This Week's Games
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
Sunday, March 24 (3:00) - Portland Pirates at
Last Week's Scores
Wednesday, March 13 - Portland Pirates 6 - Adirondack
Friday, March 15 - Adirondack Phantoms 3 - Binghamton
Sunday, March 17 - Hershey Bears 5 - Adirondack
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Jason Akeson 13 25 38
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Danny Syvret 4 25 29
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Rob Bordson 9 10 19
Goalies W-L-SOL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 12-14-1 2.78 .912
Brian Boucher 3-5-1 2.78 .899
Cal Heeter 8-13-2 2.96 .906
The Phantoms are winding down their seven-game
road-trip to six different cities as they enter
the second-half of their longest away tour of
the season. It's four games down and three to
go on the trip with games on Tuesday and Wednesday
in Norfolk, Virginia followed by a Saturday night
contest at the Connecticut Whale.
Including the trips to-and-from Glens Falls, the
Phantoms will have logged over 2,200 bus-miles
in just two weeks by the time they return home
from Hartford this Saturday night.
The Admirals are one of the hottest teams in
the league having gone 11-4-2 since February 4
in their late-season push.
Of course, that road-trip finale in Hartford
on Saturday is a rematch of the last home game
the Phantoms played on March 9. In that game,
the Phantoms dramatically overcame a 3-1 deficit
with 6:00 remaining by scoring three straight
goals capped by Jason Akeson's hat-trick winner
with 2:48 left.
Adirondack has already traveled to Albany, Portland,
Binghamton and Hershey so far on the road-trip
as they have continued to rack-up the miles.
Adirondack finally returns for their first home-game
in 15 days on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 and we
want you there to welcome them home! The game
is against the Portland Pirates on Dax's Kids
Club Day featuring a Post-Game Skate with the
Phantoms players after the game presented by Glens
Falls Hospital. Get your Sunday Family 3-Packs
for only $43 to receive 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs,
3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program. Call the
Phantoms to order yours at 518-480-3355.
Both Tye McGinn and Erik Gustafsson have recently
bolstered their NHL experience as they returned
to the Phantoms last week. Both played their first
games back with the Phantoms last Wednesday at
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,
Seven 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
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 93 points in his Adirondack
Phantoms career while Erik Gustafsson has 92 with
the team. Gustafsson also has 7 points with the
Flyers so has 99 as a pro and will reach that
100 professional-point milestone before he gets
to 100 as a Phantom.
Denis Hamel is the all-time Adirondack Phantoms
points-leader with 96 career points but that record
is at risk to fall to one or both of these players
in the coming weeks.
In career assists, Gustafsson (79) and Akeson
(66) are already 1 and 2 with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Phantoms in the Community
Dax loves St. Patrick's Day! And he showed it
last Sunday in the annual Lake George St. Patty's
Dax also appeared at Spare Time Bowling in South
Glens Falls for a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big
The Phantoms players, staff and Dax combine to
make over 300 community appearance per year!
To find out more about the Phantoms in the community
or to inquire about the Phantoms at your local
charity or school function or community event,
please contact Phantoms Director of Fun and Community
Development, Andrew Hill at 518-480-3355 or email@example.com
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Zack FitzGerald - Played in 400th career professional
game on March 17 at Hershey.
Brian Boucher - Passed 3,000 career saves with
Phantoms on March 17 at Hershey.
Danny Syvret - 3 assists away from 200 in his
Jason Akeson - (93 points) 1 point ahead of Gustafsson
(92 points) for 2nd most points in ADK Phantoms
history. Is 3 away from tying Denis Hamel (96)
for most in ADK Phantoms history.
David Laliberte - 2 games away from 200 in his
Erik Gustafsson - 1 point away from 100 in his
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 155
7. Dan Jancevski 150
8. Rob Bordson 147
9. Marc-Andre Bourdon 142
10. Denis Hamel 140
10. Erik Gustafsson 140
1. Denis Hamel 96
2. Jason Akeson 93
3. Erik Gustafsson 92
3. Ben Holmstrom 90
5. Danny Syvret 78
6. Mike Testwuide 70
7. Jon Kalinski 63
8. Jon Matsumoto 62
8. Eric Wellwood 62
10. David Laliberte 61
1. Erik Gustafsson 80
2. Jason Akeson 66
3. Danny Syvret 59
4. Ben Holmstrom 54
5. Denis Hamel 48
6. Garrett Roe 41
7. Jon Kalinski 38
7. Mike Testwuide 38
9. David Laliberte 37
10. Pat Maroon 36
Phantoms Week in Review
Wednesday, March 13 - Portland Pirates
6 - Adirondack Phantoms 3
Adirondack trailed 5-1 late in the third-period
and started to mount an impressive comeback with
back-to-back power-play goals. But the Pirates
would hang on to the victory on their home-ice
Matt Mangene scored in his first game back to
his college state. He starred for the University
of Maine Black Bears last season not far from
Portland in Orono, ME. And his first-period goal
for the Phantoms drew a number of cheers from
Black Bears fans in attendance.
The game was also a homecoming of sorts for head
coach Terry Murray who resides just a few miles
away in Scarborough, Maine. Murray won back-to-back
Calder Cups in the late 1970's playing in that
building with the old Maine Mariners who were
the Philadelphia Flyers affiliate at the time.
Mitch Wahl scored his first goal with Adirondack
since being acquired in a trade from Calgary for
Mike Testwuide a couple weeks ago. And Jason Akeson
added his 12th of the season.
Friday, March 15 - Adirondack Phantoms
3 - Binghamton Senators 2
Binghamton had gained momentum with a game-tying
goal with less than six-minutes remaining on their
home-ice to make the score 2-2. But Adirondack
quickly recovered and Tyler Brown's NHL-caliber
shot from the left-wing with 4:25 left would hold-up
as the game-winner for the Phantoms on just his
third tally of the season.
And in other positive news, Brown escaped the
celebration smothering by Zack FitzGerald unharmed.
Garrett Roe and Matt Mangene scored consecutive
power-play goals just 14 seconds apart late in
the first period to take a 2-1 lead at the first
intermission. They were the fastest goals in succession
for Adirondack this season. Roe's was 5-on-3 and
Mangene's was 5-on-4 and also represented the
second game in a row for his to light the lamp.
Brandon Manning assisted on all three Adirondack
tallies and Brian Boucher was solid in net for
Binghamton out-shot the Phantoms 12-3 to begin
the game and then Adirondack out-shot the Senators
27-10 over the next 30 minutes through the end
of the second period.
Binghamton had the first three power plays of
the game but Adirondack stayed out of the box
after that and were able to induce a number of
Senators penalties. The Phantoms drew eight consecutive
power plays after the shaky start in the first
Sunday, March 17 - Hershey Bears 5
- Adirondack Phantoms 2
This game actually was looking to be a big win
for Adirondack at the beginning, not the other
way around. The Phantoms were dominating in the
Hershey zone all throughout the first period and
were outshooting the Bears 12-1 when Hershey head
coach Mark French called timeout to right the
21-year-old rookie goalie Phillip Grubauer made
a number of tremendous saves to keep the score
0-0 including back-to-back point-blank saves on
Somehow, the bounces and the St. Patrick's Day
fortune would start to tilt Hershey's way. They
surprisingly took a 1-0 lead at the end of the
first period. Jeff Taffe scored a couple along
the way. Another goal bounced in on a defenseman's
skate. And Hershey led 4-0 early in the third
Adirondack again dominated another 20-minute
stretch when they out-shot Hershey 17-4 in the
third period. The Phantoms scored two goals to
break the Grubauer shutout curse with Marcel Noebels
scoring his 7th of the season against his fellow
countryman and friend from Germany. And Garrett
Roe scored for the second game in a row in the
closing minutes for the 5-2 final.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown is the Saratoga Spine Player of the
Week. What Can Brown Do For You?!?!
"Brownie" came through clutch in the
closing minutes of last Friday's game on the road
at Binghamton with a perfect shot from the left-wing
with just 4:25 remaining for a 3-2 win against
It was Brown's third goal of the year. The Wasaga
Beach, Ontario had nine goals with the Phantoms
last season as a rookie and the year before that
had 25 goals in his last year of Major Juniors
with the Plymouth Whales of the Ontario Hockey
League prior to signing with the Phantoms.
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 22-8-3 when tied or leading after two periods.
(11-2-1 if leading after two. 11-6-2 if tied after
- 10-3-1 when leading after one period.
- 18-4-2 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.
- 16-5-1 when scoring the first goal.
- 14-14-1 at home
- 20-15-2 when scoring at least one PPG
Norfolk Admirals, 29-27-5 (Washington
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) and Wednesday, March
Norfolk Scope Arena, 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.
Norfolk had four-game win streak snapped Saturday
night at Binghamton. The Admirals are five-points
back of Connecticut for the last playoff spot
in the Eastern Conference.
Norfolk won the Calder Cup Championship with
an historic and record-shattering 28-game win
streak at the end of the regular season. Current
Phantom Jeff Dimmen won the championship with
last year's Norfolk team in his rookie season.
Patrick Maroon - 17-19-36. Two weeks ago, AHL/CCM
Player of the Week, 4-2-6 in 3 games for week
ending March 10. Called up to Anaheim and scored
his second career NHL goal. Just sent back to
NOR. 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 - 3-15-18. 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 - 6-31-37. Rookie prospect from
Finland. Round 4, 2009 by ANA. 3rd in points among
defenseman and 9th overall among AHL rookies.
Nate Guenin - 3-16-19. Former Philadelphia Flyer
and Phantom from 2006-09 out of Ohio State. 12
career games with Flyers and 207 career games
with Phantoms scoring 7-36-45.
Frederik Andersen, 16-12-1, 2.20, .928. Perhaps
the top active goalie in the AHL now. 2nd among
active goalies in goals-against and first in saves
percentage. 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
Connecticut Whale, 30-25-8 (New York
Saturday, March 23, 2013 (7:00)
XL Center - Hartford, CT
The Whale are barely holding down the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Whale have won three straight since a dramatic
loss in Glens Falls on March 9.
This is Game 5 of the 6-game season series between
the Northeast Division rivals and affiliates of
NHL rivals Flyers and Rangers. Adirondack is 2-1-1
against Connecticut this year. 2 of the games
have gone to overtime. The last time these two
teams played was two weeks ago in which Adirondack
trailed 3-1 with 6:00 left but would score three
straight to dramatically win capped by Jason Akeson's
hat-trick game-winner with 2:48 left.
The last time ADK came to Hartford on January
23, the Phantoms rallied from a 5-1 deficit to
dramatically tie the score and force overtime.
Jason Akeson made it 5-4 with 1:45 to go and Marcel
Boebels tied it with just 21 seconds remaining.
But the Whale won in the extra period on Brandon
Head Coach Ken Gernander - Has lead the Whale
(formerly Hartford Wolf Pack) since 2007. Eight
seasons as Hartford captain and retired as Hartford's
all-time leading point-scorer (160-187-347) but
has since been surpassed by Brad Smyth. Holds
franchise record for games played (599). Two-time
winner of AHL Fred T. Hunt Award (sportsmanship,
dedication) in 1996 with Binghamton and 2004 with
Chris Kreider - 11-8-19 1st round and #19 overall
selection in draft in 2009. Scored 5 goals in
NHL playoffs upon joining the Rangers last year
to quickly garner attention and become a fan-favorite
at Madison Square Garden. 1-1-2 in 11 regular
season games with Rangers this year. 6 goals for
Team USA Gold Medal team in 2010 and 4 more in
2011 winning bronze. Won 2 NCAA titles with Boston
College. 23-22-45 in 44 games last season there.
Kris Newbury, 18-37-55 - Tops in points for the
Whale. Played for St. John's Maple Leafs and then
Toronto Marlies from 2003-04 through 2008-09.
Career highs 44 assists and 61 points in 2010-11
with CT. 66 NHL games with Toronto, Detroit and
New York Rangers and 4 goals. Was on the receiving
end of several punches in Tye McGinn's first NHL
fight on January 25 in Philadelphia vs. New York
Brandon Segal, 18-19-37 - AHL veteran since 2003-04
with Milwaukee, Portland, Norfolk, Rockford. Also
103 NHL games mostly with DAL and LA. Career high
26-26-52 in 2008-09 with Norfolk.
Ryan Bourque, 6-6-12. Son of Hall of Famer Ray
Bourque and younger brother of Chris Bourque of
Providence. Second-year pro was Rangers' third
round selection in 2009.
Cameron Talbot, 21-24-1, 2.66, .916. Third year
pro out of University of Alabama-Huntsville is
a work-horse. 2nd in AHL in minutes (2527) and
saves (1221) trailing only David Leggio of Rochester.
Portland Pirates, 34-22-5 (Phoenix Coyotes)
Sunday, March 24 (3:00)
Glens Falls Civic Center -
Dax's Kids Club Game - Post-Game Skate with Players
presented by Glens Falls Hospital
The Pirates lead the season series 2-1. This
is the last meeting of the year between Adirondack
Both teams have won games by 6-3 decisions. Adirondack
defeated Portland 6-3 in the season opener for
both teams on Opening Night, October 13, 2012.
The Pirates won by the exact same score this past
Wednesday back in Portland.
The Pirates have only one win in their last five
games as they hang on to the #5 spot in the Eastern
Alexandre Bolduc - 22-24-46 - AHL veteran since
2005-06, Mostly with Manitoba and also 55 NHL
games with Vancouver and Phoenix
Andy Miele - 13-25-38 - 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 - 23-12-35 - Rookie out of University
of Michigan. Round 2, #36 overall 2009 by PHX
Chris Conner 12-20-32. AHL and NHL veteran since
2005-06 out of Michigan Tech. Played with Dallas,
Pittsburgh and Detroit as well as Iowa Stars,
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Grand Rapids Griffins.
147 NHL games, 17-26-43.
Chad Johnson - 16-13-1, 2.87, .909 - Former CT/Hartford
goalie in Rangers system out of University of
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.
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
Sunday, March 24 (3:00) -
Portland Pirates at Adirondack Phantoms. Finally
back at home!! Dax's Kids Club Game. Post-Game
Skate with the Phantoms presented by Glens Falls
Hospital. Sunday Family 3-PacksFriday,
March 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms.
Phantoms Poster Night for first 3,000 fans presented
by Glens Falls Printing
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