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Packed House Sees Late Rally Fall Short

January 31, 2014

On their special Pack The House Night promotion, the Adirondack Phantoms' fans jammed the Glens Falls Civic Center for their third sellout crowd of the season and 12th all-time. The visiting Hershey Bears were able to withstand a late Adirondack rally for a 5-3 decision in front of 4,929 fans.

The game drew the sixth-largest crowd in Glens Falls in Phantoms' history. The front-office aggressively pushed Adirondack's last home game before the league's All Star Break with ticket discounts beginning with some $5 tickets a couple of weeks ago. The fans gobbled up the great offer and jammed the building for another big Hockey Night in Glens Falls. Seating capacity of the Glens Falls Civic Center is 4,794. After that point, standing-room tickets are made available and the team has officially reached a sellout status.

Adirondack also had sellouts this season on Opening Night on October 12 drawing 5,031 fans and also on Dax's Big Birthday Bash just a couple weeks ago on January 18 when 4,800 arrived.

Trailing 4-1 in the third period, the Phantoms stepped up their game with a number of impressive pushes into the Bears' zone. Mark Alt pulled the Phantoms to 4-2 with his high-slot wrister with about 12 minutes remaining. And Bruno Gervais scored a 5-on-3 goal with over five minutes remaining to make it a one-goal game. But Adirondack was unable to score on the ensuing 5-on-4 and eventually Hershey scored a late empty-netter to finish the victory.

Julian Brouillette scored a pair of goals to lead the Hershey Bears attack. Phantoms goals were scored by Rob Bordson (9th), Mark Alt (2nd) and Bruno Gervais (7th).

The two teams tangle again in Philadelphia with a quick turnaround. Following the overnight bus-ride, it will be the Phantoms and the Bears at Wells Fargo Center beginning at 1:00 PM. Adirondack's next home date in Glens Falls is a couple weeks away. The Phantoms return on Friday, February 14 for a Valentine's Day encounter with the Portland Pirates. Call the Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355.

Hershey Bears 5 at Adirondack Phantoms 3 - Status: Final
Friday, January 31, 2014 - Glens Falls Civic Center

Hershey 1 3 1 - 5
Adirondack 1 0 2 - 3

1st Period-1, Hershey, Taffe 11 (Gazley, Latta), 10:37. 2, Adirondack, Bordson 9 (VandeVelde, Gervais), 17:10. Penalties-Kolomatis Her (hooking), 18:02.

2nd Period-3, Hershey, Brouillette 7 (Deschamps, Latta), 5:08 (PP). 4, Hershey, Byers 5 (Watkins, Walker), 6:05. 5, Hershey, LeBlanc 9 (Watkins, Kolomatis), 15:43. Penalties-Flanagan Adk (high-sticking), 3:50; Holmstrom Adk (slashing), 7:13; Brouillette Her (delay of game), 18:26.

3rd Period-6, Adirondack, Alt 2 (Lauridsen), 7:34. 7, Adirondack, Gervais 7 (Newbury, Akeson), 15:34 (PP). 8, Hershey, Brouillette 8 18:46 (PP EN). Penalties-Latta Her (holding the stick), 14:12; Schilling Her (tripping), 15:04; Bordson Adk (holding), 18:32; McGinn Adk (misconduct - unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Hershey 9-8-7-24. Adirondack 10-9-13-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Hershey 2 / 4; Adirondack 1 / 4.
Goalies-Hershey, Leggio 14-12-2 (32 shots-29 saves). Adirondack, Danis 6-5-2 (23 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Dave Lewis (46).
Linesmen-Jud Ritter (34), Francis Trempe (56).



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

Friday, February 14 (7:00) - Portland Pirates at Adirondack Phantoms
Valentine's Day with the Phantoms!!

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.






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