a really good week. The Adirondack Phantoms returned
from the annual summer meetings of the American
Hockey League in Cleveland with three different
awards recognizing the success of the ticket department.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for
us," said Phantoms Executive Vice-President
Chris Porreca. "The staff works extremely
hard in the presentation and promotion of our
wonderful product. To be acknowledged by the league
is a wonderful tribute for our staff as well as
"Glens Falls is the smallest market in the
league by far which makes this achievement especially
impressive," Porreca said. "Our fans
are to be congratulated for their consistent support.
They continue to prove that the business-model
here really is working and that the long-term
goal of a permanent AHL franchise is an extremely
The Adirondack Phantoms ticket department won
a Team Achievement award for season-ticket renewals
by achieving a 90% retainment rate of the season-ticket
base from the previous season. They won another
Team Achievement Award for increasing their total
Full Season Equivalents by 15%.The Phantoms ticket
department includes Kevin Schildt, David Seitz,
Bryan Wilgocki, Jim Benjamin and Erik Hansen.
Also earning an individual award was Director
of Ticket Sales Kevin Schildt receiving third-place
in the Eastern Conference for new Full Season
Equivalents (FSE) which includes full season tickets
as well as mini-plans.
"I am truly honored to receive this award,"
Schildt said. "There are so many extremely
talented ticket sales personnel throughout the
league and it is always a strong, healthy competition
among all the different teams in the various markets.
The fans of our small market also receive credit
for making this happen. They are here to support
our product with season ticket commitments and
I can't thank them enough."
The 25th season of AHL excitement in Glens Falls
is coming this October! The first official drop
of the puck takes place September 28 with a preseason
game against the Albany Devils. Catch the Phantoms
for less than $10 per game with season tickets.
Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.
- Kevin Schildt with his Individual Ticket Award
received at the AHL Summer Meetings in Cleveland.
- And the ticket staff with their two awards of