This Week's Games
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) - Binghamton Senators
at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, February 8 (7:30) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, February 10 (3:00) - Syracuse Crunch at
Last Week's Scores
Friday, February 1 - Adirondack Phantoms 5 - Norfolk
Saturday, February 2 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 0
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Danny Syvret 3 19 22
Jason Akeson 7 14 21
Harry Zolnericzyk 9 8 17
Goalies W-L-OTL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 9-11-0 2.65 .913
Brian Boucher 2-2-0 2.51 .911
February Home Game Promotions
Wednesday, February 6 vs Binghamton
- $1 Hot Dogs
Sunday, February 10 (3:00) vs. Syracuse
- Post-Game Skate presented by Glens
Falls Hospital. Sunday Family Fun Pack = 3 tickets,
3 hot dogs, 3 sodas, 1 program, 1 popcorn all
for only $43.
Friday, February 15 vs. Albany -
Time Warner Cable Cup Rivalry Game. $2 Draft Beer
Saturday, February 16 vs. Worcester
- Dax Bobbleheads (first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, February 24 (3:00) vs. Binghamton
- Dax's Birthday. Dax Jerseys plus
post-game jersey auction. Plus, another Sunday
Family Fun Pack = 3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs,
1 popcorn, 1 program all for only $43.
Call the Phantoms for tickets and Sunday Family
Fun Packs at 518-480-3355.
It's Hot Dogs and Fun Packs, with a skate in between,
as thee Phantoms play home games on Wednesday
night and Sunday afternoon at the Glens Falls
Wednesday night against the Binghamton Senators
it's $1 Hot Dog Night all game long.
Then on Friday the Phantoms hit the road to play
Adirondack has a very unusual and rare Saturday
without a game.
But they're back at home on Sunday at 3:00 against
the Syracuse Crunch again. Sunday's game features
a post-game open skate with the Phantoms presented
by Glens Falls Hospital. And the Sunday Family
Fun Pack is one of the best values around. It's
3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 large popcorn
and 1 program all for only $43.
It's a tough stretch for the Phantoms this week
as they tangle with two of the top teams in the
Eastern Conference back to back. Adirondack will
have to be on top of their game ore than ever
taking on these tough customers. The Binghamton
Senators at 27-11-4 for 58 points which trails
only Springfield. And the Syracuse Crunch are
25-12-6 for 56 points and are the team that won
the Calder Cup last year when their players operated
as the Norfolk Admirals.
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.
Go Go Go, Tom Sestito
What an amazing night for Tom Sestito on Tuesday
against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did
the Phantoms alum score his first goal with Philadelphia
on a nifty backhand move. But then he pulled the
same trick again in the third period with a similar
move for his second goal of the night in a 2-1
victory for the Flyers.
Sestito had 11 goals across parts of two seasons
playing 45 games for the Phantoms over the past
couple of seasons.
Before the Tuesday game, Sestito had only scored
two NHL goals in his career and those came back
in 2010 with Columbus. The 6'5" forward from
Rome, NY showed terrific hands on both of his
tallies. He is the younger brother of Tim Sestito
of the Albany Devils.
Boucher Returns to Glens Falls
36-year-old Brian Boucher recorded his first victory
in Glens Falls since 1999 with his victory last
Friday over the Norfolk Admirals.
On March 12, 1999 serving as the starting goalie
for the Philadelphia Phantoms against the Adirondack
Red Wings and in front of a crowd of 3,019, 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
That 5-2 final score...would be the exact same
score for Boucher's next victory in Glens Falls
about 14 years later on February 1, 2013 over
the Norfolk Admirals.
Boucher is now 4-1 all-time in Glens Falls with
his lone loss coming a couple weeks ago against
Albany. Prior to that game, Boucher had been undefeated
at the Glens Falls Civic Center with a 3-0 career
record. His other games in Glens Falls for the
Philly Phantoms 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).
Boucher has payed in 324 NHL games with 120 wins.
Before joining Adirondack this year, he had played
in 120 AHL games with
Adirondack had a streak of seven straight games
scoring at least one power play goal ended on
Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre. However, the number
remain impressive. And even in the game without
a PPG, the Phantoms hit the post twice. In the
Phantoms last eight games,Adirondack's power play
has gone 11-for-39 (28.2%).
On the season, the team has risen to 16.6% for
15th in the AHL out of 30 teams raising their
season percentage by 2.4%.
The Phantoms beefed up the NHL experience on their
roster once again and harkened back to some of
the great Phantoms players from the past with
the addition of 35-year-old Jon Sim. Sim has a
pair of 17-goal season in NHL to his credit and
has played for eight different teams in the NHL,
most recently with the New York Islanders in 2010-11.
In 2004-05, Sim scored 35 goals in the regular
season in helping lead the Philadelphia Phantoms
to the Calder Cup Championship. He added 10 more
goals in the post-season that year. Sim rejoined
the Phantoms in last Friday's game against Norfolk.
Prior to that, his last game for the Phantoms
was on June 10, 2005 when he scored two goals
in the capper of a four-game series sweep of the
Sim joins fellow former Phantoms David Laliberte
and Brian Boucher who have both rejoined the organization
in the past couple of weeks. Other former Philadelphia
Phantoms veterans who were brought back to the
team at the beginning of the season include Scott
Munroe and Danny Syvret.
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, February 1 - Adirondack Phantoms
5 - Norfolk Admirals 2
Rob Bordson starred with the second multi-goal
game of his career as he guided the Phantoms to
a 5-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals.
This one was a much closer contest than the final
score makes it appear though. Entering the third
period in a 2-2 tie, Jason Akeson would blast
his 7th goal of the season on a power-play shot
from the point. Bordson's second goal of the game
with about six minutes remaining gave the Phantoms
some distance on their lead. And then Birthday
Boy Shane Harper would tack on an empty-netter
to celebrate his special day.
Matt Mangene scored on a deflection of an Erik
Gustafsson slapshot in the first period for his
first professional goal. The University of Maine
standout had 16 goals last year with the Black
Bears so is no stranger to scoring and fans can
expect it to be the first of several more to come.
Brian Boucher had a 28-save game in net for Adirondack
in recording his first win in Glens Falls since
1999 when his Philadelphia Phantoms defeated the
Adirondack Red Wings by the exact same 5-2 score.
Saturday, February 2 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 0
Reigning AHL Goalie of the Month Brad Thiessen
turned aside 20 Phantoms shots in recording his
fourth shutout in his last eight games. The former
AHL Goalie of the Year on his defensive minded
team got another one for the Pens just like they've
been doing to many AHL teams.
It was almost a very different result. Adirondack
began the game with three straight power plays
including over one minute of five-on-three time.
They hit the post a couple of times including
one blast by Marcel Noebels that bounced across
and then right on top of the goal-line before
Thiessen was able to recover.
Then the Penguins got their bounces. A slapshot
from the point glanced off the pants-leg of Warren
Peters for a goal. And then a puck that popped
up in the air from behind the goal landed at the
side of the cage right on Alex Grant's stick and
the Penguins made it 2-0 at the very end of the
Scott Munroe took the loss for the Phantoms against
his former team. Last year, he split goaltending
duties with Brad Thiessen for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Rob Bordson
Rob Bordson is our Saratoga Spine Player of the
Th third-year pro led the way with a pair of goals
on Friday night in Adirondack's 5-2 victory over
the Norfolk Admirals. It was the second multi-goal
game of Bordson's AHL career having also scored
a pair in January, 2011 in a 4-2 victory over
Bordson has found his way back to the organization
for a third time and has also become one of the
team's top faceoff go-to guys as well as a key
penalty killer. The Duluth, Minnesota native has
6 goals and 7 points this season for 13 points.
January 31 - Jon Sim (F) signed to Professional
February 5 - Blake Kessel (D) reassigned from
Adirondack to Trenton (ECHL) by Philadelphia
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 17-4-1 with tied or leading after two periods.
(7-1-0 if leading. 10-3-1 if tied)
- 7-1-0 when leading after one period.
- 13-2-2 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.
Binghamton Senators, 27-12-4 (Ottawa
Binghamton leads the season series 2 games to
1. This is Game 4 out of 8.
Adirondack won the last meeting 3-2 in a shootout
on January 11 at Binghamton.
Binghamton's last visit to Glens Falls was November
30 in a 7-4 victory. Harry Zolnierczyk's amazing
shorthanded goal tied the game at 4-4 but then
Binghamton put it away late while Ben Bishop made
a number of remarkable saves for the Senators.
Record - 27-12-4
Division - 1st place (East Division)
Head Coach - Luke Richardson (First)
Home Arena - Broome County Veterans Memorial
Offense - 3.1, 8th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.4, 3rd
Power Play - 15.2%, 22nd
Penalty Kill - 87.6%, 2nd
Head Coach Luke RIchardson - Former Philadelphia
Flyer defenseman at the bench for Binghamton for
his first season as head coach. Had played for
Philly for five seasons from 1997-98 through 2001-02.
Also played for Toronto, Edmonton, Columbus, Tampa
Bay, Ottawa in 20 year career from 1987-88 through
2008-09 amassing 1,417 games. 26th all-time in
NHL in games played. Had been assistant coach
with Ottawa last three seasons.
Similar to other teams, Binghamton's top talents
from the first half of the season have advanced
to their NHL team. Goalie Ben Bishop and skaters
Jakob Silfverberg, Andre Benoit, Stephane Da Costa
and Patrick Wiercioch are up with Ottawa.
But 21-year-old Swedish talent Robin Lehner continues
to dominate in the AHL. He leads the league with
a whopping .946 saves percentage and is third
in goals against average at 1.86 on his way to
a 16-7-0 record.
Mike Hoffman - 12-12-24. Active leading scorer
on the Senators now. Former teammate of Sean Couturier
with Drummondville (QMJHL). 21-28-49 last year
High Jessiman - 8-12-20. Imposing 6'6" big
man who was a first-round selection (#12 overall)
of the Rangers in 2003 out of Dartmouth. Scored
27 goals last year with Lake Erie and Abbotsford.
20 goals in back-to-back seasons with Milwaukee
2007-08 and 2008-09.
Derek Grant - 13-6-19. Leads B-Sens in goals.
Round 4 selection in 2008 out of Michigan State.
8-15-23 last year as a rookie.
Syracuse Crunch, 25-12-6 (Tampa Bay
Season series tied at 3-3. These are games 7
and 8 between ADK and SYR to complete the 2012-13
Last game: Danny Syvret scored in the 7th round
of the shootout as ADK won 4-3 at SYR on December
All three of Adirondack's wins over Syracuse have
been in overtime or shootout. December 8 in Glens
Falls, Garrett Roe slid home the shootout winner
4-3. And October 28 in Syracuse, Brandon Manning
blasted the overtime winner after Brayden Schenn
had tied the game at 3-3 with just 1:02 remaining.
Division - 2nd place (East Division)
Arena - Onodonga County War Memorial at Oncenter
Head Coach - Jon Cooper (3rd Season)
Offense - 3.4, 2nd
Defense - 2.8, 17th
Power Play - 18.7%, 11th
Penalty Kill - 83.4%, 14th
This is not the same Syracuse team the Phantoms
faced earlier in the season. They are mostly intact
but the absence of reigning league MVP Cory Conacher
to the Tampa Bay Lightning is certainly noticeable.
After 39 goals with their team operating in Norfolk
last year and then 12 more with Syracuse this
season, Conacher has been off to a quick NHL season
start with Tampa Bay with 5 goals in 8 games.
Alex Killorn and his 16 goals are also gone.
Tyler Johnson - 20-19-39 - Still around with the
Crunch and among the league leaders in scoring.
Had 30 goals for Norfolk last year on their way
to the Calder Cup. Had 53 goals with Spokane (WHL)
Brett Connolly - 16-19-36. Spent all of last year
with Tampa Bay. But has stayed with Syracuse following
the end of the lockout despite his scoring success.
Tampa Bay's first round pick (#6 overall) in the
Mike Angeledis- 6-6-12. 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 - 8-7-0, 3.11, .876. Had shutout
of ADK on Dec 15. 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,
Dustin Tokarski - 10-7-4, 2.339, .903. Last yr
32-11-0, .913, 2.23 with Norfolk helping lead
the team to Calder Cup. Broke Michael Leighton's
Norfolk record for most career wins. Leighton
had 75 victories, Tokarski, 81.
Led Spokane to 2008 Memorial Cup. Played on Team
Canada fifth consecutive gold at 2009 World Juniors.
Jon Cooper - Was an easy 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
Appearing at Our Games -
Be sure to support these groups and community
efforts at upcoming Adirondack Phantoms home games.
Look for their presence in the front lobby or
February 10 - World
Awareness Children's Museum. Front lobby exhibit
February 15 - South
High Marathon Dance. Last year the kids at South
High raised over $400,000 for charity!
Also, Sandy Hook Elementary First Responders Fundraiser
February 16 - Blondes
vs. Brunettes Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser
with an intermission tackle football game on ice!
Proceeds to benefit Alzheimer's New York Chapter
February 24 - Northshore
Mites (of Manchester, VT) Youth Hockey Fundraiser...Also
appearing with players post-game for jersey auction.
March 3 - Love Your
Library Day supporting Crandall Library of Glens
Falls and other area libraries.
Phantoms in the Community
Dax and the Phantoms players are everywhere!
Sunday, February 3 - Dax joins the Albany MDA
Wednesday, February 6 - Dax at CWI Breakfast.
Tuesday, February 12 - Player appearance at Dango's
Wednesday, February 13 - Player appearance at
Dango's in Glens Falls.
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. $1
Friday, February 8 (7:30) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
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
Monday, February 11 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. With special
guests Jon Sim and David Laliberte.
Friday, February 15 (7:00) - Albany
Devils at Adirondack Phantoms. $2 Draft Beer Specials.
Saturday, February 16 (7:00) -
Worcester Sharks at Adirondack Phantoms. Dax Bobbleheads
(first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, February 17 (3:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Springfield Falcons
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Sunday Family Fun Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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