Saturday, January 25 - Adirondack Phantoms 2 -
Albany Devils 1
Sunday, January 26 - Hartford Wolf Pack 6 - Adirondack
This Week's Games
Wednesday, January 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
(21-18-2) at Hartford Wolf Pack (14-22-5)
Friday, January 31 (7:00) - Hershey Bears (22-14-6)
at Adirondack Phantoms (21-18-2)
Saturday, February 1 (1:00) - Hershey Bears vs.
Adirondack Phantoms (at Philadelphia)
Tuesday, February 4 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hartford Wolf Pack
The Phantoms play three games in four days in
another big week of action which includes a potential
sellout crowd in Glens Falls on Friday and also
a trip to Philadelphia for a game at the Wells
Fargo Center on Saturday. Adirondack will begin
the week of action with a game on the road Wednesday
at the Hartford Wolf Pack in a rematch of last
Sunday's encounter in Glens Falls.
the Adirondack Phantoms are ready to Pack The
House this Friday night against the Hershey Bears
as the team strives for their third sellout of
the season and their 12th all-time. The discounted
tickets offered the past couple of weeks that
were only $5 and $7 proved to be immensely popular.
Now available are a limited supply of $10 tickets
presented by UpgradeToComfort.com. Also special
thanks to our additional sponsors on our big Pack
The House Night promotion including Curtis Lumber
and John Ray & Sons.
After the Pack The House game, it's an overnight
bus-ride to Philadelphia and a quick turnaround
when the Phantoms and Bears meet again for an
early afternoon game on Saturday at the home arena
of the Philadelphia Flyers. The consecutive games
against Hershey are especially important. The
Bears currently hold the eighth-place position
in the Eastern Conference and are six points ahead
of the Phantoms in the tight playoff race.
On The Bus!
Upstate Transit, the official motor-coach carrier
of the Phantoms, is pleased to announce that the
first fan bus for the game in Philadelphia this
Saturday is completely full AND they now have
enough sign-ups for the second bus as well. There
are still seats available on that second bus.
Pricing is $60 for adults and $55 for kids. The
bus leaves Saturday at 6:00 AM. Fans must have
their own ticket to the game. And they must reserve
their seat on the bus right away. Please contact
Upstate Transit at 518-584-5252.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our Pink in
the Rink promotion so special. Glens Falls Hospital
once again sponsored this terrific event to raise
funds and awareness for breast cancer. The Phantoms
players were really into the purpose of the event
and enjoyed tying up pink laces on their skates
and spray-painting their sticks pink for the pregame
warm-up and even the game itself. Area breast-cancer
survivors were honored throughout the day and
also accompanied each player onto the ice during
the postgame jersey auction. With the help of
you fans, we were able to raise a lot of money
for the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls
Adirondack Phantoms (20-17-2, 42 points)
Goals: Jason Akeson (15), Kris Newbury (12), Tye
McGinn (10), Ben Holmstrom (8), Rob Bordson (8)
Assists: Jason Akeson (21), Kris Newbury (14)
Brandon Manning (14), Petr Straka (14)
Points: Jason Akeson (36), Kris Newbury (26),
Ben Holmstrom (20), Petr Straka (20), Brandon
Games: Five with (41) - Jason Akeson, Rob Bordson,
Ben Holmstrom, Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning
PIM: Brandon Manning (125), Kris Newbury (124),
Zack FitzGerald (116)
GAA: Cal Heeter (2.24), Yann Danis (2.50)
Sv Pct: Cal Heeter (.924), Yann Danis (.906)
Wins: Cal Heeter (14)
The Adirondack Phantoms are 2-2-0 all-time in
their games in Philadelphia.
Feb 22, 2013 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2 - Adirondack Phantoms 1 - ATT: 19,561
Jan 6, 2012 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Hershey
Bears 3 (OT) - ATT: 45,653
Jan 21, 2011 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 2 - ATT: 18,056
Dec 4, 2009 - Norfolk Admirals 2 - Adirondack
Phantoms 1 - ATT: 13,127
Last season's appearance in Philadelphia led the
AHL in single-game attendance for 2012-13 with
19,561 fans. It was also the third-largest regular-season
indoor crowd in AHL history.
The Outdoor Classic in Philadelphia during the
2011-12 season drew a league-record 45,653 fans
which more than doubles the next closest mark.
The Philadelphia Phantoms played at the Spectrum
for 13 seasons from 1996-2009 winning two Calder
Cups in 1998 and 2005. But the Philadelphia Phantoms
did play some games in Wells Fargo Center also.
Of the 7 largest indoor crowds in AHL history,
5 have been played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Of the 11 largest overall crowds in AHL history,
6 have been played in Philadelphia.
Largest AHL Indoor Crowds
1. 20,672 - Jan 18, 1997 - Greensboro, N.C. -
Carolina 5 - Kentucky 4
2. 20,103 - June 10, 2005 - Philadelphia, Pa.
- Phantoms 5 - Chicago 2 (Game 4, Calder Cup Finals)
3. 19,730 - Feb 10, 2001 - Philadelphia, Pa. -
Phantoms 5 - Syracuse 5 (OT)
4. 19,561 - Feb 22, 2013 - Philadelphia, Pa. -
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 - Phantoms 1
5. 19,532 - Feb 28, 1999 - Philadelphia, Pa. -
Phantoms 3 - Kentucky 3 (OT)
6. 19,070 - Dec 28, 2012 - Buffalo, N.Y. - Rochester
4 - Lake Erie 1
7. 18,907 - Nov 20, 1998 - Philadelphia, Pa. -
Phantoms 2 - Hartford 1
Welcome Back, Marc-Andre!
Marc-Andre Bourdon returned to game-action for
the first time in 14 months this past weekend.
The fifth-year pro recorded assists in both of
the games on Saturday and Sunday. He had been
battling post-concussion symptoms for the past
14 months that prevented him from playing. Before
last weekend, his most recent game had been November
Saratoga Spine Player of the Week
Jason Akeson is the Phantoms Player of the Week
presented by Saratoga Spine. He scored the dramatic,
late game-winner last Saturday afternoon at Albany
with just 20.5 seconds remaining. And then scored
again the next day for his 48th goal all-time
with the Adirondack Phantoms tying for Denis Hamel
for the team record. Akeson has 8 goals in his
last 9 games and leads the team in scoring with
15 goals and 36 points. Akeson is the all-time
points-leader in Adirondack Phantoms history with
146 and is now one away from passing Hamel for
sole possession of the all-time lead in goals.
Special Teams Dominance
Adirondack's penalty kill is third in the AHL
at 87.4% trailing only Springfield (88.8%) and
Norfolk (88.0%). The Phantoms were on a power-play
tear of 13-for-40, 32.5% over 10 games but went
0-for-7 in two games last weekend. Still, in Adirondack's
last 20 games (since December 6), the team is
Phantoms are 4th in the AHL (out of 30) and 2nd
in conference in defense: 2.5 goals allowed per
Phantoms Score First: 16-3-1
Phantoms Score 3 or more: 16-4-1
Phantoms Score 4 or more: 6-0-1
Phantoms have allowed 0 or 1 goals: 17 times (new
record for ADK Phantoms)
Saturday, January 25: Adirondack
Phantoms 2 - Albany Devils 1
Jason Akeson broke a late tie at Albany via his
blast from the slot with just 20.5 seconds remaining
to give Adirondack the exciting road win. Tye
McGinn scored late in the second period to tie
the score at 1-1. Cal Heeter turned away 27 of
28 Devils shots to afford the Phantoms the opportunity
for their comeback. Adirondack took a 5 games
to 4 lead over Albany in this season's Northway
Rivalry series with just 3 games remaining. In
the 43rd game all-time between the Adirondack
Phantoms and Albany Devils, the Phantoms broke
a 21-all tie to take a 22-21 lead.
Sunday, January 16: Hartford Wolf
Pack 6 - Adirondack Phantoms 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack stormed back in the third
period for a come-from-behind win in Glens Falls.
The Phantoms led 3-1 before the midway point of
the game on a goal by Jason Akeson and a couple
goals by Tye McGinn. Adirondack was off to a roaring
start when McGinn struck just 42 seconds into
the game. Then Akeson scored 12 minutes later
to boost the advantage to 2-0 by the first break.
But Hartford would chip away. Kyle Beach tied
the score at 3-3 with 15 minutes remaining and
Jesper Fast's second of the game with less than
five minutes left put Hartford out in front. The
Wolf Pack scored back-to-back empty-netters shortly
after Kris Newbury's close-call to tie the game
went just wide when Adirondack had a 6-on-4 attack
via a power play and pulled goalie.
Wolf Pack (14-22-5, 33 points)
Affiliation, New York Rangers
Wednesday, January 29 (7:00)
XL Center, Hartford, CT
Standings: 15th place, Eastern
Season Series: ADK is 2-3-1 vs.
HFD. Game 7 of out of 10 in the season series.
ADK will be back in Hartford again next Tuesday,
Last Meeting: January 25, HFD
6 - ADK 3
Top Scorers: Danny Kristo (14-12-26),
Aaron Johnson (4-22-26), Oscar Lindberg (9-15-24)
Team Info: Rookie from Sweden
Jesper Fast has four goals in his last two games
including the winning goal on Sunday with five
minutes left against Adirondack.
Former Phantoms and Flyers on Wolf Pack include
Danny Syvret, Darroll Powe and Aaron Asham. Kris
Newbury now of the Phantoms and Danny Syvret of
the Wolf Pack were long-time members of the opposite
teams prior to being traded for each other this
past summer. The Wolf Pack began the season 7-2-1
and then went 4-18-4 from October 23 through January
12. However, Hartford has now won three of their
last five including two of three last weekend
over Springfield and Adirondack.
Hershey Bears (22-14-3, 50 points)
- Affiliation, Washington Capitals
Friday, January 31 (7:00) - Glens Falls Civic
Center, Glens Falls, NY
Saturday, February 1 (1:00) - Wells Fargo Center,
Standings: 8th place, Eastern
Season Series: ADK is 2-0-0 vs.
HER. Games 3 and 4 out of 6 in the season series.
Last Meeting: January 4, ADK
1 - HER 0 (OT)
Top Scorers: Brandon Segal (13-21-34),
Jeff Taffe (10-18-28), Nic Deschamps (11-13-24)
Goalies: Philipp Grubauer is
back from Washington. Gruebauer played in 16 games
for the Capitals going 6-4-5, 2.38, .926. With
Hershey in just 11 games he is 6-4-1, 2.23, .923.
David Leggio has played the bulk of the games
in Grubauer's absence going 13-12-2, 2.71, .912.
Info: Adirondack has won a pair
of overtime games against Hershey this year. On
October 5 at Giant Center it was Brandon Manning
poking home the winner for a 4-3 final in the
season opener for both teams. On January 4 in
Glens Falls, Jason Akeson scored the only goal
for either side with his extra-time marker in
a 1-0 win as Cal Heeter out-dueled upstart Riley
Phantoms vs. Bears History:
The last time the Phantoms and Bears met in Philadelphia
was in the Outdoor Classic on January 6, 2012
when Shane Harper scored the overtime winner in
front of an AHL-record 45,653 fans at Citizens
This weekend will mark the 186th and 187th all-time
regular-season meetings between the Phantoms and
the Hershey Bears.
The Phantoms are 85-85-10 all-time against Hershey
including 2-0-0 this year.
Wednesday, January 29 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack
Friday, January 31 (7:00) -
Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms
Pack the House Night presented by UpgradeToComfort.com,
Curtis Lumber, and John Ray & Sons.
Special $10 Tickets are still available but only
while they last. Help us Pack The House!!
Saturday, February 1 (1:00) -
Hershey Bears vs. Adirondack Phantoms - At Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 4 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack
Saturday, February 8 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sunday, February 9 (3:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
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.