I don’t even need to write a new headline anymore, because the Adirondack Phantoms will just lose three in a row in a week.
That’s exactly what happened this past week, again, as the Phantoms dropped three games again to fall to 25-36-1-5, last in the Northeast Division with 56 points.
Adirondack’s offense was nowhere to be found Wednesday night as they were blanked by the Springfield Falcons 3-0. Cal Heeter stopped 34 of 37 shots on net, but his counterpart in Falcons Jeremy Smith stopped all 28 shots for his first shutout of the year. The Phantoms were given five opportunities on the power play, but failed to convert on any of their chances.
The Phantoms offense showed up on Saturday, but it couldn’t outscore the Syracuse Crunch in a 6-4 loss. Adirondack raced out to a 3-1 lead in the second period thanks to goals from Nick Cousins, Marcel Noebels, and Jason Akeson (21st of the year, leads team). But Adirondack could not hold on, as the Crunch offense exploded and scored three goals in both the second and third period to send the Phantoms back home with another loss. Heeter stopped 25 of 31 shots for the Phantoms.
Adirondack returned home Saturday night for Fan Appreciation night for a rematch against Springfield. After falling behind 2-0, the Phantoms struck three straight times to give the home team a 3-2 lead. However midway through the third, Dana Tyrell tallied for the Falcons to tie the game at 3-3. The game went to a shootout, where Cody Bass of Springfield tallied the game winner past Cal Heeter in the sixth round of the shootout. Adirondack received goals from Brandon Manning, Mark Alt and Kevin Goumas, who’s goal was the first of his professional career.
The Phantoms have nine games remaining in the regular season. Only five of these are at the Glens Falls Civic Center. They will be the last five as the Adirondack Phantoms, as the team is moving to Lehigh Valley for the 2014-2015 campaign.
Other Phantoms News and Notes:
- The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Robert Hagg to an entry level contract. He has been assigned to the Phantoms.
- The Flyers also signed Kevin Goumas out of the University of New Hampshire. He will be on an Amateur Tryout Contract for the remainder of the season. The forward had scored 19 goals in 40 games at New Hampshire.
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