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
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.
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
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.