Tye McGinn scored twice for the Adirondack Phantoms
including the game-winner with just 2:58 remaining
in a 3-2 victory at the Utica Comets on Friday
night. McGinn's 15th and 16th of the year led
the way for the Phantoms' first-ever visit to
Memorial Auditorium and Rob Bordson added his
10th of the year. Yann Danis put forth a solid
27-save effort for the win.
(Photos Courtesy Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets)
Yann Danis turned in an impressive 27-save effort
in the win as Adirondack got back on the winning
track with the quality road-victory. Joakim Ericksson
took the loss for Utica while David Marshall and
Benn Ferriero scored the team's goals.
McGinn record his second multi-goal game of the
season and his first since January 26 versus Hartford
while the Phantoms improved to a 2-0-0 record
against the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.
Adirondack never trailed. Tye McGinn opened the
scoring 8:13 into the game with a rebound opportunity
following a Brandon Manning shot from the point
right off a face-off win by Chris VandeVelde.
The Phantoms led 1-0 at the first break.
David Marshall evened the score for Utica less
than five minutes into the second frame when his
attempted centering-pass during a 2-on-1 would
be blocked back to him off the skate of Adirondack's
Steven Delisle. On his second bite at the apple
he decided to shoot instead of pass and was able
to convert for his first goal of the season.
Matt Mangene came tantalizingly close to giving
the Phantoms the lead at the end of the second
period but his back-door effort was thwarted on
a spectacular sliding kick-save to the right by
The Phantoms would take the lead early in the
third-person on a Rob Bordson intercept. Driving
to the left-dot, Bordson wristed his 10th of the
season putting Adirondack back out in front now
With less than 10 minutes remaining, Benn Ferriero
sped through the Phantoms defense to accept a
feed from the right-wing boards by Cal O'Reilly.
Utica's quick entry leading to Ferriero's backhand
chip point-blank on Danis would tie the game again
at 2-2 with 9:24 remaining on their power-play
Chris VandeVelde had a smart intercept and push
forward at center to set up the game-winner. With
the steal at the red-line, he saw Akeson potentially
open up the right-wing and nudged a one-hand chip
forward for Akeson to get moving. Akeson's 31st
assist of the season was a nice stop-and-stutter
move to induce the Comets' defenseman to bite
thus allowing his give to the middle for Tye McGinn
for the game-winner. McGinn buried his second
of the game and 16th of the year.
After the game, it was announced by the Philadelphia
Flyers that goaltender Cal Heeter has been recalled
on an emergency basis. Heeter will join the Flyers
for their Saturday afternoon game against the
New York Rangers taking the place of Ray Emery
who is described as "day-to-day" with
an unspecified lower-body injury.
Utica out-shot Adirondack 29-23. The Comets were
1-for-4 on the power play while the Phantoms were
0 for 2. The Phantoms will return to Utica on
March 21 and the Comets will close out the season-series
with their sojourn to Glens Falls on April 13.
The Phantoms continue their 3-in-3 weekend on
Saturday night at the Syracuse Crunch at 7:00.
Adirondack returns home Sunday at 5:00 against
the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday Family FunDay! join
the players for a Postgame Open-Skate (must bring
your own skates to participate). Purchase a Sunday
Family Fun Pack for only $43 to receive 3 tickets,
3 hot dogs, 3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program.
Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
Adirondack Phantoms 3 at Utica Comets
2 - Final
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Utica Memorial Auditorium
Adirondack 1 0 2 - 3
Utica 0 1 1 - 2
1st Period-1, Adirondack, McGinn 15 (VandeVelde,
Manning), 8:13. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-2, Utica, Marshall 1 (Mullen), 4:54.
Penalties-Akeson Adk (tripping), 2:04; Friesen
Uti (tripping), 11:48; Biega Uti (holding), 16:28;
VandeVelde Adk (high-sticking), 17:17.
3rd Period-3, Adirondack, Bordson 10 3:50. 4,
Utica, Ferriero 18 (O'Reilly, Pelletier), 10:36
(PP). 5, Adirondack, McGinn 16 (VandeVelde, Akeson),
17:02. Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (tripping), 6:50;
Manning Adk (boarding), 8:58.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 9-8-6-23. Utica 14-10-5-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 2; Utica
1 / 4.
Goalies-Adirondack, Danis 7-7-3 (29 shots-27 saves).
Utica, Eriksson 16-17-2 (23 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Keith Kaval (40), Nic Leduc (12).
Linesmen-Jim Harper (59), Francis Trempe (56).
Saturday, March 1 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, March 2 (5:00) - Syracuse
Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms - Sunday Family
FunDay. Postgame Open-Skate with the
Phantoms players! Purchase your Sunday Family
Fun Pack for only $43: 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs,
3 sodas, 1 large popcorn, 1 program.
Friday, March 7 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Manchester Monarchs
Saturday, March 8 (7:00) - Springfield
Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, March 9 (4:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Providence Bruins
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.