The Adirondack Phantoms have announced an addition
to the preseason schedule with an away game on
Sunday, September 29 at the Utica Comets. The
4:00 p.m. game will take place at the John F.
Civic Arena in Rome, N.Y. approximately 17 miles
northwest of Utica.
Utica is a new entry in the American Hockey League
and are affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks.
They will play their regular season home games
at the Memorial Auditorium in Utica but the building
currently undergoing renovations.
This will be Adirondack's second game of the
preseason. The Phantoms have already announced
a home preseason game on Saturday, September 28
at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Albany Devils at the Glens
Falls Civic Center.
Utica has not had an AHL team since the Utica
Devils played there from 1987-1993. The city has
not had a professional team since 2001 with the
Mohawk Valley Prowlers of the United Hockey League.
The upcoming preseason game on September 29 will
represent the first meeting between AHL teams
from Glens Falls and Utica since February 26,
1993 when the Adirondack Red Wings defeated the
Utica Devils 7-3 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The last time Adirondack traveled to the Utica
area for an AHL game was February 5, 1993 with
the Red Wings prevailing 2-1.
The most recent encounter for any professional
teams from Glens Falls and Utica to play each
other was February 16, 2001 in the United Hockey
League with the Adirondack IceHawks hosting the
Mohawk Valley Prowlers.
John F. Kennedy Civic Arena in Rome was constructed
in 1963 and renovated in 2008. The building has
a seating capacity of about 1,000.
The Phantoms home opener for the regular season
will be Saturday, October 12.
Adirondack Phantoms Preseason Schedule:
Saturday, September 28 (7:00) - vs. Albany Devils
at Glens Falls Civic Center
Sunday, September 29 (4:00) - at Utica Comets
at Kennedy Civic Arena in Rome, N.Y.
The 25th Celebration Season of AHL excitement
in Glens Falls is coming this October! Opening
Night is Saturday, October 12. And the team's
first preseason game is Saturday, September 28.
Catch the Phantoms for less than $10 per game
with season tickets or receive great savings with
your group night or birthday party package. Call
the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.