The Adirondack Phantoms have announced today
that they have received forward Derek Whitmore
on loan from the Hershey Bears, and that forward
Kris Newbury has been loaned to Hershey by the
Whitmore Whitmore, 29, has scored 4-5-9 in 26
games with Hershey this season and is on a one-year
AHL contract with the Bears. The Rochester, NY
native is in his sixth career professional season
having previously played with Portland, Rochester,
St. John's and Hershey in the AHL and also having
appeared in two NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres
in 2011-12. He has played in 351 career AHL games
and has scored 90-71-161 with 103 penalty minutes.
He began this season scoring a shorthanded goal
against Adirondack on October 5, 2013 at Giant
Center in the Phantoms' season-opening overtime
One of Whitmore's best seasons came in the 2011-12
campaign when he scored 28-16-44 for the Rochester
Americans leading the team in goals and earning
AHL Performance of the Month honors for November.
He posted a four-goal game on November 26, 2011
in a 5-3 Rochester victory over Hamilton. He also
scored 27-20-47 for the Portland Pirates in 2011-12.
The product of Bowling Green State University
in northwest Ohio led the Falcons in scoring in
his senior campaign with 27-10-37 in 2007-08.
Whimore is also known for his contributions to
the community having been selected as his team's
IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year honor in
three consecutive seasons for Portland and Rochester
in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Newbury, 32, departs the Phantoms having scored
14-22-34 this season. The 11th year pro from Brampton,
Ontario also played in four NHL games with Philadelphia
notching one assist and recording seven penalty
minutes. On December 21st, the veteran forward
played in his 700th career professional game at
the Norfolk Admirals. He appeared in his 600th
career AHL game earlier this season as well on
October 25. Newbury has scored 4-6-10 in 76 career
NHL games with Philadelphia, the New York Rangers,
Detroit and Toronto.
Phantoms continue their stretch of road games
this weekend traveling on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday to Hartford, Hershey and Bridgeport. Adirondack's
next home games are Saturday, March 22 and Sunday
March 23 at 5:00. The March 22 game is Firefighters
Appreciation Night and the March 23 game is a
Sunday Family FunDay featuring a postgame skate
with the Phantoms players. Call the Phantoms for
tickets and Sunday Family Fun-Packs at 518-480-3355.
Friday, March 14 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack
Saturday, March 15 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Sunday, March 16 (3:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Tuesday, March 18 (7:00) - Phantoms
Power Hour Radio Show at Recovery Sports Grill.
With special guests Rob Bordson and Cullen Eddy
Friday, March 21 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Utica Comets
Saturday, March 22 (7:00) - Hartford
Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms - Firefighters
Appreciation Night. MacBoston vs. FDNY Charity
Game at 1:30
Sunday, March 23 (5:00) - Syracuse
Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms - Postgame
Skate with the Players! Sunday Family FunDay for
only $43 to receive 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas,
1 large popcorn and 1 program
Saturday, March 29 (7:00) - Springfield
Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms - Community
Recognition Night offering a unique opportunity
to raise awareness and funds for your organization.
Fan Appreciation Night as we thank you fans for
your wonderful support and give away a CRAZY amount
of great prizes!
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.