Philadelphia Flyers left wing Eric Wellwood. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Phantoms build Momentum


After being routed by the Portland Pirates a few weeks ago, the Adirondack Phantoms were looking to seek revenge in Sunday’s game. They did just that by defeating the Pirates 4-2.

The Phantoms just knew how to find the back of Mark Visentin‘s net, because the Pirates actually led in shots 42-18. The Phantoms’ Cal Heeter really held his own in this game to help lead the team to victory after having faced that many shots.

Tye McGinn got it going in nine seconds of the first period. Yes, nine seconds. McGinn should really be back with the Flyers, because he’s good, but having him in the lineup is definitely a help to the Phantoms.

The rest of the period went scoreless and the majority of the action only occurred in the second period.

The Pirates were on the attack early. Jordan Martinook and Brendan Shinnimin scored within the first five minutes of the second period to get a leg up over the Phantoms.

The Phantoms were quick to tie the game a few minutes later with a power play goal from Jeff Dimmen. The game remained at a tie until much later in the period.

Marcel Noebels was again active for the Phantoms by breaking the tie towards the end of the second period. Eric Wellwood was right behind as he scored the fourth goal that the Phantoms would need to win the game.

The third period went scoreless and the Phantoms took the victory.

That’s two wins in a row for the Phantoms now. I hate to be a “debbie downer” but it’s probably a bit too late in the season for them to make a playoff run. I like to see them continue to win to at least increase their record.

Will they be able to extend their streak to three when they take on the Binghamton Senators on Friday night?

Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz. You can follow her on Twitter @Dmvasso

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