Adirondack Phantoms

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Adirondack Phantoms
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms season
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City Glens Falls, New York
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Northeast Division
Founded 1996
Home arena Glens Falls Civic Center
Colors

Orange, Black, Purple, White

                   
Owner(s) The Brooks Group
General manager Ron Hextall
Head coach Terry Murray
Captain Ben Holmstrom
Media Classic Hits Q101.7 FM
Affiliates Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009 Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014 Adirondack Phantoms
2014–future Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Adirondack Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), who began play in the 2009–10 AHL season. The Phantoms are based in Glens Falls, New York, playing home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Phantoms are the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. The Phantoms were known as the Philadelphia Phantoms and were located in Philadelphia from 1996 to 2009; new ownership relocated and renamed the team following the closure of the Phantoms' former arena, the Spectrum.

Beginning in the 2014–15 season, the team will move to Allentown, Pennsylvania and play at the PPL Center. The team name will be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and electric blue will replace purple as an accent color.[1]

History[edit]

In 2008, Comcast Spectacor announced that the Wachovia Spectrum, the Phantoms' home since 1996, was going to be demolished to make way for Philly Live, a project which included a luxury hotel and entertainment district. On February 4, 2009, it was announced that Comcast Spectacor has reached an agreement to sell the Phantoms to the Brooks Group of Pittsburgh. The Phantoms are the second American Hockey League team to play in Glens Falls, New York. The long term goal is to eventually move the team to the Lehigh Valley region in Allentown, Pennsylvania once the new $155 million arena is completed.

The Glens Falls Civic Center was home to the Adirondack Red Wings from 1979 to 1999. On April 28, 2009 it was announced by the AHL Board of Governors that approval had been given for the Brooks Group to officially move the Phantoms to Glens Falls.[2]

On December 4, 2009, the Phantoms returned to Philadelphia to play a home game. The Phantoms lost 2–1 in overtime to the Norfolk Admirals at the Wachovia (now the Wells Fargo) Center.

Logo for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Phantoms played in Philadelphia again on January 21, 2011 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center. The Phantoms won by a score of 4–2.

The Phantoms were slated to return to Philadelphia a third time on January 6, 2012, where they took part in the third annual AHL Outdoor Classic. They hosted the Hershey Bears at Citizens Bank Park, a mere four days after that same ballpark hosted the Flyers and New York Rangers in the NHL Winter Classic. This was the third outdoor AHL game, but the first to include the Phantoms which won 4-3 in overtime. . It also marked the first time an outdoor AHL game is included in the Winter Classic festivities.[3]

In March 2011, plans were announced for the PPL Center planned to be built in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The arena is planned to be located in downtown Allentown taking up the entire block between 7th and 8th St. and Hamilton Blvd. and Linden St. Demolition at the arena site began in January 2012.[4]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of June 22, 2013.[5]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated April 17, 2014.[6][7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 Canada Alderson, BrandonBrandon Alderson RW R 22 2013 Oakville, Ontario Flyers
2 United States Alt, MarkMark Alt D R 22 2013 Kansas City, Missouri Flyers
9 United States Bordson, RobRob Bordson LW L 25 2012 Duluth, Minnesota Phantoms
3 Canada Bourdon, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Bourdon Injured Reserve D L 24 2008 Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Flyers
18 Canada Brown, TylerTyler Brown LW L 24 2011 Wasaga Beach, Ontario Flyers
33 Canada Capobianco, TonyTony Capobianco G L 24 2014 Mississauga, Ontario ATO
1 Canada Chubak, CarsenCarsen Chubak G L 25 2013 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Phantoms
8 Canada Clarkson, DougDoug Clarkson LW R 25 2013 Etobicoke, Ontario Phantoms
25 Canada Cousins, NickNick Cousins C L 20 2011 Belleville, Ontario Flyers
34 Canada Danis, YannYann Danis G L 32 2013 Lafontaine, Quebec Flyers
5 Canada Delisle, StevenSteven Delisle D R 23 2013 Lévis, Quebec Phantoms
20 United States Eddy, CullenCullen Eddy D R 25 2010 Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania Flyers
13 United States FitzGerald, ZackZack FitzGerald LW L 28 2012 Two Harbors, Minnesota Phantoms
27 United States Flanagan, KyleKyle Flanagan C L 25 2013 Canton, New York Flyers
37 Canada Gervais, BrunoBruno Gervais D R 29 2012 Longueuil, Quebec Flyers
14 United States Gostisbehere, ShayneShayne Gostisbehere D L 20 2012 Margate, Florida ATO
17 United States Goumas, KevinKevin Goumas LW L 22 2014 Lake Worth, Florida ATO
4 Sweden Hagg, RobertRobert Hagg D L 19 2013 Uppsala, Sweden ATO
23 United States Holmstrom, BenBen Holmstrom (C) C R 27 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado Flyers
10 Canada Johnston, AndrewAndrew Johnston LW R 22 2012 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Flyers
6 United States Konan, MattMatt Konan Injured Reserve D L 22 2012 Tustin, California Flyers
44 Canada Lamarche, MaximMaxim Lamarche D R 21 2013 Laval, Quebec Flyers
7 Denmark Lauridsen, OliverOliver Lauridsen D L 25 2011 Gentofte, Denmark Flyers
28 Canada Manning, BrandonBrandon Manning (A) D L 23 2011 Prince George, British Columbia Flyers
29 Canada Mathers, DerekDerek Mathers RW R 20 2011 Strathroy, Ontario Flyers
16 Canada McGinn, TyeTye McGinn (A) LW L 23 2010 Fergus, Ontario Flyers
15 Germany Noebels, MarcelMarcel Noebels F L 22 2012 Toenisvorst, Germany Flyers
21 United States Serratore, TomTom Serratore LW L 24 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado ATO
24 Czech Republic Straka, PetrPetr Straka RW L 21 2013 Plzeň, Czech Republic Flyers
30 Canada Weninger, MattMatt Weninger G L 25 2014 Lethbridge, Alberta ATO
11 United States Whitmore, DerekDerek Whitmore LW L 29 2014 Rochester, New York Bears


Team captains[edit]

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Goals: Jon Matsumoto, 30 (2009–10)
Assists: Erik Gustafsson, 44 (2010–11)
Points: Jason Akeson, 64 (2013–14)
Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo, 331 (2010–11)
GAA: Michael Leighton, 2.22 (2010–11)
SV%: Michael Leighton, .926 (2010–11)
Wins: Michael Leighton, 28 (2011–12)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton, 5 (2010–11)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career[edit]

Career Goals: Jason Akeson, 49
Career Assists: Erik Gustafsson, 82
Career Points: Jason Akeson, 108
Career Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo, 434
Career Goaltending Wins: Michael Leighton, 43
Career Shutouts: Michael Leighton, 7
Career Games: Kevin Marshall, 185

Head coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kraus, Scott; Assad, Matt (November 14, 2012). "Allentown's hockey team will be Lehigh Valley Phantoms". The Morning Call. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "AHL hockey team moving to Glenn Falls". Timesunion.com. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ NHL.com. "Flyers' AHL team to play outdoors vs. Hershey". Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ http://articles.mcall.com/2012-03-05/news/mc-allentown-phantoms-hockey-arena-union-20120305_1_arena-roof-arena-project-arena-construction
  5. ^ Hockeydb.com, Adirondack Phantoms season statistics and records.
  6. ^ "PhantomsHockey.com - Team". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "TheAHL.com - Adirondack Phantoms Roster". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

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