Friday, October 11 - Hartford Wolf Pack 5 - Adirondack
Phantoms 4 (SO)
Saturday, October 12 - Hartford Wolf Pack 3 -
Adirondack Phantoms 2
Monday, October 14 - Albany Devils 4 - Adirondack
This Week's Games
Friday, October 18 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Saturday, October 19 (7:00) - Springfield Falcons
at Adirondack Phantoms
Coming off one of their largest crowds ever at
the Glens Falls Civic Center, the Adirondack Phantoms
return for home game #2 against the Springfield
Falcons this Saturday night. Springfield is the
affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the
defending Northeast Division champions are off
to a 3-0 start this year.
The Phantoms open the weekend on the road at the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night.
Both opponents are unbeaten in the early season
standings at 3-0-0. Wilkes-Barre has a pair of
impressive away victories to their credit with
6-3 and 5-2 decisions at Syracuse and Bridgeport.
Springfield features goaltender Mike McKenna.
The veteran goalie married a Glens Falls area
woman last summer. Two seasons ago with Binghamton,
McKenna was especially strong against the Phantoms.
The Friday game at Wilkes-Barre ends a season-opening
stretch for Adirondack of playing four out of
their first five on the road. Beginning on Saturday
against Springfield, the Phantoms play five of
their next six in Glens Falls.
Opening Night Magic
You made it happen, fans! 5,031 fans is the fifth
largest crowd in Adirondack Phantoms' history
at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The game was
also the tenth all-time sellout for an Adirondack
Phantoms home game. And this one featured an all-time
first. The game was actually soldout of all seats
hours BEFORE the doors had even opened! We got
the word out that our fans should get their tickets
ahead of time. And you responded by pushing us
past the sellout mark of 4,794 well before game-time.
After that, we jammed in over 200 more standing-room
fans. What a great night!
Undoubtedly we caught the attention of the rest
of the league who are eyeing our situation with
great interest. Everyone wants to see AHL hockey
continue in Glens Falls. You fans have yet again
shown the world that this market needs and deserves
AHL hockey for the long-term.
Time and Tye McGinn!!
Big congratulations go out to Tye McGinn who was
called up to Philadelphia last weekend and promptly
responded by scoring three goals in his first
two games for the Flyers. The big-winger scored
his first goal of the season and fourth of his
career on Saturday night at Detroit just a few
hours after finding out he was on his way to the
NHL. Then on Tuesday he was able to top that performance
with a two-goal night against Vancouver.
We also congratulate Austrian talent Michael Raffl
on his first NHL callup shortly after his first
professional goal on Friday night at Hartford.
Raffl made his NHL debut on Saturday against Detroit.
He didn't score in that game but with his skills
and abilities its only a matter of time!
Friday, October 11: Hartford Wolf
Pack 5 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 (SO)
The first out of 10 games between the affiliates
of the Flyers and Rangers certainly had a rivalry-feeling
about it. The game at XL Center in Hartford featured
six different fights and a total of 100 penalty
minutes. On the ice, the Phantoms raced out to
a 3-1 lead by the second period but Hartford rallied
a couple different times and ultimately tied the
game with 4:36 left on a drive from the right
circle by Danny Cristo. Michael Raffl scored his
first career pro goal. Bruno Gervais and Chris
VandeVelde both scored their first goals as Phantoms.
For Gervais, it was his first AHL goal since February,
2006. And Rob Bordson also scored.
Former Phantom Danny Syvret almost won against
his old teammates midway through the overtime
and Chris VandeVelde had a huge chance for the
Phantoms with 10 seconds left in the OT. Adirondack
earned a standings point in the shootout loss
as Hartford snagged the extra point in the final
Adirondack outshot Hartford 35-20 on the night
but Cameron Talbot made several terrific saves
and earned #1 Star of the Game honors despite
allowing four goals in regulation.
Saturday, October 12: Hartford Wolf
Pack 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
It was the fifth largest GFCC crowd in Adirondack
Phantoms' history. A standing-room only contingent
of 5,031 packed the arena for the official beginning
of the 25th season of the AHL in Glens Falls.
Boosted by a loud and electric atmosphere, the
Phantoms led 2-1 after one period on goals by
Ben Holmstrom and Mark Alt. Unfortunately, that
would be the last of their scoring. Talbot was
on his game again for Hartford. And Brodie Dupont
tipped in a long drive to beat Phantoms goalie
Cal Heeter with 2:07 remaining and give Hartford
the 3-2 win. Adirondack's Opening Night winning
streak of three straight seasons was ended.
Monday, October 14: Albany Devils
4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
Tim Sestito, older brother of former Phantom Tom
Sestito, scored a pair of goals including a penalty-shot
tally in the first period on a call that was sternly
disputed by the Phantoms. Adirondack certainly
had their chances in this one but Albany's stingy
defense and Scott Wedgewood's strong goaltending
teamed up to hold the Phantoms to 0-for-8 on the
power play which proved to be the difference.
Rob Bordson deflected an Oliver Lauridsen shot
for his second goal of the weekend that made it
a 3-1 game at the time. And shortly after that
came another power play with a solid chance to
close the deficit further. But Albany killed it
off and a couple minutes later Sestito would seal
the win with his second goal. The game was Round
1 out of 12 in the Northway rivalry between the
Phantoms and the Devils.
The Captain is Back
On Friday night, Ben Holmstrom will break the
all-time Adirondack Phantoms record for career
games. His 186th all-time game with the Phantoms
will pass Kevin Marshall's record of 185.
Adirondack Phantoms Record Book
1. Kevin Marshall 185
1. Ben Holmstrom 185
2. Jon Kalinski 182
4. Cullen Eddy 175
5. Rob Bordson 165
6. Eric Wellwood 164
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.
All of the games are also broadcast on the internet
via Q101.7's live stream available by going to
phantomshockey.com and clicking the "Listen
The Falls Farm and Garden Countdown to Faceoff
Pregame Show begins 30 minutes prior to game-time
and includes comments from Coach Murray, scratches
and lineups, and much more. 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.
Friday, October 18 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Saturday, October 19 (7:00) -
Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, October 25 (7:00) - Norfolk Admirals
at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, October 26 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators