The Phantoms have announced that Shane Harper
and Blake Kessel have been reassigned by the Philadelphia
Flyers to Adirondack. Both players arrive from
the Trenton Titans of the ECHL who concluded their
regular season last weekend.
Shane Harper, 24, returns to the Adirondack Phantoms
where he has played 42 games this season scoring
4-4-8. Harper was reassigned from Adirondack to
Trenton on March 4 and it is safe to say his different
stretches in the ECHL have been a success. Harper
scored over a goal per game there and almost two
points per game racking up 14-13-27 in just 15
games at the lower level.
On March 22 and March 23 he pulled off the incredibly
rare feat of recording hat tricks in consecutive
games, the first of his professional career. In
his attempt for a third-straight hat trick on
the March 24 game he had to "settle"
for a four-point night with one goal and three
assists. And then he racked up another two goals
in the game after that on March 28. It was an
amazing total of 9-7-16 in just four games in
that eight-day run for Harper.
Harper is in his third season with the Phantoms.
He scored 14-13-27 with Adirondack last year in
70 games. The Valencia, Cal. native signed with
the Adirondack Phantoms as a free-agent after
breaking various scoring records with the Everett
Silvertips of the WHL.
Blake Kessel, 23, has spent the bulk of the season
with Trenton where he played in 54 games scoring
8-33-41. He has also played in three games with
Adirondack this season scoring zero points.
The University of New Hampshire product played
exclusively with Adirondack last year in his rookie
season scoring 1-17-18 in 56 games. Kessel hails
from Verona, Wis. and is the younger brother of
NHL veteran Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs
who was 175 goals and 186 assists for 361 points
in 492 career games including four-straight seasons
of 30 or more goals entering this year.
Blake's sister, Amanda Kessel, won Collegiate
National Player of the Year honors this season
as a junior for the national champion University
of Minnesota team and she also plays on the USA
National squad in various international events
The Phantoms will return to game action next weekend
with home games Friday and Saturday against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
and Rochester. Saturday night's game is Fan Appreciation
Night presented by Stored Tech with hundreds of
prizes awarded to fans in attendance. Plus, it's
the return of Super-Fan Cameron Hughes, presented
by Tackett Chiropractic.
Pictured are Shane Harper and Blake Kessel:
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
Friday, April 12 (7:00) -
Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms. $2
Draft Beer Specials
Saturday, April 13 (7:00) -
Connecticut Whale at Adirondack Phantoms. Dan
Miner Bobbleheads (first 2,500 fans). Faith and
Family Night featuring Post-Game Concert with
Christian rock band, The Wrecking!
Sunday, April 14 (3:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. World
Record Night. Be a part of an official Guiness
World Record! Details coming soon.
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Sunday Family 3-Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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