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Phantoms Weekly - Thanksgiving Feast!

November 26, 2013

Last Week's Results
Friday, November 22 - Binghamton Senators 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
Saturday, November 23 - Albany Devils 5 - Adirondack Phantoms 3

This Week
Wednesday, November 27 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, November 29 (6:00 AM - 12:00 Noon) - "Orange and Black" Friday sale. Great deals!
Friday, November 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils
Saturday, November 30 (7:00) - Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms

For this Thanksgiving Week, we're thankful for more great hockey games and lots of fun with your Adirondack Phantoms. The team is at home on Wednesday and Saturday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Syracuse Crunch. In-between the home games is our big "Orange and Black" Friday sale as well as a Friday night away game at Albany. Adirondack will play three games total in four days this week.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us with the Phantoms. We hope you make plans to come join us for some fun hockey games at the Glens Falls Civic Center this week to help you work off those Thanksgiving calories!

Orange and Black Friday
Starting at 6:00 AM are some fantastic Phantoms bargains. Tickets for Saturday's game for only $7 and whopping 50% discounts on select Phantoms merchandise. From 8:00 AM through Noon we still have great bargains but if you arrive early you receive the biggest discounts. The specials are only available in person at the Glens Falls Civic Center. We'll see you nice and early at the GFCC for our biggest discounts of the year!

Adirondack Phantoms (7-8-2, 16 points)
Phantoms Leaders
Goals: Rob Bordson (5), Chris VandeVelde (5)
Assists: Jason Akeson (8), Bruno Gervais (7)
Points: Jason Akeson (10), Bruno Gervais (10), Nick Cousins (9), Rob Bordson (9)
PIM: Oliver Lauridsen (54), Zack FitzGerald (53)
GAA: Cal Heeter (2.66), Yann Danis (2.70)
Sv Pct: Cal Heeter (.913)
Wins: Cal Heeter (4), Yann Danis (3)

Jason Akeson - 82 assists with ADK Phantoms. Tied with Erik Gustafsson for all-time lead.
Rob Bordson - Has played in 117 consecutive ADK Phantoms games dating back to 2/24/12
Ben Holmstrom - 198 career games wth ADK Phantoms. Will become first ever to 200-game milestone.
Ben Holmstrom - 98 career points with ADK Phantoms. 2nd all-time and will join Jason Akeson as only players in the 100-point club with ADK Phantoms.
Kris Newbury - 691 career professional games. 9 away from 700 milestone.
Cullen Eddy - 185 career games with ADK Phantoms is tied for 2nd all time with Kevin Marshall.

Adirondack Phantoms Record Snapshot
Career Assists
1. Erik Gustafsson 82
1. Jason Akeson 82
3. Danny Syvret 67
4. Ben Holmstrom 59
5. Denis Hamel 48
6. Garrett Roe 45
7. David Laliberte 42
8. Jon Kalinski 38
8. Mike Testwuide 38
10. Pat Maroon 36
10. Rob Bordson 36

Saratoga Spine Player of the Week - Bruno Gervais
Bruno Gervais is the Saratoga Spine Player of the Week. The 29-year-old veteran defenseman recorded a three-point night on Saturday, the most for the Phantoms this season. Gervais assisted on the first two Adirondack goals and then blasted home one for himself for his third of the year.
Gervais provides valuable experience to the blueline with over 400 games played in the NHL, mostly with the New York Islanders. Gervais is also a brand-new Dad welcoming little boy Gabriel to the family four months ago.

Last Week
Friday, November 22: Binghamton Senators 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
The Phantoms rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score 2-2 on goals by Jason Akeson and Tye McGinn. But two goals in the last four minutes of the second period for the B-Sens and then a couple more in the third period sealed the victory for the visitors who won their seventh in a row. The highest scoring team in the league received a two-goal performance from Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the win.
Yann Danis went the distance in net for Adirondack. Nathan Lawson defeated the Phantoms for the second consecutive weekend notching 30 saves on 32 shots.

Saturday, November 23: Albany Devils 5 - Adirondack Phantoms 3
A large gathering of 4,618 jammed into the Glens Falls Civic Center on Youth Jersey Night and saw some wild back-and-forth action especially at the end of the second period. When the dust had cleared, Albany emerged with a 5-2 lead and were able to hold off the Phantoms late rally attempt for a 5-3 final to even the season series at 2-2.
Tim Sestito had one goal and two assists for the Devils and Joe Whitney had a goal and a helper.
Adirondack received goals fro Brandon Manning, Matt Mangene and Bruno Gervais.
Cal Heeter was replaced by Yann Danis 40 minutes into the game. Second-year pro Scott Wedgewood recorded the win for Albany.

Upcoming Opponents

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (12-4-2, 26 points) - Affiliation, Pittsburgh Penguins
Wednesday, November 27 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is second in the Eastern Conference with 26 points trailing first place Manchester by three. The Baby Pens split a weekend series with the St. John's Ice Caps last weekend in Wilkes-Barre. Brian Gibbons was called up to Pittsburgh but still leads the Penguins overall at 7-15-22 and the Boston College product is third in the AHL in points.
This is Game 2 out of 4 in the season series. Adirondack lost a 6-3 decision at the Penguins on October 18.
Former Adirondack Phantom Harry Zolnierczyk returns to Glens Falls for the first time since being traded late last season. "Harry Z" leads the Penguins with eight goals. The Flyers organization traded him late last year to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jay Rosehill and Zolnierczyk spent the rest of the season with their affiliate in Norfolk. Last summer he was dealt by the Ducks to the Penguins for defenseman Alex Grant.
Journeyman goalie Jeff Deslauriers is second in the league in wins at 10-3-2, 2.34, .900.
Veteran Tom Kostopoulos is the team's captain and is now their active scoring leader at 7-9-16. Kostopolous has over 1,000 games of professional experience. The 34-year-old is returning to his original stomping grounds for the twilight of his career where he starred from 1999-2003. He is the all-time leader in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history in games played (349), goals (107), assists (161) and points (268).
The Penguins are third in the league in offense at 3.67 goals per game trailing Binghamton and Grand Rapids. Wilkes-Barre allows just 24.8 shots per game, fewest in the AHL.

Albany Devils (11-7-1, 23 points) - Affiliation, New Jersey Devils
Friday, November 29 (7:00) - Times Union Center, Albany, NY

Adirondack and Albany hook up for the 5th out of 12 in the Northway Rivalry series with the season set knotted at 2-2 so far. The all-time series is ties at 19-19 going back to the beginning of the 2010-11 season when the Devils moved to Albany from Lowell.
Union College product Keith Kinkaid leads the way and was AHL Player of the Week last week. He has two shutouts in his last four games and is 7-2-1 overall, 1.97 (3rd in the AHL), .921. Third-year pro Joe Whitney from Boston College is their top scorer again with 8-12-20 after tallying another goal and assist against the Phantoms last Saturday. Whitney led the Devils last year with 26 goals. The 5'6"speedster scored 6-6-12 in 11 games last year against Adirondack and is 2-2-4 in four games of the season series so far this year.

Northway Rivalry Series History: Tied 19-19
2013-14 - Albany Devils and Adirondack Phantoms Tied 2-2
2012-13 - Albany Devils win series 8-4
2011-12 - Adirondack Phantoms win series 7-3
2010-11 - Series tied 6-6 (Phantoms win season series based on total points)

Syracuse Crunch (9-6-2, 20 points) - Affiliation, Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, November 30 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Saturday night is the first of six meetings this season for the Phantoms against the defending Eastern Conference Champions who fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins in the Calder Cup Finals.
Sensational Russian Rookie Nikita Kucherov has been lighting it up with 13-11-24 which is currently second in the AHL in points and also second in goals. But Kucherov was recently called up to parent-club Tampa Bay and scored his first career NHL goal on Monday night. Another young Russian talent is close behind for the team scoring lead; Vladislav Mamestnikov has 8-13-21.
Former Adirondack Phantom and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman Joey Mormina serves as an alternate captain. Former Albany River Rat Mike Angelidis (2006-10) is back with the Crunch as their captain.
The Crunch have been a particularly streaky team this year. Syracuse was 9-3-1 a couple weeks ago but have gone winless in their last four with a mark of 0-3-1 including back-to-back losses to Hamilton last weekend 4-1 and 3-0.


Tuesday, November 26 (7:00) - Phantoms Power Hour LIVE from Recovery Sports Grill on Q101.7
Rookie Week! Special Player Guests: Nick Cousins and Petr Straka

Wednesday, November 27 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at ADK Phantoms
Thanksgiving Eve Game. $1 Hot Dogs. Blades and Grades

Friday, November 29 (6:00 AM - 12:00 Noon) - "Orange and Black" Friday Sale. Huge discounts on tickets and merchandise. The earlier you arrive, the more you save. $7 tickets for Saturday night and 50% off select Phantoms merchandise the featured early bargains at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Friday, November 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils

Saturday, November 30 (7:00) - Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms
Town of Corinth Night. Movember Celebration Conclusion!

Call the Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355

25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season hosting an AHL team and in so doing now joins an elite group of just 9 other active markets 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. In their 20-year tenure at the Glens Falls Civic Center through 1999, the Red Wings won four Calder Cups. The Adirondack Phantoms began play in Glens Falls in 2009-10 and are in their fifth season bringing exciting AHL action to the North Country.


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.






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