Wednesday, March 13 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Portland Pirates
Friday, March 15 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators
Sunday, March 17 (5:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hershey Bears
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Norfolk Admirals
Wednesday, March 20 (7:15) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Norfolk Admirals
Last Week's Scores
Friday, March 8 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 - Springfield
Saturday, March 9 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Connecticut
Sunday, March 10 - Albany Devils 3 - Adirondack
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Jason Akeson 12 23 35
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Danny Syvret 4 24 28
Rob Bordson 9 9 18
Goalies W-L-SOL GAASVS
Scott Munroe 12-14-1 2.66 .915
Brian Boucher 2-4-1 2.57 .907
Cal Heeter 8-13-2 2.96 .906
The Phantoms hit the road this week and will be
logging on the miles in their most extended sojourn
of the 2012-13 season. Actually, the seven-game
roadie already began this past Sunday with their
afternoon game in Albany.
But now the team gets into the real teeth of their
road-trip that takes them to Portland, Binghamton,
Hershey and Norfolk before wrapping up with a
game on Saturday, March 23 in Hartford. The Phantoms
don't return for their next home game until Sunday,
Safe travels, guys...Let's get some of those hard-to-earn
It's been a busy-week on the roster-wire for the
Phantoms who have had a bit of a goaltender-carousel
the past few days and also welcome back some other
big-names like Tye McGinn and Erik Gustafsson.
The Phantoms welcomes Michael Leighton for a couple
games on his injury-recovery stint, then brought
in Cal Heeter as a backup while the Phantoms were
transitioning goalies, and then welcomed back
Brian Boucher who played in Sunday's game at Albany.
Last weekend, the Phantoms had four different
goalies on the roster at different points.
Mar 6 - Eric Wellwood (F) - Returned on loan from
Mar 9 - Cal Heeter (G) - Reassigned from Trenton
(ECHL) to ADK
Mar 9 - Michael Leighton (G) - Recalled from loan
by Philadelphia (NHL)
Mar 9 - Brian Boucher (G) - Loaned to ADK from
Mar 10 - Cal Heeter (G) - Reassigned to Trenton
(ECHL) from ADK
Mar 11 - Tye McGinn (F) - Returned on loan from
Mar 12 - Matthew Ford (F) - Traded by Philadelphia
to Columbus for future considerations
Mar 12 - Erik Gustafsson (D) - Returned on loan
from Philadelphia (NHL)
Both Tye McGinn and Erik Gustafsson have recently
bolstered their NHL experience as they return
to the Phantoms this week.
McGinn joined Philadelphia on January 21 to make
his NHL debut and played in 16 games with the
Flyers before getting in a fight on February 25
and suffering an injury. He scored 3 goals and
2 assists and also got into a couple of impressive
Gustafsson was recalled on February 16 to play
his first NHL game of the season and he stayed
with the Flyers for 11 games recording 2 assists.
Ten different players who have been on this year's
Adirondack Phantoms have been called up to the
Philadelphia Flyers this year....and counting!
The list includes Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier,
Zac Rinaldo, Eric Wellwood, Tye McGinn, Andreas
Lilja, Erik Gustafsson, Brian Boucher, Harry Zolnierczyk,
Eight current Phantoms have played with the Flyers
either this season or in the past:
Brian Boucher, Erik Gustafsson, Andreas Lilja,
Brandon Manning, Tye McGinn, Danny Syvret, Eric
Wellwood, Harry Zolnierczyk.
The Race is On!
Now that Erik Gustafsson has returned to the Adirondack
Phantoms it should be a very interesting race
to see who takes over the all-time career points
record first and also who achieves the 100 point
Jason Akeson now has 91 points in his Adirondack
Phantoms career while Erik Gustafsson has 90 with
the team. Denis Hamel is still the all-time leader
with 96 career points but that record is at risk
to fall to one or both of these players in the
In career assists, Gustafsson (79) and Akeson
(64) are already 1 and 2 with the Adirondack Phantoms.
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Danny Syvret - 4 assists away from 200 in his
AHL career. Just achieved 200 assists with Phantoms
Zack FitzGerald - 2 games away from 400 in his
Brian Boucher - 34 saves away from 3,000 in his
Jason Akeson - currently tied with Holmstrom for
3rd most points in ADK Phantoms history (90).
6 points away from Denis Hamel (96) for most in
David Laliberte - 2 games away from 200 in his
Erik Gustafsson - 5 points away from Denis Hamel
(96) for most in Phantoms history. 2 points away
from 100 in his pro career and 10 points away
from 100 points with the Phantoms.
Adirondack Phantoms All-Time Leaders
1. Kevin Marshall 185
2. Jon Kalinski 182
3. Ben Holmstrom 181
4. Mike Testwuide 161
5. Cullen Eddy 158
6. Eric Wellwood 152
7. Dan Jancevski 150
8. Rob Bordson 144
9. Marc-Andre Bourdon 142
10. Denis Hamel 140
1. Denis Hamel 96
2. Erik Gustafsson 91
3. Jason Akeson 90
3. Ben Holmstrom 90
5. Danny Syvret 77
6. Mike Testwuide 70
7. Jon Kalinski 63
8. Jon Matsumoto 62
8. Eric Wellwood 62
10. David Laliberte 61
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, March 8 - Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Springfield Falcons 1
The Adirondack Phantoms avenged their worst loss
of the season and knocked off the first-place
team in the league with a solid effort against
the Springfield Falcons.
Oliver Lauridsen broke out of his shell to join
the rush and score the game-winning goal early
in the third-period on a big shot from the left
Rookie Marcel Noebels scored his 7th of the year.
And Michael Leighton turned in a 31-save performance
en route to being named #1 Star of the Game. It
would be Leighton's second, and last, game with
the Phantoms on his recent stint. Less than 24
hours later, he was recalled by the Philadelphia
Saturday, March 9 - Adirondack Phantoms
4 - Connecticut Whale 3
Down but not out. That was the mantra of the Phantoms
on Saturday night in front of a big crowd. Trailing
3-1 with less than six minutes remaining, the
Phantoms forged a ferocious comeback with three
goals in about the next three minutes for the
Jason Akeson recorded the first hat trick of his
professional career. His second goal of the game
made the score 3-2 with just under 6:00 to go.
Then just 29 second later, Eric Wellwood's blast
from the right-circle would tie the game at 3-3.
With 2:48 left, Akeson dove hard into the crease
on a long and extended battle for the puck following
a Jon Sim wrap-around try. Akeson was able to
get enough to nudge it across the goal-line for
the game-winner. Although the goal first had to
be confirmed by video-review and then the crowd
had to wait for the announcement to know for certain
that Akeson was to be credited with the hat trick.
It was one of the most exciting games of the year
and several fans commented they lost their voices
from all of their cheering!
Akeson's hat-trick was the 9th all-time for the
Adirondack Phantoms and the 2nd recorded this
year. It was the 5th Phantoms hat-trick at the
Glens Falls Civic Center and the first since October
Adirondack Phantoms Hat Tricks
Mar 09, 2013 Jason Akeson vs. Connecticut Whale
Nov 14, 2012 Brayden Schenn at Manchester Monarchs
Apr 07, 2012 Matt Ford at Albany Devils (5-3)
Oct 14, 2011 Brayden Schenn vs. Bridgeport Sound
Apr 08, 2011 Michael Ryan vs. Albany Devils (4-1)
Apr 04, 2011 Denis Hamel vs. Rochester Americans
Apr 01, 2011 Mike Testwuide vs. Albany Devils
Feb 05, 2011 Denis Hamel at Hamilton Bulldogs
Jan 29, 2011 Michael Ryan at Syracuse Crunch (6-4)
Sunday, March 10 - Albany Devils 3
- Adirondack Phantoms 2 (SO)
Jason Akeson scored his fourth goal of the weekend
to begin the team's away game at Albany. Joe Whitney
scored his 21st of the year and 7th against the
Phantoms and then Mike Sislo beat Brian Boucher
in the second period to give Albany the lead.
Jon Sim's third with the Phantoms and ninth goal
overall this year tied the game at 2-2 by the
end of the second period and neither side was
able to convert on some glorious chances that
developed after that. In overtime, Matt Anderson
hit the crossbar for Albany while Jason Akeson
had two close-calls for the Phantoms in his efforts
to fire home the game-winner.
Albany rookie goalie Scott Wedgewood made several
more key saves as Adirondack out-shot Albany 36-20
in the game and then the Devils pulled out the
win in the shootout session for the extra standings
point to spoil Adirondack's bid for a perfect
weekend. The Phantoms earned one standings point
with the loss and made it five oints out of a
possible six during their three-game weekend.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the Week - Jason
Jason Akeson is the Saratoga Spine Player of the
The 22-year-old recorded his first career hat
trick in the Phantoms exciting comeback win on
Saturday night against Connecticut. Akeson is
a second-year pro who led the team in points last
year with 55. This season, he is topping the team
again with 35 points on 12 goals and 23 assists.
He is just 10 away from potentially becoming the
first Adirondack Phantom to reach 100 points in
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 20-8-2 when tied or leading after two periods.
(10-2-1 if leading. 10-6-1 if tied)
- 9-3-1 when leading after one period.
- 17-3-2 when they score 3 or more goals
- 12-1-1 when they score 4 or more goals
- 2-2 in overtimes and 4-3 in shootouts for a
combined 6-5 in games decided after regulation.
- 11 of the Phantoms wins have come when they
have held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.
- 4-2-3 on Sundays
- 16-5-1 when scoring the first goal.
- 14-14-1 at home
- 19-14-2 when scoring at least one PPG
Portland Pirates, 33-21-5 (Phoenix Coyotes) -
Wednesday, March 13 (7:00)
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
The Phantoms and Pirates are tied in the season
series 1-game each.
Adirondack played the Pirates in Lewiston, ME
on December 29 in a 2-1 loss. The Phantoms prevailed
over Portland on Opening Night in Glens Falls
6-3 back on October 13, 2013.
Alexandre Bolduc - 21-23-44 - AHL veteran since
2005-06, Mostly with Manitoba and also 55 NHL
games with Vancouver and Phoenix
Andy Miele - 11-24-35 - Hobey Baker Winner with
Miami (Ohio) in 2011 scoring 24-47-71 in 39 games.
Had 16-38-54 in rookie season with Pirates last
Chris Brown - 22-11-33 - Rookie out of University
of Michigan. Round 2, #36 overall 2009 by PHX
Chad Johnson - 15-12-1, 2.86, .909 - Former CT/Hartford
goalie in Rangers system out of University of
Mark Visentin - 11-9-1, 2.85, .909 - Rookie prospect.
2010 1st round selection (#27 overall) out of
Niagara (OHL). Last year in Major Juniors was
30-9-2, 1.99, .926.
Head Coach - Ray Edwards, 4th year as head coach
of PHX team in AHL. 2 years with San Antonio and
now 2nd year with Portland. Played in ECHL in
1990's with Dayton Bombers and Huntington Blizzard.
Binghamton Senators, 36-17-6 (Ottawa Senators)
- Friday, March 15, 2013 (7:00)
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton,
Adirondack is 2-3-0 against Binghamton this year.
The Phantoms knocked off the B-Sens in their last
encounter 2-1 on February 24 at the GFCC all while
wearing dashing and ridiculous Dax Birthday Jerseys.
Senators are on a 6-game point streak going 5-0-1
and have second-most points in the AHL trailing
Stephane Da Costa - 10-20-30. 9 games with Ottawa
this year and 22 last year as a rookie out of
Corey Cowick - 11-16-27. Scored 2 goals including
overtime winner last Saturday vs. Rochester.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau - 6-20-26
Shane Prince - 15-10-25. Rookie prospect. 2nd
round selection of Ottawa Senators in 2011 out
of Ottawa 67's (OHL) where he had 43-47-90 last
Nathan Lawson - 6-2-1, 2.22, .938. Defeated Michael
Leighton and Adirondack last year 1-0 in overtime
while with Hamilton. ECHL and AHL goalie since
2007-08 out of University Alaska-Anchorage. Also
10 NHL games with NY Islanders in 2010-11.
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.
Hershey Bears, 28-24-8 (Washington
Capitals) - Sunday, March 17 (5:00)
Giant Center, Hershey, PA
Phantoms and Bears are tied 1-1 in the season
series. Adirondack defeated Hershey 3-1 on November
24 in Glens Falls. The Bears triumphed 3-0 on
February 23 back in Hershey.
The Bears have one more trip scheduled to the
North Country on April 14.
Hershey is on a three-game losing streak as they
dropped all of their decisions last weekend including
a two-game sweep at Norfolk.
Three former Adirondack Phantoms players include
Kevin Marshall, Jon Kalinski and Matt Clackson.
Also former Philadelphia Phantoms Boyd Kane and
Jeff Taffe - 16-37-53. AHL and NHL veteran since
2002-03. 180 NHL games mostly with PIT, PHX, FLA.
Last year, 18-35-53 with Houston.
Jon DiSalvatore - 16-24-40. AHL veteran of 700+
games since 2003-04 with Cleveland Barons, Worcester
IceCats, Peoria Rivermen, San Antonio Rampage,
Lowell Devils and last three years with Houston
Ryan Potulny 12-18-30 - AHL and NHL veteran since
2005-06. Played in 44 games for Flyers from 2006-08.
88 games for Philadelphia Phantoms 2006-08 scoring
combined 33-40-73 in 88 games. Scored winning
goal in April 22, 2008 epic playoff marathon in
5th overtime for Philadelphia Phantoms vs. Albany
River Rats. Winning goalie was Scott Munroe. Losing
goalie was Michael Leighton.
Dany Sabourin, 8-10-3, 2.79, .902. AHL veteran
goalie since 2000-01 with St. John Flames. AHL
Goalie of te Year in 2005-06 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
with league-leading 2.26 goals-against.
Phillip Grubauer, 8-5-1, 2.06, .928. Had first
career shutout in spectacular 40-save effort in
3-0 win over Adirondack on February 23
Norfolk Admirals, 27-26-5 (Washington
Capitals) - Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) and Wednesday,
March 20 (7:15)
Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, VA
Adirondack leads the season series over the Admirals
2 games to 0 as they play their only games in
southeast Virginia this year.
Patrick Maroon - 17-19-36. Last week's AHL/CCM
Player of the Week was called up to Anaheim and
scored his second career NHL goal. Had 11-33-44
with ADK in 2009-10 and 23-31-54 with Philadelphia
Phantoms in 2008-09. Traded to Anaheim with David
Laliberte in exchange for Rob Bordson and Danny
Syvret in November, 2010.
Luca Caputi - 3-13-16. Had seasons with 18 and
23 goals with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2008-09
and 2009-10. Has spent 15 games in ECHL with Ft.
Wayne this year. Only 10 goals in 39 games last
year with Toronto Marlies while missing half-season
Sami Vatanin - Rookie prospect from Finland. Round
4, 2009 by ANA.
Nate Guenin - Former Philadelphia Flyer and Phantom
from 2006-09 out of Ohio State. 12 career games
with Flyers and 207 career games with Phantoms
Frederik Andersen, 15-11-1, 2.11, .931. Denmark
native left Norfolk last month to join national
team in Olympic qualifying efforts. One of top
rookie goalies in the AHL. Round 3 selection of
ANA in 2012 out of Swedish Elite League.
Wednesday, March 13 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Portland Pirates
Friday, March 15 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Sunday, March 17 (5:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Wednesday, March 20 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Saturday, March 23 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Connecticut Whale
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