Akeson became the first player to reach 100 points
with the Adirondack Phantoms when he blasted his
team-leading 15th goal of the season in the second
period, but Adirondack lost on the road to the
Binghamton Senators 5-2 on Friday night.
Binghamton raced out to a 4-0 lead by the opening
minutes of the second period and the Phantoms
weren't able to recover. Adirondack helped open
the game up when they got down in the game and
had several chances to narrow the margin in the
wild and exciting second period but only the Akeson
tally would get past Nathan Lawson in that frame.
Eric Wellwood also scored for the Phantoms, on
a power play early in the third period, for his
ninth of the year. Adirondack had closed the lead
to 4-2 but Derek Grant's goal about seven minutes
into the third would dim the Phantoms' hopes of
The game ends the Phantoms' two-game winning
streak. Adirondack had also won three of their
last four before this loss. The Phantoms have
played eight of their last nine games on the road
as they hit the home-stretch of the regular season
in which they have eight of their last 10 contests
on Glens Falls ice.
Akeson took over the all-time Adirondack Phantoms'
point-lead last Saturday when he passed Denis
Hamel. Now he becomes the first-ever to reach
100 points entirely with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Current Phantoms Danny Syvret and David Laliberte
are already in the Phantoms-Franchise 100-Point
Club but that also includes points with the Philadelphia
Phantoms in 2008-09.
Akeson is the 21st ever player to reach 100 points
in a career in the 17-year history of the Phantoms
Franchise which began in 1996-97.
Cole Schneider led the way for Binghamton with
a three-point night on two goals and one assist.
He scored consecutive goals about a minute apart
in the first period beginning with a penalty shot
when he was tripped up from behind by Matt Konan
on a breakaway. His stick would break on the penalty
shot but the drive still ad enough on it to sneak
past Cal Heeter in the Phantoms net for the 1-0
A minute later, he trailed on an odd-man rush
and was hanging out in the slot when Binghamton
quickly won the puck on the end-boards and he
blasted it home past the left-skate of Heeter
and off the inside of the post to make it 2-0.
Schneider had a few tries for the hat trick including
a wide-open net in the third period when he rang
a shot off the far post from the right side of
Pat Cannone converted on the back-door on a quick-moving
3-on-1 in the second period to make it 3-0. And
then Mark Borowiecki would rush up to the slot
from his defensive position about two minutes
later as Binghamton took a 4-0 advantage.
Adirondack had the better of the play and chances
for much of the second period after that but had
difficulty getting enough past Lawson.
Binghamton outshot Adirondack 40-39 in the game.
The Phantoms are 3-4-0 against Binghamton this
season and finished 2-2-0 in this building. Adirondack
was 2-for-5 on the power-play while Binghamton
was held to 0-for-6.
The Phantoms were without three players who were
all recently called up to the Philadelphia Flyers
this week; Tye McGinn, Erik Gustafsson and Oliver
Lauridsen. McGinn and Gustafsson have both played
in the NHL before. For Lauridsen, Saturday at
1:00 against the Boston Bruins could mark his
Brandon Manning returned to the lineup after
missing the last four games with injury. And Cullen
Eddy was back after missing two games last weekend.
Rob Bordson also returned to game-action after
leaving last Sunday following a slapshot to his
face that thankfully had to go through his visor
before contacting his eye. Zack FitzGerald was
a healthy scratch for Adirondack.
The Phantoms have 10 games remaining in the regular
season with eight of them coming on home-ice.
Adirondack hosts the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday
at 7:00 on Phantoms Poster Night presented by
Glens Falls Printing. A team-autograph session
in Heritage Hall will follow the game. The Saratoga
Blue Streaks state championship high school hockey
team will be honored at the game as well. Call
the Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Binghamton Senators 5
- Status: Final
Friday, March 29, 2013 - Broome County Veterans
Adirondack 0 1 1 - 2
Binghamton 2 2 1 - 5
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Schneider 12 14:31
(SH TXT_PS). 2, Binghamton, Schneider 13 (Stone,
Da Costa), 15:33. Penalties-Dziurzynski Bng (tripping),
0:53; Bordson Adk (tripping), 4:43; Syvret Adk
(tripping), 7:04; Sdao Bng (holding), 12:33.
2nd Period-3, Binghamton, Cannone 8 (Caporusso,
Prince), 3:12. 4, Binghamton, Borowiecki 4 (Stone,
Schneider), 5:11. 5, Adirondack, Akeson 15 (Syvret,
Roe), 16:19 (PP). Penalties-Da Costa Bng (tripping),
14:59; Wideman Bng (high-sticking), 19:20.
3rd Period-6, Adirondack, Wellwood 9 (Sim, Roe),
2:42 (PP). 7, Binghamton, Grant 18 (Hamilton,
Borowiecki), 7:35. Penalties-Lebda Bng (high-sticking),
2:22; Manning Adk (slashing), 11:03; Lilja Adk
(hooking), 14:50; Dimmen Adk (double minor - spearing
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 10-20-9-39. Binghamton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 2 / 5; Binghamton
0 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Heeter 10-14-2 (40 shots-35
saves). Binghamton, Lawson 10-5-1 (39 shots-37
Referees-Jean Hebert (43), Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-John Everett (82), Bob Fyrer (72).
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
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and
Sunday Family 3-Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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