Last Week's Results
Friday, January 10 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
Saturday, January 11 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 -
Binghamton Senators 1
This Week's Games
Wednesday, January 15 (7:00) - Binghamton Senators
(23-11-3) at Adirondack Phantoms (19-14-2)
Friday, January 17 (7:00) - Hartford Wolf Pack
(11-20-5) at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, January 18 (7:00) - Albany Devils (21-11-5)
at Adirondack Phantoms
Monday, January 20 (3:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Springfield Falcons (25-8-4)
The Phantoms play three home games in four days
this week as they look to continue their rise
up the Eastern Conference standings. Adirondack
is 9th in the Eastern Conference with 40 standings
points but on win-percentage are actually ahead
of eighth-place St. John's due to two games-in-hand.
This Saturday night will mark the official midway
point of the 2013-14 regular season when Adirondack
plays Game #38 out of 76. The Phantoms have been
on an impressive roll and show no signs of slowing
down. They are 5-1-0 in their last six games and
are 10-4-0 in their last 14 games. Since October
26, Adirondack is 18-10-0 in its last 28 games.
The homestand begins with a Wednesday night rematch
against the Binghamton Senators in the finale
of their home-and-home series. Adirondack waltzed
out of the Broome County Veterans' Memorial with
a 4-1 win last Saturday and now the B-Sens are
anxious for the opportunity to burn the Phantoms
back in Glens Falls.
All seats for Wednesday's game are just $10 plus
there are $1 Hot Dogs. Friday's game with Hartford
features $2 Draft Beer specials during pregame
Happy Hour until 7:00 PM. And Saturday night vs.
the Albany Devils is Dax's Big Birthday Bash featuring
all of his Mascot Friends.
Call the Phantoms in advance to save and to get
the best seats available: 518-480-3355.
More big home games later in January include
Pink in the Rink on Sunday, January 26 presented
by Glens Falls Hospital raising funds for the
C.R. Wood Cancer Center and including a tribute
to those fighting breast cancer. And Pack the
House Night presented by John Ray & Sons is
Friday, January 31 with discount tickets only
$7 currently available but only for the first
500 fans to take advantage of the special offer.
Adirondack Phantoms (18-13-2, 32 points)
Goals: Jason Akeson (11), Kris Newbury (10), Rob
Assists: Jason Akeson (20), Brandon Manning (12),
Petr Straka (10), Kris Newbury (10)
Points: Jason Akeson (31), Kris Newbury (20),
Brandon Manning (17)
Games: Five with (35) - Jason Akeson, Rob Bordson,
Ben Holmstrom, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen
PIM: Zack FitzGerald (101), Kris Newbury (101),
Brandon Manning (101)
GAA: Cal Heeter (2.08)
Sv Pct: Cal Heeter (.930)
Wins: Cal Heeter (13)
Jan 10 - Tye McGinn (LW) Recalled by Philadelphia
Jan 13 - Tye McGinn (LW) Returned on loan to Adirondack
Jan 13 - Carsen Chubak (G) Loaned to Reading (PA)
Rob Bordson - Has played in 135 consecutive ADK
Phantoms games dating back to 2/24/12
Jason Akeson 44 career goals with ADK Phantoms.
4 away from Denis Hamel record (48).
Spine Phantoms Player of the Week
Jason Akeson is the Saratoga Spine Player of the
Week. Akeson scored three goals and had one assist
in two games last week including a two-goal night
on Saturday in a 4-1 win on the road at Binghamton.
Akeson has been bringing the noise during his
current six-game point-streak with nine points
on five goals and four assists.
Akeson has led the Phantoms in points in each
of the last two seasons and is the team-leader
again this year with 31 points on 11 goals and
20 assists. His 44 career goals places him just
four shy of the Adirondack Phantoms all-time record
of 48 held by Denis Hamel.
Akeson is the all-time points leader in Adirondack
Phantoms history with 139.
Adirondack Phantoms Record Book Snapshot
1. Ben Holmstrom 216
2. Cullen Eddy 197
3. Rob Bordson 196
4. Kevin Marshall 185
5. Jon Kalinski 182
6. Jason Akeson 170
7. Eric Wellwood 164
8. Mike Testwuide 161
9. Oliver Lauridsen 160
10. Dan Jancevski 150
Cal Heeter leads the AHL in goals-against average
(2.08, tied with Martin Jones of Manchester).
He is second in save percentage (.930) and tied
for first in shutouts (4). Heeter was named CCM/AHL
Player of the Week for the period from December
28 through January 5 following back-to-back shutouts.
Defense Gets it Done
Led by some tremendous goaltending, the Phantoms
have moved to the top of the chart in team defense
in the AHL. Adirondack ranks 1st out of 30 allowing
just 2.31 goals per game with a narrow lead over
Grand Rapids (2.34) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
(2.43). Adirondack has incredibly allowed 0 or
1 goal in 16 games this season which has tied
the all-time team record for that statistic.
Penalty Kill Dominance
Adirondack's penalty kill rates second in the
AHL at 88.4% trailing only Springfield (90.2).
The Phantoms have killed 23 consecutive power
plays before allowing a pair of 5-on-3 goals on
January 10 vs. Wilkes-Barre.
At home, the Phantoms are tops in the AHL at 91.1%
allowing just 8 out of 81. The Phantoms began
the year turning aside 31 straight home power
plays they faced before finally allowing one at
home on November 23.
Power Play Turnaround
After a sluggish start to the season, the power
play for the Phantoms has really started to click.
In its last 14 games, Adirondack is converting
at 24.1% (13-for-54). The Phantoms have scored
a power-play goal in five of their last six games
(7/22, 31.8%). Adirondack is 13-3-1 when scoring
at least one PPG.
First to Three
The Phantoms are 15-3-1 when scoring three or
more goals and are 5-0-1 when scoring four or
When allowing two or fewer, Adirondack's record
Friday, January 10: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 1
Adirondack's four-game win streak was frozen by
the visiting Penguins as a string of penalties
in the second period ultimately cost the Phantoms.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able to break a 1-1
deadlock with back-to-back 5-on-3 goals. It almost
went the other way for the Phantoms, even when
it was shorthanded. Rob Bordson and Matt Mangene
both had big breakaway chances out of their own
penalty-kill but Penguins goalie Jeff Deslauriers
made the key stops.
Cal Heeter played well but took the tough-luck
loss allowing just one even-strength goal. Jason
Akeson scored Adirondack's lone marker. Pens'
captain Tom Kostopolopus scored two goals to lead
the visitors while former Phantoms Harry Zolnierczyk
iced the game away with his empty-netter.
Saturday, January 11: Adirondack
Phantoms 4 - Binghamton Senators 1
It had been six weeks since the last game for
Yann Danis but you could hardly tell based on
his impressive Saturday night performance in Binghamton.
The veteran goalie made 33 saves on 34 shots and
was able to hold the Senators to 0-for-8 on the
power play. Jason Akeson scored two goals while
Kris Newbury and Rob Bordson added the others.
Akeson's power play goal late in the first period
which made the score 2-0 saw the young talent
deke his way around two Senators defenders. Akeson
worked and weaved from the left-point to the high
slot to bury the wrister with his series of highlight-reel
Danis had been injured in a collision at Albany
on November 29 and was returning to the lineup
for the first time since then. Binghamton goalie
Nathan Lawson would go down six minutes into this
game with his own lower-body injury but rookie
goalie Andrew Hammond only allowed one goal the
rest of the way until Rob Bordson's rebound "garbage-time"
goal with just a few seconds remaining that came
AFTER Akeson's empty-net tally sealed the win.
The Phantoms ended Binghamton's six-game home-ice
win streak in their weekend finale bounce-back.
Binghamton Senators (23-11-3, 49
points) - Affiliation, Ottawa Senators
16 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center
Standings: 3rd place Eastern
Conference, 1st place East Division
Season Series: ADK leads 3-2
Last Meeting: Saturday, January
11, ADK 4 - BNG 1
Top Scorers: Mike Hoffman (16-24-40),
Stephane Da Costa (12-20-32), Cole Schneider (13-17-30)
Team Info: 2nd in AHL in Offense
(3.51 goals per game)
4th in Power Play (22.2%)
Goaltender Nathan Lawson injured in Saturday's
game vs. Phantoms.
Head Coach Luke Richardson, 2nd season. 1417 career
NHL games including 5 seasons with Philadelphia
Hartford Wolf Pack (11-20-5, 37
points) - Affiliation, New York Rangers
Friday, January 18 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic
15th Place, Eastern Conference
Season Series: ADK is 2-1-1 vs. HFD
Last Meeting: December 13 at
HFD, ADK 3 - HFD 2 (SO)
Top Scorers: Danny Kristo (13-12-25),
Aaron Johnson (4-16-20), Oscar Lindberg (7-11-18)
Team Info: Former Phantoms/Flyers
on Wolf Pack include Danny Syvret (2-16-18) and
Darroll Powe (5-4-9).
Hartford is last (30th) in the AHL in offense
(2.28 goals per game)
Hartford is 28th in defense (3.31 goals allowed
Hartford has lost six straight (0-5-1) and are
2-12-3 in their last 17 games. The Wolf Pack has
just four wins in their last 26 games (4-18-4).
Albany Devils (21-11-5, 47 points)
- Affiliation, New Jersey Devils
Saturday, January 18 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic
4th place Eastern Conf, 2nd place Northeast
Season Series: ADK is 4-3-0 vs.
Last Meeting: January 4, ADK
4 - ALB 0
Top Scorers: Joe Whitney (14-20-34),
Scott Timmins (9-13-22), Kelly Zajac (4-16-20)
Team Info: Keith Kinkaid (14-7-0,
2.18, .915) rates as one of the top goalies in
the AHL but backup Scott Wedgewood recorded his
first pro shutout last week vs. Springfield.
Yann Danis (Nov 9) and Cal Heeter (January 4)
have each recorded shutouts against the Devils
All-Time Northway Rivalry Series History:
Adirondack Phantoms 21 - Albany Devils 20
2013-14 - Adirondack Phantoms lead 4-3
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)
Wednesday, January 15 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms
$10 Tickets. $1 Hot Dogs
Friday, January 17 (7:00) - Hartford
Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms
Pregame Happy Hour, $2 Draft Beer Specials 6:00
- 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 18 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Dax's Big Birthday Bash! With All of Dax's Friends.
Monday, January 20 (3:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Springfield Falcons
Saturday, January 25 (2:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Albany Devils
Sunday, January 26 (3:00) - Hartford
Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms
Pink in the Rink presented by Glens Falls Hospital.
Postgame Jersey Auction.
Special $25 packages available: Ticket, Pink the
Rink T-Shirt, Entry into Exclusive Jersey Raffle.
Charity Proceeds to benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer
Center at Glens Falls Hospital.
Friday, January 31 (7:00) - Hershey
Bears at Adirondack Phantoms
Pack the House Night presented by John Ray &
Special $7 Tickets now available while supplies
left. Hurry...Only 500 of these are available!
When you order your tickets in advance, you save!
Call the Phantoms 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.