Saturday, October 5 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hershey Bears
Friday, October 11 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hartford Wolf Pack
Saturday, October 12 (7:00) -
Hartford Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms (Opening
And so it begins! The Adirondack Phantoms hit
the road for their 2013-14 season debut traveling
to Giant Center in Hershey, PA for a Saturday
night meeting with the Bears. Next weekend, the
Phantoms will travel to Hartford, CT on Friday
night and then it's Celebration-Time on Saturday,
October 12 with the 25th AHL Opening Night at
the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Opening Night tickets are gong fast. Last year,
the first game of the season was a sellout and
the Phantoms are anticipating that possibility
for this one too. Fans should reserve their seats
for the big night by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
This Week's Matchup
The road game on Saturday at Hershey will be the
first of six meetings this season between the
long-time AHL rivals and is also their only meeting
in the 2013 portion of the season. Hershey's first
trip to Glens Falls this season will be January
3, 2014 in the Phantoms' first game of the calendar
It is the 179th all-time meeting between the Phantoms
and Bears dating back to 1996. The Phantoms are
83-85-10 all-time versus Hershey. The Bears are
the AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals.
They previously had served as the affiliate for
the Philadelphia Flyers from 1985-96.
Terry Murray's brother, Bryan Murray, was head
coach of the Hershey Bears in 1980-81 prior to
assuming the same duties with Washington.
25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season hosting
an AHL team and in so doing now joins an elite
group of only 12 other cities who can make such
a claim. It's a great hockey tradition with an
old-school feel that began with the Adirondack
Red Wings in 1979 who won four Calder Cups in
their 20-year run at the GFCC. The Adirondack
Phantoms began play in Glens Falls in 2009-2010
and are beginning their fifth season.
Saturday, September 28: Albany Devils
3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 (preseason)
Adirondack opened preseason play at the Glens
Falls Civic Center and were led by Jason Akeson
(1G, 1A), Kris Newbury (2A) and Brandon Manning
(1G). The Phantoms dominated play in the third
period but could not come up with a tying goal
as they well to their Northway Rivals 3-2. Harri
Pesonen had two goals for the Devils.
"I liked our offensive zone play," said
head coach Terry Murray.. "Even in the first
period, it was good. Maybe not as great as in
the third period but there were some opportunities
there. We need to be a little more get after it,
get on the hunt to recover some pucks."
Cal Heeter went the distance in goal for the Phantoms
while Maxime Clermont's 29 saves propelled Albany
to the win. The Phantoms outshot the Devils 31-21
in the game and 13-5 in the third period. Adirondack
was 1-for-4 on the power play while Albany went
1-for-6. The Phantoms and Devils will meet 12
times during the regular season beginning on Monday,
October 14 at 2:00 at Times Union Center in Albany.
Sunday, September 29: Utica Comets
4 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 (preseason)
Michael Raffl stood out in his first day wearing
a Phantoms jersey. The Austria native who had
just been loaned by Philadelphia a couple of days
previously was playing for Adirondack for the
first time and scored both of the team's goals
in a 4-2 loss to the Utica Comets in Rome, NY.
Alex Frieseen scored two goals for Utica. The
Comets clung to a 3-2 lead for the entire third
period until an empty-netter with 15 seconds left
finally sealed matters in the team's debut appearance
in the Mohawk Valley.
Rookie Petr Straka of the Czech Republic coming
to the Phantoms from the QMJHL had a couple assists
on the Raffl goals.
The newest entry in the AHL raced out to a 2-0
lead in the first period with both goals scored
by Friessen and were able to hold off Adirondack's
late rally attempts. Veteran goalie Yann Danis
played the whole game for Adirondack allowing
three goals while Utica's Joe Cannata made 26
saves on 28 shots for the victory.
The Phantoms will meet the affiliates of the Vancouver
Canucks four times this season. The Comets' visit
on December 7 will mark the first regular season
AHL matchup between teams from Glens Falls and
Utica in almost 20 years dating back to the last
meeting of the Adirondack Red Wings and Utica
Devils in March, 1993.
The Captain is Back
Ben Holmstrom has gone a long time since his
last game. The Phantoms captain the past two seasons
was out of action after a knee injury on December
7, 2012. The fourth-year Phantom is slated to
take the ice for the first time since that injury
in the upcoming Saturday night away game at Hershey.
The Colorado Springs, Colo. native is just five
games away from breaking Kevin Marshall's all-time
Adirondack Phantoms record of 185 career games
Adirondack Phantoms Record Book
1. Kevin Marshall 185
2. Jon Kalinski 182
3. Ben Holmstrom 181
4. Cullen Eddy 171
5. Eric Wellwood 164
6. Rob Bordson 161
19 different players on the Adirondack Phantoms
last year also shared time in the NHL. The list
included a wide range of younger and more experienced
talents including Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier,
Zac Rinaldo, Erik Gustafsson, Eric Wellwood, Andreas
Lilja and Brian Boucher.
On this year's Phantoms Opening Night roster
are 11 players who have also played in the NHL
before including Jason Akeson, Yann Danis, Zack
FitzGerald, Bruno Gervais, Ben Holmstrom, Matt
Konan, Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning, Tye
McGinn, Kris Newbury and Chris VandeVelde.
A trio of veterans with terrific hockey pedigrees
join the Phantoms this year.
Kris Newbury, 31, has spent the past couple of
seasons with the New York Rangers organization.
He has played in 72 career NHL games but it's
his AHL statistics that will really catch your
eye; 599 games, 142 goals, 297 assists, 439 points.
Newbury is one of only two players to have racked
up 60 or more points in the AHL in each of the
last three seasons.
Goaltender Yann Danis, 32 signed with the Flyers
organization and is looking forward to playing
in the AHL city that is closest to his hometown
of Montreal after spending the past couple of
seasons in Oklahoma City and Edmonton. Danis was
the AHL Goalie of the Year ("Baz" Bastien
Memorial Award) just two years ago and has 141
career AHL wins as well as 53 career NHL games
played with Edmonton, New Jersey, New York Islanders
Defenseman Bruno Gervais, 28, brings 418 games
of NHL games experience to the Phantoms, mostly
with the New York Islanders. Gervais' last stretch
as a regular AHL player was in 2005-06 with the
Bridgeport Sound Tigers when he represented his
team in the AHL All-Star Game and finished second
among league-defensemen in goals with 16.
Terry Murray brings more NHL coaching experience
to an AHL bench than any other coach in league
history as he enters his second season with the
Adirondack Phantoms. Murray rates 19th all-time
in NHL history with 1,012 career games and is
18th all-time in career wins with 499. Murray,
63, was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
from 1994 to 1997 leading the Flyers to the Stanley
Cup Finals in 1997. He has been a part of the
Flyers' organization off-and-on since initially
signing with the team as a young defenseman in
1975. Murray has coached some of the greatest
players in NHL history in a career that has also
seen him lead the Los Angeles Kings, Washington
Capitals and Florida Panthers.
Riley Cote returns for his fourth season as assistant
coach with the Phantoms. The 31 year old originally
from Winnipeg won a Calder Cup for the Philadelphia
Phantoms in 2005 and played a combined 324 career
games in Philadelphia for the Phantoms and Flyers
from 2004 through 2010. He racked up a combined
1,980 penalty minutes with the two Philadelphia
Once again, catch all the action of Adirondack
Phantoms hockey home and away on the team's official
flagship station Q101.7 and the Phantoms Radio
Network presented by Curtis Lumber. Bob Rotruck
enters his fourth season as the Voice of the Phantoms
as well as his first year as a proud new father
of a healthy baby girl named Aurora!
The Falls Farm and Garden Countdown to Faceoff
Pregame Show begins 30 minutes prior to game-time.
Listen on your drive home to the extended Great
Meadow Federal Credit Union Post-Game Report including
Audio Replay Highlights and player reaction and
interviews from the locker room.
Opening Night Ticket Package
Opening Night for the first home game of the 2013-14
season celebrating the 25th season of the AHL
in Glens Falls will be Saturday, October 12 against
the Hartford Wolf Pack. Purchase a special Opening
Night Package for only $40 (plus tax) including
two tickets to Opening Night, two flex tickets
valid for any future Phantoms game at the Glens
Falls Civic Center, and a commemorative pint glass.
Offer available while supplies last. Call the
Phantoms to reserve your special package at 518-480-7784.
Saturday, October 5 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears (First Away
Game of 2013-14)
Friday, October 11 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack
Saturday, October 12 (7:00) - HARTFORD
WOLF PACK AT ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS
OPENING NIGHT!!! - Magnet Schedule
Giveaway courtesy of Great Meadow Federal Credit
Monday, October 14 (2:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils