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Phantoms Seek 500th Win Wednesday

November 4, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release


PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phantoms are looking to join some elite company in the American Hockey League as they embark on a four-game road trip this week. Philadelphia's next win will be the 500th in team history, and it could come as early as Wednesday night when the Phantoms visit the Lowell Devils at Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

The Phantoms will become the 15th team in the history of the American Hockey League to reach 500 AHL wins, and the sixth currently active team to do so. The previous 14 teams are as follows, along with their win total entering the 2008-09 season.

* Hershey Bears - 2,435

* Rochester Americans - 1,939

Springfield Indians/Kings - 1,532

Cleveland/Jacksonville Falcons/Barons - 1,238

Providence/Rhode Island Reds - 1,172

Buffalo Bisons - 954

Pittsburgh Hornets - 769

Adirondack Red Wings - 739

New Haven Nighthawks - 699

* Providence Bruins - 618

Montreal/Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 596

Maine Mariners - 570

* Portland Pirates - 558

* Albany River Rats - 519

* - denotes active franchise

The above list includes AHL wins only. Several current AHL franchises originated in other professional leagues, and their wins in their original leagues are not counted in these totals.

If the Phantoms win Wednesday, they will accomplish the feat in their 971st game. On average, the club has won just over 41 games per season over its history of just over 12 seasons.

This week's tour of the AHL's Atlantic Division takes the Phantoms to Lowell on Wednesday, Manchester on Friday, Portland on Saturday and Providence on Sunday. All games will be broadcast live on Phantomshockey.com through AHL Live, with fans able to access the audio-only broadcast for free and the video broadcast for just $6.

The Phantoms return home on Friday, November 14 for the start of another home-and-home series with the Hershey Bears. Tickets for that game, as well as all 2008-09 regular season games, are available by calling 1-800-298-4200 or visiting phantomshockey.com.

The best way for fans to secure a ticket for the final regular season game at the Wachovia Spectrum on April 12, 2009 is to purchase either a game plan package or season tickets. Packages are available now in convenient blocks of 6, 10, 16 and 20 games, as well as pro-rated full season tickets for all remaining home games. All packages receive an impressive list of exclusive benefits, discount prices and the same seat for each game, beginning at just $60!

For more information or to make a deposit, call the Phantoms at 215-465-4522 during normal business hours. More information is also available at the Phantoms website, Phantomshockey.com.

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