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October 18, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release

First of Three Games on the Weekend

Friday, October 22- 7:30 pm - Glens Falls Civic Center - Glens Falls, NY

Vs. Charlotte Checkers (1-4-0-0, 2pts)

6th Place in East Division, Eastern Conference

The Charlotte Checkers finished the week winless losing in Portland on Columbus Day 5-1 and then their first two home games against Wilkes-Barre Scranton 4-2 on Friday night and again on Sunday afternoon 4-3. Jon Matsumoto, the ex-Phantom, leads the Checkers with 6 pts (2 goals and 4 assists) in 5 games while Jerome Samson leads the team with 4 goals. Before arriving in Glens Falls for Friday night's game, the Checkers play at the Times Union Center in Albany on Wednesday night.

Back-to-Back Games in Hershey

Saturday, October 23 - 7:00 pm - Giant Center - Hershey, PA

Sunday, October 24 - 5:00 pm - Giant Center- Hershey, PA

@ Hershey Bears (2-1-0-1, 5 pts)

Tied-3rd Place in East Division, Eastern Conference

Hershey finished the week 1-1-0-0 defeating the Binghamton Senators on Friday night 7-1 in Binghamton but returned home for Saturday's home opener and lost to Rochester 3-2. The Phantoms last season went 4-3-1-0 earning 9 of a possible 16 points vs. the Hershey Bears and even in the team's 3 losses, Adirondack gave the Bears everything they could handle. Against the rest of the league, Hershey went 55-13-0-2 on their way to winning their second straight Calder Cup Championship.

Week 2 Game Results:

October 12, 2010 - Adirondack 1 @ Wilkes-Barre 2

Zac Rinaldo scored the Phantoms lone goal on Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre Scranton on assists given to Greg Moore and Stefan Legein. Backlund was stellar in goal making 32 saves on 34 shots but received his second loss of the season. Wilkes-Barre got on the board late in the first to tie the game and an early goal in the second period, which ended up being the game-winner, by Joe Vitale of the Baby-Penguins. Adirondack went 0 for 6 on the man advantage while Wilkes-Barre Scranton went 1 for 10. John Curry made 25 saves and got his first win of the season.

October 15, 2010 - Syracuse 2 @ Adirondack 3

On Opening Night, the Adirondack Phantoms scored goals 34 seconds apart in the 3rd period on goals by Jonathon Kalinski on the power play and the game-winner off Eric Wellwood's stick, his first career pro goal, to give the Phantoms an exciting start to their 2010-11 home schedule. Johan Backlund, after playing great in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night, returned to the net on Friday night making 17 saves and earning his second win of the season. Adirondack went 1 for 9 on the power play while Syracuse went 0 for 2 and outshot the Crunch 26-19.

October 16, 2010 - Albany 4 @ Adirondack 3 OT

In game two of twelve meetings between the archrivals, the Phantoms jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on goals by Eric Wellwood, Andrew Rowe and Joonas Lehtivuori less than 3 minutes apart in the first 5 minutes of the first period, which chased Mike McKenna from the game. Jeff Frazee entered the game for the Devils and calmed the storm allowing Albany to make a comeback. He made 18 saves, earning his first win of the season while Johan Backlund helped Adirondack earn at least a point with 42 saves.

Albany's Brad Mills scored his first of the season in overtime to help the Devils tie up the Time Warner Cable Cup series at 1.

October 17, 2010 - Adirondack 2 @ Rochester 5

The Phantoms ended their 3 games in 3 night weekend even going 1-1-1. Adirondack scored both goals in the third period off the stick of Patrick Maroon, his fourth of the season and Joonas Lehtivuori, his second of the season and second goal in back-to-back nights. Brian Stewart made his first start of the season making 20 saves on 24 shots and received his first loss. Michael Nylander, the NHL vet, scored 2 goals and had 2 assists leading Rochester to a 2-1-0-0 weekend.

Phantoms Reebok/AHL Player of Week Nomination: (Week 2)

Eric Wellwood - LW- #17 - 4 GP (2 goals, 1 assist, 3 pts), 0 PIM

The Windsor, Ontario native, scored the game-winning goal on Friday night to help the Adirondack Phantoms defeat the Syracuse Crunch 3-2. It was the first goal of his pro career. Then on Saturday night, he started right where he left off scoring the first goal of the game against Albany and later tallied an assist in the game on Joonas Lehtivuori's first of the season. Wellwood is a 20 year old rookie from Winsor, Ontario who comes to the Flyers organization from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. The speedy Wellwood lit it up for 31 goals and 68 points last year helping lead the team to a Memorial Cup championship. He is the younger brother of NHL'er Kyle Wellwood of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. Kyle is currently playing in Russia in the KHL.



Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.

The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.

Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.

The Adirondack Phantoms couldn't get the bounces as they dropped a 5-2 decision at the Rochester Americans Sunday evening to close their stretch of three games in three days. The Phantoms finished the weekend with an even record of 1-1-1 as they earned 3 out of 6 standings points.

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