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Phantoms Sign Matczak to PTO

December 28, 2013

The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that they have signed defenseman Mike Matczak to a Professional Tryout contract (PTO). Matczak will wear #39 and is available to the Phantoms immediately.

Matczak is a fourth-year pro who actually made his professional debut with the Adirondack Phantoms in a brief two-week stint with the team. The former Yale University Bulldog (2007-11) played his first ever pro game was at the Glens Falls Civic Center on April 2, 2010 against the Syracuse Crunch. Matczak appeared in four games that year with Adirondack.

This season, Matczak had been playing with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL where he played in 23 games scoring 2-8-10 with 14 penalty minutes. Last year he split his time between Abbotsford (AHL) where he played 34 games and Manchester (AHL) where he played in seven games as well as Kalamazoo (ECHL) appearing in 23 games. He has played in 45 career AHL games with three different teams scoring 2-6-8. He has spent the bulk of his career with the K-Wings where he has played in 107 games scoring 14-37-51.

The Phantoms return to action on Saturday night at 7:00 against the Providence Bruins on Youth T-Shirt Night presented by UniFirst. That is the beginning of a five-game homestand for the Phantoms who will also host the Worcester Sharks on Tuesday at 5:00 in their traditional New Year's Eve game.

Upcoming

Saturday, December 28 (7:00) - Providence Bruins at Adirondack Phantoms
Youth T-Shirt Night for the first 1,000 kids in attendance age 14 and younger courtesy of UniFirst

Tuesday, December 31 (5:00) - Worcester Sharks at Adirondack Phantoms
Traditional New Year's Eve Game in Glens Falls!

Friday, January 3 (7:00) - Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms
First game of 2014!! Pregame Happy Hour - $2 Beer Specials 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 4 (7:00) - Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Zack FitzGerald Tribute Night! Big Face Fitzy on a Stick for first 2,500 fans courtesy of Liberty Graphics

 

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.

 

 

 

 


 



 
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