Cal Heeter has been named the CCM/AHL Player
of the Week for the period ending January 5, 2014
as announced by the American Hockey League.
notched back-to-back shutouts last weekend against
the Hershey Bears and Albany Devils as part of
a perfect 3-0-0 week. Heeter allowed just one
goal in his three games as he turned away 86 out
of 87 shots for a gaudy save percentage of .989
and a goals-against average of only 0.33.
The 25-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri began
with a 2-1 victory on New Year's Eve last Tuesday
in a 24-save performance against the Worcester
He followed that up with a 1-0 overtime win against
the Hershey Bears on Friday turning aside 29 in
that one. On Saturday, he completed his second
straight shutout with a 33-save night against
the Albany Devils as part of a 4-0 win.
He becomes the second ever Adirondack Phantom
to receive the award. Almost exactly three years
ago, goaltender Brian Stewart was named Player
of the Week for the period ending January 2, 2011
when he won three consecutive games over New Year's
is now tied for the league lead in shutouts with
four (with Keith Kinkaid of Albany). He is first
in the AHL in save percentage at .932 and is second
in goals-against average at 2.03 barely behind
Kinkaid's 2.02 mark.
Heeter has allowed two goals or fewer in six
consecutive games going back to December 21 allowing
six total goals in that stretch with a .967 save
percentage (175 saves on 181 shots). Heeter has
taken over everyday goaltending duties over the
past month following an injury to Yann Danis on
November 29 and has started 13 of Adirondack's
last 14 games.
Last year as a professional rookie, the former
Ohio State University Buckeye finished 12-16-3,
2.92, .908 with the Phantoms. Heeter rates third
all-time for the Adirondack Phantoms and ninth
in the history of the Phantoms franchise in career
wins (25), games played (55) and saves (1,464).
Heeter signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia
Flyers organization on March 6, 2012.
recognition of his achievement, Cal Heeter will
be presented with an etched crystal award prior
to an upcoming Phantoms home game.
Tuesday, January 7(7:00) - Phantoms
Power Hour LIVE From Recovery Sports Grill
Special Player Guests: Cal Heeter and Carsen Chubak
Friday, Janaury 10 (7:00) -
at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, January 11 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Wednesday, January 15 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, January 17 (7:00) -
Hartford Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, January 18 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Dax's Big Birthday Bash. With Mascot-Mania!!
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.