Flyers have announced that the team has recalled
forwards Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl from the
Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager
Paul Holmgren. Both will be available to play
in Philadelphia's away game tonight at the Detroit
Red Wings. Raffl will wear jersey #12 with the
Flyers, the same number he has worn in his brief
time with the Phantom. McGinn will be #15 with
Tye McGinn, 23, has scored a goal in two games
this year for Adirondack. Last season he played
in 18 games with the Flyers scoring 3-2-5 with
19 penalty minutes. He also played in 46 games
with Adirondack scoring 14-12-26 with 54 PIM.
The younger brother of NHL'er Jamie McGinn is
in his third season of professional hockey. Tye
McGinn had something of a dream-week at the end
of January last year.
On January 22 he made his NHL debut against the
New Jersey Devils shortly after his first in-season
recall by the Flyers. A couple days later he won
over many of the Flyers fans with his first NHL
fight against Kris Newbury of the New York Rangers
who is now teammates with McGinn in Philadelphia.
And then on January 26, McGinn scored his first
NHL goal in an away game at the Florida Panthers.
Last year, McGinn established a Phantoms' franchise
record when he scored a goal just nine seconds
into a game on March 24, 2013 against the Portland
Pirates. McGinn was a fourth-round selection of
the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Entry
Draft out of the Gatineau Olympics of the Quebec
Major Junior Hockey League.
Michael Raffl, 24, of Villach, Austria, signed
with the Flyers organization as a free agent over
this past off-season. He has one goal and two
assists in his two games with the Adirondack Phantoms.
On Saturday night at the Hartford Wolf Pack, Raffl
scored his first ever professional goal in North
America. When Raffl debuts for Philadelphia it
will be his first game in the NHL.
Previously, Raffl has starred in the Sweden minor
leagues and in his home country of Austria. He
garnered particular attention this past May when
he represented Austria at the International Ice
Hockey Federation Championship Tournament. He
scored a goal and an assist in a hard-fought loss
to a powerhouse Russian squad.
Advance ticket sales for the Opening Night game
on Saturday have been extremely strong and the
team is almost certain of their 10th all-time
sellout at the GlensFalls Civic Center. Seating
capacity is 4,794. Once attendacne reches that
mark, standing-room only tickets will be made
available. The Adirondack Phantoms may have an
opportunity of breaking their all-time record
crowd of 5,411 established in their very first
game in Glens Falls on October 3, 2009.
Saturday, October 12 (7:00) OPENING
NIGHT! - Hartford Wolf Pack at Adirondack
Magnet Schedule Giveaway courtesy of Great Meadow
Federal Credit Union.
Monday, October 14 (2:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Albany Devils
Friday, October 18 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Saturday, October 19 (7:00) -
Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms
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.