Phantoms 2013-14 schedule released

Thanks to the Albany Times-Union

The final season in the five-year run of the Phantoms in Glens Falls will begin on Saturday, October 12, when the Flyers’ primary minor-league affiliate take on the once-again re-named Hartford Wolf Pack at the Civic Center.

That’s the first home contest of a 76-game schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign which begins in earnest at Giant Center in Hershey one week prior. The home opener will be the back end of a home-and-home with the former Connecticut Whale, which commences in the capital city on the 11th.

On November 1, which is Hudson Falls/Military Appreciation Night, the Phantoms welcome the Binghamton Senators, while November 30, billed as Adirondack Youth Hockey Association Night, finds the club hosting the Syracuse Crunch.

January 4, the Phantoms will fete the irrepressable Zack FitzGerald during a home contest against the rival Albany Devils.

What is presumed to be the final regular-season contest for the franchise on Glen Street will be on Saturday, April 18 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, with the season concluding one day later back in Hershey.

The Phantoms will also return to Philly for a pair of games in February, hosting the Hershey Bears on 2/1 and Bridgeport on 2/22. In addition, the newest addition to the AHL family, the Utica Comets, won’t visit Warren County until April 13. That follows a road contest at Utica on February 28, the only two times the Phantoms and Vancouver’s new affiliate will meet.

For the American Hockey League master schedule, click here.

For the Phantoms only, click here.

Next season, the AHL club is scheduled to move into new digs in downtown Allentown, along with a change in moniker to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Adirondack finished last in the 15-team Eastern Conference a season ago, going just 31-38-7 under first-year head coach Terry Murray.