This Week's Games
Friday, April 5 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) - Rochester Americans
at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, April 7 (5:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Last Week's Scores
Friday, March 27 - Binghamton Senators 5 - Adirondack
Saturday, March 28 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Bridgeport
Sound Tigers 1
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Jason Akeson 15 30 45
Danny Syvret 6 30 36
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Tye McGinn 14 12 26
Goalies W-L-SOL GAASVS
Scott Munroe 12-16-0 2.78 .913
Brian Boucher 5-5-1 2.45 .912
Cal Heeter 10-14-2 2.97 .907
The Phantoms play back-to-back home games this
weekend on Friday and Saturday as we thank all
of our fans for their terrific support in the
Friday features $2 Draft Beer Specials.
And then our Fan Appreciation Night presented
by Stored-Tech is Saturday featuring hundreds
of prizes from the Phantoms, Flyers, and our wonderful
corporate partners and area businesses. Some of
our partners generously donating gift certificates
to be included in our huge pool of prizes are
Adirondack Nautilus, Broadway Lanes, Dango's,
East End Eatery and Recovery Sports Grill.
Please note, the appearance of SuperFan Cameron
Hughes has been moved from April 6 to April 20.
Adirondack will really have to bare down for every
goal they can get as they might face two of the
very top goaltenders in the league back-to-back.
Jeff Zatkoff of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the
league in goals-against average at 1.99. David
Leggio of Rochester leads the league in wins,
games and total saves and was also named CCM/AHL
Goalie of the Month for March. The Phantoms will
be sure to keep those shots coming as they try
to break these guys!
It's the stretch-run for the Adirondack Phantoms
who have just three weeks remaining in the regular
season but will play seven home games out of their
nine total contests remaining.
The Phantoms have won four straight home games
to improve to 16-14-1 overall at the Glens Falls
Civic Center. Adirondack is also 7-4-1 in their
last 12 overall games.
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:
Time is running out to bid on your favorite game-worn
orange Phantoms jerseys. The online auction ends
on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00pm. Don't miss out!
Here to Get Bidding
Phantoms in the Community
Ian Slater and Derek Mathers hanging with kids
like Brandon Willard at Johnny Rockets in Queensbury.
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, 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.
Sunday, April 14 (3:00) -
World Record Night! Be a part of a verified world
record as we invite the fans to join us for what
will officially be the World's Longest On-Ice
Conga Line!! Yes, we're actually serious...haha!
Saturday, April 20 (7:00) -
Scoville Jewelers Gemstone Giveaway Night. 500
great gemstones ranging in value from $5 to $50
to be given away....plus one Phantoms Orange gemstone
valued at $500 that includes a big prize package
too. This one is hard to believe. I'ts an incredible
promotion with even more specials involved which
we will announce in the future.
Season Ticket Renewal Incentive - Sign Up Now!
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. Don't forget
our unlimited ticket exchange policy. Your unused
tickets are good for any other Phantoms games.Last
week, Brian Smith won a 40" screen television
by getting registered for our Season Ticket Incentive
drawing. He pulled the winning card out of the
envelope and made himself a big winner. Way to
This month, we're giving away a new laptop computer.
That's right...a laptop! You must purchase your
season tickets by April 19 and pay 50% of your
balance to be eligible. Call the Phantoms to find
out more about season tickets at 518-480-3355.
Terry Murray - 600th career professional win
last Saturday. (499 in NHL, 84 in AHL and 17 in
the old IHL)
Jason Akeson - 100 points for ADK, most in ADK
Jon Sim- 199 points in the AHL, 397 points in
his pro career
Phantoms 100-Point Club
Jason Akeson became the first ever Adirondack
Phantom to reach 100 points last Friday with his
power-play goal from the left-circle at Binghamton.
He is the 22nd player in the 17-year history of
the Phantoms' franchise into the 100-point club
but the first to do it exclusively with Adirondack.
A couple weeks ago, he passed Denis Hamel (96)
for the most points in Adirondack Phantoms history.
Two other players are also in the Phantoms 100-Point
club. Danny Syvret (141) and David Laliberte (123)
had some of their points with the Philadelphia
Phantoms in 2008-09 too.
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 141
13. Paul Healey 138
14. Stefan Ruzicka 125
15. Mark Freer 123
16. Bruce Coles 122
17. David Laliberte 123
18. Tony Voce 115
19. Patrick Sharp 114
20. Thomas Divisek 112
21. Patrick Maroon 106
22. Jason Akeson 100
Mar 27 - Erik Gustafsson (D) - Recalled from loan
by Philadelphia (NHL)
Mar 29 - Oliver Lauridsen (D) - Recalled from
loan by Philadelphia (NHL)
Apr 1 - Blake Kessel (D) - Reassigned from Trenton
(ECHL) to ADK (AHL)
Apr 1 - Shane Harper (F) - Reassigned from Trenton
(ECHL) to ADK (AHL)
Apr 1 - Mitch Wahl (F) - Reassigned from ADK (AHL)
to Utah (ECHL)
Apr 3 - Brandon Alderson (RW) - Signed to ATO
Apr 3 - Cal Heeter (G) - Recalled from loan by
One of the newest Adirondack Phantoms is Brandon
Alderson who joined the team this week.
The 21-year-old just completed his Major Juniors
career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in
the Ontario Hockey League. He signed an entry-level
contract with the Philadelphia Flyers last month
(pictured below). Welcome to the Phantoms, Brandon!
Cal Heeter received a nice opportunity
due to Philadelphia's in-between state among their
backup goalies. Wednesday afternoon, the Flyers
traded Michael Leighton to Columbus in exchange
for Steve Mason. But Mason would not be able to
make it to Philadelphia in time to serve as the
backup goalie for the game. So Heeter was called
upon to take that role and barely made it to Wells
Fargo Center in time for the game. He didn't get
to play, but just the experience of getting to
dress for an NHL game for the first time was a
nice moment for the rookie goalie.
Phantoms Week in Review
Friday, March 29 - Binghamton Senators
5 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
Jason 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
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
a comeback. Cole Schneider had two goals for Binghamton
who improved to 4-3-0 against Adirondack this
year. The game ended the Phantoms' two-game winning
Saturday, March 30 - Adirondack Phantoms
4 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1
It was a sneak-peak into the future of the Adirondack
Phantoms and some of the additions likely to be
on the team next season. Newcomers Kyle Flanagan
and Derek Mathers both notched their first professional
goals as Adirondack disposed of the Bridgeport
Sound Tigers 4-1 on Saturday night in Glens Falls.
The Phantoms have won their last four straight
home games as they improved to 3-1-1 against the
Sound Tigers this year. Adirondack knocked out
veteran goalie Rick DiPietro in the process.
Rookie Marcel Noebels (11th) and veteran Jon Sim
(4th with ADK) also scored in the win. For Sim,
the goal came against his former team as well
as teammate in DiPietro. He had played with Bridgeport
and their parent-club, the New York Islanders,
a couple seasons ago.
Noebels recorded his fourth goal in his last seven
games. The young prospect from Germany now has
20 total goals this season including the nine
he scored with Trenton in the ECHL in the first-half
of the season.
But it was Flanagan and Mathers who perhaps drew
the most attention as the newest kids on the block
scored the first two goals on the night with puck-saving
moments on their historic professional firsts.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - Kyle Flanagan
It was a nice start in the professional career
of Kyle Flanagan who earns Saratoga Spine Player
of the Week honors. He scored his first pro goal
less than two minutes into Saturday night's game,
added a terrific assist later on a Jon Sim deflection,
and earned #1 Star of the Game honors. All of
this in just his fourth game as a pro.
The Hobey Baker Finalist out of St. Lawrence University
who comes to the Phantoms from Canton, NY (home
of SLU) was one of the top scorers in college
hockey scoring 15 goals and 32 assists for 47
points in only 35 games this year.
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 26-8-3 when tied or leading after two periods.
(15-2-1 if leading after two. 11-6-2 if tied after
- 13-3-1 when leading after one period.
- 22-4-2 when score 3 or more goals
- 16-1-1 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.
- 13 of the Phantoms wins have come when they
have held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.
- 19-5-1 when scoring the first goal.
- 16-14-1 at home
- 24-16-2 when scoring at least one PPG
The Phantoms have been lighting it up especially
well on the power play. All the more impressive
when one considers the various promotions to Philadelphia
and all the roster moves and near-constant changes
to the personnel on the team's man-advantage.
Adirondack has notched a power-play goal in each
of the last four games going 8-for-20 (40%). The
Phantoms are also 13-for-49 (26.5%) in their last
The Phantoms keep leap-frogging past teams with
all their power-play goals lately and have moved
all the way up to 13th out of 30 in the AHL at
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 37-28-4 (Pittsburgh
Friday, April 5 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center
- $2 Draft Beer Specials
Adirondack and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wrap up the
four-game regular season series as the Penguins
visit Glens Falls for their only trip this year.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is in sixth-place in the
Eastern Conference with 78 points entering the
last three weeks of the regular season. They are
on a four-game point streak which included a 3-2
win at Norfolk on Tuesday in their most recent
Jeff Zatkoff seems to have won the #1 goaltender
position on the team and, in fact, is the #1 goaltender
in the AHL right now with some impressive stats
boosted by the stingy defense of his teammates
in front of him. Zatkoff's 1.99 goals-against
average is best in the AHL and his .919 saves
percentage rates highly as well.
The Penguins boast the top defense in the AHL
allowing just 2.35 goals per game. They accomplish
that by limiting their opponents shots on goal,
26 per game which is second-best in the AHL. WBS
is an impressive 20-9-4 in one-goal games this
Bobby Farnham knows how to agitate and drop the
gloves. He leads AHL rookies with 19 major penalties
and also leads in minor penalties with 32.
Trevor Smith (21-25-46) and Riley Holzapfel (18-26-44)
lead the offense.
Rochester Americans, 37-26-4 (Buffalo Sabres)
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center
Fan Appreciation Night presented by Stored-Tech
- Hundreds of Prizes!
Adirondack is 1-2 against Rochester this season
but has not played against the Americans since
December. The Americans are in fifth-place in
the Western Conference with 78 points and are
in good shape for a post-season berth.
One needs to beat these guys in the first 65 minutes.
If the game gets to a shootout, Rochester is 7-1,
best in the AHL.
Ron Rolston was in his second year as head coach
of the Americans but was called up to Buffalo
on February 20 after the Sabres fired Lindy Ruff.
Assistant Chadd Cassidy took over at the helm
David Leggio is the workhorse goaltender of the
AHL again this season. He is running away with
the league lead in total games (57), minutes (3433)
and saves (1765). His 35 victories give him a
three-win advantage over Niklas Svedberg of Providence
for most in that category as well. He made 23
consecutive starts to finish last season and continued
that streak and extended it to 35 consecutive
Leggio was CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for
March gong 9-4-0, 1.86, .946 with two shutouts.
He allowed two goals or fewer in 11 of those 13
Rochester isn't just about the goaltending though.
They are fifth in the league in total offense
with 3.1 goals per game. They will give the opponents
some chances as they allow 33.5 shots against
per game which is 29th out of 30. Indeed, the
last time Adirondack played against Rochester
was December 7 at Blue Cross Arena as the Phantoms
outshot the Amerks 42-21 yet lost the game 3-1
against rookie Connor Knapp in a rare game NOT
started by Leggio.
Mark Mancari (20-38-58) leads the offense. Brayden
McNabb from the blue-line has 5-21-36.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 28-28-11
(New York Islanders)
Sunday, April 7 (5:00) - Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport,
Adirondack is 3-1-1 entering the sixth and last
game of the regular-season series against their
Northeast Division rivals.
The Phantoms bounced Rick DiPietro to an early
exit last Saturday in a 4-1 win in Glens Falls.
Adirondack last 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 3.25 goals per game which
is 30th out of 30 in the AHL.
Rick DiPietro - 6-5-0, 3.08, .888. 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 career NHL
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, 19-26-45. Another 2010 first-rounder
(30th overall). Joined the team last season out
of the University of North Dakota.
Aaron Ness, 3-22-25. In second full season with
Bridgeport. Second-round pick in 2008 out of the
University of Minnesota.
Friday, April 5 (7:00) -
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms.
$2 Draft Beer Specials.
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) -
Rochester Americans at Adirondack Phantoms. Fan
Appreciation Night with Hundreds of great giveaways
and prizes from the Phantoms, Philadelphia Flyers,
and our awesome corporate partners and area businesses
who have generously donated some gift certificates.
Sunday, April 7 (5:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Monday, April 8 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. Featuring
player guests, rookies Kyle Flanagan and Derek
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 the official World's
Longest Conga-Line On-Ice...No, we're not kidding!!!
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and Sunday
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