer Center of Glens Falls Hospital as they
donned special bright-pink jerseys on Pink in
the Rink Night. It was another special night dedicated
to a great cause with a large, near-sellout crowd
cheering on the Phantoms again as 4,633 filled
The post-game jersey auction featured the Phantoms
players appearing with area cancer survivors for
an extraordinary presentation for the fans.
Adirondack had the early jump in the game as they
out-shot Albany 12-3 in the opening period. But
the Devils pushed out to a 2-0 lead by early in
the second period. The Phantoms got on the board
with a Matthew Ford goal later in the second period
and then were closing in for a tying goal on several
other occasions when the bounces would go the
Harry Zolinerczyk was free on a breakaway but
slashed from behind to impede his shot. Then his
penalty shot try would work perfectly past Keith
Kinkaid of the Devils...only to clang off the
base of the post and stay out of the net.
After that key turning-point, Albany's Joe Whitney
would score his second goal of the game and then
Steve Zalewski would tally shortly after to close
It was Brian Boucher's first game in Glens Falls
since 1999. And it was also the first game back
to the lineup for Erik Gustafsson and Matt Konan
who had both missed several weeks with injuries.
Finally, the Phantoms welcomed back David Laliberte
who signed as a free agent with the Phantoms.
It was his first game for Adirondack since November
22, 2010 just before he was traded to the Anaheim
organization with Pat Maroon in exchange for Danny
Syvret and Rob Bordson.
Saturday, January 26 - Albany 5 -
A slow start would get the best of the Phantoms
in this one as Albany raced out to a 3-0 lead
in the first period against Scott Munroe playing
in his first game in two weeks.
The Phantoms would inch their way closer a couple
of times on goals by Marcel Noebels and Danny
Syvret but the early deficit would prove to be
too much to overcome.
An Albany Devils record crowd of 10,218 filed
in for the afternoon contest.
The result clinched the Time Warner Cable Cup
for the Devils as well. It is Albany's first victory
of the Cup in three years.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Marcel Noebels
Marcel Noebels is our Saratoga Spine Player of
The 20-year-old talent from Germany had a couple
more goals last week and is the hottest of the
Phantoms' scorers with five goals in his last
The big one came on Wednesday, January 23 at Connecticut
when he scored a dramatic game-tying goal with
only 21 seconds remaining in regulation to force
overtime and earn the Phantoms a valuable standings
Noebels was called up to the Phantoms from Trenton
of the ECHL at the beginning of January and has
quickly found his way at the AHL level. He was
a selection to play in the ECHL All-Star game
but because he was called up to the Phantoms would
be replaced on the roster. He had a hat trick
for Trenton on December 1 against Elmira and other
big highlights for the Titans to earn his call-up
to the Phantoms.
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 16-4-1 with tied or leading after two periods.
(7-1-0 if leading. 9-3-1 if tied)
- 6-1-0 when leading after one period.
- 12-2-2 when they score 3 or more goals
- 2-2 in overtimes and are 4-2 in shootouts for
a combined 6-3 in games decided after regulation.
- 8 of the Phantoms wins have come when they have
held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.
Norfolk Admirals, 18-21-3 (Anaheim
This is Game 2 of the 4-game series between the
Phantoms and the Admirals this year and is also
the second, and last, visit to Glens Falls this
year for their opponents from Southeast Virginia.
Adirondack has yet to travel to Norfolk Scope
Arena this season. The Phantoms will play a two-game
series there in March.
In the only game between Norfolk and Adirondack
so far this year, the Phantoms prevailed 2-1 on
Black Friday, November 23 on goals by Sean Couturier
and Rob Bordson back-to-back early in the second
period and a 25-save performance by Scott Munroe.
Norfolk is taking steps to get their season turned
around. They struggled as the NHL lockout was
ending and had lost 7 in a row from December 30
through January 15. The end of that streak was
the low-point as the Admirals set a franchise
record with only 13 shots on goal for the whole
game in their loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The
Admirals have gone 4-2-0 since then including
their current 3-game win streak. Rookie goalie
Frederik Andersen is coming off his first career
shutout in the team's 5-0 win over Bridgeport
Record - 18-21-3
Division - East (Fifth)
Head Coach - Trent Yawney (2nd Season)
Home Arena - Scope
Offense - 2.45, 25th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.9, 18th
Power Play - 15.7%, 20th
Penalty Kill - 84.4%, 11th
This year's Norfolk Admirals are not the same
as the group that put together an amazing 28-game
win streak and cruised to a Calder Cup Championship.
The team switched affiliations and went from the
Tampa Bay Lightning to the Anaheim Ducks. So basically,
Norfolk inherited the entire team that was Syracuse
Trent Yawney is in his first full season as head
coach after assuming the reigns early last year.
Interestingly, he had coached in Norfolk before
back in the early 2000s when they were the Chicago
Patrick Maroon - 12-15-27. Second on Admirals
in goals and points. Former Phantoms scored a
career-high 32 goals last year for Syracuse to
finish fifth in the league. Scored 23 goals with
the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09 and then
had 11 goals for the Adirondack Phantoms in 2009-10
before being traded to the Ducks organization
in November, 2010. He was dealt along with David
Laliberte in exchange for Rob Bordson and Danny
Syvret coming to the Flyers organization.
Strangely, all four of the players involved in
that trade will be together for this game.
Just like last year's Crunch team, a double-whammy
of NHL first-rounders are the ones to watch out
for on the Norfolk Admirals.
Peter Holland - 12-19-31. #15 overall selection
in the 2010 draft out of Guelph of the OHL and
he leads the Admirals with seven goals and 14
points. Holland had 23 goals last year as a rookie.
Kyle Palmieri -13-12-25. Recalle by Anaheim and
currently up in NHL. Had 33 goals last year to
finish fourth in the AHL.
Frederik Anderssen (9-10-1, 2.30, .929) and Igor
Bobkov (8-10-0, 3.26, .900) are the team's goalies.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 21-18-3
This is game 2 out of 4 in the season series
between the Phantoms and the Penguins. Adirondack
battled hard but ended up losing 2-1 on January
12 in their lone previous visit to Wilkes-Barre.
It's been a topsy-turvy season for the Penguins
who struggled out of the gate at 0-4-0 and then
went on a bit of a tear and a rapid rise up the
standings as they improved to 13-7-0 including
a 5-game win streak to end November. But since
that streak the Penguins went south for the winter
as they won only 2 out of their next 14. Things
again took another turn for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
who have gone 5-2 in their last 7 games with a
number of low-scoring nailbiters.
Wilkes-Barre currently holds down the 8th spot
in the Eastern Conference, tied with the Worcester
Sharks. The top 8 teams advance to the Calder
Cup Playoffs in April.
Division - 3rd place (East Division)
Arena - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Head Coach - John Hynes (3rd Season)
Offense - 2.4, 27th
Defense - 2.43, 3rd
Power Play - 14.6%, 25th
Penalty Kill - 86.7%, 3rd
Head Coach John Hynes - 3rd season with Penguins
after 6 seasons as head coach of the USA National
Team Development Program.
Chad Kolarik - 17-19-36. Acquired from the Rangers
in a trade last week for Ben Ferriero. Adirondack
had just seen him last Wednesday when he still
played for Connecticut. Scored a goal in his Penguins
debut last Friday.
Trevor Smith - 11-13-24. Leads team in goals.
Veteran LW since 2006-07 with Bridgeport, Syracuse,
Springfield, Norfolk. Also 23 NHL games with Tampa
Bay and New York Islanders. 26-43-69 last year
with Calder Cup champion Norfolk Admirals.
Paul Thompson - 14-8-22. Scored overtime winner
a couple of weeks ago in outdoor game at Hershey.
Former Hockey East Player of the Year a couple
of seasons ago at New Hampshire.
Jeff Zatkoff - 13-12-0, 2.08, .916. Superior
play surprisingly earned him the #1 spot on the
team ahead of former AHL Goalie of the Year Brad
Thiessen at beginning of season. Miami (Ohio)
product played with Manchester the last three
seasons. Last year was 21-17-1, 2.49, .920 with
Brad Thiessen - 8-8-1, 2.62, .903. Appeared to
find his stride again with 3-0 shutout win of
St. John's on January 23. Then was removed from
the game on January 25 after allowing 4 goals
Friday, February 1 (7:00) -
Norfolk Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms. $2 Draft
Saturday, February 2 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Monday, February 4 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. Scheduled
to appear: Brandon Manning and Harry Zolnierczyk.
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. $1
Sunday, February 10 (3:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Sunday
Family Fun Pack - Exceptional Value! Post-Game
Skate with the Phantoms presented by Glens Falls
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