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Phantoms Weekly - Rematch Week

January 23, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release

Last Week's Results

Wednesday, January 15 - Adirondack Phantoms 5 - Binghamton Senators 3

Friday, January 17 - Hartford Wolf Pack 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 2

Saturday, January 18 - Albany Devils 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1

Monday, January 20 - Springfield Falcons 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1

This Week's Games

Saturday, January 25 (2:00) - Adirondack Phantoms (20-17-2) at Albany Devils (23-11-6)

Sunday, January 26 (3:00) - Hartford Wolf Pack (12-21-5) at Adirondack Phantoms

Wednesday, January 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack


The Adirondack Phantoms play back-to-back afternoon games this weekend including a home contest on Sunday during the team's annual Pink in the Rink promotion joining forces with Glens Falls Hospital in the fight against breast cancer. Adirondack plays Albany and Hartford in their Saturday and Sunday matinee tilts after having just played both of those teams last weekend in Glens Falls.

As the second half of the season gets into full swing, the battle in the standings couldn't be more fierce. At 20-17-2 this season, the Phantoms are just three points behind St. John's with one game-in-hand for the #8 position in the Eastern Conference.

Fans can purchase the special Pink in the Rink Ticket and T-Shirt package for Sunday's home game for only $25 which includes entry into an exclusive jersey raffle. Partial proceeds from the postgame auction of the special pink jerseys will go to benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. The Phantoms will also be recognizing and honoring several breast cancer survivors at the game during our special day.

It is also the first Sunday Family FunDay of the season. Receive big savings with the popular $43 discount package with 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas, 1 popcorn and 1 program. Add an additional ticket, hot dog and soda to your plan for only $15. Call the Phantoms to order yours, 518-480-3355.

Don't forget Pack The House Night presented by John Ray & Sons on Friday, January 31 against the Hershey Bears. Come on, Glens Falls! Let's show the rest of the league what we've got as we look to jam the GFCC with another sellout! For a limited time, purchase any available seat for just $7. But only 200 of these special discount tickets remain so hurry before they're gone!

Adirondack Phantoms (20-17-2, 42 points)

Goals: Jason Akeson (13), Kris Newbury (12), Ben Holmstrom (8), Rob Bordson (8)

Assists: Jason Akeson (21), Brandon Manning (13), Kris Newbury (12), Petr Straka (12)

Points: Jason Akeson (34), Kris Newbury (24), Ben Holmstrom (19), Petr Straka (18), Brandon Manning (18)

Games: Five with (39) - Jason Akeson, Rob Bordson, Ben Holmstrom, Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning

PIM: Brandon Manning (120), Zack FitzGerald (116), Kris Newbury (112)

GAA: Cal Heeter (2.21)

Sv Pct: Cal Heeter (.925)

Wins: Cal Heeter (13)


Jan 20 - Marc-Andre Bourdon (D) Loaned to ADK by Philadelphia

Jan 21 - Carsen Chubak (G) Recalled by ADK from loan to Reading, ECHL

Welcome Back, Marc-Andre!

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that Marc-Andre Bourdon is healthy again and ready to play! Bourdon has been out for the past 14 months due to post-concussion symptoms. If he plays this weekend it will be his first game since November 30, 2012. It's the feel-good story of the season. Congratulations on the comeback, Marc-Andre!


Rob Bordson - Played 200th game for Adirondack Phantoms on Monday. Joins Ben Holmstrom as lone members of the 200 Game Club

Jason Akeson - 46 career goals with Adirondack Phantoms. 2 away from Denis Hamel record (48).

Jam-Packed Night

Dax's Big Birthday Bash last Saturday was a special evening that featured the team's second sellout of the season. The crowd of 4,800 made it past the 4,794 seating capacity of the Glens Falls Civic Center with six to spare! The Adirondack Phantoms have had 11 sellouts total and have drawn over 600,000 total fans in Glens Falls.

Adirondack Phantoms Record Book

Phantoms Sellouts (11) (4,794 or higher)

5,411 10/3/09 vs. Worcester

5,309 1/23/10 vs. Albany

5,163 3/10/12 vs. Albany

5,148 11/27/09 vs. Hershey

5,031 10/12/13 vs. Hartford

4,968 4/10/10 vs. Albany

4,923 2/4/12 vs. Providence

4,912 10/17/09 vs. Albany

4,906 3/5/10 vs. Rochester

4,801 10/13/11 vs. Portland

4,800 1/18/14 vs. Albany

Special Teams Dominance

Adirondack's penalty kill is back it the top spot in the AHL clicking at 88.8% (tied with Springfield for first). In their last 12 games (since December 26), the Phantoms have gone 46/49 for 93.9%.

While the penalty kill has been consistently strong all year, the other side of the special teams has surged in the past several weeks. Adirondack's power play has scored in nine of their last 10 games going 13-for-40 for 32.5%. Since December 6 (last 16 games) Adirondack is 19-for-72 for 26.4%.

Key Stats

Phantoms Score First: 16-2-1

Phantoms Score 3 or more: 16-3-1

Phantoms Score 4 or more: 6-0-1

Phantoms have allowed 0 or 1 goals: 16 times (new record for ADK Phantoms)

Last Week

Wednesday, January 15: Adirondack Phantoms 5 - Binghamton Senators 3

The Phantoms completed a two-game home-and-home sweep of East Division leading Binghamton with a 5-3 win at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Five different Phantoms lit the lamp capped by Ben Holmstrom's long empty-netter to seal the win. The Phantoms roared out to a tremendous start to take a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Petr Straka (6th) and Kris Newbury (11th) on a nice dish by Straka. Tye McGinn notched his 7th on a backhander on a power play and Jason Akeson scored his 12th.

Yann Danis won his second straight since returning from injury and the Phantoms penalty-kill held the high-octane Senators attack to 0-for-6. Adirondack won the season series over the Senators 4 games to 2. The two teams do not meet again in 2013-14.

Friday, January 17: Hartford Wolf Pack 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 2

Adirondack led 2-1 in the first period on power-play goals by Jason Akeson (13th) and Kris Newbury (12th) but veteran addition David LeNeveu held off the Phantoms after that allowing the Wolf Pack to rally from behind. Andrew Yogan scored early in the third to break a 2-2 tie and then the Wolf Pack's Jesper Fast finished the night with an empty-netter with just four seconds remaining as Hartford ended its six-game losing streak. Adirondack moved to 2-2-1 against the affiliates of the New York Rangers meeting the midway point of the season series.

Saturday, January 18: Albany Devils 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1

Ben Holmstrom scored on a pinballing power-play puck in the first period to tie the Albany Devils at 1-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 4,800. But the Phantoms would not be able to break Keith Kinkaid in the Albany net anymore after that. The Devils evened this season's Northway Rivalry series at 4-4 and the all-time series between the Adirondack Phantoms and Albany Devils is tied again now at 21-21. Cal Heeter was pulled in favor of Yann Danis 10 minutes into the second period after the Devils scored back-to-back goals just 40 seconds apart to make the lead 4-1.

Adirondack engaged in three different fights including a couple in the second trying to spark a comeback.

Monday, January 20: Springfield Falcons 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 1

The fifth try was the charm for the host Falcons who won their Monday Matinee over the Phantoms with a four-goal explosion in the second period. It was the most goals the Phantoms have allowed in a single period this season. The Phantoms are the only team in the league to boast consistent success against the AHL's top club. Adirondack was 3-0-1 against Springfield entering the game. But the Falcons finally defeated Adirondack in regulation in their fifth attempt.

Long-time Phantoms' nemesis Mike McKenna lost his bid for a shutout when Brandon Alderson's shot flipped up in the air off the goalie's stick and barely across the line for Adirondack's lone goal of the night.

The Phantoms trailed 4-0 in the third but actually were given a late opportunity for an amazing comeback when Springfield was charged with a five-minute major leading to one of those "All You Can Eat" type power plays. With another penalty a few moments later, Adirondack had a 5-on-3 which they made a 6-on-3 with a pulled goalie even though there were still 10 minutes remaining. But Adirondack only scored one during their extended power play as the Falcons were able to battle through the late push.

Upcoming Opponents

Albany Devils (23-11-6, 52 points) - Affiliation, New Jersey Devils

Saturday, January 25 (2:00) - Times Union Center, Albany, NY

Standings: 4th place Eastern Conference

Season Series: Tied 4-4. This is Game 9 out of 12

Last Meeting: January 18, ALB 4 - ADK 1

Top Scorers: Joe Whitney (16-20-36), Mike Sislo (11-12-23), Scott Timmins (9-14-23), Kelly Zajac (6-17-23)

Team Info: 6th in AHL in offense (3.2 per game), 5th in defense (2.55 allowed per game)

Keith Kinkaid (16-7-0, 2.17, .916) is 7th in goals-against and first in shutouts (4)

Yann Danis (November 9) and Cal Heeter (January 4) each have recorded shutouts against the Devils this season.

All-Time Northway Rivalry Series History: Adirondack Phantoms 21 - Albany Devils 21

2013-14 - Tied 4-4

2012-13 - Albany Devils win series 8-4

2011-12 - Adirondack Phantoms win series 7-3

2010-11 - Series Tied 6-6 (Phantoms win season series based on total points)

Hartford Wolf Pack (12-21-5, 37 points) - Affiliation, New York Rangers

Sunday, January 26 (3:00) - Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Wednesday, January 30 (7:00) - XL Center, Hartford, CT

Standings: 15th place, Eastern Conference

Season Series: ADK is 2-2-1 vs. HFD. Games 6 and 7 of out of 10 in the season series

Last Meeting: January 17, HFD 4 - ADK 2

Top Scorers: Danny Kristo (13-12-25), Aaron Johnson (4-19-23), Oscar Lindberg (7-12-19)

Team Info: Former Phantoms and Flyers on Wolf Pack include Danny Syvret, Darroll Powe and Aaron Asham

Hartford is last (30th) in AHL in offense (2.29 goals per game), 29th in defense (3.32 goals allowed)

Hartford started the season 7-2-1 and since then have gone 5-19-4.


Saturday, January 25 (2:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils

Sunday, January 26 (3:00) - Hartford Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantom s

Pink in the Rink presented by Glens Falls Hospital. Postgame Pink Jersey Auction and special $25 Ticket/T-Shirt packages which include entry into an exclusive jersey raffle. Part of the proceeds to benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital and their efforts to fight breast cancer.

Wednesday, January 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack

Friday, January 31 (7:00) - Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms

Pack the House Night presented by John Ray & Sons. Special Discounted Tickets now available. Help us Pack The House!!

Saturday, February 1 (1:00) - Hershey Bears vs. Adirondack Phantoms - At Philadelphia

When you order your tickets in advance, you save! Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355

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.

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