Friday, March 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
at Adirondack Phantoms
Last Week's Scores
Tuesday, March 19 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Norfolk
Wednesday, March 20 - Norfolk Admirals 3 - Adirondack
Saturday, March 23 - Adirondack Phantoms 5 - Connecticut
Sunday, March 24 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Portland
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Jason Akeson 14 30 44
Danny Syvret 6 28 34
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Tye McGinn 14 12 26
Goalies W-L-SOL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 12-16-0 2.78 .913
Brian Boucher 4-5-1 2.60 .906
Cal Heeter 10-13-2 2.89 .909
The Phantoms have a pair of games this weekend
as they travel to Binghamton on Friday to face
the Senators and then return home on Saturday
taking on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL affiliate
of the New York Islanders.
Saturday is Phantoms Poster Night for the first
3,000 fans presented by Glens Falls Printing featuring
a team autograph session after the game in Heritage
Saturday night we will also honor the Saratoga
Blue Streaks hockey team who captured the city's
first state championship since 1999. They clinched
the title on March 10 in Utica with a 5-0 win
over McQuaid Jesuit after winning 22 out of 26
on the season. And we want to honor the area champs
and will do so Saturday night!
In the meantime, the Adirondack Phantoms enter
this coming weekend having won two straight and
their last three out of four. Adirondack also
has points in seven of their last 10 going 6-3-1
in their recent surge.
The Adirondack Phantoms have eight more home games
remaining in the 2012-13 regular season with so
many great promos you won't believe it! There's
still lots of terrific hockey left at the Glens
Falls Civic Center this year. Call the Phantoms
to get your tickets in advance and save: 518-480-3355.
Vote For Dax!
The AHL is conducting a Mascot Madness Tournament
in which you get to vote for the most awesome
mascot around. Wednesday is the Northeast Division
round and Dax is ready to rack up the big votes!
Please go to https://www.facebook.com/theahl and
like the Dax picture to vote for your favorite
giant orange beaver mascot! Your vote has to be
Phantoms in the Community
Upcoming appearances with the Phantoms players
Monday, April 1 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
- Phantoms at Johnny Rockets! A
couple of Phantoms players will be appearing to
hang out with the fans. Plus lots of specials
are available including half-price appetizers,
$3 domestic drafts and $1 PBR. Big-screen Wii
set up for the kids...to take on the Phantoms
Wednesday, April 3 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
- Phantoms at Dango's on Maple in
Glens Falls - A couple of Phantoms players will
be appearing as guest celebrity bartenders once
again serving them up just for you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of great home game promos on the way. Here
are some of the big ones!
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) -
Phantoms Poster Night presented by Glens Falls
Printing. Team Autographs.
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) -
Fan Appreciation Night presented by Stored Tech.
Hundreds of great prizes and giveaways for the
fans including Phantoms gear and Fan-Experience
prizes such as bench-seats during warm-ups. Plus
Philadelphia Flyers gear as well as valuable coupons
and merchandise from our awesome sponsors.
Saturday, April 13 (7:00) -
Dan Miner Bobblehead Night (first 2,500 fans)
and tribute to the long-time voice of Adirondack
hockey. "Not Tonight?" Actually, Yes...TONIGHT!"
Also, Faith and Family Night. Post-Game Concert.
Saturday, April 20 (7:00) -
Scoville Jewelers Gemstone Giveaway Night. 500
great gemstones ranging in value given away....plus
one Phantoms Orange gemstone valued at $500 that
includes a big prize package too. More details
to be announced soon.
Season Ticket Renewal Incentive - Sign
It's the 25th season of AHL hockey excitement
in Glens Falls and it's coming this October. Sign
up for new or renewal season tickets for your
chance to win a TV! But you must put down the
season ticket deposit by THIS FRIDAY to be eligible
for the TV drawing.
Danny Syvret - Achieved 200th career AHL assist
on Sunday against Portland.
David Laliberte - Played in 200th career with
Phantoms franchise last week.
Jason Akeson - 99 points for ADK, most in ADK
Erik Gustafsson - 95 points for ADK, 3rd all-time
in ADK Phantoms history.
Jon Sim- 196 points in the AHL, 394 points in
his pro career
Terry Murray- 1 win away from 600 Pro wins. Coach
Murray has won 499 games in NHL, 83 wins in AHL,
and 17 wins in the old IHL (which was a similar
level to AHL in the 1990s).
Phantoms 100-Point Club
Jason Akeson became the all-time point-leader
in Adirondack Phantoms' history on Saturday night
at Connecticut passing Denis Hamel for the lead.
Akeson now has 99 career points with the Adirondack
Phantoms, Hamel had 96, and Erik Gustafsson is
close behind with 95 career Phantoms points.
Akeson and Gustafsson are set to become the 22nd
and 23rd players to join the Phantoms franchise
100-Point Club. 21 players have recorded 100 points
with the Phantoms in the last 17 seasons dating
back to the beginning of the Philadelphia Phantoms
in 1996. Two of those players are currently on
the Phantoms: Danny Syvret (140) and David Laliberte
(121) both of whom also played for the Phantoms
in Philadelphia as well as in Adirondack.
100-Point Club, Phantoms Franchise
(1996 - 2013)
1. Peter White 472
2. Mark Greig 372
3. John Slaney 293
4. Kirby Law 222
5. Shawn McCosh 196
6. Jared Ross 191
7. Boyd Kane 178
8. Jon Matsumoto 173
9. Jim Montgomery 161
10. Mike Maneluk 149
11. Craig Darby 146
12. Danny Syvret 140
13. Paul Healey 138
14. Stefan Ruzicka 125
15. Mark Freer 123
16. Bruce Coles 122
17. David Laliberte 121
18. Tony Voce 115
19. Patrick Sharp 114
20. Thomas Divisek 112
21. Patrick Maroon 106
Mar 19 - Harry Zolnierczyk (F) - Returned to Adirondack
on loan from Philadelphia (NHL)
Mar 19 - Derek Mathers (F) - Signed to ATO with
Mar 20 - Harry Zolnierczyk (F) - Recalled from
loan by Philadelphia (NHL)
Mar 21 - Cal Heeter (G) - Reassigned by Philadelphia
from Trenton (ECHL) to ADK (AHL)
Mar 21 - Kyle Flanagan (F) - Signed to ATO with
Mar 25 - Tye McGinn (F) - Recalled from loan by
Kyle Flanagan joined the Phantoms last weekend
from St. Lawrence University. The Canton, NY native
is one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award
this year. Flanagan was captain of the Saints
for the last two seasons. Derek Mathers also made
his season-debut with the Phantoms this weekend.
The 19-year-old tough-guy with the Peterborough
Petes played in nine games for Adirondack at the
end of last year.
Keep an eye out for the newest Adirondack Phantoms;
#39 Kyle Flanagan and #32 Derek Mathers.
Phantoms Week in Review
Tuesday, March 19 - Adirondack Phantoms
4 - Norfolk Admirals 1
Tye McGinn led the way with a four point night
including two goals and two assists to lead the
Phantoms to a 4-1 victory at Norfolk. McGinn's
empty-netter in the last seconds of the game clinched
his fourth career multi-goal game, two of which
have come at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Erik Gustafsson and Danny Syvret blasted the other
goals for the Phantoms. Brian Boucher was brilliant
witha 27-save victory and came about nine minutes
away from his first AHL shutout since the 2007-08
Wednesday, March 20 - Norfolk Admirals
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 0
Adirondack was now able to sweep the season series
as Norfolk finally defeated the Phantoms in their
last chance. The Phantoms would have to settle
for a 3 games to 1 win in the season series.
Scott Munroe may have taken the loss but he was
clearly the star of the game for Adirondack making
a season-high 45 saves.
Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Adirondack had
some great chances to mount a comeback but weren't
able to break Norfolk rookie goalie Frederik Andersen.
Marcel Noebels missed an open-net from right in
front and Jason Akeson blasted a shot off the
iron. Those were the closest of the many near-misses
Kyle Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly scored for
Norfolk in the first period. The Admirals finished
the night's scoring on Sami Vatanen's blast in
the third period.
Saturday, March 23 - Adirondack Phantoms
5 - Connecticut Whale 2
The Phantoms lit it up on the power play and converted
on their first four man-advantage chances in a
row on their way to a 5-2 victory in Hartford
on Saturday night.
Jason Akeson's three-point night vaulted him past
Denis Hamel into the all-time Adirondack Phantoms
points lead. He had one goal and two assists while
Garrett Roe had his first multi-goal game and
also had an assist. Tye McGinn finished with three
assists. Danny Syvret and Marcel Noebels also
scored for Adirondack.
Everything was working for the Phantoms who were
4-for-4 on the power play going into the last
couple minutes when they were awarded another
opportunity but were finally unable to convert
and finished 4-for-5. Cal Heeter had 30 saves
for the win.
Adirondack finished their 7-game road-trip with
a 3-3-1 record.
Sunday, March 24 - Adirondack Phantoms
4 - Portland Pirates 2
Cal Heeter was magnificent. And the Phantoms needed
him to be. The rookie goalie from Ohio State made
40 saves and Adirondack pulled out a 4-2 victory
over a high-flying Portland club despite being
outshot 42-18 in the game. It was a nice homecoming
for Adirondack who were playing back in Glens
Falls for the first time in 15 days.
Adirondack lost two of their more experienced
forwards early in the game when Tyler Brown and
Rob Bordson left with injuries. So the Phantoms
skated the majority of the game with only 10 forwards,
including two who were playing in only their second
game of the season with the club (Kyle Flanagan
and Derek Mathers).
But the Phantoms were able to generate enough
offense on their 18 shots to get the victory.
It began with a quick start as Tye McGinn notched
his team-leading 14th goal of the season just
nine seconds into the game, the fastest goal in
Adirondack Phantoms' history. Jeff Dimmen and
Marcel Noebels both scored as well. And Eric Wellwood's
breakaway goal at the end of the second period
to extend the lead to 4-2 was a big one.
But Heeter was clearly the big star with his dazzling
saves on several close-range opportunities in
one of the best games of his career.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Tye McGinn
Tye McGinn returned to the Phantoms and rang up
eight points in four games last week scoring three
goals and dishing out five assists. "Ginner"
had a career high four-point game on Tuesday at
Norfolk with two goals and two assists. On Sunday
he scored the fastest goal in Adirondack Phantoms'
history when he lit the lamp just nine seconds
into the game against Portland.
McGinn is in his second season as a pro and is
tied for the Phantoms team lead with 14 goals.
He has also scored three goals with the Philadelphia
Flyers in 17 games in the NHL this season. Following
his tremendous week, he was rewarded with another
call-up to the NHL.
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 25-8-3 when tied or leading after two periods.
(14-2-1 if leading after two. 11-6-2 if tied after
- 12-3-1 when leading after one period.
- 21-4-2 when score 3 or more goals
- 15-1-1 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.
- 12 of the Phantoms wins have come when they
have held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.
- 18-5-1 when scoring the first goal.
- 15-14-1 at home
- 23-15-2 when scoring at least one PPG
Binghamton Senators, 39-20-6 (Ottawa
Friday, March 29 (7:00) - Broome County
Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton NY
Adirondack is 3-3-0 against Binghamton this year.
The Phantoms knocked off the B-Sens in their last
encounter 3-2 on March 15 with Tyler Brown blasting
home the game winner with 4:25 remaining in regulation.
Binghamton just keeps on winning it seems regardless
of who is in their lineup. The Senators' 84 points
is second-most in the Eastern Conference but only
gives them the four-seed in the standings right
now due to being in the same division as top-dog
Syracuse. Ottawa has called up a number of their
top players and Binghamton has filled the gaps
with various ECHL products primarily while many
of the rookie talents have met or exceeded expectations
in their debut seasons.
Nathan Lawson has taken over the goaltending reigns
while both Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner are up
with Ottawa. Binghamton allows just 2.52 goals
per game which is 3rd out 30 in the AHL.
Stephane Da Costa - 12-22-34. 9 games with Ottawa
this year and 22 last year as a rookie out of
Corey Cowick - 12-16-28. Scored 2 goals including
overtime winner a couple weeks ago against Rochester.
Thriving in first season as full-time AHL'er after
splitting last two seasons between Binghamton
and ECHL Elmira.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau - 7-21-28. Speedy rookie
out of the QMJHL Chicoutimi was 4th round pick
of OTT in 2011.
Shane Prince - 16-12-28. 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 - 9-4-1, 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.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 27-26-11
(New York Islanders)
Saturday, March 30 (7:00), Glens Falls Civic Center
- Phantoms Poster Night and Post-Game Autographs!
This is game 5 out of 6 in the season series and
is the Sound Tigers' last visit to Glens Falls
this year. The last time the Islanders' affiliate
invaded the Civic Center was on December 31 in
Glens Falls in which Adirondack overcame a 3-0
deficit to the score and earn a standings point
before eventually falling in a shootout.
The Phantoms played at Bridgeport on March 2 in
a match-up of Sound Tigers alums.Rick DiPietro
of Bridgeport defeated Scott Munroe of Adirondack
4-3 in that one on a late game-winner by Brock
Nelson of the Sound Tigers shortly after Matt
Konan's first career professional goal had tied
it for Adirondack. It was DiPietro's first win
in Bridgeport since 2002.
Bridgeport is allowing 3.23 goals per game which
is 29th out of 30 in the AHL and last in the Eastern
Rick DiPietro - 5-3-0, 2.70, .901. The most famous
Bridgeport Sound Tiger who was sent down from
the Islanders about a month ago. The #1 overall
pick in the draft in 2000 out of Boston University
has a career NHL record of 130-133-8-28, 2.86,
.903 with the Islanders. This season, he went
0-3 in three games for New York with a 4.09 goals-against.
He had last suited up for Bridgeport in 2009-10
playing in four games going 1-2. His last AHL
win was December 19, 2009 at Springfield and his
last AHL game was January 3, 2010 vs. the Worcester
Sharks in a loss.
Head Coach Scott Pellerin - 1992 Hobey Baker
Award winner from the University of Maine might
be remembered by long-time fans in the area when
he played for the Albany River Rats for three
seasons including on their Calder Cup Championship
team in 1995. He also played in 536 careerNHL
games mostly with New Jersey and St. Louis. In
first season as AHL head coach after serving as
an assistant coach with Manchester for six years.
Nino Niederreiter - 26-19-45. 20 year old Swiss
prospect. 5th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry
Draft while Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn was
the fifth overall selection in the 2009 draft
(by the Los Angeles Kings). 55 games with Islanders
last year scoring 1 goal. 41 goals with Portland
(WHL) in 2010-11.
Brock Nelson, 18-25-43. Another 2010 first-rounder
(30th overall). Joined the team last season out
of the University of North Dakota.
Aaron Ness, 3-21-24. In second full season with
Bridgeport. Second-round pick in 2008 out of the
University of Minnesota.
Friday, 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. Post-Game Autograph Session!
Monday, April 1 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour on Q101.7. Host Bob Rotruck
with special player guests Kyle Flanagan and Mitch
Friday, April 5 (7:00) -
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) -
Rochester Americans at Adirondack Phantoms. Fan
Appreciation Night with lots of great giveaways
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