The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that forward
Tye McGinn has been returned on loan by the Philadelphia
Flyers. Additionally, it was announced that forward
Chris VandeVelde has been recalled by Philadelphia
from the Phantoms.
Two more transactions that were announced include
the signing of goaltender Matt Weninger to an
Amateur Tryout Contract and also the release of
defenseman Mike Matczak from his professional
tryout contract who was returned to Kalamazoo
of the ECHL.
Tye McGinn was on his fifth recall
of the season with Philadelphia. From March 20
through April 13 he played 10 additional games
for the Flyers scoring one goal and one assist.
On the season as a whole, McGinn has played in
18 games for Philadelphia scoring 4-1-5. Last
year, he also played in 18 games for the Flyers
scoring 3-0-3. This season with the Phantoms,
McGinn has scored 20-15-35 in 54 games played.
In 163 career games for the Adirondack Phantoms
he has scored 46-33-79. The third-year pro from
Fergus, Ontario rates fourth all-time with the
Adirondack Phantoms in career goals, sixth in
points, and ninth in total games played.
Chris VandeVelde has not played
since a lower-body injury in a Phantoms game on
March 15. The fourth-year pro from the University
of North Dakota has played in 41 games for the
Phantoms this season scoring 10-14-24. He has
also played in 18 games for the Philadelphia Flyers
scoring 0-1-1. His most recent game for Philadelphia
was March 11 against New Jersey. Prior to that,
he played in 17 games for the Flyers from December
12 through January 28 in the longest continuous
NHL stint of his career. He has 46 career NHL
games with Philadelphia and Edmonton scoring 1-3-4.
His only NHL goal came against current Flyers'
goaltender Steve Mason in a game between Edmonton
and Columbus on March 25, 2012.
Mike Matczak joined the Phantoms
on a professional tryout contract on December
28 and stayed with the team for nearly four months.
The fourth-year pro out of Yale University played
in 34 games for the Phantoms scoring 1-3-4. Matczak
is from the Philadelphia suburb of Sewell, NJ.
He rejoins the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL for
their upcoming playoff series against Greenville.
Matt Weninger out of St. Lawrence
University dressed just this past Sunday in Adirondack's
home game but did not see game-action. He was
released from his Amateur Tryout Contract after
the game. He rejoins the team while Carsen Chubak
is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Weninger
has yet to play in a professional game. He will
share the goaltending duties with fellow newcomer
Tony Capobianco of Canisius College for the remaining
games of the regular season.
final home game for the Adirondack Phantoms is
this Friday night at 7:00 against the Bridgeport
The Phantoms have announced a Team Photo Giveaway
Night for the first 4,000 fans in attendance courtesy
of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Phantoms carry a three-game home win streak
into their last ever game at the Glens Falls Civic
Center. Friday's crowd is expected to be another
strong turnout as local fans want to wish their
team a fond farewell after five seasons representing
Be part of the special night and purchase your
tickets in advance by calling the Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, April 18 (7:00) - Bridgeport
Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms -
Fond Farewell Night!
Team Photo Giveaway Night for first 4,000 fans
courtesy of Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, April 19 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hershey Bears
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.