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Phantoms Sign Derek Mathers

March 22, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release

The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that they have signed 6'3" right wing Derek Mathers (pronounced May-thers) to an Amateur Tryout contract (ATO) according to head coach Joe Paterson.

Mathers will wear #29 as he enters his first games of professional hockey this weekend. He was a seventh round draft choice of the Flyers in 2011 and participated with the team in Voorhees, NJ during the preseason before being sent back to Peterborough.

Mathers is only 18 years old having just completed his second season of Major Juniors with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The Strathroy, Ontario native played in 65 games this year scoring nine goals and eight assists for 17 points while accumulating 177 penalty minutes which was third in the league. As a 17 year old playing In his first year in the OHL in 2010-11 he had 171 penalty minutes which led the league.

He is eligible to join the Phantoms for the end of the season as the Peterborough team missed qualifying or the OHL playoffs.

Adirondack's next home games are Saturday, March 24 against Springfield on Star Wars Night followed by a Sunday, March 25 matchup with Binghamton on Dax's first birthday celebration. For tickets, call the Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 23, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms. Star Wars Night with Darth Vader and Boba Fett! Guns 'N Hoses Charity Game at 3:00 to benefit NY Special Olympics.

Sunday, March 25, 3:00 - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. Dax's Birthday Party and Mascot Mania!! Post-game skate with the Phantoms players presented by Glens Falls Hospital.

Get great savings with the Phantoms when you bring your group of 15 friends or co-workers to a game. Group-rates available as low as $13 per person. Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.

The Sunday Family 3-Pack is available for ALL Sunday home games! Get 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program all for only $39. That's a savings of $26!

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